Chapters & Groups

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) – INCOSE Central
  • Alain Le Put (MALP Conseil) – AFIS WG
  • 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 (THALES) – MBSE Patterns
  • Anil Prasad (Medtronic plc) – Healthcare
  • Events
  • tbd
  • IT & Services
  • Karen Smiley (ABB Group)

Working Group Products

Note: SE Handbook V4 released during IS2015

Planned Working Sessions at the Next Events

2018 INCOSE International Workshop

Join us and contribute to the advancement of Product Line Systems Engineering!

  • Date: Jan. 20 – 23, 2018
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida, USA

The PLE IWG preliminary program is now available here!

Many interesting working sessions (internal and with other working groups are programmed).

Planned Presentations at the Next Annual

2017 INCOSE International Symposium

  • Dates: Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017
  • Location: Adelaide, Australia

The PLE program of activities at the next IS2017 can be found here. Waste no more time!

Other upcoming PLE-related Conferences and Events

2017 Systems and Software Product Line Conference (SPLC)

  • Dates: Sept. 25-29, 2017
  • Location: Seville, SPAIN

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.
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