Call for Papers

Poster version of the Call For Paper : CFP.pdf

Easychair submission site :


Managing variability is a major issue in the development, maintenance, and evolution of software-intensive systems. To be managed effectively and efficiently, variability must be explicitly modelled. As in VaMoS ’14, the upcoming workshop goes beyond its predecessors by addressing variability more widely, including variability in requirements, architecture, implementation, validation, and verification as well as evolution of variability – just to name the most important of the related issues.

The aim of the VaMoS workshop series is to bring together researchers from various 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

Paper submission deadline: November 24, 2014 (Update!)
Review deadline: December 08, 2014
Notification of acceptance: December 12, 2014
Camera-ready version deadline: December 19, 2014
Workshop in Hildesheim: January 21 – 23, 2015


Workshop Format

VaMoS ’15, 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 VaMoSrelated 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 (

Easychair submission site :


Review Procedure

Each paper will be assigned to at least 3 members of the program committee. In case of discrepancies in the reviews an online discussion will be initiated among the PC members to find consensus on accepting or rejecting a paper. If a paper contains interesting ideas but lacks a proper presentation a PC member will be assigned as shepherd to support the authors in fixing these problems. The revised version will also be subject to a review. After the end of the discussion phase papers are selected based on review and discussion results as expressed by the PC members.



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