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Note regarding COVID-19 contingence: your contributions will be thoroughly evaluated by our track committees, and all accepted contributions will be published by ACM. Some delays may occur with the editing of the formal proceedings, but we will handle the situation accordingly. While SPLC 2020 is still more than 6 months away, the organization team is ready to handle the different scenarios that might apply in mid-October (e.g. presence and/or virtual conference). As the situation evolves, you will be informed in due course on any decisions taken through our different communication channels.

Tutorials provide a valuable opportunity for conference participants to expand their product line knowledge and skills. Tutorials may focus on introductory product line topics, such as how to introduce a product line approach into an organization, or on advanced tools, approaches, methods, and best practices. We also welcome tutorials focusing on product line-related topics such as software ecosystems, domain-specific languages and model-driven engineering, self-adaptive systems, and systems of systems and cyber-physical systems. For those topics, however, make sure to clearly explain the relation to product lines. We particularly encourage tutorials that have a practical (tool) aspect to make the presentations more engaging.

Tutorials will be held during the first two days of the conference week in full-day or half-day sessions.

IMPORTANT DATES (AOE TIME)

We extended the deadlines due to COVID-19, the new deadlines are firm:

  • Tutorial submission: May 1st, 2020 May 29th, 2020
  • Notification: May 29th, 2020 June 26th, 2020
  • Final version of the 1 page description for the proceedings: June 12th, 2020 July 9th, 2020

SUBMISSION/PUBLISHING

A tutorial proposal consists of two pages describing the topic, the plan for conducting the tutorial, and the backgrounds of the presenters and the tutorial:

  • The Topic section should include the title, goals, and intended audience of the tutorial (practical vs. academic; beginner vs. advanced). The topic should be described in detail, stressing its importance and timeliness.
  • The Plan section should include: a preliminary schedule of events including estimated times and length of the tutorial (half-day/full-day); a detailed description of what the tutorial will cover; a justification of the tutorial for SPLC 2020; an explanation of how the tutorial will be conducted; and a link to sample material or notes, especially if the topic is being proposed for the first time.
  • The Presenters’ Backgrounds section should include relevant biographical information and summaries of the presenters’ technical presentation and tutorial experience.
  • The Tutorial Background section should include a description of where and when the tutorial has been offered previously and any evaluations that were done.

The page limit for tutorial proposals is 2 pages.

Submissions will be reviewed by the tutorial program committee consisting of the chairs and assisted by the other SPLC track chairs in case of conflicts. Submissions must be sent using EasyChair : submit here.

All authors should use the official ACM Master article template. Latex users are advised to use the “sigconf” option, so they are recommended to use the template that can be found in “sample-sigconf.tex”. In this way, the following latex code can be placed at the start of the latex document:

\documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}

\acmConference[SPLC'20]{24th ACM International Systems and Software Product Line Conference}{19--23 September, 2020}{Montreal, Canada}

All people giving an accepted tutorial must register and attend SPLC 2020.

A one-page description of all accepted tutorials will be published in the SPLC 2020 conference proceedings. Proceedings of earlier SPLC instances have been published in the ACM Digital Library.

Chairs

Carlos Cetina

University San Jorge, Spain

Sandro Schulze

Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany