First CFP: GPCE'04 -- Generative Programming and Component Engineering

Eelco Visser Eelco-Visser at
Tue Dec 23 15:34:39 EST 2003

                         FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

                   Third International Conference on
       Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'04)

                     Vancouver, October 24-28, 2004
                       co-located with OOPSLA 2004


Important Dates

    +ACo Pre-submission: March 12, 2004
    +ACo Submission:     March 19, 2004


Generative and component approaches have the potential to revolutionize 
software development in a similar way as automation and components 
revolutionized manufacturing. Generative Programming (developing 
programs that synthesize other programs), Component Engineering (raising 
the level of modularization and analysis in application design), and 
Domain-Specific Languages (elevating program specifications to compact 
domain-specific notations that are easier to write and maintain) are key 
technologies for automating program development.

GPCE arose as a joint conference, merging the prior conference on 
Generative and Component-Based Software Engineering (GCSE) and the 
Workshop on Semantics, Applications, and Implementation of Program 
Generation (SAIG). The goal of GPCE is to provide a meeting place for 
researchers and practitioners interested in cutting edge approaches to 
software development. We aim to foster further cross-fertilization 
between the software engineering research community on the one hand, and 
the programming languages community on the other, in addition to 
supporting the original research goals of both the GCSE and the SAIG 
communities. We seek papers both in software engineering and in programming 
languages, and especially those that bridge the gap and are accessible to 
both communities at the same time.

Topics of Interest

The conference solicits submissions related (but not limited) to:

   +ACo Generative programming
      o Reuse, meta-programming, partial evaluation, multi-stage and 
        multi-level languages, step-wise refinement
      o Semantics, type systems, symbolic computation, linking and 
        explicit substitution, in-lining and macros, templates, 
        program transformation
      o Runtime code generation, compilation, active libraries, 
        synthesis from specifications, development methods, generation 
        of non-code artifacts, formal methods, reflection
   +ACo Generative techniques for
      o Product lines and architectures
      o Embedded systems
      o Model-driven architecture
   +ACo Component-based software engineering
      o Reuse, distributed platforms, distributed systems, evolution, 
        analysis and design patterns, development methods, formal methods
   +ACo Integration of generative and component-based approaches
   +ACo Domain engineering and domain analysis
      o Domain-specific languages (DSLs) including visual and UML-based DSLs
   +ACo Separation of concerns
      o Aspect-oriented programming, feature-oriented programming,
      o Intentional programming, and multi-dimensional separation of concerns
   +ACo Industrial applications

Reports on applications of these techniques to real-world problems are 
especially encouraged, as are submissions that relate ideas and concepts 
from several of these topics, or bridge the gap between theory and practice. 
The program committee is happy to advise on the appropriateness of a 
particular subject.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit a title and abstract by March 12, 2004, 
and a full paper by March 19, 2004. These deadlines are firm. 
Simultaneous submission to other venues and submission of previously 
published material are not allowed. Electronic submission will be 
required, except by special arrangement with the program chairs. Authors 
will be notified of acceptance by May 17, 2004. Final versions of 
accepted papers must be submitted by July 25, 2004.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published in 
the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series 

Submissions must be in PDF, must conform to the LNCS style, and be no 
longer than 15 pages. For the formatting details see 

Other Contributions

Work related to generative programming and component engineering can also
be presented in other forms than papers. GPCE has separate days for 
tutorials and workshops. During the conference there are sessions for tool 
demonstrations and poster presentations. If you want to organize a workshop, 
present a tutorial, demonstration, or poster, see the information on the 
conference website for details about format and submission. Contact the 
relevant chair for more information.

Important Dates

Technical papers

    +ACo Pre-submission: March 12, 2004
    +ACo Submission:     March 19, 2004
    +ACo Notification:   May 17, 2004
    +ACo Final version:  July 25, 2004

Submissions of proposals 

    +ACo Workshops:      March 19, 2004
    +ACo Practitioners:  April 30, 2004
    +ACo Tutorials:      April 30, 2004
    +ACo Demonstrations: July 2, 2004


    +ACo Tutorials:      October 24, 2004
    +ACo Workshops:      October 25, 2004
    +ACo Papers:         October 26-28, 2004


General chair

    +ACo Tim Sheard (OGI School of Science +ACY Engineering at OHSU)

Program committee chairs

    +ACo Gabor Karsai (Vanderbilt University)
    +ACo Eelco Visser (Utrecht University)

Program committee

    +ACo Uwe Assmann (Linkopings Universitet)
    +ACo Don Batory (University of Texas)
    +ACo Jan Bosch (Universiteit Groningen)
    +ACo Jean Bezivin (Universit+AOk de Nantes)
    +ACo Jim Cordy (Queen's University)
    +ACo Krzysztof Czarnecki (University of Waterloo)
    +ACo Mathew Flatt (University of Utah)
    +ACo Robert Glueck (University of Copenhagen)
    +ACo George Heineman (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
    +ACo Michael Leuschel (University of Southampton)
    +ACo Karl Lieberherr (Northeastern University)
    +ACo Simon Peyton Jones (Microsoft Research)
    +ACo Douglas R. Smith (Kestrel Institute)
    +ACo Gabriele Taentzer (Technical University of Berlin)
    +ACo Todd Veldhuizen (Indiana University)
    +ACo Kris de Volder (University of Britisch Columbia)
    +ACo Dave Wile (Teknowledge Corp.)
    +ACo Alexander Wolf (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Workshop Chair

    +ACo Zino Benaissa (Intel)

Tutorial Chair

    +ACo Jeff Gray (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Demonstrations Chair

    +ACo Simon Helsen (University of Waterloo)



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