TTutorials 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.

This year, we would like to place special emphasis on the following areas:

  • The practical adoption of SPL skills, tools, and processes in industry;
  • In-depth discussions of advanced SPLE topics (e.g., agile practices, ecosystem modeling, application platforms);
  • SPL in the context of The Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems.

Tutorials will be held during the conference week in full-day or half-day sessions. 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 SPLC2016;
    • an explanation of how the tutorial will be conducted; and
    • sample material or notes, 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.

A one-page description of all accepted tutorials will be published in the conference proceedings.


Jocelyn Simmonds, University of Chile, Chile

Jun Wei, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Tutorial Proposals: May 9, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: June 13, 2016

Final version of the 1 page description: July 11, 2016

SPLC 2016: Sept 19 - 23, 2016


EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=splc2016


  • Tutorial Summary,"Software reuse and reusability based on requirements: product lines, cases and feature-similarity models",Mike Mannion:Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Tutorial Summary,Leveraging model driven engineering in software product line architectures,Bruce Trask:MDE Systems Inc;Angel Roman:MDE Systems Inc

  • Tutorial Summary,Clean Your Variable Code with FeatureIDE,Thomas Thüm:TU Braunschweig,Thomas Leich:METOP GmbH,Sebastian Krieter:University of Magdeburg

  • Tutorial Summary,Managing requirements in product lines,Danilo Beuche:pure-systems GmbH

  • Tutorial Summary,EASy-Producer: from product lines to variability-rich software ecosystems,Klaus Schmid:University of Hildesheim;Holger Eichelberger:University of Hildesheim