[ecoop-info] CfP: Sixth Domain-Specific Aspect Languages Workshop

Tom Dinkelaker dinkelaker at informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Nov 24 21:34:46 CET 2010

Call for Papers

Sixth Domain-Specific Aspect Languages Workshop

Homepage: http://www.dsal.cl/2011/

In conjunction with the International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software
Development (AOSD 2011)



*	Submissions due: December 23rd, 2010
*	Author Notification: January 23th, 2011
*	AOSD Early registration deadline: February 1st, 2011
*	Final version due: February 18th, 2011
*	Workshop: Tue March 22, 2011


The tendency to raise the abstraction level in programming languages towards
a particular domain is also a major driving force in the research domain of
aspect-oriented programming languages. As a matter of fact, pioneering work
in this field was conducted by devising small domain-specific aspect
languages (DSALs) such as COOL for concurrency management and RIDL for
serialization, RG, AML, and others. After a dominating focus on
general-purpose languages, research in the AOSD community is again taking
this path in search of innovative approaches, insights and a deeper
understanding of fundamentals behind AOP. Based on the successful
DSAL'06-'10 workshops, and the special issue of IET Software journal on
Domain-Specific Aspect Languages, this workshop series continues to support
a growing trend in AOSD research.

The workshop aims to bring the research communities of domain-specific
language engineering and domain-specific aspect design together. In the
previous successful editions held at GPCE06/OOPSLA06 and AOSD07 we
approached domain-specific aspect languages both from a design and a
language implementation point of view. At AOSD08-10 we also invited
contributions of work on adding domain-specific extensions (DSXs) to
general-purpose aspect languages (GPALs). This year we focus on the use of
multiple DSALs, or multi-domain AOP, and how DSALs may ease composition
issues. If an application uses multiple DSALs, one for each domain, how can
interactions be treated and what advantages do DSALs bring to this setting?


We seek contributions related to domain-specific aspect languages, more
particularly (but not limited to):

*	design of DSALs and DSXs
*	semantics and composition of DSALs and DSXs
*	theoretical foundations for DSALs
*	analysis about the specificity spectrum in aspect languages
*	approaches for composable language embeddings
*	issues in both design and implementation of DSALs and DSXs
*	methodologies, frameworks, and tools suitable for creating DSALs and
*	mechanisms for interaction detection and handling in DSALs
*	disciplined approaches for invasive metaprogramming
*	improving the tool support for DSALs, particularly error reporting
and debugging
*	successful DSALs, DSXs and their applications
*	key challenges for future work in the area

A good analysis of conflicting forces is at least as useful for potential
participants of this workshop as descriptions of original new approaches or
experience reports.


The workshop accepts three types of submissions: work-in-progress papers,
position papers, and technical papers. Accepted papers will be published in
the ACM digital library as part of the workshop proceedings.

Papers should be formatted in SIGPLAN proceedings style (sigplanconf.cls).
Page limit depends on the type of submission: 3 pages for work-in-progress
and position papers, 5 pages for technical papers.

The submission should be submitted via easychair:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsal11, clearly indicating the
type of submission.

Format of the workshop

The format of the workshop will echo the format used in the previous

A number of plenary sessions will first be held, according to grouping of
accepted papers, consisting of (1) brief presentations of selected papers,
(2) a discussion with the presenting authors including participation from
the audience.

Second, interactive group work will be performed to identify relevant issues
in the domain and possible ways to address them.

Program Committee

*	Walter Binder (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
*	Tom Dinkelaker (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany)
*	Johan Fabry (University of Chile, Chile)
*	Michael Haupt (Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam, Germany)
*	Julia Lawall (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
*	Anne-Francoise Le Meur (University of Lille, France)
*	Marjan Mernik (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
*	Jacques Noye (Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France)
*	Lukas Renggli (University of Bern, Switzerland)
*	Rodolfo Toledo (University of Chile, Chile)
*	Steffen Zschaler (King's College London, UK)



Tom Dinkelaker
Department of Computer Science / Software Technology Group
Darmstadt University of Technology
Hochschulstr. 10
64289 Darmstadt, Germany

tel:   + 49 6151 16 5306
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dinkelaker at st.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
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