CALL FOR PAPERS
International Workshop on Coordination of Domain-Specific Languages
23rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering
September 16, 2008 L'Aquila (Italy)
Raising the level of abstraction beyond programming by specifying the
problem directly using domain concepts is gaining acceptance in developing
software systems. In fact, this leverages intellectual property and business
logic from source code into high-level descriptions and allows organizations
to focus on the essential aspects of their systems, which have traditionally
been blurred by the usage of programming languages and underlying
technologies. In many cases, final products can be generated automatically
from high-level specifications which encode the problem and not its
In general, this automation is possible because both the language and
generators need fit the requirements of only one company and domain. The
workshop aims at exploring techniques, systems, metamodels and languages to
define communities of domain-specific languages which exists as a whole or
individually and are, in some sense, able to coordinate each other according
to an overall semantics/scope. Multi-view specifications, system and
language synchronization, and language evolution and co-adaptation can be
considered typical applications of these techniques.
This workshop focuses on the scientific and practical aspects related with
the adoption of Domain-Specific Languages for supporting system engineering
and modeling. Thus, we encourage submissions from both academia and industry
about the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
- Tools and techniques for supporting domain-specific languages,
domain-specific modeling, and metamodels.
- Principles for identifying constructs for coordinating languages.
- Language and Model/Metamodel synchronization, composition and
- Consistency and conflicts in community of languages, models/metamodels
- Language and Metamodel evolution / co-adaptation.
- White vs. black box composition of languages.
- Industry/academic experience reports describing success/failure in
adopting several domain-specific languages at once.
- Novel approaches for code generation from domain-specific languages.
- Issues of support/maintenance of models and evolution of a language in
accordance with the representative domain.
- Specific domains where the adoption of DSLs and related technologies
Research papers should describe original research results that have not been
accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere. These papers will be
evaluated for scientific or technical contribution, originality,
appropriateness and significance. Submissions should not exceed 8 pages in
the IEEE format. Experience reports should describe new insights gained from
case studies or the application of language/modeling techniques in practice.
All papers will be refereed by at least 3 members of the program committee.
All submissions must be in English. Submissions should be made
electronically in PDF (preferred) or PostScript format via the submission
page on the Workshop website.
JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE
A selected number of the best papers accepted will be invited for expansion
and revision for possible publication in a journal special issue dedicated
to the subject.
Jean Bezivin, Nantes/INRIA (F)
Alfonso Pierantonio, L'Aquila (I)
Laurence Tratt, Bournemouth (UK)
Antonio Vallecillo, U Malaga (E)
Arie van Deursen, Delft (NL)
Bernhard Rumpe, TU Braunschweig (D)
Charles Consel, Bordeaux (F)
Eelco Visser, Delft (NL)
Fabien Fleutot (UK)
Jan Heering, CWI (NL)
Jean-Marie Favre, U of Grenoble (F)
Jeff Gray, U Alabama at Birmingham (USA)
Marjan Mernik, Maribor (SLO)
Oscar Nierstrasz, Berne (CH)
Paul Klint, Amsterdam/CWI (NL)
R Venky, TCS (IND)
Richard Paige, U York (UK)
Steven Kelly, Metacase (FIN)
Stuart Kent, Microsoft (UK)
Tony Clark, Ceteva (UK)
Paper Submission: June 23, 2008
Notification: July 28, 2008
Camera-ready: August 30, 2008