Call For Papers

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The Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is a premier forum where researchers, practitioners, and educators can present and discuss the most recent ideas, trends, experiences, and challenges in the area of software and system product lines engineering. SPLC 2016 will feature the following main tracks:

Research Papers: High quality research work that uses established scientific methodologies, written using high standards of academic technical publications, i.e., original and unpublished results in all areas related to software and system product line engineering. (Detail)

Software Industry Papers: Challenges, innovations and solutions to concrete industrial applications of software product line engineering tools and methodologies. In addition, this track covers all aspects of software ecosystems from an industrial perspective. These papers should have a significant software component to the research (see the Systems Engineering track otherwise). (Detail)

Vision Papers: Papers that reach out to new communities around product lines, explore unusual interdisciplinary research, synergies with other fields, or present disruptive innovations. These papers should not be traditional SPLC research papers in a shorter form.(Detail)

Systems Engineering Papers: The track solicits both research-oriented and/or industry-oriented papers, which are explicitly aimed at product lines residing primarily in the Systems Engineering space. Specifically, this track is for papers addressing product line engineering where the focus extends beyond software to other lifecycle phases (design, testing, mechanical, electrical, operations, portfolio management, manufacturing, systems modeling, simulation, etc.) and/or concerns across all stakeholder organizations. Industry or research papers focusing primarily on software product lines should be submitted to the traditional industry and research tracks.(Detail)

Additionally, SPLC will feature:

Workshops and Tutorials: you can submit your proposals of workshops and tutorials related to systems and software product line topics.(Detail for Tutorials| Detail for Workshop)

Tools, Data, and Demonstrations: This track provides an opportunity for live demonstrations of product-line tools, of substantial datasets to be shared with the community, and of practices tackling current industrial challenges. (Detail)

Doctoral Symposium: Doctoral proposals, both early- and mid-phase, to be reviewed and commented on by a panel of experts.(Detail)

Submissions should follow the ACM SIGS proceedings format and will be reviewed by at least three members of the SPLC 2016 program committees. We use EasyChair to handle submissions and reviews.

Please note that in 2015 ACM has expired the old template (acm_proc_article-sp) and forces all publications to use the new template (sig-alternate). So please, ONLY use the templates from when preparing your submissions

Contact: haodan(at) (Dan Hao, Peking University)