Tools and Demos

Call for Contributions: Tools and Demonstrations

Juha Savolainen, Nokia, Finland, Tools and Demonstrations Chair

Tools are essential for product line engineering. Industrial scale systems have thousands of variation points, which cannot be managed without the help of tools. We are soliciting proposals for a tool session that demonstrates new advances of product line engineering tools. New tools or existing tools with new features can be demonstrated. The demonstrated tools can originate from either research or commercial sources. Demonstrations of open-source tools are particularly encouraged. Each tool demonstration should explain how the tool could be used to solve real life problems.

We also solicit demonstrations of product line practice. The intent is to show how product line engineering is done in real systems. The demonstrations should communicate the existing practice, assumptions behind the approach, and the potential limitations. Ideally, the audience would be left with ideas how to improve their own product line practices. The demonstration should communicate experiences on successful practices as well as problems found during product line development.


How to Submit

Please send a free format tool or demonstration proposals together with one page summary to: The email should identify the contact author for possible further enquiries.

The one page summary should be according the ACM Proceedings Format. All submissions must be in English and in PDF format.

Important Dates

Submission deadline April 30, 2011

Notification of acceptance Mai 30, 2011

Camera-ready version June 9, 2011 or later

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Submissions will be evaluated according to the relevance, originality and feasibility of the work. Work that has not been previously presented at SPLC is given a priority. If the tool has been previously presented at SPLC, the new features or aspects of the presentation should be explained. The proposal should highlight what insight would the audience get from the presentation.

Accepted one page summary will appear in the SPLC 2011 Proceedings (second volume). All submitters will be expected to be able to meet the tight deadlines for camera-ready submissions and to present their work at the SPLC 2011 conference.