13th International Software
Product Line Conference (SPLC)

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

Third International Workshop on Dynamic Software Product Lines (DSPL 2009)


In domains such as ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, service robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, and so forth, the importance and complexity of software are increasing more than ever. These domains are characterized above all by extensive variation both in requirements and resource constraints. The software product line (SPL) approach has been receiving increased attention as a means to cope with this, specifically as software engineers and developers are faced with increasing pressure to deliver high-quality software more quickly and economically.

More importantly, modern computing and network environments demand a high degree of adaptability from software systems. Computing environments, user requirements, and interface mechanisms between software and hardware devices like sensors may change dynamically during runtime. Therefore, in these kinds of dynamic environments, the application of SPL needs to be changed from a static perspective to a dynamic perspective, where systems capable of modifying their own behavior with respect to changes in its operating environment are achieved by dynamically rebinding variation points at runtime. This is the idea of dynamic software product lines (DSPL).

DSPL is an emerging and promising area of research, with clear overlaps to other areas of research in addition to SPL, notably: self-* (adapting/managing/healing ...) systems, dynamic architectures, and agent-oriented software engineering. The objective of this workshop is to solicit ideas, research directions, and results of SPL that employ and support dynamism in the manner outlined above.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: May 24, 2009
Notifications to Authors: June 19, 2009
Camera-Ready Papers: July 1, 2009

Contact Information

Mike Hinchey, Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Limerick, Ireland

To find out more, go to the DSPL 2009 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.