Call for Contributions

Papers can be submitted to the workshop using the standard SPLC format. Submissions should present original, unpublished work and submitted to the workshop organizers. All the papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee to ensure high quality and relevance.

Selection will be made according mainly to the following criteria: adequacy to the topics of the workshop, technical soundness, novelty, significance and potential for generating discussion. Other such as quality of presentation and clarity of exposition will be evaluated just to provide recommendations for the final version of the contribution. We distinguish three types of papers:

Research papers
The workshop is soliciting original high quality research papers on all aspects of agile principles applied to software product line engineering. Papers should present original reports of substantive new work and make clear the novel aspects of the work they present and their contribution to the development of the area. They should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance and its relation to prior research. Full papers should emphasise what is new and significant about the chosen approach and adequately compare it with similar works. Research papers should not exceed 8 pages.

Position papers
Position papers are intended to allow space for preliminary work, general statements or useful experiences, which are of sufficient interest to publish, but which would not meet the review criteria for a research paper. They are intended to allow for presentation of new developments and works in progress. Therefore, position papers should state the author's research position with respect to current practice or trends in the field and therefore should emphasise topics that are particularly important at present. Radical and unconventional ideas are welcome. Position papers should not exceed 4 pages.

Experience reports
Experience papers should describe current challenges and trends of state-of-practice in the field. Actual case studies from practitioners showing the applicability of agile principles in software product line engineering or major improvements to the state-of-practice are especially welcomed. Experience reports should not exceed 8 pages.

Revised versions of the best papers presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier).