As the use of computers proliferates, the complexity and variety of
systems continues to grow. As a result, it is becoming increasingly
inflexible to "hard wire” behaviours into software. Software
developers can enable more control over their software configurations
by exploiting Domain Specific Languages (DSLs). Such DSLs provide a
systematic way to structure the underlying computational components:
to coin a phrase, a DSL is a library with syntax.
There is an enormous variety of DSLs for a very wide range of
domains. Most DSLs are highly idiosyncratic, reflecting both the
specific natures of their application domains and their designers’ own
preferences. This workshop will bring together constructors of DSLs
for “real world” domains; that is, DSLs intended primarily to aid in
building software to solve real world problems rather than to explore
the more theoretical aspects of language design and implementation. We
are looking for submissions that present the motivation, design,
implementation, use and evaluation of such DSLs.
Paper submission deadline: 10 January 2016.
Author notification: 2 February 2016.
Final manuscript due: 21 February 2016.
Workshop: 12-13 March 2016.
Accepted submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library
within its International Conference Proceedings Series. Submissions
should be 8-10 in ACM double-column format. Authors should follow the
information for formatting ACM SIGPLAN conference papers, which can be
found at http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author. We will provide more
details of the submissions format and process at the beginning of
Rob Stewart, Heriot-Watt University
Greg Michaelson, Heriot-Watt University
Jost Berthold, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Andy Gill, University of Kansas
Kevin Hammond, University of St Andrews
Rita Loogen, Philipps Universitat Marburg
Patrick Maier, University of Glasgow
Josef Svenningsson, Chalmers University
Simon Thompson, University of Kent
Phil Trinder, University of Glasgow
Please email inquiries concerning the workshop to: [hidden email]
Simon Thompson | Professor of Logic and Computation
School of Computing | University of Kent | Canterbury, CT2 7NF, UK
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