About The SPLC

The Systems and 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 systems and software product lines and systems 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

Roberto Lopez-Herrejon, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada


  • Mathieu Acher, INRIA Rennes, France
  • Paolo Arcaini, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Maurice H. ter Beek, ISTI-CNR, Italy
  • David Benavides, University of Seville, Spain
  • Myra Cohen, Iowa state University, USA
  • Maxime Cordy, University of Luxembourg, LU
  • Tomoji Kishi, Waseda University, Japan
  • Mohammad Mousavi, University of Leicester, UK
  • Miguel R. Luaces, University of Coruña, Spain
  • Rick Rabiser, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Camille Salinesi, Université de Paris, France
  • Tewfik Ziadi, University Pierre et Marie Curie, France


Former Members:

Jan Bosch, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
Laurence Duchien, University of Lille, France
Dan Hao, Peking University, China
Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany (former SC chair)

Hong Mei, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Antonio Ruiz-Cortés, University of Seville, Spain
Stefania Gnesi, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Alessandro Fantechi, Università di Firenze, Italy
Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University, USA
Linda Northrop, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Eduardo Santana de Almeida, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Kyo Kang, POSTECH, Korea
Dirk Muthig, Lufthansa Systems, Germany
Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
John McGregor, Software Engineering Institute/Clemson University, USA
Frank van der Linden, Philips, Netherlands
Paul Clements, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Birgit Geppert, Avaya Labs, USA
Isabel John, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany

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