26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering

16-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

VarIS 2014 - 2nd International Workshop on Variability Support in Information Systems


The VarIS workshop will focus on variability issues in IS not from an isolated point of view, but as an integrated part of a development project. The overall goal of the workshop is to look at variability issues in a wide perspective, trying to understand not just the techniques and languages that allow capturing and representing IS variability, but also to understand IS variability including its drivers, economic implications, etc. VarIS will discuss the current state of ongoing research, industry needs, future trends, and practical experiences.


The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Managing variability in IS lifecycle

  • Requirements engineering for variability in IS
  • Variability modelling (e.g., software and BP models, data models, IS handbooks)
  • Configuring IS artefacts to a particular application context
  • Run-time adaptation of IS artefacts
  • Evolution of IS artefacts
  • Analysing and mining IS artefacts showing variability
  • Merging IS artefacts to a configurable artefact

Understanding IS variability

  • Drivers of variability in IS (variability knowledge management)
  • Economic impact of variability in IS
  • Traceability of variability across different IS artefacts (e.g., requirements and software specifications, process models, test cases, system documentation)
  • Visualizing IS artefacts showing variability
  • Impact of Variability on IS architectures

Variability in Industrial Practice

  • Case studies and experiments
  • Experiences with actual implementations
  • Tool and method support to enable variability in IS
  • Understandability, maintainability, scalability, and usability of IS modelling artefacts dealing with variability


Types of submissions

  1. Full research papers
  2. Short research papers
  3. Industry papers

Format instructions

All papers (independently of the type) should be of up to 15 pages and submitted in Adobe PDF format. Please follow the LNBIP format instructions for all of them. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. The papers should be submitted through the Easychair conference management system.

Important dates

  • Paper Submission: Feb 24, 2014
  • Notification: Mar 21, 2014
  • Camera-ready: Mar 30, 2014
  • Workshop: Jun 16, 2014

Organizing Committee

  • Felix Garcia (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)
  • Manfred Reichert (University of Ulm)
  • Victoria Torres (Universitat Politecnica de València)

Program Committee

  • Danilo Caivano, University of Bari, Italy
  • Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Remco Dijkman, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Martin Eigner, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Joan Fons, Universidad Politécnica de Valenica, Spain
  • Alena Hallerbach, Daimler TSS, Germany
  • Marta Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Jaejoon Lee, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Richard Lenz, University of Nurnberg-Erlangen, Germany
  • Mathias Lohrmann, KPMG, Germany
  • Raúl Mazo, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, France
  • Jan Mendling, WU Vienna, Austria
  • Jürgen Münch, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Selmin Nurcan, Sorbonne Graduate Business School, France
  • Vicente Pelechano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Francisco Ruiz, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Antonio Ruiz-Cortés, University of Seville, Spain
  • Lucineia Thom, University of Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Matthias Weske, University of Postdam, Germany

Workshop's website


last updated on: 11:28, Thursday 12th, December 2013