About SPLC 2020

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The Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is the premier forum where researchers, practitioners, and educators can present and discuss the most recent ideas, trends, experiences, and challenges in the area of software and system product line engineering.

The 24th International Systems and Software Product Line Conference will be held during October 19-23, 2020, in Montréal, Canada. It will include a highly selective program of research papers and industry papers, accompanied by keynote speeches, workshops, demonstrations, tutorials, panels, and doctoral symposium. Besides, SPLC 2020 advocates the discussion of challenges in the area of software and system product line engineering by adding a challenge track and encourage research discussion by a journal first track. We warmly welcome high quality papers, which describe original and unpublished research advancing the state of the art in software and system product line. We hope that SPLC 2020 can successfully bring an opportunity to hear and learn from both leaders’ real-world experiences and researchers’ latest ideas.

Following the successful experience in 2019, this year SPLC will be colocated with the MODELS conference,  the premier conference series for model-driven software and systems engineering. Both conferences will be held at the University of Montreal campus.

For information on previous editions of SPLC, please refer to its homepage www.splc.net.

Conference Tracks:

Research Papers

High quality research work that uses established scientific methodologies, written using high standards of academic technical publications. (see CFPs)

Industrial Systems and Software Product Lines Track

Challenges, innovations and solutions to concrete industrial applications of software and product line engineering tools and methodologies. These papers should have a significant software research component. (see CFPs)

Challenge Track

The challenge track aims to encourage participation from experienced community members and SPLC newcomers by providing a concrete set of case studies and problems that showcase SPL-related challenges. The challenge track will follow a two-phased process. The first phase will be a call for cases where SPL researchers are encouraged to contribute case studies that highlight specific and concrete challenges. The accepted case studies from the first phase will then be published along with the call for their solutions. Both accepted case descriptions and solutions will be included in the conference proceedings. (see CFPs)

Journal First Track

The journal-first papers were first incorporated into the SPLC program in 2018. Through this initiative, authors of journal-first papers can submit their journal publications to present their work at SPLC, allowing the authors to speak directly to the community and offering the SPLC attendees a richer set of presentations. More concrete journal requirements will be published soon. (see CFPs)

Workshop Proposals

We invite you to submit proposals for one or two day workshops in the field of software product lines. In particular workshops on challenging, emerging areas related to the conference topics are sought. (see CFPs)

Workshop Papers

We have accepted the TBC workshops in SPLC 2020. (see CFPs)

Demonstrations and Tools Track

This track provides an opportunity for live demonstrations of product-line tools and of practices tackling current industrial challenges. (see CFPs)

Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral proposals, both at early- and mid stage, to be reviewed and commented on by a panel of experts. (see CFPs)


Tutorials provide a valuable opportunity for conference participants to expand their product line knowledge and skills. The focus of the tutorials may range from introductory to advanced topics targeted from novice to experts. Typical themes include introduction of SPL practices in organizations, tools, methodologies, approaches, or brand new research topics. (see CFPs)


SPLC provides multiple opportunities for exchanging and discussing ideas and visions for software product line engineering. The panels at SPLC 2020 is one such forum. We call for your proposals for panels on software product line related topics. If you have an idea for SPLC 2020, please let us know. (see CFPs)

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