Call for Tutorial Proposals

SPLC 2011 Tutorials Proposals Chair:

Jaejoon Lee, Lancaster University, UK, SPLC 2011 Tutorial Co-Chair
Yoshikazu Hayashi, Software Research Associates, Japan, SPLC 2011 Tutorial Co-Chair

Tutorials provide a valuable opportunity for conference participants to expand their product line knowledge and skills. Tutorials may focus on introductory product line topics, such as how to introduce a product line approach into an organization, or on more advanced applied topics, such as industrial product line engineering practices. This year, we would like to place special emphasis on the practical adoption of SPL skills, tools, and processes in industry, and on in-depth discussions of advanced SPLE topics.

Tutorials will be held during the conference week in full-day or half-day sessions. A tutorial proposal consists of two pages describing the topic, the plan for conducting the tutorial, and the backgrounds of the presenters and the tutorial.

-> The Topic section should include the title, goals, and intended audience of the tutorial (practical vs. academic; beginners vs. advances). The topic should be described in detail, stressing its importance and timeliness.
-> The Plan section should include:
1. a preliminary schedule of events including estimated times and length of the tutorial (half-day/full-day),
2. a detailed description of what the tutorial will cover,
3. a justification of the tutorial for SPLC2011, and
4. an explanation of how the tutorial will be conducted, including sample materials to be included in the tutorial notes.
-> The Presenters’ Backgrounds section should include relevant biographical information and summaries of the presenters’ technical, presentation, and tutorial experience.
-> The Tutorial Background section should include a description of where and when the tutorial has been offered previously and any evaluations that were done.
-> Preferred date for conducting the tutorial (Monday 22.8. / Friday 26.8 / no preferences)

A one or two-page description of all accepted tutorials will be published in the conference proceedings.
Submissions will be handled with Easychair. Further information on tutorial submission can be found on the website soon.

Important Dates:

-> Tutorial Proposal Submission by February 24, 2011.
-> Acceptance notification will occur by March 24, 2011.
-> Camera-ready Tutorial Description by March 30, 2011.