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 as follows:
- It is listed in Qualis [1,2] as A2 (i.e., the second-best possible ranking on a 7-part scale).
- The 2017 version of GII-GRIN-SCIE now lists SPLC as A- (instead of the B result of 2016). A- means that SPLC is among the 242 top conferences of a list of 2233 conferences .
- 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 ) .
- There is a new Spanish ranking (December 2016) which takes into account the H Index of proceedings on Computer Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Communications. This ranking is named Proceedings Scholar Metrics and lists SPLC as Q1 (position 163 of 1631) .
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.
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
_Scholar_Metrics_2011-2015, checked 15th, July, 2017
 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.