Call for Tutorial Proposals

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 introducing a product line approach into an organization, or on advanced topics that fit the conference’s scope. Such 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 topics that fit the conference’s scope, such as tools, emergent approaches, methods, and best practices. We also welcome tutorials focusing on cross-disciplinary product line-related topics such as applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning, software ecosystems, domain-specific languages, model-driven engineering, self-adaptive systems, systems of systems, and cyber-physical systems. However, for these topics, make sure to clearly explain the relation to product lines. We particularly encourage tutorials with a practical (tool) aspect to make the presentations more engaging. Authors from previous editions of SPLC are invited to propose tutorials that explain practically how to use their product-line approach. Tutorials that illustrate the combined use of several existing languages/tools/methods to expand each approach’s applicability are also welcome.

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

Submission/Publishing

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:

  • Topic: This 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, emphasizing its importance and timeliness.
  • Plan: This 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 2023; an explanation of how the tutorial will be conducted (lecture, hands-on training or any combination of them); and a link to sample material or notes, especially if the topic is being proposed for the first time.
  • Presenters’ Background: This section should include relevant biographical information and summaries of the presenters’ technical presentation and tutorial experience.
  • Tutorial Background: This 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.

Submissions must adhere to the latest ACM Master Article Template: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

Latex users should 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 to create a double column layout:

\documentclass[sigconf,review]{acmart}
 
\acmConference[SPLC'23]{27th International Systems and Software Product Line Conference}{August 28--September 1, 2023}{Tokyo, Japan}

The SPLC proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

By submitting your article to an ACM Publication, you are hereby acknowledging that you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM’s new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects. Alleged violations of this policy or any ACM Publications Policy will be investigated by ACM and may result in a full retraction of your paper, in addition to other potential penalties, as per ACM Publications Policy.

Please ensure that you and your co-authors obtain an ORCID ID, so you can complete the publishing process for your accepted paper. ACM has been involved in ORCID from the start and we have recently made a commitment to collect ORCID IDs from all of our published authors. The collection process has started and will roll out as a requirement throughout 2022. We are committed to improve author discoverability, ensure proper attribution and contribute to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.

Submissions will be reviewed by the tutorial chairs and assisted by the other SPLC track chairs in case of conflicts.

All people giving an accepted tutorial must register and attend SPLC 2022.

A one-page description of all accepted tutorials will be published in the SPLC 2023 conference proceedings. Proceedings of SPLC’23 will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Submission link

Submissions must be sent using EasyChair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=splc23 (Tutorial Track)

Important Dates (AoE time)

  • Tutorial submission: June 12, 2023
  • Notification: July 2, 2023
  • Final version of the 1-page description for the proceedings: July 9, 2023
  • Tutorials: August 28/29, 2023

Chairs

Shaukat Ali
Simula, Norway
Mahsa Varshosaz
IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Contact: splc23tutorialtrack@easychair.org