This year the industry conference on product lines, High-Tech Product Lines, has three talks that directly address Domain-Specific Modeling. Markus Völter presents the concepts, tools and experiences. Jos Warmer and Simon Ball describe a case on an insurance product line. This is particularly interesting for me since I’ve been involved in this domain too - actually we reported one insurance product modeling case in the book (20 pages in DSM book).
I’ll present experiences from four different companies and domains focusing mostly on ROI. First we'll look the investment side: How much effort it took from the companies to define the modeling languages and generators? This is followed by looking the outcome: was it worth? Did the development productivity or quality increase or did the time-to-market improve? I tried to pick cases which have a domain that is easy to grasp and that there is also public data available to backup my talk.
See the whole conference program at http://www.bits-chips.nl/events/eventshpl/programme.html. Hope to meet you in Veldhoven.