**Call for Papers**
9th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE 2016)
, Amsterdam, Netherlands
(Co-located with SPLASH 2016)
Tijs van der Storm, CWI, Netherlands
Dániel Varro, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Emilie Balland, Sensational AG, Switzerland
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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).
### Important Dates
- Abstract Submission
- Paper Submission
- Artifact submission
- Artifact notification
- Camera ready deadline
### Topics of Interest
SLE aims 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 in the domain of language engineering. Topics relevant to SLE cover generic aspects of software languages development rather than aspects of engineering a specific language. In particular, SLE is interested in principled engineering approaches and techniques in the following areas:
* Language Design and Implementation
* Approaches and methodologies for language design
* Static semantics (e.g., design rules, well-formedness constraints)
* Techniques for behavioral / executable semantics
* Generative approaches (incl. code synthesis, compilation)
* Meta-languages, meta-tools, language workbenches
* Language Validation
* Verification and formal methods for languages
* Testing techniques for languages
* Simulation techniques for languages
* Language Integration
* Coordination between of heterogeneous languages and tools
* Mappings between languages (incl. transformation languages)
* Traceability between languages
* Deployment of languages to different platforms
* Language Maintenance
* Software language reuse
* Language evolution
* Language families and variability
* Domain-specific approaches for any aspects of SLE (design, implementation, validation, maintenance)
* Empirical evaluation and experience reports of language engineering tools
* User studies evaluating usability
* Performance benchmarks
* Industrial applications
### Types of Submissions
* **Research papers**: These should report a substantial research contribution to SLE or successful application of SLE techniques or both. Full paper submissions must not exceed 12 pages excluding bibliography (in ACM SIGPLAN conference style (http://www.sigplan.org/
* **Tool papers**: Because of SLE’s interest in tools, we seek papers that present software tools related to the field of SLE. Selection criteria include originality of the tool, its innovative aspects, and relevance to SLE. Any of the SLE topics of interest are appropriate areas for tool demonstrations. Submissions must provide a tool description of 4 pages in SIGPLAN proceedings style (see above), with 1 optional additional page for bibliographic 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.
### Artifact evaluation
Authors of accepted papers at SLE 2016 are encouraged to submit their experiment results used for underpinning research statements to an artifact evaluation process carried out in early September 2016. This submission is voluntary and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers.
Papers that go through the Artifact Evaluation process successfully receive a seal of approval printed on the first page of the paper in the proceedings. Authors of papers with accepted artifacts are encouraged to make these materials publicly available upon publication of the proceedings, by including them as "source materials" in the ACM Digital Library.
All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. All accepted papers, including tool papers will be published in ACM Digital Library.
Authors of distinguished papers from the conference will be invited to revise and submit extended versions of their papers for a Journal special issue.
* Distinguished paper. Award for most notable paper, as determined by the PC chairs based on the recommendations of the program committee.
* Distinguished reviewer. Award for distinguished reviewer, as determined by the PC chairs using feedback from the authors.
### Program Committee
Emilie Balland (co-chair), Sensational AG (SUI)
Daniel Varro (co-chair), BME (HUN)
Anya Helene Bagge, Univ. Bergen (NOR)
Ruth Breu, Univ. Innsbruck (AUT)
Jordi Cabot, Univ. Oberta de Catalunya (ESP)
Marsha Chechik, Univ. Toronto (CAN)
Marcus Denker, INRIA (FRA)
Davide Di Ruscio, Univ. L’Aquila (ITA)
Martin Erwig, Oregon State Univ. (USA)
Bernd Fischer, Stellenbosch University (RSA)
Sebastian Gerard, CEA (FRA)
Jeremy Gibbons, Oxford Univ. (UK)
Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Inst. (GER)
Martin Gogolla, Univ. Bremen (GER)
Jeff Gray, Univ. Alabama (USA)
Esther Guerra, Autonomous Univ. of Madrid (ESP)
Gorel Hedin, Lund Univ. (SWE)
Michael Homer, Victoria Univ. Wellington (NZL)
Dimitris Kolovos, Univ. York (UK)
Ralf Lämmel, Univ. Koblenz (GER)
Julia Lawall, LIP6 (FRA)
Tihamer Levendovszky, Microsoft (USA)
Heather Miller, EPFL (SUI)
Pierre-Etienne Moreau, Loria (FRA)
Günter Mussbacher, McGill Univ. (CAN)
Bruno Oliveira, Univ. of Hong Kong (HKG)
Terence Parr, Univ. San Francisco (USA)
István Ráth, IncQuery Labs (HUN)
Julia Rubin, MIT (USA)
Bernhard Schatz, Fortiss (GER)
Sibylle Schupp, Univ. Hamburg (GER)
Anthony Sloane, Macquarie Univ. (AUS)
Emma Söderberg, Google (USA)
Eugene Syriani, Univ. Montréal (CAN)
Gabi Taentzer, Univ. Marburg (GER)
Eric Van Wyk, Univ. Minnesota (USA)
Hans Vangheluwe, Univ. Antwerp (BEL)
Jurgen Vinju, CWI (NED)
Guido Wachsmuth, TU Delft (NED)
Eric Walkingshaw, Oregon State Univ. (USA)
Andrzej Wąsowski, ITU (DEN)
Manuel Wimmer, TU Wien (AUT)
Tian Zhang, Nanjing Univ. (CHN)
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