13th International Software
Product Line Conference (SPLC)

August 24–28, 2009 | Airport Marriott, San Francisco, CA, USA


Call for Participation and
Important Submission and Acceptance Information

Workshop Paper Submission Guidelines

Accepted workshop papers will be published electronically in the conference proceedings. Papers must not exceed 10 pages in the IEEE Computer Society Conference Format for 8.5x11-inch Proceedings Manuscripts.

To submit your camera-ready accepted paper, please follow these steps:

For Reference Only - All Deadlines Passed

View the call for participation in the doctoral symposium »

View the call for industry track reports »

View the call for workshop proposals »

View the call for tutorial proposals »

View the call for tool and demonstration proposals »

We are seeking contributions from diverse perspectives along two dimensions:

1. ranging from practice to research

  • Practice perspectives capture the identified needs or the selected solutions relative to a unique organizational context and its associated constraints.
  • Research perspectives drive product line technologies forward by improving practices, underlying technologies, or tool support.

2. ranging from retrospectives to visions

  • Retrospectives summarize existing work or experiences and derive lessons learned for product line researchers or practitioners.
  • Visions motivate and outline work to be done in the field of software product lines ranging from postulating product line engineering methods to pointing out open hypotheses that must be validated by the product line community

Within these two perspectives we expect the following questions to be of particular
interest to the product line community:

  • How can safety (or any other quality attribute) be managed systematically in a product line context?
  • How can product lines be engineered in a complex organizational network of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers including those of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) or open source components?
  • How can a product line approach be centered on a given reference architecture in a certain domain or market segment (e.g., AUTOSAR for the automotive industry)?
  • How can agile approaches be combined with product line practices?
  • How can service-oriented architecture (SOA) be combined with product line practices?

We invite you to present your perspectives to the product line community and discuss them at SPLC 2009. Please submit your contributions as research or experience papers, tutorials, workshop proposals, demonstrations, or poster presentations. Additionally, we strongly encourage young researchers to participate in the Doctoral Symposium.


This year’s program included keynotes by leaders in the field, experience reports from industry, presentations on current research, and product line workshops, tutorials, and tool demos. View the entire program here »

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Committee Members

Organizing Committee Members

General Chair: Dirk Muthig, Lufthansa Systems Passenger Services GmbH

Program Chair: John McGregor, Clemson University, USA

Industry Track:
* Paul Jensen, Overwatch, USA
* Kentaro Yoshimura, Hitachi, Japan
* Michael Schumpelt, ETAS, Germany

Workshops: Jaejoon Lee, Lancaster University, UK

Demonstrations & Posters: Ronny Kolb, Honeywell, Switzerland

Tutorials: Gary Chastek, Software Engineering Institute, USA

Doctoral Symposium: Eduardo Santana de Almeida, C.E.S.A.R., Brazil

Publicity: Pat Donohoe, Software Engineering Institute, USA

See the list of program committee members.