13th International Software
Product Line Conference (SPLC)

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

Workshop on Consolidating Community Consensus in Product Line Practice


This workshop is intended as the first step towards capturing and codifying proven and effective product line engineering concepts, models, and practices.  One way to capture and codify is by creating a standard. The goals of this workshop are to explore the possibility of creating a lightweight standard for product line engineering that defines what constitutes a software product line, to determine what minimum engineering processes must be part of a true product line engineering effort, and to list a number of proven practices. While this workshop cannot produce such a standard, it can set the process in motion and provide direction for the effort.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009
Notifications to Authors: August 1, 2009
Camera-Ready Papers: NA

Contact Information

Paul Clements, Software Engineering Institute, USA

For more information, go to the workshop homepage.

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.