[sts] International Conference on Software Language Engineering - Call for papers

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                       Call for Papers - SLE 2009

    2nd International Conference on Software Language Engineering


                 Denver, Colorado, October 5-6, 2009


           Co-located with 12th International Conference on
    Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2009)

Proceedings will be published in the LNCS series, subject to Springer's approval.

The 2nd International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE) is
devoted to topics related to artificial languages in software engineering.
SLE’s foremost mission is to encourage and organize communication between
communities that have traditionally looked at software languages from
different, more specialized, and yet complementary perspectives. SLE
emphasizes the fundamental notion of languages as opposed to any realization
in specific "technical spaces." SLE 2009 will be co-located with the 12th
IEEE/ACM International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Languages and
Systems (MODELS 2009).


The term “software language” comprises all sorts of artificial languages
used in software development including general-purpose programming languages,
domain-specific languages, modeling and meta-modeling languages, data models,
and ontologies. Used in its broadest sense, examples include modeling languages
such as UML-based and domain-specific modeling languages, business process
modeling languages, and web application modeling languages. The term “software
language” also comprises APIs and collections of design patterns that are
implicitly defined languages.

Software language engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined,
quantifiable approach to the development, use, and maintenance of these languages.
Thus, the SLE conference is concerned with all phases of the lifecycle of software
languages; these include the design, implementation, documentation, testing,
deployment, evolution, recovery, and retirement of languages. Of special interest
are tools, techniques, methods and formalisms that support these activities. In
particular, tools are often based on or even automatically generated from a formal
description of the language. Hence, of special interest is the treatment of language
descriptions as software artifacts, akin to programs - while paying attention to the
special status of language descriptions, subject to tailored engineering principles
and methods for modularization, refactoring, refinement, composition, versioning,
co-evolution, and analysis.

Please visit the conference web site to see the full call for papers, including a
description of topics of interest. The program committee chairs encourage potential
contributors to contact them with questions about the scope and topics of interest
to SLE.

Paper Submission

We solicit the following types of papers:

 * Research papers. These should report a substantial research
   contribution to SLE and/or successful application of SLE
   techniques. Full paper submissions must not exceed 20 pages.

 * Short papers. These may describe interesting or thought-provoking
   concepts that are not yet fully developed or evaluated, make an
   initial contribution to challenging research issues in SLE, or
   discuss and analyze controversial issues in the field. These papers
   must not exceed 10 pages.

 * Tool demonstration papers. Because of SLE's ample interest in
   tools, we seek papers that present software tools related to the
   field of SLE. These papers will accompany a tool demonstration to
   be given at the conference. These papers must not exceed 10
   pages. The selection criteria include the originality of the tool,
   its innovative aspects, the relevance of the tool to SLE, and the
   maturity of the tool. Submissions may also include an appendix
   (that will not be published) containing additional screen-shots and
   discussion of the proposed demonstration.

 * Mini-tutorial papers. SLE is composed of various research areas, such as
   grammarware, modelware, language schemas, and semantic technologies. The cross
   product of attendees at SLE creates a situation where the contribution from
   one session may be difficult to understand by those not initiated to the area.
   To help unite the various communitues of SLE 2009, mini-tutorials are solicited
   that provide discussion points for mapping common ideas between the
   area and differentiating among variations. A mini-tutorial submisson
   should be between 15 and 20 pages.

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently
be submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers will be
closely reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. All
accepted papers will be made available at the conference in the
pre-proceedings and published in the post-proceedings of the conference,
which will appear in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Authors will have the opportunity to revise their accepted paper for the
pre- and post-proceedings.

All papers must be formatted by following Springer's LNCS style and
must be submitted using EasyChair (open early June):


Further details regarding submission can be found on the SLE web page:


Invited Speakers
James Cordy, Queens University, Canada
Jean Bezivin, University of Nantes, France

Important Dates
 * Initial abstract submission (required)              July  3, 2009
 * Paper submission:                                   July 10, 2009
 * Author notification:                                August 21, 2009
 * Paper submission for pre-proceedings:               September 14, 2009
 * Conference:                                         October 5-6, 2009
 * Camera-ready paper submission for post-proceedings: December 7, 2009
 * LNCS post-proceedings mailed to authors (approx.):  February 2010


Steering Committee
 * Mark van den Brand, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
 * James Cordy, Queen's University, Canada
 * Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble, France
 * Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
 * Gorel Hedin, Lund University, Sweden
 * Ralf Laemmel, Universitat Koblenz-Landau, Germany
 * Eric Van Wyk, University of Minnesota, USA
 * Andreas Winter, Universitat Koblenz-Landau, Germany

General Chair
 * Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada

Program Committee Co-Chairs
 * Mark van den Brand, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
 * Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Organization Committee
 * Bardia Mohabbati, Simon Fraser University, Canada (Web Chair)
 * Alexander Serebrenik, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands (Publicity co-Chair)
 * James Hill, Vanderiblt University, USA (Publicity co-Chair)

Program Committee
  * Colin Atkinson, Universität Mannheim, Germany
  * Don Batory, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  * Paulo Borba, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
  * John Boyland, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
  * Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  * Shigeru Chiba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  * Charles Consel, LaBRI / INRIA, France
  * Gregor Engels, Universität Paderborn, Germany
  * Stephen A. Edwards, Columbia University, USA
  * Robert Fuhrer, IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA
  * Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany
  * Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
  * Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
  * Frédéric Jouault, INRIA & Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France
  * Nicholas Kraft, University of Alabama, USA
  * Thomas Kühne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  * Julia Lawall, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  * Timothy Lethbridge, University Ottawa, Canada
  * Brian Malloy, Clemson University, USA
  * Kim Mens, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  * Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  * Todd Millstein, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  * Pierre-Etienne Moreau, INRIA Nancy - Grand Est, France
  * Pierre-Alain Muller, University of Haute-Alsace, France
  * Daniel Oberle, SAP Research, Germany
  * Richard Paige, University of York, UK
  * James Power, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  * João Saraiva, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  * Mary Lou Soffa, University of Virginia, USA
  * Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase, Finland
  * Alexander Serebrenik, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  * Tony Sloane, Macquarie University, Australia
  * Steffen Staab, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  * Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
  * Walid Taha, Rice University, USA
  * Eli Tilevich, Virginia Tech, USA
  * Jurgen Vinju, CWI, Netherlands
  * Eelco Visser, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  * René Witte, Concordia University, Canada

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