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MESPUL 2009 : Third International Workshop on Management and Economics of Software Product Lines

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Link: http://www.lero.ie/mespul09
 
When Aug 25, 2009 - Aug 25, 2009
Where San Francisco, CA, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 5, 2009
Notification Due Jun 15, 2009
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2009
Categories    software engineering   product lines
 

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

The Third International Workshop on Management and Economics of
Software Product Lines (MESPUL09)

!!!!The Workshop on Value-Base Product Line Engineering!!!!

is part of the

12th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2009)
San Francisco, USA

(The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, 25 August 2009)

Product line engineering (PLE) has become a viable and important
software development paradigm. Many companies adopted a product line
engineering approach to improve the efficiency of their development
processes, to increase the quality of end products, and reduce
time-to-market and cost.

Researchers and practitioners have proposed several methods, techniques,
and tools to support the technical aspects of software product line
engineering. Research has also been reported on different mechanics of
calculating ROI, understanding Cost-Benefits, and critical factors in
adopting software product lines. However, the body of knowledge on
management and economics aspects of software product lines is still =20
very small.

Adoption and management of software product lines is often said to =20
require
a significant initial investment to successfully maximize the business =20=
value.
Further, managing a product line project is far more complex and =20
difficult
because of the inter-related structure between core assets and products,
multiple deadlines, resource allocation, etc. Software product line
practitioners need new approaches, models, and tools for addressing the
challenges related to the management and economics of software product =20=
lines.
There is also a significant need for gathering more empirical evidence =20=
regarding
the different approaches of PLE.

The international workshop on management and economics of software =20
product lines
aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, =20
industry and
government to report and discuss the challenges and opportunities of =20
adopting and
managing software product lines from managerial, organizational, and =20
economics
point of view. The workshop will provide a forum to present ideas =20
about existing
management and organizational strategies and economic models for =20
software product
lines and/or propose new approaches, techniques, and tools for =20
business and
technical managers to maximize the business value of software product =20=
line engineering.

The workshop will cover a broad spectrum of research papers, =20
experience reports,
and position papers relevant to the economic, management, and =20
organizational
aspects of software product line engineering.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Models for cost-benefit analysis
* Economic models applicable to software product line engineering
* Managerial strategies for successful software product line engineering
* Product line strategy definition and scoping
* Application of value-based approaches to software product line =20
engineering.
* Cost-benefits tradeoffs in technical aspects (e.g., architecture =20
definition)
* Management, organizational, and business strategies for adopting =20
software product lines
* Mechanics of calculating ROI for software product line engineering
* Risks and economic benefits of using Open Source Software in SPLs
* Cost and effort estimation models for developing core and product =20
specific artifacts
* Opportunities and Challenges in using agile approaches for software =20=
product lines
* Empirical studies of product line engineering benefits
* New approaches to the empirical analysis of product line engineering


Submission Guidelines: Papers should be submitted in PDF format.
The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review =20=
elsewhere.
Submitted papers must conform to the IEEE format (2-columns, 10pt, 8.5"x11")
and may not exceed ten pages (incl. all text, figures, references, and appendices).
See www.sei.cmu.edu/splc2009 for details.

Accepted Papers: Accepted papers of the workshop will be published in the
workshop proceedings of the SPLC 2009.
For more information about the venue, details on organization, etc. please visit
the conference homepage at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/splc2009/.

Important Dates for Paper Submissions
Submission Deadline: 5 June 2009
Notification of Acceptance: 15 June 2009
Camera-Ready Version: 1 July 2009
Workshop: 25 August 2009

Workshop Homepage
http://www.lero.ie/mespul09


Workshop Organizers
- Klaus Schmid, Univ. of Hildesheim, Germany
- M. Ali Babar, Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland
- Paul Grünbacher, JKU Linz, Austria

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