13th International Software
Product Line Conference (SPLC)

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

SPLC 2009 Speakers

Richard P. GabrielRichard P. Gabriel

Science is Not Enough:
On the Creation of Software

Richard P. Gabriel is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research and is looking into the architecture, design, and implementation of extraordinarily large, self-sustaining systems. He is the award-winning author of four books and a poetry chapbook. He lives in California.

Jacob G. RefstrupJacob G. Refstrup

Adapting to Change: Architecture, Processes, and Tools: A Closer Look at HP's Experience in Evolving the Owen Software Product Line

Jacob G. Refstrup is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett-Packard's Imaging and Printing Group. He is the lead architect for the Owen software product line architecture, which is used across multiple inkjet product families. He has spent the last 10 years contributing to the Owen architecture, processes, tools, and code base. He has a master's degree in software engineering from Imperial College, London.

Kyo Chul Kang, Ph. D.Kyo Chul Kang, Ph. D.

FODA: Twenty Years of Perspective on
Feature Models

After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1982, Dr. Kang worked as a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and as a member of the technical staff at Bell Communications Research and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He joined the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute as a senior member of the technical staff in 1987. He is currently a professor at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Korea. He served as director of the Software Engineering Center at Korea Information Technology Promotion Agency (KIPA) from 2001 to 2003. Also, he served as general chair for the 8th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR) held in Madrid, Spain in 2004 and as general chair for the 11th International Product Line Conference (SPLC 2007) held in Kyoto, Japan in 2007.

While at the University of Michigan, he was involved in the development of PSL/PSA, a requirements engineering tool system, and a Meta modeling technique. Since then, his research has focused on software reuse. While on leave to KIPA, he promoted the use of the SEI's Capability Maturity Model (CMM) in Korea. His current research areas include software reuse and product line engineering, requirements engineering, and computer-aided software engineering.


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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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.