R. Chitchyan, J. Noppen, I. Groher: Sustainability in Software Product Lines: Report on Discussion Panel at SPLC 2014, May 2015 arXiv:1505.03736


Sustainability (defined as ‘the capacity to keep up’) encompasses a wide set of aims: ranging from energy efficient software products (environmental sustainability), reduction of software development and maintenance costs (economic sustainability), to employee and end-user wellbeing (social sustainability). In this report we explore the role that sustainability plays in software product line engineering (SPL). The report is based on the ‘Sustainability in Software Product Lines’ panel held at SPLC 2014.