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MAPLE 2012 : MAPLE 2012 - 4th International Workshop on Model-driven Approaches in Software Product Line Engineering


When Sep 4, 2012 - Sep 4, 2012
Where Salvador, Brazil
Submission Deadline Jun 6, 2012
Notification Due Jun 22, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 6, 2012
Categories    software product lines   model-driven approaches   product line engineering

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

MAPLE 2012 -- 4th International Workshop on Model-driven Approaches in Software Product Line Engineering --

collocated with SPLC 2012, the 16th International Software Product Line Conference, Salvador, Brazil, September 2-7, 2012 --


Many of the benefits expected from software product lines (SPLs) are based on the assumption that the additional investment required for domain engineering, pays off during application engineering when products are derived from the product line. However, to fully exploit SPLs we need to optimize application engineering processes and handle the reusable artefacts of an SPL in a systematic and efficient manner. In this context, the MAPLE workshop will focus on model-driven approaches for software product line engineering and explore how they can help to handle product lines of realistic complexity and achieve systematic and efficient derivation of products. The workshop particularly aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss practical problems and potential solutions regarding model-driven approaches.


We particularly encourage research papers based on industrial experience and empirical studies and which identify and structure open challenges and research questions. We are interested in all topics related to model-driven techniques in product line engineering. This includes, but is not limited to:

=Modelling SPLs
--Variability modelling
­-Model-based product line scoping
­-Models across the software life cycle
=Product derivation/configuration
­-Automated and interactive techniques
­-Assembly/generation of SPL artefacts
­-Handling of non-functional properties
­-Handling large and complex SPLs
=Visualisation and interactive techniques for large and complex SPLs
=Feature-oriented approaches for modelling and implementation
­-Feature dependencies and feature interactions
=Evolution and Change
­-Model maintenance (merging, conflict resolution)
­-Co-evolution of models and artefacts
=Variability-aware techniques, e.g., for validation and verification
=Integration of heterogeneous modelling languages and techniques
=Runtime-variability, dynamic SPLs, variability in adaptive systems
=Collaborative and distributed SPLs
­-Multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary environments
­-Multi product lines, software ecosystems
=Non-technical issues around model based PLE
­-Management issues
­-Economic issues
­-Variability modelling “culture” and mindset of stakeholders

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions: 06 June 2012 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: 22 June 2012 (extended)
Camera-ready version due: 06 July 2012 (extended)
MAPLE 2012: 04 Sept 2012

Submission and Publication
We are seeking for research papers and experience reports (4—8 pages) in ACM SIG Alternative Proceedings Style. Submissions will be selected based on the relevance to the workshop topics and the suitability to trigger discussions. Each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee.
Papers should be submitted as PDF files at
Accepted papers will be published in vol. 2 of the SPLC 2012 conference proceedings.


Goetz Botterweck, Lero, IE
Deepak Dhungana, Siemens CT, AT
Rick Rabiser, JKU Linz, AT

Program Committee

Eduardo Almeida, Federal University of Bahia and RiSE, BR
David Benavides, University of Seville, ES
Laurence Duchien, University of Lille & INRIA, FR
Paul Grünbacher, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, AT
Herman Hartmann, Independent consultant, NL
Øystein Haugen, University of Oslo, SINTEF, NO
Jaejoon Lee, University of Lancaster, UK
Tsuneo Nakanishi, Kyushu University, JP
Toacy Oliveira, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, BR
Sebastian Oster, Logica Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, DE
Gilles Perrouin, University of Namur, BE
Andrea Pleuss, Lero, University of Limerick, IE
Klaus Pohl, Paluno, DE
Julia Rubin, IBM Research at Haifa, IL
Andreas Rummler, SAP Research, DE
Steffen Thiel, FH Furtwangen, DE
Tim Trew, NDS, UK
Frank van der Linden, Philips Healthcare, NL
Markus Voelter, Independent consultant, DE
Andrzej Wasoswki, IT University of Copenhagen, DK
… and the workshop organizers


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