SPLC Newsletter 2023*


ACM SPLC 2022 was successfully held in a hybrid format from Sep. 12th to 16th, 2022, at the Graz University of Technology, Austria

These are some of the highlights:

  • An Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) sponsored event.
  • An exciting program featuring: three conference keynotes, six tracks, two tutorials, seven workshops, a doctoral symposium, and many other exciting events.
  • A total audience of 170 participants.
  • In 2022, the first time, the International Workshop on Configuration (https://confws22.ist.tugraz.at/) was co-located with SPLC – this is planned to be continued in future SPLC conferences.
  • Open call for Journal of Software and Systems special Issue on Software Product Lines and Variability-rich Systems organised by the Research Track chairs. Deadline February 28, 2023.

Three inspiring keynotes

  • Tomi Männistö (University of Helsinki, Finland), Software product lines and knowledge-based configuration – looking for synergies
  • Myra Cohen (Iowa State University, USA), Stretching the Boundaries of Software Product Line Engineering
  • Stéphane Vayssier (Siemens Digital Industries Software, France), Agile Engineering

Seven workshops

  • CONFWS 2022: 24th International Workshop on Configuration
  • TD4ViS 2022: 1st International Workshop on Technical Debt for Variability-intensive Systems
  • REVE 2022: 10th International Workshop on REverse Variability Engineering
  • VariVolution 2022: 5th International Workshop on Variability and Evolution of Software-intensive Systems
  • VM4ModernTech 2022: 2nd International Workshop on Variability Management for Modern Technologies
  • MODEVAR 2022: 5th International Workshop on Languages for Modelling Variability
  • WEESR 2022: 5th Workshop on Experiences and Empirical Studies on Software Reuse

Two tutorials

  • Similarity Matching for Product Comparison
  • Tutorial on the Universal Variability Language


  • MIP Award: Ina Schaefer, Lorenzo Bettini, Viviana Bono, Ferruccio Damiani and Nico Tanzarella. Delta-Oriented Programming of Software Product Lines, as appeared in the proceedings of the 14th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC’10), LNCS 6287, Springer, 2010, 77-91.
  • SPLC22 Best Research Paper: Shaghayegh Tavassoli, Carlos Diego Damasceno, Ramtin Khosravi and Mohammadreza Mousavi. Adaptive Behavioral Model Learning ForSoftware Product Lines.
  • Industry Best Paper: Karsten Günther, Matthias Eggert, Jochen Maletschek, Alexandru Maxiniuc and Alexander Mann-Wahrenberg. In Three Steps to Software Product Lines: A Practical Example From the Automotive Industry.
  • Demo Best Paper: Lukas Linsbauer, Paul Westphal, Paul Maximilian Bittner, Sebastian Krieter, Thomas Thüm and Ina Schaefer. Derivation of Subset Product Lines in FeatureIDE.
  • Distinguished Reviewer Awards: Thorsten Berger, Philippe Collet, Michael Vierhauser

+INFO: https://2022.splc.net/program/awards/

SPLC 2023 will be held in Tokyo, Japan 



  • Research track: April 13, 2023
  • Industry track: April 13, 2023
  • Call for Challenges cases:  February 3, 2023
  • Call for Journal First Papers:  June 12, 2023
  • Call for Workshop Proposals: February 6, 2023
  • Call for Demonstrations and Tools:  June 12, 2023
  • Call for Doctoral Symposium Papers: May 2, 2023
  • Call for Tutorial Proposals:  June 12, 2023

+INFO: https://2023.splc.net/

Call for most influential paper award nominations 

The Software Product Line (SPL) Conference has a Most Influential Paper (MIP) award to recognize significant research contributions to SPLs over the last 20 years. Nominations are sought and will be reviewed by a committee of past 3-years of SPLC PC chairs. A MIP should have been published in the last 10-20 year window. A MIP could have appeared in any conference or journal venue, not just SPLC. For more information on what papers can be nominated and how to nominate a paper for the SPLC-MIP award, please refer to: http://www.splc.net/mip-award

Submit before February, 28th to be considered for 2023 Award

*In the SC meeting in Sevilla in 2017 it was approved to send a newsletter to the SPLC community. This is the fifth newsletter since then.

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