Call for Demonstrations and Tools

This track highlights live demonstrations of product-line tools and practices tackling current industrial challenges.


The SPLC 2024 Demonstrations and Tools track provides an opportunity for live demonstrations of academic or commercial systems and software product-line tools. Accepted demonstrations and tools will be presented within the main conference session (using a mix of slides and the running tool) and at demo booths during a dedicated session or breaks and on-demand.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to demonstrations and tools supporting:

  • feature modeling,
  • variability management,
  • validation and verification,
  • product derivation and generation,
  • product-line testing and further analyses,
  • measurement and optimization of non-functional properties of product lines,
  • language product lines.


Tools that support dealing with variability or configurability in different domains such as IT, software-intensive and cyber-physical systems, web and cloud-based systems (incl. (micro) service-oriented systems), Internet of Things, consumer electronics, automotive, automation, software ecosystems and multi-product lines, etc. are welcome.


Demonstration and tool papers must present either a new tool, a new tool component, or novel extensions to an existing tool. Tool previously shown at SPLC should include a specific description of its new features. Tool papers should provide a short description of the theoretical foundations, after which emphasis should be on design and implementation concerns (incl. software architecture and core data structures), closed by the description of experience with realistic case studies. It is strongly encouraged to make the tool publicly available, preferably on the web, even if only for evaluation. The page limit for all demonstration and tool submissions is four pages, including figures and references, plus at most two pages for an appendix (which will not be published in the proceedings) describing the presentation of the tool or concept during the conference. Submissions must also include a link to a short (max. 5 minutes) video demonstrating the core features of the approach or tool.

Submissions must adhere to the latest ACM Master Article 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:

\acmConference[SPLC’24] {28th ACM International Systems and Software Product Lines Conference} {September 2-6, 2024} {Luxembourg}

\acmConference[SPLC’24] {28th ACM International Systems and Software Product Lines Conference} {September 2-6, 2024} {Luxembourg}

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 author of the accepted submission must pay a full registration fee for the submission to be published. SPLC 2024 is primarily a physical event and papers are expected to be presented on site, except where no co-author is able to attend SPLC 2024 in Luxembourg. If any co-author of a paper is attending physically, they will need to present the paper. If no co-author is able to come to Luxembourg to present an accepted paper, we ask that you let us know for which paper no co-author is able to present in-person. Such remote presenters will be accommodated for presenting online, live where feasible or else via a recording in exceptional circumstances.


At least three demonstrations and tools committee members will review each submission. The criteria for evaluating a submission include:

  • the relevance of the proposed demonstration to the SPLC audience,
  • the technical soundness of the demonstrated tool,
  • the originality of the submission’s underlying ideas,
  • the quality of the submission’s presentation and its associated video, and
  • the degree to which the submission considers the relevant literature

The track follows a single-blind review process.

Submission link

Submissions should be sent using EasyChair: (Demo and Tools Track)


Important Dates (AoE time)

  • Submission deadline: June 9, 2024 June 14, 2024 (23h59, AoE) 
  • Notification date: June 30, 2024
  • Camera-ready copy submission (and registration): July 10, 2024




Xhevahire Tërnava
Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
José Galindo
University of Seville, Spain

Program Committee

  • Kevin Feichtinger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE
  • Paul Temple, Université de Rennes 1, FR
  • Chico Sundermann, University of Ulm, DE
  • Miguel Rodríguez Luaces, Universidade da Coruña, CITIC, Database Lab, ES
  • Johann Mortara, Thoody Consulting, MC
  • Mónica Pinto, University of Málaga, ES
  • VietMan Le, Graz University of Technology, AT
  • José Miguel Horcas Aguilera, University of Málaga, ES
  • Georges Aaron Randrianaina, University of Rennes, FR