15th International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experience
Generative and component approaches and domain-specific abstractions are revolutionizing software development just as automation and componentization revolutionized manufacturing. Raising the level of abstraction in software specification has been a fundamental goal of the computing community for several decades. Key technologies for automating program development and lifting the abstraction level closer to the problem domain are Generative Programming for program synthesis, Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) for compact problem-oriented programming notations, and corresponding Implementation Technologies aiming at modularity, correctness, reuse, and evolution. As the field matures Applications and Empirical Results are of increasing importance.
The International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE) is a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in techniques that use program generation, domain-specific languages, and component deployment to increase programmer productivity, improve software quality, and shorten the time-to-market of software products. In addition to exploring cutting-edge techniques of generative software, our goal is to foster further cross-fertilization between the software engineering and the programming languages research communities.
Mon 31 OctDisplayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change
08:30 - 10:00
KeynoteGPCE at Zürich 2
Chair(s): Ina Schaefer TU Braunschweig, Germany
|GPCE 2016 Keynote: Lightweight Modular Staging (LMS): Generate all the things!Keynote|
K: Tiark Rompf Purdue University, USA
10:30 - 12:10
Generative Programming IGPCE at Zürich 1
Chair(s): Shigeru Chiba University of Tokyo
|Recaf: Java Dialects as Libraries|
Aggelos Biboudis University of Athens, Pablo Inostroza CWI, Tijs van der Storm CWI & University of GroningenPre-print Media Attached File Attached
Yanlin Wang University of Hong Kong, Haoyuan Zhang , Marco Servetto Victoria University of Wellington, Bruno C. d. S. Oliveira University of Hong Kong
|Extensible Modeling with Managed Data in Java|
Theologos Zacharopoulos Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Pablo Inostroza CWI, Tijs van der Storm CWI & University of Groningen
13:30 - 15:10
Generative Programming IIGPCE at Zürich 1
Chair(s): Ulrik Pagh Schultz University of Southern Denmark
|Actor Profiling in Virtual Execution Environments|
Andrea Rosà Università della Svizzera italiana, Lydia Y. Chen IBM Research Lab Zurich, Walter Binder University of Lugano
|Bootstrapping Domain-Specific Meta-Languages in Language Workbenches|
Gabriël Konat Delft University of Technology, Sebastian Erdweg Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, Eelco Visser Delft University of Technology, NetherlandsLink to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
Laure Philips Software Languages Lab, Joeri De Koster Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Wolfgang De Meuter Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Coen De Roover Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BelgiumFile Attached
15:40 - 17:20
Code Generation and SynthesisGPCE at Zürich 1
Chair(s): Julia Lawall Inria/LIP6
|Synthesizing Regular Expressions from Examples for Introductory Automata Assignments|
Mina Lee Korea University, Sunbeom So Korea University, Hakjoo Oh Korea University
|Programmable Semantic Fragments: The Design and Implementation of typy|
Cyrus Omar Carnegie Mellon University, Jonathan Aldrich Carnegie Mellon University
|Delaying Decisions in Variable Concern Hierarchies|
Jörg Kienzle McGill University, Canada, Gunter Mussbacher McGill University, Omar Alam Trent University, Philippe Collet University of Nice
|Automatic Code Generation in Practice: Experiences with Embedded Robot Controllers|
Sorin Adam Conpleks Innovation, Marco Kuhrmann , Ulrik Pagh Schultz University of Southern Denmark
Tue 1 NovDisplayed time zone: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna change
10:30 - 12:10
Feature Models and Product LinesGPCE at Zürich 1
Chair(s): Christoph Seidl Technische Universität Braunschweig
|A Change-Centric Approach to Compile Configurable Systems with #ifdefs|
Larissa Braz Federal University of Campina Grande, Rohit Gheyi UFCG, Brazil, Melina Mongiovi , Márcio Ribeiro Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Flavio Medeiros , Leopoldo Teixeira Federal University of Pernambuco
|A Feature-Based Personalized Recommender System for Product-Line Configuration|
Juliana Alves Pereira University of Magdeburg, Pawel Matuszyk University of Magdeburg, Sebastian Krieter Magdeburg University, Myra Spiliopoulou University of Magdeburg, Gunter Saake Magdeburg University
|Explaining Anomalies in Feature Models|
Matthias Kowal TU Braunschweig, Germany, Sofia Ananieva FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Thomas Thüm University of Ulm
13:30 - 15:10
Software Product Lines and TestingGPCE at Zürich 1
Chair(s): Tiark Rompf Purdue University, USA
|IncLing: Efficient Product-Line Testing Using Incremental Pairwise Sampling|
Mustafa Al-Hajjaji Magdeburg University, Sebastian Krieter Magdeburg University, Thomas Thüm University of Ulm, Malte Lochau TU Darmstadt, Gunter Saake Magdeburg University
|Towards Scalable Configuration Testing in Variable Software|
Valentin Rothberg Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Christian Dietrich , Andreas Ziegler Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Daniel Lohmann Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-NürnbergPre-print Media Attached
|Towards a Software Product Line of Trie-Based Collections|
Michael Steindorfer CWI, Netherlands, Jurgen Vinju CWI, NetherlandsPre-print Media Attached
|Tool Demo: Testing Configurable Systems with FeatureIDE|
Mustafa Al-Hajjaji Magdeburg University, Jens Meinicke Magdeburg University, Sebastian Krieter Magdeburg University, Reimar Schröter Magdeburg University, Thomas Thüm University of Ulm, Thomas Leich Harz University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Gunter Saake Magdeburg University
15:40 - 17:20
Testing and VerificationGPCE at Zürich 1
Chair(s): Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University
|Automated Regression Testing of BPMN 2.0 Processes: A Capture & Replay Framework for Continuous Delivery|
Majid Makki iMinds-DistriNet, Dimitri Van Landuyt Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Wouter Joosen Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
|A Vision for Online Verification-Validation|
Matthew Hammer University of Colorado, Boulder, Bor-Yuh Evan Chang University of Colorado Boulder, David Van Horn University of Maryland at College Park, USAPre-print Media Attached
|Automatic Non-functional Testing of Code Generators Families|
Mohamed Boussaa INRIA Rennes, Olivier Barais , Benoit Baudry , Gerson Sunyé INRIA RennesPre-print Media Attached File Attached
18:30 - 22:30
|GPCE & SLE Dinner|
Call for Papers
15th International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experience
Topics of Interest
GPCE seeks contributions on all topics related to generative software and its properties. As technology is maturing and sophisticated but increasingly complex applications and services are realized in a variety of application areas (e.g., Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Software Defined Networking, etc), this year, we are particularly looking for empirical evaluations in this context. Key topics include (but are certainly not limited too):
- Generative software
- Domain-specific languages (language extension, language embedding, language design, language theory, language workbenches, interpreters, compilers)
- Product lines (domain engineering, feature-oriented and aspect-oriented programming, preprocessors, feature interactions)
- Metaprogramming (reflection, staging, partial evaluation)
- Program synthesis
- Implementation techniques and tool support (components, plug-ins, libraries, metaprogramming, macros, templates, generic programming, run-time code generation, model-driven development, composition tools, code-completion and code-recommendation systems)
- Practical applications and empirical evaluations
- Empirical evaluations of all topics above (user studies, substantial case studies, controlled experiments, surveys, rigorous measurements)
- Application areas and engineering practice (Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, High Performance Computing, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Software Defined Networking, Patterns and Middleware, Reactive Programming, Development methods, etc)
- Properties of generative software
- Correctness of generators and generated code (analysis, testing, formal methods, domain-specific error messages, safety, security)
- Reuse and evolution
- Modularity, separation of concerns, understandability, and maintainability
- Performance engineering, nonfunctional properties (program optimization and parallelization, GPGPUs, multicore, footprint, metrics)
We particularly welcome papers that address some of the key challenges in field, for example
- Synthesizing code from declarative specifications
- Supporting extensible languages and language embedding
- Ensuring correctness and other nonfunctional properties of generated code; proving generators correct
- Improving error reporting with domain-specific error messages
- Reasoning about generators; handling variability-induced complexity in product lines
- Providing efficient interpreters and execution languages
- Human factors in developing and maintaining generators
Note on empirical evaluations: GPCE is committed to the empirical evaluation of generative software and use in practical applications. Publishing empirical papers at programming-language venues can be challenging. We understand the frustration of authors when, for example, reviews simply recommend repeating entire experiments with human subjects with slight deviations in execution. To alleviate such problems, we will recruit program committee experts who routinely work with empirical methods, and we will actively seek external reviews where appropriate. During submissions, authors can optionally indicate that a paper contains substantial empirical work, and we will endeavor to have the paper reviewed by experts familiar with the empirical research methods that are used in the paper. The program committee discussions will reflect on both technical contributions and research methods. For more context, see also Hints for Reviewing Empirical Work in Software Engineering.
Policy: Incremental improvements over previously published work should have been evaluated through systematic, comparative, empirical, or experimental evaluation. Submissions must adhere to SIGPLAN’s republication policy (http://www.sigplan.org). Please contact the program chair if you have any questions about how this policy applies to your paper (email@example.com).
Types of Submissions
GPCE distinguishes the following types of submissions:
Full Papers reporting original and unpublished results of theoretical, empirical, conceptual, or experimental research that contribute to scientific knowledge in the areas listed below (the PC chair can advise on appropriateness). Full paper submissions are limited to 10 pages + 2 extra pages for references.
Short Papers The goal of short papers is to promote current work on research and practice. Short papers represent an early communication of research and do not always require complete results as in the case of a full paper. In this way, authors can introduce new ideas to the community, discuss ideas and get early feedback. Please note that short papers are not intended to be position statements. Short papers are included in the proceedings and will be presented with a smaller time slot at the conference. Short papers are limited to 4 pages + 1 extra page for references.
Tool demonstrations Tool demonstrations should present tools that implement generative techniques, and are available for use. Any of the GPCE topics of interest are appropriate areas for tool demonstrations, although purely commercial tool demonstrations will not be accepted. Submissions must provide a tool description of 4 pages in SIGPLAN proceedings style (see above), excluding 1 extra page for references and a demonstration outline including screenshots of up to 4 pages. Tool demonstrations must have the keywords “Tool Demo” or “Tool Demonstration” in the title. The 4-page tool description will, if the demonstration is accepted, be published in the proceedings. The 4-page demonstration outline will be used by the program committee only for evaluating the submission.
Tech talks: Depending on whether there is space in the program, GPCE may solicit Tech talks. See the GPCE’15 tech talks call for contributions for details. For now, if you are interested in presenting a Tech talk, please contact the chairs.
Workshops: Workshops will be organized by SPLASH. Please inform us and contact the SPLASH organizers if you would like to organize a workshop of interest to the GPCE audience.
When submitting your paper, make sure to indicate the category (research full, research short, tool demonstration paper)
For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the Program Chair.
Instructions for Authors
For fairness reasons, all submitted papers should conform to the formatting instructions. Submissions that violate these instructions may be rejected without review, at the discretion of the Program Chair.
Please take a moment to read the instructions below before using the submission site. When submitting your paper, make sure to indicate the category (research full, research short, tool demonstration paper). Note that camera ready versions will be collected by Conference Publishing Consulting.
Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as described by SIGPLAN’s Republication Policy. Submitters should also be aware of ACM’s Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.
Submissions should use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference Format, 10 point font, using the font family Times New Roman. All submissions should be in PDF format. If you use LaTeX or Word, please use the provided ACM SIGPLAN Templates provided here. Otherwise, follow the author instructions.
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Full paper submissions are limited to 10 pages + 2 extra pages for references. Short papers and tool demonstrations are limited to 4 pages + 1 extra page for references.
Publication (Digital Library Early Access Warning)
AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.