Who am I?


My name is Simon Urli, as you probably know if you type this URL. I am currently a Ph.D. student in computer science at University Nice Sophia Antipolis in France in I3S Laboratory (team GLC, project Modalis).


My research is about software product lines (SPL) and how to use them in information system to create complex products. I am interesting in particular about topics of multi product lines, SPL evolution, and SPL configurators.

For my research I created a tool called SpineFM, aiming to design the variability of a SPL by defining a domain model representing concepts of the SPL and by using inter-related feature models. Then SpineFM provides an API to create configuration consistent with the domain model, ensuring the consistency of user choices and providing enough flexibility to allow any configuration workflow.

You can find more details about my research on the dedicated page.


I was involved during my Ph.D. in the YourCast project which aimed to create a SPL dedicated to digital signage systems. You can find more informations about it on the project page.

As the YourCast project worked well, we decided with Christian Brel to start a company on the YourCast basis to sell highly customizable and autonomous  digital signage systems. If you want more information about this project, find us on The 6th Screen website.


I also do some teaching at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. In particular, I taught for three years software product lines in labs for master students.

You can find details about my teaching on the dedicated page.

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