13th International Software
Product Line Conference (SPLC)

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

SPLC 2009 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Software Engineering Institute


Since 1984, the Carnegie Mellon® Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has served the nation as a federally funded research and development center. The SEI staff has advanced software engineering principles and practices and has served as a national resource in software engineering, computer security, and process improvement. As part of Carnegie Mellon University, which is well known for its highly rated programs in computer science and engineering, the SEI operates at the leading edge of technical innovation.

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Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 390,000 employees worldwide. The company offers a wide range of systems, products, and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics, and financial services.

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Lero is the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. It is a collaborative organisation, embracing the software engineering research activities in the University of Limerick (UL – lead partner), Dublin City University (DCU), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD). Lero focuses on specific domains, especially those where reliability is crucial, including automotive, medical devices, telecommunications and financial services. We develop models, methods and tools that make it cheaper, faster or easier to produce the crucial software. Lero's researchers carry out world class research informed by the requirements of its chosen industrial domains. Our researchers concentrate on problem areas that have potential real-world application and much of the research is carried out in collaboration with industry partners.

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Gold Sponsors

Big Lever LogoBigLever Software, Inc.TM

BigLever Software, Inc.TM is the industry's leading provider of software product line engineering framework, tools and services. BigLever's patent-pending Gears solution—recipient of the 18th Annual Jolt Productivity Award —dramatically simplifies the creation, evolution and maintenance of embedded or standalone software for a product line portfolio. The Gears tool and software product line (SPL) lifecycle framework shifts the development focus from a multitude of products to a single software production line capable of automatically producing all of the products in a portfolio.

With Gears, software development organizations can reduce development costs and bring new product line features and products to market faster, enabling the business to more reliably target and hit strategic market windows.

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Silver Sponsors


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Big Lever LogoFraunhofer

Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering Maryland (FC-MD) advances real-world software practices through innovative research into software-engineering technologies and processes. The Center's expertise includes topics such as software architecture, verification & validation, process improvement and measurement.

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pure-systems GmbH


pure-systems GmbH provides pragmatic, vendor-independent and open-standards-based tools and solutions to help engineers and organisations efficiently manage variants and automate product lines. The company, based in Magdeburg, Germany, was founded in 2001. pure-systems solutions have been deployed with customers in a variety of industries including automotive electronics, medical devices, industry automation, aerospace and transportation, consumer electronics and banking. pure::variants allows organisations to manage complex and variant-rich software systems and products, enabling effective variant management for core assets at all stages of the development process at an affordable cost. For product line development using Model-Driven-Architecture (MDA) and Development (MDD) pure::variants supports UML and SysML at model-element level and provides integrations with IBM Rational Rhapsody, Sparx Enterprise Architect and MATLAB Simulink®. Requirements Management support in pure::variants allows for requirements derivation and extraction of variant-specific information from IBM Rational DOORS, Borland Caliber, MKS Requirements and XML-based documents. Change, Test and Defect Management allowing for impact analysis and decision support is supported through integrations with popular tools like Bugzilla, JIRA and IBM Rational ClearQuest. pure-systems customers achieve significant savings in overall product development cost and shorten their time to market for new products.

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Sponsor Opportunities

For more information or to reserve your contribution opportunity now, please contact Dr. Dirk Muthig at +49 (631) 6800 1302 or dirk.muthig@lhsystems.com.

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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.