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, the Microsoft Academics Conference Ranking  lists SPLC currently (October 7th, 2016) on place 38 (ahead of conferences like SEKE, GPCE, WICSA, SOFTVIS).
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
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/RankList?entitytype=3&topdomainid=2&subdomainid=4, 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.
2016 Research/Industry/Systems/Vision Tracks Important Dates
Abstract Submission: Monday, Feb 22, 2016
Paper Submission: Monday, Feb 29, 2016
Notification: Monday, Apr 25, 2016
Camera-ready copy: Monday, May 23, 2016
Two new entries have been added to the Product Lines Hall of Fame.