This book is by far the most systematic and comprehensive review of the field of automated software composition. Based on a formally described and reproducible methodology, it critically discusses the approaches, which are relevant for experts interested in an organized overview of related work. It also provides an introduction and intuitive classification system for researchers new to the field.
In order to create this survey, several dozen papers were analyzed with respect to the concrete problems they tackle and the proposed solutions. It delivers both an overview and a qualitative comparison of the approaches, and answers three research questions: What types of automated software composition problems exist? In which use cases do these problems typically occur? And what are the most prominent solution paradigms for the different types?
Overall, this book saves a great deal of time for everyone pursuing research in the area of automated software composition who needs a comprehensive guide that helps them understand the field, and that relates new approaches to existing ones.