About the Conference

International Systems and Software Product Line Conference, is the premier forum for practitioners, researchers and educators to present and discuss the most recent ideas, innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns in the area of software product lines, software product family engineering and, more in general, systems family engineering.

The 20th International Systems and Software Product Line Conference will be held during September 19th to 23rd, 2016, in Beijing, China. It will include a highly selective program of research papers and industry papers, accompanied by workshops, demonstrations and keynote speeches.We welcome high quality papers that describe original and unpublished research advancing the state of the art in software product line. SPLC 2016 will feature the first Most-Influential-Paper Award in addition to the regular Best Paper Awards.

For information on previous editions of this conference, please refer to the homepage www.splc.net

Please submit papers to the following tracks:

Research Papers

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

Software Industry 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 component to the research (see the Systems Engineering track otherwise).(Detail)

Vision Papers

Papers that reach out to new communities around product lines, explore unusual interdisciplinary research, synergies with other fields, or present disruptive innovations. These papers should not be traditional SPLC research papers in a shorter form.(Detail)

Systems Engineering Papers

This track is for papers, either research-oriented or industry-oriented, that are explicitly aimed at product lines residing primarily in the systems engineering realm. Specifically, this track is for papers addressing product line engineering where the focus is not software but rather other system engineering aspects (testing, operations, portfolio management, manufacturing, etc.) and/or concerns across the whole organization. Industry or research papers focusing on software product lines should be submitted to the traditional industry and research tracks.(Detail)

Tools, Data, and Demonstrations

This track provides an opportunity for live demonstrations of product-line tools, of substantial datasets to be shared with the community, and of practices tackling current industrial challenges.(Detail)

Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral proposals, both early- and mid-phase, to be reviewed and commented on by a panel of experts.(Detail)

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. (Detail)


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 more advanced applied topics, such as industrial product line engineering practices.(Detail)

Please note that the RE 2016 (Sept 12-16) and Internetware 2016 (Sept 18) will also be held in Beijing.

The keynote speakers have been determined.
The registration is open now.
To make a reservation for the hotel, please see the venue and hotel.
The deadline has been extended, please see the important dates.
The call for sponsoring is announced
Please see the SPLC 2016 call for paper