1st International Workshop on Quantitative Methods in
Software Product Line Engineering (QMSPLE 2011)


Software product line practices have been extensively applied in industry for improving software productivity, quality and cycle time. Many of the benefits expected from these practices are based on the assumption that the investment in setting up a product line pays off later when products are created. However, in order to take advantage of this assumption, organizations need to optimise the development of core assets and products that bring the maximum business value. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to report and discuss the challenges and opportunities for integrating quantitative methods in product line engineering with the objective of achieving both technical and business goals. However, what are business goals for product lines? What does this mean in terms of value and how does a business optimise its product line to achieve these goals? The workshop will help to define value, discuss the use of quality attributes to quantify value, identify factors that can influence the achievement of this value (either for good or for bad), and finally, propose ways to develop business models to help a business make trade-off decisions, estimate and optimise its product line. We are seeking contributions that, on the one hand, deal with product line estimation and metrics for the effective management of product line projects; and on the other hand, provide some insight into new trends in value-based product line engineering.


• Silvia Abrahão, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (Primary Contact)
• Andy J. Nolan, Rolls-Royce, UK
• Paul C. Clements, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
• John D. McGregor, Clemson University, USA

Primary Contact:

Silvia Abrahão
Department of Computer Science
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Camino de Vera s/n, 46022
Valencia, Spain
Phone number: +34 3977000 (83510)
Fax: +34 96 387 7359

Website: http://users.dsic.upv.es/workshops/qmsple2011
Call for papers:

Call for Papers