SLE 2010, the 3rd International Conference on Software Language Engineering is devoted to topics related to artificial languages in software engineering. SLE’s foremost mission is to encourage and organize communication between communities that have traditionally looked at software languages from different, more specialized, and yet complementary perspectives. SLE emphasizes the fundamental notion of languages as opposed to any realization in specific “technical spaces.”

SLE 2010 will be co-located with GPCE 2010 and FOSD 2010

Registration and the program for SLE 2010 are now available.

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Scope of the SLE 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.

Details About SLE 2010

The following details provide preliminary information about SLE 2010. The details will be updated on the conference web site and mailing list announcements.

  • The abstract submission deadline is June 28, 2010.
  • SLE 2010 will target a three-day conference program, with an anticipated acceptance rate of approximately 30%.
  • The SLE 2010 proceedings will again be published in a Springer LNCS volume.
  • All authors may amend papers after the conference presentation for the final post-proceedings of SLE 2010.
  • In addition to regular research papers, short papers, tutorial and tool papers will be encouraged.


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