Call for Papers
Seventh International Workshop on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems (VaMoS)   Pisa, Italy, January 23-25, 2013
Abstract Submission:   November 4 2012
Full Paper:   November 11, 2012
Notification:   December 7, 2012
Final version Due:   December 18, 2012
Early Registration Deadline:   January 7, 2013
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  (CFP download:  PDF file |  MS Word DOC file |  plain TEXT file)   Abstract

Variability management is a major challenge in the development, maintenance, and evolution of software-intensive systems. An important precondition to the effective and efficient management of variability is that it must be explicitly modelled. Thus VaMoS 2013 will focus broadly on innovative work in the area of variability modelling and management. We particularly invite contributions with a strong variability modelling aspect, but also addressing the wider area of variability management, e.g., requirements, architecture, implementation, and evolution.

The VaMoS workshop series aims at bringing together researchers from different areas dedicated to mastering variability to discuss advantages, drawbacks, and complementarities of various approaches and to present new results for mastering variability throughout the whole life cycle of systems, system families, and product lines.

The workshop will feature invited keynotes as well as peer-reviewed paper presentations.

  Important Dates (EXTENDED)  
   Abstracts Submission:    October 28, 2012    November 4, 2012 (*)
   Full Papers Submission:    November 4, 2012    November 11, 2012 (*)
   Notification:    December 2, 2012    December 7
   Final Version due:    December 18, 2012  
   Early Registration Deadline:    January 7, 2013   
   Workshop in Pisa:    January 23-25, 2013  
 (*): 23:59 Pago Pago, American Samoa time, UTC-11 

Featuring Keynotes by

  • Paola Inverardi
    (University of L´Aquila - IT)
  • Øystein Haugen
    (SINTEF - University of Oslo - NO)
  Workshop Format

VaMoS 2013, like the previous VaMoS workshops, will be a highly interactive event. Each session is organized such that discussions among presenters of papers, discussants and other participants are stimulated. Typically, after a paper is presented, it is immediately discussed by pre-assigned discussants, after which a free discussion involving all participants follows. Each session is closed by a general discussion of all papers presented in the session.

The workshop language is English.

Attendance is open to authors of accepted papers, invited speakers, organizers, PC members, and to guest visitors who commit to become assigned as discussants of papers.

  Topics (non-exclusive)
  • Variability across the software life cycle
  • Separation of concerns and modularity
  • Variability evolution
  • Variability mining
  • Reverse engineering for variability
  • Feature, aspect, and service orientation
  • Software configuration management
  • Architecture and design approaches for variability
  • Software economic aspects of variability
  • Visualization and management of variability
  • Adaptivity at runtime and development time
  • Formal reasoning and automated analysis of variability
  • Programming languages and tool support
  • Case studies and empirical studies

We look forward to receiving the following types of submissions:

  • Research papers describing novel contributions to the field of variability.
  • Problem statements describing open issues of theoretical or practical nature.
  • Reports on positive or negative experiences with techniques and tools related to VaMoS.
  • Surveys and comparative studies that investigate pros, cons and complementarities of existing VaMoS-related approaches.
  • Research-in-progress reports including research results at a premature stage.
  • Vision papers stating where the research in the field should be heading towards.
  • Tool demonstrations describing the variability-related features of CASE tools.

The length of the submitted papers should be between 4 and 8 pages in ACM proceedings format

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The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the ACM Conference Proceedings Series, which includes a publication in the ACM digital library. Previous editions of VaMoS have been indexed in the DBLP repository:


CNR Research Area in Pisa VaMoS 2013 will be hosted by the ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy.

Steering Committee
   Ulrich Eisenecker, University of Leipzig, DE
   Patrick Heymans, PReCISE, University of Namur, BE
   Kyo-Chul Kang, Pohang University of Science and Technology, KR
   Andreas Metzger, University of Duisburg-Essen, DE
   Klaus Pohl, University of Duisburg-Essen, DE
  General Chair
   Stefania Gnesi, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione, IT
  Program Co-chairs
   Philippe Collet, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis - I3S/CNRS, FR
   Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, DE
  Program Committee
   Vander Alves, BR
   Sven Apel, DE
   Eduardo Santana de Almeida, BR
   David Benavides, ES
   Maurice ter Beek, IT
   Nelly Bencomo, INRIA FR
   Paulo Borba, BR
   Jan Bosch, SE
   Goetz Botterweck, IR
   Manfred Broy, DE
   Danilo Beuche, DE
   Dave Clarke, BE
   Krzysztof Czarnecki, CA
   Oscar Díaz, ES
   Martin Erwig, USA
   Alessandro Fantechi, IT
   Jeff Gray, US
   Paul Grünbacher, AT
   Øystein Haugen, NO
   Patrick Heymans, BE
   Veit Jahns, DE
   Jean-Marc Jézéquel, FR
   Isabel John, DE
   Christian Kästner, DE
   Tomoji Kishi, JP
   Jaejoon Lee, GB
   Frank van der Linden, NL
   Christian Prehofer, DE
   Rick Rabiser, AT
   Mark-Oliver Reiser, DE
   Camille Salinesi, FR
   Ina Schaefer, DE
   Vanessa Stricker, DE
   Salvador Trujillo, ES
   Karina Villela, DE
   Andrzej Wasowski, DK
   Cláudia Maria Lima Werner, BR


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Keynote Speakers


Important Dates (Extended)

  • Abstracts Submission:
    November 4, 2012 (*)
  • Full Papers Submission:
    November 11, 2012 (*)
  • Notification:
    December 7, 2012
  • Final Version due:
    December 18, 2012
  • Early Registration Deadline:
    January 7, 2013
    15 January, 2013
  • Workshop dates:
    January 23-25, 2013
  • (*): 23:59 Pago Pago, American Samoa time, UTC-11


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