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VaMoS 2022 : 16th International Working Conference on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems


Conference Series : Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems
When Feb 23, 2022 - Feb 25, 2022
Where Florence, Italy
Abstract Registration Due Nov 6, 2021
Submission Deadline Nov 13, 2021
Notification Due Dec 22, 2021
Final Version Due Jan 6, 2022
Categories    variability   software   model   product line

Call For Papers

VaMoS 2022
Florence, 23 - 25 February 2022

Call for Papers
Supported by its strong community, the 15 previous editions of the VaMoS workshop successfully bootstrapped research on modelling and managing variability of software systems, as witnessed by the many related breakthroughs published in top-tier conferences and journals. Embracing its new status as a working conference, VaMoS more than ever aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to share ideas, results and experiences about their quest for mastering variability. As such, in addition to its usual call for technical research papers, VaMoS strongly supports the participation of aspiring young researchers as well as practitioners from industry.
Most of today’s software is made variable to allow for more adaptability and economies of scale, while many development practices (DevOps, A/B testing, parameter tuning, continuous integration, …) support this goal of engineering software variants. VaMoS is the ideal venue to explore the underlying problems (automation, traceability, combinatorial explosion, …) and their solutions. Moreover, variability is prominent in many systems - not only in software. For these reasons, we welcome contributions from related areas (configuration, configurable systems, product lines, adaptive systems, generators, …) as well as from new and emerging domains where techniques to manage complexity introduced by variability are applied (IoT systems, 3D printing, autonomous and deep learning systems, software-defined networks, security, generative art, games, …).

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Variability modelling and realisation
Variability in emerging domains/technologies
Automated reasoning on variability
Variability in AI methods
AI for variability
Variability across the software lifecycle
Variability in adaptive systems
Test and verification of variable systems
Configuration management
Evolution of variability-intensive systems
Runtime variability
Variability mining
Visualisation techniques for variability
Reverse-engineering of variability
Economic aspects of variability
Variability and quality requirements
Industrial development of variable systems
Experience reports from managing variability in practice

As a working conference, VaMoS invites different contributions with the aim of expanding the community and further stimulating discussions:
Technical Papers
We welcome original and unpublished research ideas, methods, techniques, tools, empirical studies and surveys related to the management of variability. We encourage particularly the submission of research-in-progress and vision papers describing preliminary results, problem statements and open issues, especially in emerging domains where variability poses new challenges. Submissions should be up to 4 pages (+ 1 additional pages for references only) for short papers, or up to 8 pages (+ 2 additional pages for references only) for long papers.

Each submission will be reviewed by 3 different reviewers following a double-blind review process in which the identity of authors will not be known to the program committee at any time during the process. The papers submitted must not reveal the authors’ identities in any way.
Authors should leave out author names and affiliations from the body of their submission.
Authors should ensure that any citation to related work by themselves is written in the third person, that is, "the prior work of XYZ" as opposed to "our prior work".
Authors should avoid providing URLs to author-revealing sites (tools, data sets). The paper can mention the existence of such sites, but the visit of such sites should not be needed to conduct the review.
Authors should anonymize author-revealing company names, yet can provide general characteristics of the organizations involved needed to understand the context of the paper.
Authors having further questions on double-blind reviewing are encouraged to contact the Program Chairs by email. Papers that do not comply with the double-blind review process will be desk-rejected.

Variability-in-Practice Papers
We welcome contributions from practitioners, industrials and researchers describing real-world, variability-related problems or solutions, including methodologies, tool demonstration and experience reports. Submissions should be up to 4 pages (+ 1 additional page for references only) and will be reviewed by 3 different reviewers. The review for variability-in-practice papers will follow a single-blind review process.

Format and Submission Site
All submissions must be written in English and follow the double-column ACM template ( with the options sigconf, review, and anonymous (for technical papers only). Accepted contributions will be published by ACM in the International Conference Proceedings Series. At least one author is expected to attend the conference and present the accepted paper. Submissions will be handled via EasyChair:

Ten-years Most Influential Paper
Additionally, this edition will proudly celebrate VaMoS’ own history and outstanding past publications. As such, it continues the 10-year most influential paper award tradition and will reward papers from the earlier VaMoS editions that had the highest impact on the community and beyond.

Important dates
Abstract Submission: 6 Nov 2021 (AoE)
Paper Submission: 13 Nov 2021 (AoE)
Notification: 22 Dec 2021 (AoE)
Camera Ready: 6 Jan 2022 (AoE)
Conference: 23-25 Feb 2022 (AoE)

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