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SPLC 2018 : Software Product Lines


Conference Series : Software Product Lines
When Sep 10, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018
Where Gothenburg, Sweden
Abstract Registration Due Mar 16, 2018
Submission Deadline Mar 23, 2018
Notification Due May 9, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 2, 2018

Call For Papers


SPLC 2018: 22nd International Systems and Software Product Line Conference

Sept. 10-14, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

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The Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is a premier forum where researchers, practitioners, and educators can present and discuss the most recent ideas, trends, experiences, and challenges in the area of software and systems product line engineering. SPLC will include a highly selective program of research papers and industry papers, accompanied by keynote speeches, workshops, demonstrations, tutorials, panels, and a doctoral symposium. For the first time, SPLC'18 introduces a challenge track to advocate contributions of timely challenges in the field and of their solutions, as well as a journal-first track. We invite participation and contributions from academia and industry to the following tracks.


* Research Papers
We invite high-quality submissions describing original and unpublished results in all areas related to systems and software product line engineering, configurable systems, and variability management. Full papers present results of conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and experimental research. They must rely on a theoretical and/or empirical evaluation. Short papers describe emerging ideas and outstanding challenges along with possible approaches to resolving them.

* Industrial Systems and Software Product Lines
We seek contributions from industry that share challenges, successes, and adaptations of existing practices in all stages of maturity. We explicitly encourage papers reporting on applications of product-line concepts in emerging domains and of novel concepts in a product-line context.

* Challenges
We encourage participation from SPLC newcomers to work on solutions for challenges contributed by experienced practitioners or community members. In phase 1, we invite submissions of case studies that tackle relevant product line problems and challenge the state of the art. A case description can be (1) a particular data set with specific questions or (2) a call for a solution to a particular problem in a given context. The call for solutions to the accepted case studies will be released in phase 2.

* Workshop Proposals
We invite submissions of proposals for one-/two-day workshops in the field of software product lines. In particular, workshops on challenging, emerging areas related to the conference topics are sought.

* Data, Demonstrations, and Tools
We invite submissions of either product-line tools, of substantial datasets to be shared with the community, or of practices tackling current industrial challenges.

* Doctoral Symposium
We invite submissions by students who are at least in their second year of PhD. The submissions should cover the research problem being addressed, the expected research contribution, the research methodology and evaluation plan, a description of the results achieved so far, and a planned timeline for completion.

* Tutorials
We invite tutorial proposals. Tutorials may focus on introductory product-line topics, such as how to introduce a product-line approach into an organization, or on advanced tools, approaches, methods, and best practices.

* Panels
SPLC provides multiple opportunities for exchanging and discussing ideas and visions for software product-line engineering. The panels at SPLC 2018 is one such forum. We call for your proposals for panels on product-line related topics.

* Journal First
We seek to include already published journal papers in the SPLC 2018 program. Authors of published papers in high quality journals are invited to send a proposal to present their work at SPLC 2018. Also, authors can submit their proposals by their own.

Important Dates

* Research & Industrial Papers
Abstract submission: March 16, 2018
Paper submission: March 23, 2018
Notification: May 9, 2018

* Challenges
Case submission: January 12, 2018
Case notification: January 19, 2018
Solution submission: May 25, 2018
Notification: June 15, 2018

* Workshop Proposals
Proposal submission: February 15, 2018
Notification: March 1, 2018

* Data, Demonstrations, and Tools
Paper submission: Apr 10, 2018
Notification: May 5, 2018

* Doctoral Symposium
Paper submission: April 30, 2018
Notification: May 21, 2018

* Tutorials
Proposal submission: May 16, 2018
Notification: June 6, 2018

* Panels
Proposal submission: April 12, 2018
Notification: April 26, 2018

* Journal First
Paper submission: May 23, 2018
Notification: June 6, 2018


* General Chairs
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Dan Hao, Peking University, P.R. China

* Research Track Chairs
Thorsten Berger, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Paulo Borba, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

* Conference Chair
Gul Calikli, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden

* Industrial Systems and Software Product Lines Chairs
Tomi Männistö, University of Helsinki, Finland
Goetz Botterweck, University of Limerick, Ireland

* Challenge Track Chairs
Sarah Nadi, University of Alberta, Canada
Timo Kehrer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

* Data, Demonstrations and Tools Chairs
Jianmei Guo, Alibaba Group, P.R. China
Philippe Collet, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

* Doctoral Symposium Chairs
Julia Rubin, University of British Columbia, Canada
Oscar Díaz, University of the Basque Country, Spain

* Tutorials Chairs
Christoph Elsner, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
Rick Rabiser, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

* Panels Chair
Rafael Capilla, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

* Journal First Chair
David Benavides, University of Seville, Spain

* Hall of Fame Chairs
Goetz Botterweck, University of Limerick, Ireland
Natsuko Noda, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

* Sponsorship and Industrial Contact Chairs
Jesper Andersson, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Mohammad Reza Mousavi, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

* Publicity and Social Media Chairs
Sandro Schulze, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Andreas Wortmann, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Rodrigo Bonifacio, University of Brasília, Brazil
Yingfei Xiong, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China

* Local Team
Truong Ho-Quang, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Rebekka Wohlrab, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Mukelabai Mukelabai, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Tomislava Andric, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Program Committees

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