Call for Papers

SPLC 2011:

Eduardo Santana de Almeida, Federal University of Bahia and RiSE, Brazil
Tomoji Kishi, Waseda University, Japan
Christa Schwanninger, Siemens, Germany

We invite a range of topics related to software product line engineering, both traditional and modern:

-> Industrial experiences in product line engineering
-> Techniques and tools for product line engineering
-> Evolution and life-cycle issues of product line assets
-> Business issues for product lines
-> Organizational and process issues for product lines
-> Empirical studies in product line engineering

We invite the following classes of original, unpublished submissions:

(1) RESEARCH PAPERS (max. 10 pages) describe original research contributions (theoretical, conceptual) to the field of software product line engineering. A research paper should clearly describe the problem that has been tackled, the state of the art with respect to the problem, the solution that is suggested and the potential -- or even better the evaluated -- benefits of the contribution.

We also call for short research papers (max. 5 pages), which are intended to report ideas in their early stages, and are not required to show complete/evaluated results.
In cooperation with Journal on Information and Software Technology, best papers
will be invited for a special issue. For further information see:

(2) INDUSTRIAL PAPERS (max. 10 pages for full, 5 for short papers) describe experience in introducing, implementing, and evolving product lines and success stories or problem reports of applications of product line engineering methods, techniques, and tools in industry. We explicitly solicit papers written from the perspective of applying PLE in real-world industrial settings, showing industrial relevance, lessons learned, and a thorough evaluation of the results.

Submissions should follow the CPS conference format and will be reviewed by at least three members of the SPLC 2011 program committee. Formatting instructions and templates can be found at
We invite you to be part of SPLC.

Important Dates:

The following dates are important for technical and industry papers:

-> Submission deadline: 28 February 2011; 23:59h (Samoa Time)
-> Notification: 20 April 2011 (updated)
-> Camera ready: 9 May 2011


It is intended to have all accepted papers published by Conference Publishing Services CPS and make them available online at the CSDL and Xplore digital libraries.