[ecoop-info] CFP (Submission Deadline Extended): Variability and Software Product Line - ACM SAC 2018 - France - VSPLE track

Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai abdelhak.seriai at lirmm.fr
Mon Sep 11 11:13:36 CEST 2017

                        CALL FOR PAPERS - VSPLE track at ACM SAC 2018

            Variability and Software Product Line Engineering (VSPLE) 
            of the 33st ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 

                          9-13 April 2018, Pau, France



Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE) provides methods to promote 
systematic software reuse for developing a family of software products, 
rather than individual ones. It allows companies to produce a set of 
related products at lower costs, in a shorter time and with higher 
The goal of the track VSPLE is to bring together researchers, industry 
R&D, engineers, practitioners and educators interested by all aspects 
related to software product line (SPL) and variability. The VSPLE track 
aims to be a forum to present and discuss recent ideas, trends, 
experiences, and challenges in this area.

For the past thirty years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing has 
been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer 
engineers, software  engineers, and application developers from around 
the world.  SAC 2018 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on 
Applied Computing (SIGAPP), and will be held in Pau, France.


September 25, 2017 (extended): Submission of regular papers and SRC 
research abstracts
November 10, 2017: Notification of paper and SRC abstracts 
November 25, 2017: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/SRC abstracts
December 10, 2017: Author registration due date

Topics include but are not limited to:

- Variability management and modeling across the software life cycle
- Model driven, MDA and domain-specific languages for variable software 
and SPLs
- Variability related to requirements, domain analysis, business 
process, etc.
- Architecture and design of variable software and SPLs
- Variability of software designed based on services, aspects, views, 
components, ...
- Tests for variable software and SPLs
- Modeling, implementation and management of variability traceability
- Refactoring and evolution of variable software and SPLs
- Variability mining and reverse engineering
- Change impact analysis related to variable software and SPLs
- Dynamicity, adaptability, and reconfiguration aspects of variable 
software and SPLs
- Formal verification, reasoning and analysis techniques of variable 
software and SPLs
- Measurement of non-functional properties and performance of variable 
software and SPL
- Multi product lines and variability in systems of systems
- Open source software product line
- Empirical aspects related to variable software systems and SPLs
- Visualisation and management of variability
- Usability of variable software systems and SPLs
- Application domains of SPLE and variability, e.g., mobile, e-services, 
web, ...
- Software economic and organizational aspects of variability and SPL 


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished papers addressing any 
of the listed topics of interest (or related topics).
Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a double-blind 
review process by at least three referees.
Submissions from VSPLE PC members and from PC members and track chairs 
of other SAC tracks are welcome.
Accepted papers will be included in the ACM SAC 2018 proceedings and 
published in the ACM digital library, being indexed by Thomson ISI Web 
of Knowledge and Scopus.

Paper size is limited to 8 pages. A maximum of 2 additional pages may be 
included for an additional fee. The reviews will be blind: authors’ 
names and affiliations must not appear in the paper and self-citations 
should be in the third person. Submitted papers must be formatted using 
the ACM SIG format (see the information in the bottom of this page).

Please submit your contribution via SAC 2018 submission site : 
Choose : Variability and Software Product Line Engineering (VSPLE) track

Submission guidelines can be found on the SAC 2018 website.

Paper registration is required allowing the inclusion of the paper in 
the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC must 
present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper to be included in 
the ACM digital library.


As before, SAC 2018 organizes a Student Research Competition (SRC) 
Program to provide  graduate students the opportunity to meet and 
exchange ideas with researchers and practitioners in their areas of 
interest. For guidelines and information about the SRC  program: 

Submission of research abstracts to the SRC program should be in 
electronic form via SAC 2018 SRC papers submission site. SRC Abstracts 
are limited to 2 pages, in camera-ready format, included in the 
registration fee. No extra pages allowed.
Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed. All 
research  abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and 
practitioners with expertise  in the track focus area to which they are 
submitted. Authors of selected abstracts  will have the opportunity to 
give poster presentations of their work and compete for  three 
top-winning places.
The Student Research Competition committee will evaluate and select 
First-, Second-, and Third- place winners. The winners will receive cash 
awards and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference 
Authors of selected abstracts are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP 
Student Travel Award program for support.


- Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai (seriai at lirmm.fr)
University of Montpellier, France 

- Tewfik Ziadi (tewfik.ziadi at lip6.fr)
University of Paris 6, France

Mathieu Acher, Inria / University of Rennes I, France
Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Martin Becker, Fraunhofer IESE,  Kaiserslautern, Germany
Danilo Beuche, Pure Systems, Germany
Mireille Blay‐Fornarino, University of Nice, France
Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Goetz Botterweck, University of Limerick, Ireland
Carlos Cetina, University San Jorge, Spain
Maxime Cordy, University of Namur, Belgium
Christophe Dony, LIRMM-CNRS/University of Montpellier, France
Alessandro Fantechi, University of Florence, Italy
Øystein Haugen, Østfold University College, Norway
Marianne Huchard, University of Montpellier, France
Kwanwoo Lee, Hansung University, South Korea
Jaejoon Lee, Lancaster University, UK
Malte Lochau, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Roberto E. Lopez-Herrejon, ETS/University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Ivan C. Machado, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Tomi Männistö, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jabier Martinez, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Toacy Oliveira, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gilles Perrouin, University of Namur ASBL, Belgium
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Thomas Thüm, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Bedir Tekinerdogan, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Kentaro Yoshimura, Hitachi, Japan


Abdelhak-Djamel Seriai
Ing., PhD, HDR, Associate Professor in Computer Science
seriai at lirmm.fr

LIRMM, University of Montpellier/CNRS
161 rue Ada
F-34392 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Office Phone: +334 67 41 86 22
Lab Fax : +334 67 41 85 00

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