Transitioning Product Line and Component-Based Approaches to Industrial Practice 

International Workshop on Product Line Engineering The Early Steps: 
Planning, Modeling, and Managing








PLEES'03 took place in Erfurt 23rd of September

It is co-located with GPCE

and Node'03   

The papers can be found below.

The Call for Papers for PLEES'03

Material from the workshop 

The Workshop Proceedings

The Program Committee

The Call for Papers - 2003

The Call for Papers for the 2003 iteration can be found here



Material from the workshop

This year only five papers were accepted for the workshop:

Eelco Rommes. A People Oriented Approach to Product Line Scoping --- Enabling Stakeholder Cooperation with User Scenarios
(Paper, Presentation)

Daniel J. Paulish. Product Line Engineering for Global Development
(Paper, Presentation)

Andreas Reuys, Sacha Reis, Erik Kamsties, Klaus Pohl. Derivation of Domain Test Scenarios from Activity Diagrams
(Paper, Presentation)

Quan Young. Addressing The Synchronization Issue In Product Family Test Planning & Preparation In Practice

Jay van Zyl. An Approach to Assemble Software Products using a Product Line Approach
(Paper, paper was not presented)

In addition a presentation on the topic of product line introduction was given:

Klaus Schmid. Relating Product Line Adoption Mode and Relating Product Line Adoption Mode and Transition Transition Process



Workshop Proceedings

The workshop proceedings have been published as Technical Report 139.0/E at Fraunhofer IESE (

Download the proceedings here.



Program Committee

The 2003 Program Committee:

Günter Böckle, Siemens, Germany

Paul Clements, SEI, USA

Birgit Geppert, Avaya Labs, USA

Erik Kamsties, University Duisburg-Essen

Julio Leite, PUC-Rio

Frank Rössler, Avaya Labs, USA

Klaus Schmid, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

Organizers: Klaus Schmid and Birgit Geppert