[ecoop-info] Call for Papers: FMSPLE 2011 Workshop @ SPLC 2011

Rick Rabiser Rick.Rabiser at jku.at
Mon Apr 11 19:06:19 CEST 2011

2nd International Workshop on Formal Methods and Analysis in Software
Line Engineering (FMSPLE 2011), 26 August 2011

Co-located with the 15th International Software Product Line Conference
(SPLC 2011), 22 - 26 August 2011

- Deadline for submissions: 14 May 2011 
- Notification of acceptance: 10 June 2011
- Final papers due: 27 June 2011


Software product line engineering (SPLE) aims at developing a family of
systems by systematic, large-scale reuse in order to reduce time to
market and costs and to increase product quality. In order to achieve
these  goals, formal methods and analysis are promising approaches,
which are best applied throughout the product line lifecycle in order to
maximise their overall efficiency and effectiveness. While some analysis
approaches (e.g., for feature modelling, variant management) and formal
methods (e.g.,  BDDs,  CSPs, SAT solvers, model checkers or formal
semantics of variability  models) have already been applied to SPLE, a
considerable potential still seems to be unexploited. Despite the
initial works mentioned above, the respective communities (SPLE,
analysis and formal methods) have only been loosely connected. This
workshop will bring together researchers interested in raising the
efficiency and effectiveness of SPLE by applying innovative analysis
approaches and formal methods. The two long term objectives are as

- To raise awareness and a common understanding of challenges,
constraints and approaches in the different communities and, 
- To create a broader community interested in formal methods and
analysis approaches in order to keep SPLE tools and research up-to-date
with latest technologies. 

FMSPLE 2011 merges two successful workshops in these fields, namely, the
FMSPLE workshop 2010
and the ASPL workshop 2008 (http://www.isa.us.es/aspl08), both
collocated with the International Software Product Line Conference.


The FMSPLE workshop focuses on the application of formal methods and
analysis approaches in all phases of SPLE to ensure the correctness of
individual artifacts as well as the consistency among them. The topics
of interest include, but are not limited to: 

- Analysis approaches and formal methods for: 
-- domain analysis and scoping
-- variability modelling
-- specification and verification of non-functional properties in SPLE
-- product line architectures
-- component-based product line development
-- product line implementation, such as programming languages, formal
semantics, type systems
-- formal verification of product lines and product line artifacts,
theorem proving, model checking, and static analysis techniques
-- correctness-by-construction techniques in SPLE
-- automated test case generation and formal testing in SPLE
-- product derivation and application engineering
-- model-based development of product lines
-- analysis and assessment of diverse product line properties 
-- product line management (e.g. consistency assurance) and evolution
- Proofs of concept, industrial experiences and empirical evaluations
- Tool presentations
- Vision and position papers on formal methods and analyses applied to


The workshop will be held on 26 August 2011, at Munich (Germany),
co-located with the SPLC conference from 22 - 26 August 2011.


The FMSPLE workshop will be a full-day event, starting with a keynote
presentation by Prof. Alexander Felfernig (Graz University of
Technology, Austria). Prof. Felfernig is a well-known expert on
analysis, configuration, and recommender systems in the AI community.
The keynopapers. To foster interaction within the workshop, a discussant will be
assigned to each presented paper. The task of the discussant will be to
prepare a summary of the paper and initiate the discussion of its
results. The workshop will close with a panel discussion moderated by
the organizers to summarize the state of the art and the state of the
practice as presented in the workshop, to collect research challenges
for the application of formal methods in SPLE and to identify research
topics for future workshops. 


We are seeking for research papers, experience reports, reports of
industrial case studies, tool descriptions, and short papers of 4-8
pages length in ACM
SIG alternative proceedings A4 style format. For formatting instructions

Submissions will be selected based on the relevance to the workshop
topics and the suitability to trigger discussions. A post-proceedings of
the workshop is under consideration. 

We encourage to include a section called *Discussions* at the end of
each paper where you put the opening questions you want to discuss at
the workshop. As papers will be reviewed also on their potential to
generate discussion at the workshop, including such a section can
increase the chance for a paper to be accepted.

The submission page can be found at


S. Apel, Univ. Passau, Germany 
E. Bagheri, Athabasca Univ., Canada 
D. Batory, Univ. of Texas, USA 
A. Bauer, NICTA, Australia 
M. Broy, Univ. Munich, Germany 
D. Clarke, KU Leuven, Belgium 
A. Classen, Univ. of Namur, Belgium 
F. de Boer, CWI, Netherlands 
A. Gruler,  Techn. Univ. Munich, Germany
K. Havelund, NASA JPL, USA 
P. Heymans, Univ. Namur, Belgium
K. Larsen, Aalborg Univ., Denmark 
T. Männistö, Helsinki Univ. of Techn., Finland 
M. Mendonca, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada 
D. Muthig, Lufthansa Systems, Germany 
B. O'Sullivan, Cork Constraint Computation Centre, Ireland 
A. Ruiz-Cortes, Univ. Seville, Spain 
G. Schneider, Univ. Gothenburg, Sweden 
D. Schmidt, SEI, USA 
J. White, Virginia Tech, USA


David Benavides (Univ. Seville, Spain) 
Martin Leucker (Univ. Luebeck, Germany) 

Martin Becker (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany 
Rick Rabiser (Univ. Linz, Austria) 
Karina Villela (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany) 
Peter Y.H. Wong (Fredhopper, Netherlands)
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