13th International Software
Product Line Conference (SPLC)

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

First International Workshop on Model-Driven Approaches in Software Product Line Engineering (MAPLE 2009)


Many of the benefits expected from software product lines (SPLs) are based on the assumption that the additional investment in setting up a product line pays off later when products are created. However, to fully exploit this we need to optimize application engineering processes and handle SPL artifacts in a systematic and efficient manner. This workshop explores how model-driven approaches can help to achieve these goals. In particular the workshop revolves around three themes:

1) efficient product derivation – The true return on investment in product line engineering is achievable when the product lines can be used efficiently for product derivation. How can application engineering benefit from model-driven and aspect-oriented approaches?

2) link PLE research and industry practice – We have to overcome the gap between research and industrial practice so that both sides can learn from each other. Hence, we are particularly interested in experience reports that discuss the use of models in real-world PLE projects.

3) SPL models with a meaning – If we want to improve product derivation, we require models that are more than just vehicles for documentation and discussions on the whiteboard: models that are precise and expressive enough to be used for automation and in advanced interactive tools. However, if the existing models are documentary and ambiguous, how do we achieve more precise models?

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: June 5, 2009 - extended to June 10, 2009
Notifications to Authors: June 19, 2009
Camera-Ready Papers: July 1, 2009

Contact Information

Goetz Botterweck, Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland

For more information, go to the MAPLE 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.