About the SPLC

The Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) provides a forum for practitioners, researchers and educators to present and discuss the most recent ideas, innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns in software product lines and software product family engineering. Conference events include opportunities to hear industry leaders' real-world experiences and researchers' latest ideas, and to learn from both.

The SPLC is an international collaboration that has resulted from the merger of two former events: SPLC (which started in 2000 in the USA) and Product Family Engineering (PFE, which started in 1996 in Europe). The SPLC steering committee leads three SPLCs: SPLC-Europe (formerly PFE), sponsored by ESI; SPLC-Americas, sponsored by the SEI; and SPLC-Asia, sponsored by the Korea Software Institute.

SPLC Steering Committee Members

Chair: Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Advisor: John McGregor, Software Engineering Institute/Clemson University, USA

Eduardo Santana de Almeida, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Alessandro Fantechi, Università di Firenze, Italy
Stefania Gnesi, ISTI-CNR, Italy

Tomoji Kishi, Waseda University, Japan

Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, USA

Former Members of the Steering Committee:
Paul Clements, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Birgit Geppert, Avaya Labs, USA
Isabel John, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany
Kyo Kang, POSTECH, Korea
John McGregor, Software Engineering Institute/Clemson University, USA
Linda Northrop, Software Engineering Institute, USA (also former Chair)
Dirk Muthig, Lufthansa Systems, Germany
Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Frank van der Linden, Philips, Netherlands

News & Information

SPLC 2014 will be held in Florence, Italy, September 15-19, 2014.

Two new entries have been added to the Product Lines Hall of Fame.

SPLC on LinkedIn

Software Engineering Institute link to the Software Engineering Institute link to Carnegie Mellon University