Call for Participation in SPLC 2011

Industry track:

Christa Schwanninger, Siemens AG, Germany, Industry Track Chair

For more than a decade, organizations have been taking advantage of software product line practices to achieve business advantages in time to market, cost, quality, and agility. These organizations have encountered a wide range of challenges, successes, and adaptations in their software product line experience. We are seeking contributions from industry that share those challenges, successes, and adaptations during all stages of software product line maturity—ranging from adoption to evolution.

We encourage you to share your experience with the industrial and academic community in the following areas:
-> Introducing PLE to an organization
-> Business case analysis
-> Process issues, e.g. combining PLE with agile processes
-> Scoping of product/solution portfolios and assets
-> Product line architecture
-> Variability implementation techniques
-> Variability management in and between all stages of the life-cycle
-> Product/solution creation from core assets, guidance and governance using methods and tools like generative or model driven development
-> Product line testing
-> Version and configuration management
-> … and all kinds of lessons learnt in industrial setting

With your input we want to establish and maintain a dynamic dialogue on software product line engineering. We want to provide a forum for practitioners to discuss successes and challenges in practical industrial deployment and learn from one another. We will encourage discussion not only amongst practitioners but also between practitioners and researchers to identify new challenges for research to help focus their activities to real-world issues.

Industry papers can be short papers up to 5 pages or full papers up to 10 pages, in CPS conference format. Every submission will be reviewed by at least three practitioners from industry. Full papers will be published by CPS and made available online at the CSDL and Xplore digital libraries. Short papers will be made downloadable after the conference.

For the call for workshops, panels, tutorials, the Hall of Fame, demonstrations, research papers or the doctoral symposium please go to


Submitted reports must not exceed 5 pages for short papers and 10 pages for full papers in the CPS Conference Format for 8.5x11-inch Proceedings Manuscripts. Formatting instructions and templates can be found at
We invite you to be part of SPLC.

To submit your abstract go to

Important Dates:

-> Submission deadline: 28 February 2011
-> Notification: 15 April 2011
-> Camera ready: 9 May 2011