ITSLE2011: Industry Track of Software Language Engineering

by Mark van den Brand, March 8, 2011

Call for papers for ITSLE2011, Braga, Portugal, July 5th 2011, co-located with SLE and GTTSE.

Call for papers


ITSLE2011: Industry Track of Software Language Engineering

Braga, Portugal, July 5th 2011

Important dates

Submission deadline of abstract:              25th of April

Submission deadline of paper:                  2nd of May

Notification:                                              6th of June

Workshop:                                                 5th of July

Final papers due:                                       20th of June


Software Language Engineering based techniques, such as domain Specific Languages and Model Driven Software Engineering, are used more and more within industry. This shows the strength and potential of DSLs and MDSE. However, it is clear that industry is still in an explorative phase. There are still a number of challenges to be addressed, for instance, with respect to scalability of these techniques, efficient tool development for these techniques, the methodology of using these techniques, and evolution and (version) management of the developed artifacts. These challenges have to be resolved in order to convince industry to start using these techniques on a very large scale.


The Industry Track is dedicated to industrial research on and application of SLE based techniques, including industry oriented work done in universities and research organizations. We seek high-quality contributions from practitioners and as well as industrial and academic researchers. We promote industrial partners to exchange their experiences with SLE based techniques.

Topics of interest include, but aren’t limited to:

  • industrial research results
  • academic research results that have been applied or have a potential application in an industrial field
  • experience reports on industrial SLE projects and application
  • industrial challenges, best practices, guidelines and pitfall
  • tool presentations, of industrial-strength commercial tools as well as novel academic tools that have not yet industrial strength, but address a real industrial need


Paper submission

We solicit the following types of paper:

  • Research papers: These should report a substantial research contribution to ITSLE and/or successful application of SLE techniques. Full paper submissions must not exceed 20 pages.
  • Experience reports: The objective of experience reports is to discuss results (both good and bad), obstacles, and lessons learned associated with applying SLE techniques in the "real world". Experiences from practitioners provide valuable input into future research directions and allow others to learn from successes and failures.  These papers must not exceed 10 pages.
  • Tool demonstration papers: Because of ITSLE'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 workshop. These papers must not exceed 10 pages. The selection criteria include the innovative aspects of the tool and the relevance of the tool to industrial application. Submissions may also include an appendix (that will not be published) containing additional screen-shots and discussion of the proposed demonstration.


Paper submission

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently be submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers will be loosely reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Research papers will be evaluated on the basis of originality of the work, contribution to the state-of-the-art, and overall interest to industrial application of SLE techniques.
  • Experience reports will be evaluated on the basis of clarity of the motivation for the work, and the relevance to the industrial and academic SLE community. 
  • Tool papers will be evaluated on technical foundations, novelty, and on industrial relevance like stability, robustness and its potential for broad application.

Papers have to be submitted via EasyChair:



The proceedings will be published via the ACM Digital Library (under negotiation).



Suzana Andova, Eindhoven University of Technology


Program Committee

Suzana Andova, Eindhoven University of Technology

Mark van den Brand (co-chair), Eindhoven University of Technology

Jordi Cabot, INRIA

Benoît Combemale, INRIA 

Zoltán Horváth, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Ivan Kurtev, University of Twente

Ralf Laemmel, University of Koblenz-Landau

Bernhard Merkle, SICK AG

Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor

Pierre-Etienne Moreau, INRIA

Istvan Nagy, ASML

Betsy Pepels (co-chair), Capgemini

Rinus Plasmeijer, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Tijs van der Storm, CWI

Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase 

Tom Verhoeff, Eindhoven University of Technology 

Markus Voelter, voelter – ingenieurbüro für softwaretechnologie