VaMoS 2020 is over!

We thank all orgnaizers, reviewers, authors, and attendees for their contribution to VaMoS 2020!

Mathieu Acher reports on his experiences at VaMoS in a small blog post, have a read!

The proceedings are available in the ACM Digital Library, and preprints and slides are also available on the program site.


VaMoS 2020 will be held at Lukasklause, which is round about 5 minutes away from the Otto-von-Guericke University and is located directly at the river Elbe. The Lukasklause features a large conference hall in an historical building that belonged to the city's defense structures. Moreover, it comprises a museum about Otto-von-Guericke and the history of Magdeburg.

Address: Schleinufer 1, 39104 Magdeburg

Arriving and Departure

While having no airport, Magdeburg is well-connected by train with almost all cities having a decent airport such as Frankfurt (approx. 5 hours), Berlin (2-3 hours), Leipzig (1.5-2 hours), or Hanover (2 hours).

To find your best connection to Magdeburg via train, visit the following web page:


We suggest five hotels that are within walking distance to the venue.

There are no discount rates for hotels as they are already quite cheap using common booking platforms.

However, we have created a list of recommended hotels, based on previous experiences and reachability of the conference venue. Addresses and websites can be found on the map on the right.

Maritim Hotel (4 * Superior)

Luxory hotel, 5 minutes walking from the train station and ca. 10 minutes walking to the old town and to the pub/bar area.

B&B (3*)

New and cozy hotel, 5 minutes walking from the train station and ca. 10 minutes walking to the old town and to the pub/bar area.

Motel One (3*)

This hotel is located directly next to the cathedral of Magdeburg as well as the Monastry. An Amazing place to be and to discover the old town of Magdeburg! Moreover, the bar/pub area is just a 5 minute walk away.

Hotel Ratswaage (3*)

Located in the very center of Magdeburg, this hotel has a long tradition going back to when Germany was divided. With an Bauhaus architecture, this hotel is decent and has a great reachability to all main spots you need to visit during your stay.

Sleep&Go (2*)

This hotel is located close to the Elbe river, 5 minutes away from the conference venue. Simple yet clean interior for almost no money (rooms ~50 EUR). Supermarket downstairs and Moonlight Bar 100 m away (our favorite back then when being young and innocent (PhD) students ;)

Public Transport (in Magdeburg)

Magdeburg has a very good public transport system, consisting of trams and buses.

While we encourage you to take a walk along the Elbe river (even in winter a beautiful tour) to get to the conference venue, you can also take the tram as fastest option.

The tram stop closest to the conference venue is called “Askanischer Platz” and from there, it takes you 3 minutes walking to the venue. To check the tram connection from your place, use the following page (note: Google Maps does not cover public transport in Magdeburg):

Singe fare tickets are 2.20 EUR and can be bought in the tram.

Note that cash is the safest option as sometimes, paying with credit card is disabled.


Magdeburg is the capital of the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The city features many beautiful landmarks, such as the cathedral, the Green Citadel, and the Jahrtausendturm. Magdeburg is situated on the Elbe river, which surrounds the isle Werder with the city park. Magdeburg has a long scientific tradition, with the potenitally most famous researcher being Otto von Guericke, who is well-known for his experiments on the physics of vacuums, and who was also the major of Magdeburg. In the former German Democratic Republic, Magdeburg featured three universities, which merged to form the Otto-von-Guericke Unviersity in 1993. In addition, the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1991.

Magdeburg has a tradition of research and practice on software-product-line, configurable, variant-rich, and variability-intensive systems with, by now, two research groups concerned with software engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. The research and its adoption in practice resulted in two well-known tools for software product lines that are regularly used by researchers and practitioners: Pure::variants by pure-systems and FeatureIDE.

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