Fourth International Workshop on Software Product Line Teaching
(co-located with SPLC)

Call for papers

New this year: We are calling for extended abstract papers (2 pages max) in ACM SIG Alternative Proceedings Style. Abstracts should describe the main topic and content of a talk that will be delivered at the workshop. We welcome opinionated and provocative talks that encourage discussions about the topic of teaching SPLs. Submissions will be selected based on relevance to the workshop topics and suitability to trigger discussions. Papers should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair.

Why extended abstracts? There are two reasons. First, we expect to attract many submissions with such a lightweight format. The writing effort is less important than in a 4-pages or 8-pages format. Usual, formal requirements tend to discourage some people while the goal should remain simple – sharing experiences and exchanging on the topic. Second, extended abstracts do not preclude authors to submit a longer version to other events like conferences or journals (actually it can help participants to prepare such extensions).

We are interested in experience reports, which identify and structure open challenges and research questions, focusing on all topics related to teaching in the context of SPLs. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Experiences with teaching SPLs to students or practitioners
  • Best practices for teaching SPLs
  • Innovative curricula or course formats
  • Impact of the online education movement (MOOCs) on teaching SPLs
  • Innovative methods for teaching SPLs in online courses
  • Integration of SPL research into teaching and training
  • Ensuring graduated students meet industry needs through the understanding of SPL techniques
  • Innovative use of social media for knowledge management in SPL teaching
  • Opinions about teaching SPLs

Submissions will be selected based on the relevance to the workshop topics and the suitability to trigger discussions. Papers should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair

*Submissions must follow the 2017 ACM Master Article Template. Latex users are indicated to use the “sigconf” option, so they are recommended to use the template that can be found in “sample-sigconf.tex”. In this way, the following latex code can be placed at the start of the latex document: \documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}

The selected extended abstracts will be included in volume 2 of the SPLC conference proceedings published by ACM.

The comprehensive call for papers

Important dates

Submission May 28, 2019 (AOE time)
Notification of Acceptance June 18, 2019
Camera-ready Deadline July 2, 2019
Workshop September 10, 2019

Organizers: Mathieu Acher, Rick Rabiser, Roberto E. Lopez-Herrejon ;; Nanoc Conference Template (License GPL v3) © Jean-Rémy Falleri