Special issue on Empirical Evidence on Software Product Line Engineering

Special issue on Empirical Evidence on Software Product Line Engineering

Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal

==== SCOPE ====

Software product line engineering (SPLE) is a paradigm that advocates
the reusability of software assets and the rapid development of new
applications for a target domain. These objectives are achieved by
capturing the commonalities and variabilities between the applications
of a target domain and through the development of comprehensive and
variability-rich models. Software product line engineering practices
offer desirable characteristics such as rapid product development,
reduced time-to-market, quality improvement, and more affordable
development costs as a result of a systematic management of the
variabilities in a set of products (the product line) leading to
methodical reuse of software assets.

In light of these achieved benefits, the software product line
community has received very significant attention both in research and
in industry. However, a recent systematic literature review showed
that only a limited portion of the proposed work actually offers
serious or effective empirical evidence regarding the appropriateness,
usability and/or effectiveness of their work.

This special issue seeks submissions in areas pertaining to empirical
evidence of success or failure of software product line or emerging
software product line approaches.  Contributions in the following
forms are especially encouraged:

* Industrial experience reports, case studies and action-research in SPL
* Applied SPL approaches with a strong empirical component
* New research methods for evaluating SPL research
* Measurement, comparison and development of empirical methods in SPL
* Studies on SPL technology transfer to industry
* Longitudinal studies of SPL evolution over time
* Process improvement in SPLs supported by empirical evidences
* Cost-benefit analysis for SPLs in practice

==== TIMELINE ====

Submission Deadline: 	20-January-2014
First Notification: 	24-March-2014
Major Revisions Due: 	25-April-2014
Second Notification: 	16-June-2014
Minor Revision Due: 	4-August-2014
Final Recommendations: 	22-October-2014


Authors are invited to submit original contributions to
Authors should state in their cover letter to the EiC that "This
manuscript is submitted for the special issue on Empirical Evidence in
Software Product Line Engineering". Submission instructions can be
found under "Information for Authors" at:

==== GUEST EDITORS (alphabetical order) ====
Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Canada
David Benavides, University of Seville, Spain
Per Runeson, Lund University, Sweden
Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Received on Friday, 29 November 2013 19:50:48 UTC