Call for journal first papers

Journal-First Track


SPLC invites journal-first presentations for papers published recently in high quality software engineering journals, such as for example TSE, TOSEM, IST, EMSE and JSS. The goal is to offer the authors an opportunity to interact directly with the community and offer the SPLC attendees a richer program. The journal-first manuscripts are published through the journals and a one-page summary will appear in the SPLC proceedings with a pointer to the journal publication.



A journal-first presentation submitted to SPLC 2024 must adhere to the following criteria:

  • The paper is available at the publisher web site in the time frame of May 2022 to April 2024.
  • The paper is clearly in the scope of the conference, as defined in the call for SPLC 2024 research track and has the potential to offer novel insights and research directions to the SPLC community.
  • The paper reports completely new research results or presents novel contributions that significantly extend and were not previously presented at the SPLC conference.
  • The paper has not been presented at, and is not under consideration for, journal-first programs of other similar conferences.


How to Submit

Authors of manuscripts that respect these criteria are invited to submit a one-page presentation proposal consisting of the paper title, authors, an extended abstract, and a pointer to the original journal paper. 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 International Systems and Software Product Line Conference}{September 2--6, 2024}{Luxembourg}


Easychair Submission Link:

Please upload the PDF and a ZIP file with the sources and the original journal article.


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 the published authors. ACM is committed to improving author discoverability, ensuring proper attribution, and contributing to ongoing community efforts around name normalization; your ORCID ID will help in these efforts.



Proposals will be selected according to the quality of the publication and journal after checking that the paper is in scope to the conference. As the papers have been already reviewed and accepted by the journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical content. Our plan is to include in the journal first program as many papers as possible; only in case an exceptionally high number of proposals is received, not all submissions might be selected. If needed, presentation proposals will be prioritized according to fit to the conference theme and structure of sessions.



  • Submission:  June 9th, 2024
  • Notification for invitation:  June 30th, 2024
  • Camera ready summary papers:  July 10th, 2024



At least one author of each presentation accepted for the journal-first program must register and attend the conference to present the paper.



Tao Yue
Beihang University, China
Lidia Fuentes
Universidad de Malaga, Spain



Program Committee

  • Man ZhangBeihang University
  • David Benavides University of Seville
  • Mercedes Amor PinillaUniversidad de Málaga
  • Xiao-Yi ZhangUniversity of Science and Technology
  • Tomoji KishiWaseda University
  • Roberto Erick Lopez-HerrejonEcole de Technologie Superieure
  • Angelo GargantiniUniversity of Bergamo
  • Goetz BotterweckTrinity College Dublin, Lero