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MAPLE 2009 : 1st International Workshop on Model-driven Approaches in Software Product Line Engineering


When Aug 24, 2009 - Aug 24, 2009
Where San Francisco, CA, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 5, 2009
Notification Due Jun 19, 2009
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2009
Categories    software engineering   product lines

Call For Papers


1st International Workshop on Model-driven Approaches in Software
Product Line Engineering (MAPLE 2009)

held in conjunction with the

13th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2009)
August 24-28, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA

A PDF version of this CfP and further information is available from


Many of the benefits expected from software product lines are based
on the assumption that the additional investment in setting up a
product line pays off later when products are created. However, to
fully exploit this we need to optimize application engineering
processes and handle SPL artifacts in a systematic and efficient
manner. This workshop explores how model-driven approaches can help
to achieve these goals. In particular the workshop revolves around
three themes:

1) Efficient product derivation. The true return on investment in
product line engineering is achievable when the product lines can
be efficiently used for product derivation. How can application
engineering benefit from model-driven and aspect-oriented

2) Linking PLE research and industry practice. We have to overcome
the gap between research and industrial practice so that both sides
can learn from each other. Hence, we are particularly interested in
experience reports that discuss the use of models in "real world"
PLE projects.

3) SPL models with a meaning. If we want to improve product
derivation, we require models that are more than just vehicles for
documentation and discussions on the whiteboard - models that are
precise and expressive enough to be used in for automation and in
advanced interactive tools. However, if the existing models are
documentary and ambiguous, how do we come to more precise models?


We are interested in all topics related to the application of
model-driven and aspect-oriented techniques in product line
engineering. This includes, but is not limited to:

* Modeling of software product lines

* Variability modeling
- Feature / Variability / Decision models
- Variability in domain-specific languages / with the help of
domain-specific languages
- Mapping variability models to other product line models

* Product derivation - automated and interactive techniques that
support product derivation
- Configuration
- Components and assembly - How can products be created by
selecting, assembling and configuring components?
- Generative approaches
- Integration of product configuration and implementation
- Feature dependencies and interaction

* Aspect-oriented approaches
- Modeling and realization of cross-cutting features with aspects
- Combination of model-driven and aspect-oriented techniques for
product derivation

* Run-time variability
- Modeling of run-time variability
- Realization of run-time variability

* Advanced approaches and process models
- Iterative approaches to product derivation
- Hierarchical product lines
- Product populations
- Configuration and derivation over multiple process stages

* Evolution and Change
- Propagation of changes
- Merging models and conflict resolution
- Synchronization of models
- Evolution of software product lines

* Traceability and integrated handling of multiple models and
- Mapping of model elements
- Management of relations between models
- Techniques (e.g., configuration, derivation, analysis) that use a
set of integrated models

* Product validation
- Validation through testing
- Validation through static analysis

* Scalability
- Performance of techniques that handle large SPL models
- Hierarchical approaches, e.g., handling products that consist of
several sub products

We particularly encourage papers which address the workshop topics
from a special perspective:

* Industrial experience, for instance
- Variability in particular domains, such as embedded systems
- Handling of SPL models in industry practice

* Applied formal methods, for instance
- Semantics of product line models and relationships between them
- Automated analyses of product line models
- Formal reasoning techniques for PLE tasks


We are seeking for research papers and experience reports (max. 8
pages) and position papers (2-4 pages) in IEEE proceedings 8.5x11",
two-column format. Submissions will be selected based on the
relevance to the workshop topics and the suitability to trigger
discussions. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair at


Deadline for submissions: June 5, 2009
Notification of acceptance: June 19, 2009
Final papers due: July 1, 2009


Danilo Beuche (pure-systems, Germany)
Goetz Botterweck (Lero, Univ. of Limerick, Ireland)
Paul Gruenbacher (JKU, Linz, Austria)
Iris Groher (JKU, Linz, Austria)
Holger Eichelberger (Univ. Hildesheim, Germany)
Ulrich Eisenecker (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
Florian Heidenreich (TU Dresden, Germany)
Bernhard Hollunder (Furtwangen Univ., Germany)
Kyo-Chul Kang (POSTECH, Korea)
Stefan Kowalewski (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Kwanwoo Lee (Hansung Univ., Seoul, South Korea)
Johannes Mueller (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
Andreas Pleuss (Lero, Univ. of Limerick, Ireland)
Andreas Polzer (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Klaus Schmid (Univ. Hildesheim, Germany)
Christa Schwanninger (Siemens CT, Germany)
Steffen Thiel (Furtwangen Univ., Germany)
Markus Voelter (Indep. consultant, itemis, Germany)
Jens Weiland (Reutlingen Univ., Germany)

Goetz Botterweck (Lero, Univ. of Limerick, Ireland)
Iris Groher (JKU, Linz, Austria)
Andreas Polzer (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Christa Schwanninger (Siemens CT, Germany)
Steffen Thiel (Furtwangen Univ., Germany)

A PDF version of this CfP and further information is available from

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