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Tutorials provide a valuable opportunity for conference participants to expand their product line knowledge and skills. Tutorials may focus on introductory product line topics, such as how to introduce a product line approach into an organization, or on advanced tools, approaches, methods, and best practices. We also welcome tutorials focusing on product line-related topics such as software ecosystems, domain-specific languages and model-driven engineering, self-adaptive systems, and systems of systems and cyber-physical systems. For those topics, however, make sure to clearly explain the relation to product lines. We particularly encourage tutorials that have a practical (tool) aspect to make the presentations more engaging.

Tutorials will be held during the first two days of the conference week in full-day or half-day sessions.


  • Tutorial proposals due: May 16, 2018
  • Notification: June 6, 2018
  • Final version of the 1 page description for the proceedings: July 2, 2018


A tutorial proposal consists of two pages describing the topic, the plan for conducting the tutorial, and the backgrounds of the presenters and the tutorial:

  • The Topic section should include the title, goals, and intended audience of the tutorial (practical vs. academic; beginner vs. advanced). The topic should be described in detail, stressing its importance and timeliness.
  • The Plan section should include: a preliminary schedule of events including estimated times and length of the tutorial (half-day/full-day); a detailed description of what the tutorial will cover; a justification of the tutorial for SPLC 2018; an explanation of how the tutorial will be conducted; and a link to sample material or notes, especially if the topic is being proposed for the first time.
  • The Presenters’ Backgrounds section should include relevant biographical information and summaries of the presenters’ technical presentation and tutorial experience.
  • The Tutorial Background section should include a description of where and when the tutorial has been offered previously and any evaluations that were done.

The page limit for tutorial proposals is 2 pages.

The ACM styles have changed recently, and all authors should use the official 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:


\acmConference[SPLC'18]{22nd International Conference on Software Product Line}{10--14 September, 2018}{Gothenburg, Sweden}

Submissions will be reviewed by the tutorial program committee consisting of the chairs and assisted by the other SPLC track chairs in case of conflicts. Submissions must be sent using EasyChair (select the “Tutorials” track).

All people giving an accepted tutorial must register and attend SPLC 2018.

A one-page description of all accepted tutorials (following the ACM guidelines described above) will be published in the SPLC 2018 conference proceedings, planned to be published in the ACM Digital Library. Current information can be found on the conference homepage.



Christoph Elsner
Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
Rick Rabiser
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria