[om-a] CfP: Workshop on Domain Specific Visual Languages, OOPSLA

Juha-Pekka Tolvanen jpt at cs.jyu.fi
Mon Jun 11 15:00:00 CEST 2001

                       C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

               Workshop on Domain Specific Visual Languages

                          An OOPSLA 2001 Workshop 
                         October 14, 2001 (Sunday) 
                          Tampa Bay, Florida, USA 

Important Dates

  * 19 August 2001 (Position Papers Due)
  * 10 September 2001 (Notification of Acceptance)
  * 14 October 2001 (Workshop)

An upward shift in abstraction leads to a corresponding increase in
productivity. In the past this has occurred when programming languages
have evolved towards a higher level of abstraction. Today, domain-specific
visual languages provide a viable solution for continuing to raise the
level of abstraction beyond coding.

In a domain-specific visual language (DSVL), the models are made up of
elements representing things that are part of the domain world, not the
code world. The language follows the domain abstractions and semantics,
allowing developers to perceive themselves as working directly with domain
concepts. The models are simultaneously the design, implementation and
documentation of the system, which can be generated directly from them.

Metamodeling and metaCASE tools significantly ease the implementation of
domain-specific visual languages. They provide support for experimenting
with the language as it is built, and remove the burden of tool creation
and maintenance from the language creator. 

In this workshop, our focus will be on various issues related to domain-
specific visual languages. Some of the issues that we would like to see
addressed in this workshop are:

  * Industry/academic experience reports of creating and using DSVLs  
  * Novel approaches for code generation from DSVLs 
  * Issues of support/maintenance for systems built with DSVLs 
  * Approaches for identifying constructs for DSVLs 
  * Evolution of DSVLs while they are in use  
  * Metamodeling frameworks and languages 
  * Tools for supporting DSVLs  
  * Separation of concerns and the application of new modularity
    technologies (e.g., aspect-oriented/subject-oriented) to DSVLs
  * Specific domains where this technology can be most productive in the
    future (e.g. DSVLs to describe aspects of embedded systems, product
    family, systems with multiple implementation platforms)

Those interested in participating must submit a position paper of
approximately 5 to 8 pages by August 19, 2001. The contributions should be
sent as PDF or Word files via email to Juha-Pekka Tolvanen (jpt at cs.jyu.fi).
Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 10, 2001, based on the
evaluation of the contribution by members of the selection committee.

Juha-Pekka Tolvanen   Jeff Gray
Jyväskylä University  Vanderbilt University/ISIS
jpt at cs.jyu.fi         jgray at vuse.vanderbilt.edu
www.cs.jyu.fi/~jpt    www.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/~jgray

Steven Kelly          Kalle Lyytinen 
MetaCase Consulting   Case Western Reserve University
stevek at metacase.com   kalle at po.cwru.edu 
www.metacase.com      www.weatherhead.cwru.edu/wsom/profiles/lyytinenk.html 

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