A better world through a systems approach

Welcome to the Product Line Engineering International Working Group!

Mission & Objectives

Mission

  • Promote PLE (Product Line Engineering) and related SE (Systems Engineering) best practices
  • Coordinate activities around PLE at INCOSE level and share results

Objectives

  • Help our members acquire Know‐How:
  • Compare to the State‐of‐Art
  • Share concerns, experiences, good practices, and traps to avoid
  • Provide guidelines to set up and evolve PLE in organizations

Scope

  • All types of Systems, Markets, & Organizations
  • All the SE Processes (needs, requirements, architecture, integration and tests, …)
  • All maturity levels of PLE, from opportunistic to completely Integrated and anticipated strategies

Our group charter is available online here.​​


Leadership

Co-chairs Hugo-Guillermo CHALÉ GÓNGORA (Thales), Rowland Darbin (General Dynamics)
Work products Bob Malone (Boeing), Drew Stovall (BigLever)
Outreach Paul Clements (BigLever)
ISO committee
representative
Charlie Krueger (BigLever)
INCOSE Liaisons Beth Wilson (Raytheon) – System Security and Systems-of-systems
Matthew Hause (PTC) – Transport
Matthew Hause (PTC) / Arnaud Durantin (3DS) – MBSE
Bill Bolander (IBM) – Automotive
Tracy Scott-Parry (UTC) / Arnaud Durantin (3DS) – Requirements
TBD – Tool interoperability
H.G. Chalé (THALES) / Raul Mazo (UP1-Sorbonne) – Critical Infrastructure RP, Agile SE
C. Krueger (BigLever) / H.G. Chalé G (THALES) – MBSE Patterns
Anil Prasad (Medtronic plc) – Healthcare
Drew Stovall (BigLever) – Configuration Management
Events tbd
IT & Services H.G. Chalé G (THALES) acting

Working Group Products

Note: SE Handbook V4 released during IS2015

Current Activities / Work Product Leaders

 Work Product  Lead
ISO 26580 Standard -Methods and Tools for the Feature-Based Approach to Systems and Software Product Line Engineering
Charlie Krueger (BigLever)
PLE Primer
 Paul Clements (BigLever)
INSIGHT Magazine June 2019 Issue : "Product Line Engineering"
 Matthew Hause (PTC)
INSIGHT Magazine June/July 2020 Issue: "System Security in Product Line Engineering"  Beth Wilson
INCOSE SEBoK Updates Drew Stovall (BigLever)
Matthew Hause (PTC)

Planned Working Sessions at the Next Events

INCOSE International Symposium 2019

  • Dates: July 20-25, 2019
  • Location: Orlando, Florida - USA

Planned Presentations at the Next Annual

INCOSE International Symposium 2019

  • Dates: July 20-25, 2019
  • Location: Orlando, Florida - USA

PLE Conferences and Events

Conferences focused on product families and variability subjects


SPLC 2019 : 23rd International Systems and Software Product Line Conference

  • Dates: Sept. 9-13, 2019
  • Location: Paris, France

VAMOS 2019 : 13th International Workshop on Variability Modeling of Software-Intensive Systems

  • Dates: February 6-8, 2019
  • Location: Leuven, Belgium

Smart Variant.Con

  • Dates: June 24-25, 2019
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

MCP-CE : World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation

  • Dates:
  • Location:

CONFWS 19 : Workshop on Configuration

  • Dates:
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany

IWCT 2019 : 8th International Workshop on Combinatorial Testing

  • Dates: April 23, 2019
  • Location: Xian, China


General engineering conferences encompassing product family related subjects

ICED 19 : 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design

  • Dates: August 5-8, 2019
  • Location: Delft, The Netherlands

How To Participate

Our PLE group is growing fast. We invite you to join us!

Membership in the PLE IWG is open to any INCOSE member. To join the group:
  • Log into your INCOSE account
  • Go to your Profile Page, and scroll to the bottom left section titled "My Committees and Working Groups"
  • Click the link for "Browse / Join a Working Group"
  • Find the Product Lines group and click on View to see roster; the Join option is at the bottom of the page

Shared working documents, meeting minutes and presentation material are available in our CONNECT page.
Visit us at https://connect.incose.org/WorkingGroups/ProductLines/Pages/Home.aspx