BigLever Software to Spotlight Second Generation Product Line Engineering Innovations
at the 16th International Software Product Line Conference in Brazil

AUSTIN, Texas – August 30, 2012 – BigLever Software™, the leading provider of systems and software product line engineering (PLE) solutions, announced today that Dr. Charles Krueger, the company's Founder and CEO, and Dr. Paul Clements, Vice President of Customer Success, will present a variety of sessions at the 16th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2012) in Brazil. Sessions to be presented by BigLever will focus on the latest innovations and advances in the field enabled by second generation product line engineering (2G PLE) for systems and software.

SPLC is the premier forum for practitioners, researchers and educators working in the field. This year's conference will be held in Salvador, Brazil on September 2 - 7, 2012. The conference agenda is designed to enable attendees to explore trends, experiences, achievements, and new directions for the future growth of the industry.

BigLever sessions will include a case study paper, entitled Mega-Scale Product Line Engineering at General Motors, which will be co-presented with Rick Flores, Product Line Engineering Practice Lead at General Motors. This paper was selected by the program committee to receive the Best Paper Award for the conference's Industry Track, which provides practitioners the opportunity to learn from the experiences and notable successes of other practitioners in the field.

Dr. Paul Clements will moderate an industry panel discussion entitled PLE: Engineering Beyond Software. Panel participants will include Dr. Charles Krueger and other leading PLE experts from Siemens, General Motors, IBM, and Clemson University. The panel discussion will address one of the most significant current issues in the PLE field – that shared engineering assets need not just be software. Panelists will explore how shared product line assets across the lifecycle – such as requirements, designs, test plans and test cases, user documentation, project management artifacts, and more – may present the most profitable opportunities for exploiting commonality, managing variation, and realizing the major benefits delivered by 2G PLE.

BigLever sessions include:

Tutorial: Second Generation Systems and Software Product Line Engineering
Tuesday, September 4, 2:00 pm
Presenters:
Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever Software
Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software

Presentation: Mega-Scale Product Line Engineering at General Motors
Wednesday, September 5, 11:00 am
Presenters:
Rick Flores, General Motors
Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever Software
Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software

Demonstration: Systems and Software Product Line Engineering with BigLever Software
Gears

Wednesday, September 5, 3:00 pm
Presenters:
Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever Software
Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software

Panel Discussion: PLE – Engineering Beyond Software
Friday, September 7, 11:00 am
Moderator: Dr. Paul Clements, BigLever Software
Panelists:
Dr. John McGregor, Clemson University
Rick Flores, General Motors
Dr. Christa Schwanninger, Siemens AG Corporate Technology
Greg Gorman, IBM Rational
Dr. Charles Krueger, BigLever Software