A better world through a systems approach

Welcome to the Product Line Engineering International Working Group!

Mission & Objectives


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


  • 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


  • 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.​​


Chair Hugo-Guillermo CHALÉ GÓNGORA (THALES)
Co-chairs Charlie Krueger (BigLever) Rowland Darbin (General Dynamics)
AFIS PLE WG Alain Le Put (MALP Conseil)
Work products Bob Malone (Boeing)
Webinars Suresh Tirumalai (GE Oil&Gas) Konstantinos Vilaetis (NY AirBrake)
Outreach Paul Clements (BigLever)
ISO committee
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
Events tbd
IT & Services H.G. Chalé G (THALES) acting

Working Group Products

Note: SE Handbook V4 released during IS2015

Planned Working Sessions at the Next Events

2019 INCOSE International Workshop

Content to be published

Planned Presentations at the Next Annual

2018 INCOSE International Symposium

  • Dates: July 9 - 12, 2018
  • Location: Washington, DC - USA

The PLE program of activities at the next IS2018 can be downloaded using the link below.
Waste no more time!

Other upcoming PLE-related Conferences and Events

2018 Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC)

  • Dates: Sept. 10-14, 2018
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

For other product line related conferences, see the conference list maintained by the PLE IWG.

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