SLE 2010: International Conference on Software Language Engineering 2010

October 10, 2010-October 13, 2010 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

About the Conference

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 later to see the full call for papers (available November 2008), 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.

Conference Dates

Submissions: July 5, 2010
Notification: August 27, 2010
Event: October 10, 2010-October 13, 2010