SLE 2011 - Final Call for papers

by João Paulo Fernandes, March 18, 2011

SLE 2011: 4th International Conference on Software Language Engineering
Braga, Portugal, 3-6 July 2011
Co-located with GTTSE, ITSLE, TWOMDE and CSXW

Deadline for paper submission: April 08


                  FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

                       SLE 2011
4th International Conference on Software Language Engineering
             Braga, Portugal, 3-6 July 2011


     Co-located with the 4th Summer School on Generative and
 Transformational Techniques in Software Engineering
                    (GTTSE 2011)



* 2011:
Paper submission: April 08 (midnight Apia Samoa time)
Author notification: May 13
Paper submission for online proceedings: June 17
Conference: July 03-06
Camera-ready copy submission for post-proceedings: August 29


Software language engineering is devoted to topics related to artificial languages in software engineering. The foremost mission of the International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE) is to encourage and organize communication between communities that traditionally have looked at software languages from different, more specialized, and yet complementary perspectives. Thus, technologies, methods, experiments and case studies from modelware, grammarware, and ontologyware serving the objectives of software languages are of particular relevance to SLE.

We invite high-quality submissions to all conference tracks.
Submissions must be PDF files following the Springer LNCS style and will be managed using the EasyChair submission system.
Please check the conference web site for further information.

SLE 2011 will include a Doctoral Symposium that will provide a supportive yet questioning setting in which PhD students can present their work, including goals, methods, and preliminary results. The Symposium aims to provide students with useful guidance and feedback on various aspects of their research from established researchers and the other student attendees.

Please forward this call to anyone who might be interested.


SLE 2011 is proud to announce the following invited speakers.

Krzysztof Czarnecki is associate professor at the University of Waterloo and industrial research chair at Bank of Nova Scotia / NSERC.
Before coming to Waterloo, he spent eight years at DaimlerChrysler Research working on the practical applications of generative programming. His current work focuses on realizing the synergies between generative and model-driven software development.

Paul Klint is head of the software engineering department at Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica in Amsterdam, full professor in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam and theme leader of Software Analysis and Transformation at CWI.
His research interests include generic language technology, domain-specific languages, software renovation, and technology transfer.


Submitted papers must be original work and must not be previously published in, currently submitted to, or currently in consideration for any journal, book, conference, or workshop. Each submitted paper will be reviewed closely by at least three members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be distributed at the conference via the online proceedings as well as published in the post-proceedings, which will appear in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Authors will have the opportunity to revise their accepted paper(s) for the pre- and post-proceedings. For an accepted paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must attend the event and present the work.


Research papers should report a substantial research contribution to SLE and/or a successful application of SLE techniques.  We solicit high-quality contributions in the area of SLE ranging from theoretical and conceptual contributions to tools, techniques, and frameworks that support the aforementioned lifecycle activities.
We list examples of tools, techniques, applications, and problems of interest to clarify the types of contributes that we seek:

* Formalisms used in designing and specifying languages and tools that analyze such language descriptions
* Language implementation techniques
* Program and model transformation tools
* Composition, integration, and mapping tools for managing different aspects of software languages or different manifestations of a given language
* Transformations and transformation languages between languages and models
* Language evolution
* Approaches to elicitation, specification, or verification of requirements for software languages
* Language development frameworks, methodologies, techniques, best practices, and tools for the broader language lifecycle covering phases such as analysis, testing and documentation.
* Design challenges in SLE
* Applications of languages including innovative domain-specific languages or "little" languages

The preceding list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive.  Visit the conference web site for more information about the scope and topics of interest of SLE, or contact the program co-chairs with questions.

Page limit: 20


Short papers 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.

Page limit: 10


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. 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.

Page limit: 10


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 communities of SLE 2011, we solicit mini-tutorials that provide discussion points for mapping common ideas between related and complementary research topics of SLE.

A mini-tutorial submission should be between 15 and 20 pages.


The Doctoral Symposium provides a forum for both early and late-stage PhD students to present their research and get detailed feedback and advice from researchers both in and out of their particular research area.  Submissions are invited from PhD students working on any topic that falls within the SLE conference remit. Submissions consist of two parts, a research abstract and a letter of recommendation from the student's supervisor.  See the upcoming Doctoral Symposium call for submissions for full details. Participants will also be invited to present a poster on their research as part of the conference poster session.


    João Saraiva
    Universidade do Minho, Portugal    
    [email protected]


    Uwe Aßmann
    Dresden University of Technology, Germany
    [email protected]

    Anthony Sloane     
    Macquarie University, Australia
    [email protected]


    Perdita Stevens
    University of Edinburgh, UK
    [email protected]

    Eric Van Wyk
    University of Minnesota, USA
    [email protected]


    Adrian Johnstone, University of London, UK
    Aldo Gangemi, Semantic Technology Laboratory, Italy
    Alexander Serebrenik, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
    Ana Moreira, FCT/UNL, Portugal
    Anthony Cleve, University of Namur, Belgium
    Anya Helene Bagge, University of Bergen, Norway
    Bernhard Rumpe, Aachen University, Germany
    Bijan Parsia, University of Manchester, UK
    Brian Malloy, Clemson University, USA
    Bruno Oliveira, Seoul National University, Korea
    Chiara Ghidini, FBK-irst, Italy
    Daniel Oberle, SAP Research, Germany
    Eelco Visser, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
    Eric Van Wyk, University of Minnesota, USA
    Fernando Pereira, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brasil
    Fernando Silva Parreiras, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
    Friedrich Steimann, University of Hannover, Germany
    Görel Hedin, Lund University, USA
    Ivan Kurtev, University of Twente, Netherlands
    James Power, National University of Ireland, Ireland
    Jean-Marie Favre, OneTree Technologies, France  
    Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA  
    Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK  
    João Paulo Fernandes, Univ. of Minho & Univ. of Porto, Portugal  
    John Boyland, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA  
    John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia  
    Jordi Cabot, École des Mines de Nantes, France
    Jurgen Vinju, CWI, Netherlands  
    Laurence Tratt, Middlesex University, UK  
    Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia  
    Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands  
    Michael Collard, University of Akron, USA  
    Nicholas Kraft, University of Alabama, USA  
    Paul Klint, CWI, Netherlands  
    Paulo Borba, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil  
    Peter Haase, University of Karlsruhe, Germany  
    Peter Mosses, Swansea University, UK  
    Ralf Möller, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany  
    Silvana Castano, University of Milan, Italy  
    Steffen Zschaler, Lancaster University, UK  
    York Sure, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
    Zhenjiang Hu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan


    José Creissac Campos (Finance Chair)
    Universidade do Minho, Portugal

    João Paulo Fernandes (Web and Publicity co-Chair)
    Universidade do Porto & Universidade do Minho, Portugal

    Jurgen Vinju (Workshop Selection Chair)
    CWI, The Netherlands

    Vadim Zaytsev (Publicity co-Chair)
    CWI, The Netherlands