Data, Demonstrations, and Tools track at SPLC 2017

by Maurice ter Beek, April 14, 2017

Call for Papers

Data, Demonstrations, and Tools track at SPLC 2017
21st International Systems and Software Product Line Conference

25-29 September 2017
Seville, Spain

Deadline: 25 April. Page limit: 4 (plus 2-page appendix) in ACM style.

The Data, Demonstrations, and Tools track at SPLC 2017 solicits papers that describe either a (substantial) dataset to be shared with the SPLC community or an academic or commercial tool that supports and automates any aspect of systems and SPLE, or a demonstration of such a tool, which may be new or concern (customized) extensions of existing tools.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • feature modeling
  • variant management
  • validation and verification
  • product derivation and generation
  • product line testing and further analyses
  • measurement and optimization of non-functional properties of product lines
  • language product lines


Data papers should describe a dataset, including: 

  • its content and origin;
  • the methodology and tools used to obtain it;
  • the schema, structure, or layout to store it;
  • usage scenarios or open analysis challenges for it;
  • relationships to other existing datasets;
  • its current limitations.

The data must be made available to the reviewers upon submission and should eventually be published upon acceptance.

Demonstration papers should illustrate the existing practice, assumptions behind the approach, and actual or potential limitations and challenges. We welcome both demonstrations of early implementations of novel system or software product line engineering concepts as well as demonstrations of mature tools. The use of real­is­tic use cases is strongly encouraged. All demonstration papers should contain an appendix of at most 2 pages with a brief description of how the presentation will be conducted. 

Tool papers must present either a new tool, a new tool component, or novel extensions to an existing tool. Tools previously presented at SPLC should include a specific description of the new features of the tool. Tool papers should provide a short description of the theoretical foundations, after which emphasis should be on the design and implementation concerns (incl. software architecture and core data structures), closed by the description of experience with realistic case studies. It is strongly encouraged to make the tool publicly available, preferably on the web, even if only for the evaluation process.


  • Paper submission: April 25, 2017
  • Notification: May 20, 2017
  • Camera-ready papers: June 5, 2017


  • Maurice ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  • Walter Cazzola, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy


  • Don Batory, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Carlos Cetina, San Jorge University, Spain
  • Deepak Dhungana, Siemens AG, Austria
  • Thomas Kühn, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Thomas Leich, Metop Research Institute, Germany
  • Norbert Siegmund, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
  • Stefan Stanciulescu, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Andrea Vandin, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy