SLE 2014 - Call for Participation


7th International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE) 2014

Vasteras, Sweden, September 15-16, 2014

Co-located with:

29th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2014)
13th International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts and Experiences (GPCE 2014)


SLE workshops: 14 September, 2014
Conference: 15-16 September, 2014


Software Language Engineering (SLE) is the application of systematic, disciplined, and measurable approaches to the development, use, deployment, and maintenance of software languages. The term "software language" is used broadly, and includes: general-purpose programming languages; domain-specific languages (e.g. BPMN, Simulink, Modelica); modeling and metamodeling languages (e.g. SysML and UML); data models and ontologies (e.g. XML-based and OWL-based languages and vocabularies).


The overall principle of SLE is to be broad-minded and inclusive about relevance and scope. We solicit high-quality contributions in areas ranging from theoretical and conceptual contributions to tools, techniques, and frameworks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Tools and methods for software language design and extension (incl. meta-languages, meta-tools, language workbenches)
- Generative approaches, transformation and transformation languages, code generation
- Techniques for analysing software language descriptions
- Techniques for software language reuse, evolution and managing variation (syntactic/semantic) within language families
- Integration and coordination of software languages and tools
- Engineering Domain-Specific Languages (for modeling, simulating, generation, description, checking)
- Novel applications and/or empirical studies on any aspect of SLE (development, use, deployment, and maintenance of software languages)
- Cross-fertilization of different technological spaces (e.g. modelware, grammarware, etc)


Title: From Language Engineering to Viewpoint Engineering

Speaker: Colin Atkinson, University of Mannheim


As software systems increase in size and complexity, and are expected to cope with ever more quantities of information from ever more sources, there is an urgent and growing need for a more view-oriented approach to software engineering. Views allow stakeholders to see exactly the right information, at exactly the right time, in a way that best matches their capabilities and goals. However, this is only possible if the information is represented in the optimal languages (i.e. domain- and purpose-specific), with the necessary context information and the optimal manipulation/editing features - that is, if information is viewed from the optimal viewpoints. Rather than merely engineering languages, therefore, software engineers in the future will need to engineer viewpoints, which augment language definitions (e.g. meta-models, syntax ...) with context information (e.g. elision, location, perspective ...) and user-interaction information (e.g. editing pallets, view manipulation services ...). In this talk Colin Atkinson will outline the issues faced in supporting the flexible and efficient engineering of viewpoints and will present some key foundations of a fundamentally view-oriented approach to software engineering


- A SAT-based Debugging Tool for State Machines and Sequence Diagrams, Petra Kaufmann, Martin Kronegger, Andreas Pfandler, Martina Seidl and Magdalena Widl
- The Moldable Debugger: a Framework for Developing Domain-Specific Debuggers, Andrei Chis, Tudor Girba and Oscar Nierstrasz
- Streamlining Control Flow Graph Construction with DCFlow, Mark Hills
- Bounded Islands, Jan Kurs, Mircea Lungu and Oscar Nierstrasz
- Origin Tracking in Attribute Grammars, Kevin Williams and Eric Van Wyk
- Dynamic Scope Discovery for Model Transformations, Maris Jukss, Clark Verbrugge, Daniel Varro and Hans Vangheluwe
- Model Checking of CTL-Extended OCL Specifications, Sebastian Gabmeyer, Robert Bill, Martina Seidl and Petra Kaufmann
- Simple, efficient, sound-and-complete combinator parsing for all context-free grammars, using an oracle, Tom Ridge
- Towards User-Friendly Projectional Editors, Markus Voelter, Janet Siegmund, Thorsten Berger and Bernd Kolb
- Eco: a Language Composition Editor, Lukas Diekmann and Laurence Tratt
- Unifying and Generalizing Relations in Role-Based Data Modeling and Navigation, Daco Harkes and Eelco Visser
- ProMoBox: A Framework for Generating Domain-Specific Property Languages, Bart Meyers, Romuald Deshayes, Levi Lucio, Eugene Syriani, Manuel Wimmer and Hans Vangheluwe
- A Metamodel Family for Role-based Modeling and Programming Languages, Thomas Kühn, Max Leuthäuser, Sebastian Götz, Uwe Aßmann and Christoph Seidl
- fUML as an Assembly Language for Model Transformation, Massimo Tisi, Frédéric Jouault, Jérôme Delatour, Zied Saidi and Hassene Choura
- Evaluating the usability of a visual notation when developing new feature models, Aleksandar Jaksic, Robert France, Philippe Collet and Sudipto Ghosh
- Respect Your Parents: How Attribution and Rewriting Can Get Along, Tony Sloane, Matthew Roberts and Leonard Hamey
- Monto: A Disintegrated Development Environment, Tony Sloane, Matthew Roberts, Scott Buckley and Shaun Muscat
- AIOCJ: A Choreographic Framework for Safe Adaptive Distributed Applications, Mila Dalla Preda, Maurizio Gabbrielli, Saverio Giallorenzo, Ivan Lanese and Jacopo Maurio
- Test-data generation for Xtext with Xtextgen, Johannes Härtel, Lukas Härtel and Ralf Laemmel


ITSLE - This workshop explores SLE concepts from an industrial perspective.

Parsing@SLE - This workshop was organized the first time in 2013 and brought together a wide variety of people intereseted in parsing.


- Best paper. Award for best overall paper, as determined by the PC chairs based on the recommendations of the programme committee.
- Best reviewer. Award for best reviewer, as determined by the PC chairs using feedback from the authors.

Award Sponsors: Google, Gemoc, itemis


Early registration ends 15 August.


For any questions or concerns, please contact the General Chair:


Jurgen Vinju, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, The Netherlands


Benoit Combemale, University of Rennes, France
David J. Pearce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Emilie Balland, INRIA, France
Tony Clark, Middlesex University, UK
Zinovy Diskin, McMaster University / University of Waterloo, Canada
Martin Erwig, Oregon State University, USA
Anne Etien, University of Lille, France
Joerg Evermann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble, France
Robert France, Colorado State University, USA
Andy Gill, University of Kansas, USA
Martin Gogolla, University of Bremen, Germany
Pieter Van Gorp, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
Görel Hedin, Lund University, Sweden
Markus Herrmannsdoerfer, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
Jean-Marc Jézéquel, University of Rennes, France
Thomas Kuehne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Ralf Laemmel, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Peter Mosses, Swansea University, UK
Sean Mcdirmid, Microsoft, China
Kim Mens, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Pierre-Alain Muller, University of Haute-Alsace, France
Nathaniel Nystrom, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Klaus Ostermann, University of Marburg, Germany
Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern, Switzerland
Richard Paige, University of York, UK
Fiona Polack, University of York, UK
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Davide Di Ruscio, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila, Italy
João Saraiva, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Bran Selic, Malina Software Corp., Canada
Jim Steel, University of Queensland, Australia
Tijs Van Der Storm, Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica, The Netherlands
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase, Finland
Michael Whalen, University of Minnesota, USA
Eric Van Wyk, University of Minnesota, USA
Steffen Zschaler, King's College London, UK


Eric Van Wyk, University of Minnesota, USA


Ralf Lammel, Universitat Koblenz-Landau, Germany


Olivier Barais, University of Rennes, France


Craig Anslow, University of Calgary, Canada (general publicity)
Tijs van der Storm, Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica, The Netherlands (social media)
Davy Landman, Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica, The Netherlands (web)


Ivica Crnkovic, Malardalen University, Sweden

Kind regards,

Craig Anslow, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary, Canada
T: 403 210 8159