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PLEASE 2015 : The 5th International Workshop on Product LinE Approaches in Software Engineering


When May 19, 2015 - May 19, 2015
Where Florence, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 23, 2015
Notification Due Feb 18, 2015
Categories    software engineering   software product line engineer   sustainability

Call For Papers



PLEASE 2015 - The 5th International Workshop on Product LinE Approaches in Software Engineering
)) PLE for a Sustainable Society ((

May 19, 2015, Florence, Italy, held in conjunction with ICSE 2015

Deadline for submissions: January 23, 2015
More info at



Software drives most systems designed to address contemporary societal challenges. These systems are expected to be highly customizable and delivered in numerous variants. For example, consider families of implanted devices that are customized for the specific condition of each patient, intelligent buildings and resource control centers in smart cities that need customization for each municipal area, or driverless control functions customized for a range of car models.

Product Line Engineering (PLE) emerged as a sub-area of Software Engineering that helps developing families of related systems. In this edition of the PLEASE workshop, we intend to explore the interrelation between societal challenges and PLE.

The goal of the workshop is to identify new opportunities for PLE adoption and new challenges posed by emerging societal trends. As in previous years, PLEASE will be conducted in a highly interactive manner and will include a set of lightning talks and speed-dating sessions.


We invite short 4 page papers that focus on either
1) an opportunity posed by a specific societal challenge for PLE research and practice or
2) a concrete solution exemplifying successfully application of PLE techniques to a societal challenge.

Submissions in the second category might be based on PLE technologies that have been published earlier, but must emphasize aspects related to their applicability for solving a particular societal challenge. Please see the workshop website for more details about the topics of interest and submission guidelines:

Submissions will be selected based on their relevance to the workshop topics and objectives. Accepted papers will be published in the ICSE 2015 electronic proceedings collection and on the workshop website. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the work at the workshop for the paper to be included in the proceedings.

Submission: January 23, 2015
Notification: February 18, 2015
Camera-ready: February 27, 2015
Workshop: May 19, 2015

Eduardo Almeida, Federal University of Bahia and RiSE, Brazil
Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
Danilo Beuche, pure-systems, Germany
Coral Calero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Ruzanna Chitchyan, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Christoph Elsner, Siemens, Germany
Paul Gruenbacher, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Øystein Haugen, SINTEF, Norway
Ferghal McCaffery, Lero, Ireland
Bashar Nuseibeh, The Open University, United Kingdom
Birgit Penzenstadler, University of California, Irvine, USA
Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg-Essen, USA
Andreas Rummler, SAP Research, USA
Ina Schaefer, TU Braunschweig, Germany
Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Frank van der Linden, Philips Healthcare, The Netherlands
(and the workshop organizers)

Julia Rubin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Goetz Botterweck, Lero, Ireland
Andreas Pleuss, Lero, Ireland
David M. Weiss, Iowa State University, USA

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