SPLC is the premier conference, which exclusively focuses on product lines, while at the same time covering the whole breadth of product line related topics. Over the last two decades the conference has always been strongly focused on being the scientific home of the product line community. As a result many important and influential papers in this area have been published at the conference.
This success is reflected in some of the rankings of the conference: For example, it is listed in Qualis [1,2] as A2 (i.e., the second-best possible ranking on a 7-part scale).
The Explore the GII-GRIN Computer Science and Computer Engineering Rating currently lists SPLC as B .
Finally, Microsoft Academics lists SPLC as (as of 22th February ,2017) on rank 16 within the field of Software Engineering, ahead of conferences like ESEM, WICSA, APSEC or FM. (https://academic.microsoft.com/#/detail/115903868 )
As of today some other rankings do not yet include a ranking of SPLC (e.g., CORE ). We are looking into this to achieve an appropriate ranking of SPLC in these rankings as well.
http://www.capes.gov.br/images/stories/download/avaliacao/Comunicado_004_2012_Ciencia_da_Computacao.pdf, checked October 7th, 2016
 http://www.conferenceranks.com/index.html#data, , checked October 7th, 2016
 http://valutazione.unibas.it/cs-conference-rating/ratingSearch.jsf, checked October 7th, 2016
https://academic.microsoft.com/#/detail/115903868, checked October 7th, 2016
 http://www.core.edu.au, checked October 11th, 2016.
News & Information
SPLC 2017 will be held in Sevilla, Spain, September 25th to 29th, 2017.
Call for Normination: Most Influential Paper Award for Software Product Lines
SPLC 2016 was successfully held in Beijing, China, September 19-23, 2016.