Konferenz  /  10.9.2018  -  14.9.2018

22nd International Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC2018)

Die Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) ist ein führendes Forum, bei dem Wissenschaftler, Praktiker und Pädagogen die neuesten Ideen, Trends, Erfahrungen und Herausforderungen im Bereich der Produktlinienentwicklungen für Software und Systeme vorstellen und diskutieren können. Die Veranstaltungen im Rahmen der Konferenz bieten die Möglichkeit, sowohl echte Erfahrungen von Branchenführern als auch die neuesten Ideen von Wissenschaftlern zu hören und von beiden zu lernen.

Die 22. Internationale Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC2018) findet vom 10. bis 14. September 2018 in Göteborg, Schweden, statt. Die SPLC2018 wird in Kooperation mit ACM SIGSOFT veranstaltet. Weitere Infos über die SPLC2018 und ihre Tracks sind hier zu finden.

Das Fraunhofer IESE ist mit folgenden Beiträgen  vertreten:

How do our neighbors do product line engineering?
A comparison of hardware and software product line engineering approaches from an industrial perspective (Martin Becker (IESE)Donnerstag, 13.09., Technical Session 6 – Community, Industry Track, 15:15-17:00

Product line engineering (PLE) approaches have been followed in industry for hardware and software solutions for more than three decades now. However, the different engineering disciplines (e.g., mechanical, electrical, software) have developed and evolved their approaches within their own realms, which is fine as long as there is no need for integrated approaches. Driven by the increasing complexity of systems, there is a rising need for interdisciplinary systems engineering these days. Companies engineering cyber-physical systems and their components have to integrate product line engineering approaches across the involved engineering disciplines to enable global optimization of portfolio, solution structures, and assets along their lifecycle. From a bird's-eye view, there is noticeable commonality but also variety in the approaches followed for PLE in the different engineering disciplines, which renders the integration of approaches a non-trivial endeavor.

In order to foster the development of integrated PLE approaches, this paper explores, maps, and compares PLE approaches in the field of hardware and software engineering. Furthermore, the paper identifies integration opportunities and challenges. As the paper targets industrial practitioners, it mainly provides references to respective industrial events and material and does not fully cover related work in the respective research communities.

A Study and Comparison of Industrial vs. Academic Software
Product Line Research Published at SPLC (Martin Becker (IESE), präsentiert von Rick Rabiser)
Donnerstag, 13.09., Technical Session 6 – Community, Research Track, 15:15-17:00

The study presented in this paper aims to provide evidence for the hypothesis that software product line research has been changing and that the works in industry and academia have diverged over time. We analyzed a subset (140) of all (593) papers published at the Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) until 2017. The subset was randomly selected to cover all years as well as types of papers. We assessed the research type of the papers (academic or industry), the kind of evaluation (application example, empirical, etc.), and the application domain. Also, we assessed which product line life-cycle phases, development practices, and topics the papers address. We present an analysis of the topics covered by academic vs. industry research and discuss the evolution of these topics and their relation over the years. We also discuss implications for researchers and practitioners. We conclude that even though several topics have received more attention than others, academic research and industry research on software product lines are actually rather in line with each other