The fundamental premise of product line engineering (PLE) is that the investment in a family of products pays off later by allowing systematic, efficient derivation of products. This should be automated as much as possible, which can be achieved via model-driven engineering (MDE) techniques.

Research in PLE and MDE has many intersections. PLE leverages MDE to specify variability, domain concepts, configurations and more. (Semi-) automated product derivation requires mappings between the models on different abstraction layers and model transformations to derive an implementation from a configuration.

In addition, latest research shows the increasing need for concepts to deal with very large and evolving systems. Product lines can no longer rely on an immutable scope but need to be considered as evolving systems which can span over organizational boundaries. Thus, there is a need to investigate latest concepts from MDE like model-driven evolution and co-evolution, consistency management, multi-paradigm modelling, etc.

In this workshop we aim to bring together researchers and practitioners to foster the exchange of concepts and ideas be­tween them to address these challenges.

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