Below is the detailed program for the MultiPLE workshop. Please note that the schedule might slightly change due to other obligations of some of the speakers.
* For working session A, we will use affinity mapping and card sorting to collect and organize issues and challenges of multi product line engineering. Affinity mapping and card sorting are popular techniques for conceptualization and help to get a group of people to discuss and organize their collective knowledge. Participants will be given index cards and are asked to write down issues and challenges, one per card. Next, participants will be asked to collectively organize the cards into piles that represent similar concepts. Participants are allowed to merge or redistribute piles and move single cards, and will be asked to come up with a single name to describe the challenge represented by each pile. A picture will be taken of each pile, and used to drive the research agenda discussions. The contents of the piles will also be archived on the workshop website.
** In working session B, we will use the fishbowl technique to derive the discussion. This technique is a variant of a panel discussion, where the audience sits in concentric circles around a set of four or five chairs for the panelists in the innermost circle (the fishbowl). One of the panelist seats is initially kept empty. After the moderator introduces the topic, the panelists start discussing. The audience listens in on the discussion but does not participate. However, any member of the audience can, at any time, join the fishbowl by taking the empty chair. When that occurs, one of the current panelists must leave the fishbowl so that there is again a free chair. This process repeats until the time runs out, after which the moderator summarizes the discussion.
The workshop will be co-located with SPLC 2013, in Tokyo, Japan.
We will update this with venue and room information once that becomes available
Registration for the workshop will be through the SPLC 2013 website.