Abstract Delta Modeling
Journal article, 2010

Delta modeling is an approach to facilitate automated product derivation for software product lines. It is based on a set of deltas specifying modifications that are incrementally applied to a core product. The applicability of deltas depends on feature-dependent conditions. This paper presents abstract delta modeling, which explores delta modeling from an abstract, algebraic perspective. Compared to previous work, we take a more flexible approach with respect to conflicts between modifications and introduce the notion of conflict-resolving deltas. We present conditions on the structure of deltas to ensure unambiguous product generation.

Conflict resolution

Automated product derivation

Delta modeling

Software product lines


D. Clarke

KU Leuven

M. Helvensteijn

Leiden University

Ina Schaefer

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering and Technology (Chalmers)

SIGPLAN Notices (ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages)

0362-1340 (ISSN)

Vol. 46 2 13-22

Subject Categories

Software Engineering



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