Session Title Product Line Engineering and Domain Specific Languages – Current Challenges and Future Trends

Session Type Think Tank

Duration 90 minutes

Session Description

In this Think Tank session, we will collect, organise and discuss (1) current challenges and (2) upcoming new concepts in the areas of Product Line Engineering, Domain-Specific Languages, Variability Modelling and Model-Driven Development. The goal is to create a map of challenges and topics, which sets an agenda for researchers and practitioners.

Topics of interest include:

  • Product Line Engineering and Model-Driven technologies.
  • Application of model-driven technologies (such as EMF, oAW) to realise variability in Domain-Specific Languages.
  • Challenges given by particular domains (e.g. embedded systems).
  • DSL support for variability (What is required in DSL technologies to support variability?)
  • Product Configuration and Derivation with DSLs.
  • Complexity, Scalability, Performance (Variability in very large DSL models).
Speaker(s) Goetz Botterweck (Lero, University of Limerick)
Dr. Goetz Botterweck leads the project on “Model-Driven Product Derivation” at Lero – The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, University of Limerick. His main research interests are model-driven software engineering, software product lines, domain-specific languages and user interface engineering.


Andreas Pleuss (Lero, University of Limerick)
Andreas Pleuss is a researcher at Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, University of Limerick. Before joining Lero he worked at the University of Munich, Media Informatics group. His research interests are Model Driven Engineering, User Interface Design, and Software Product Lines.

Intended Audience Researchers with an interest in applied / industry-related research. Practitioners with an interest