OASIS Variability Exchange Language (VEL) TC

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Defining the standard for exchanging variability information across variant management tools and systems

Uwe Ryssel, uwe.ryssel@pure-systems.com, Chair
Michael Schulze, Chair

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Announcements

Participation in the OASIS Variability Exchange Language (VEL) TC is open to all interested parties. Contact join@oasis-open.org for more information.

For more information, see the VEL TC Charter.

The first meeting of the OASIS VEL TC was held on 12 November 2018 via teleconference with 13 proposers attending. Dr. Michael Schulze and Dr. Uwe Ryssel of pure-systems GmbH were elected by the members as co-chairs. For information on participating in the TC, see How to Join a Committee.

On 30 October 2018, Dr. Uwe Ryssel of pure-systems GmbH presented an overview of VEL. If you missed the webinar, you can watch a reply of it here.


Overview

VEL TC members are developing an interoperability standard that will enable the exchange of variability information among variant management tools and systems development tools. The goal is to enable the exchange of variability information among tools for variant management tools and systems development tools.

Variability is a widely used model for describing common and unique features of systems at all stages of the lifecycle. It describes the ability of artifacts to be used in different contexts by changing or customizing some characteristics of them, and those changeable characteristics are localized somewhere within the artifacts. VEL will eliminate the cost of building customized interfaces by defining a standard way for information to be exchanged among corresponding tools. Using VEL, a variant management tool will be able to read the variability from a development tool and pass configurations of selected system features to a development tool. By defining a common variability data interface that can be implemented by both the development tools and the variant management tools, VEL will enable a continuous development process for variable systems and more flexible use of tools.

For more information, see the VEL TC Charter.


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Press Coverage and Commentary

29 October 2018: OASIS Variability Exchange Language (VEL) webinar presented by Dr. Uwe Ryssel of Pure Systems. Watch the recording of the session here.


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