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GPCE 2019
Sun 20 - Fri 25 October 2019 Athens, Greece
co-located with SPLASH 2019

The ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE) is a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in techniques that use program generation, domain-specific languages, and component deployment to increase programmer productivity, improve software quality, and shorten the time-to-market of software products. In addition to exploring cutting-edge techniques of generative software, our goal is to foster further cross-fertilization between the software engineering and the programming languages research communities.

Generative and component approaches and domain-specific abstractions are revolutionizing software development just as automation and componentization revolutionized manufacturing. Raising the level of abstraction in software specification has been a fundamental goal of the computing community for several decades. Key technologies for automating program development and lifting the abstraction level closer to the problem domain are Generative Programming for program synthesis, Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) for compact problem-oriented programming notations, and corresponding Implementation Technologies aiming at modularity, correctness, reuse, and evolution. As the field matures Applications and Empirical Results are of increasing importance.

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Dates
Plenary
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Mon 21 Oct

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10:30 - 11:00
10:30
30m
Coffee break
Break
SPLASH Catering

11:00 - 12:30
Language extensionGPCE 2019 at Ground floor conference room
Chair(s): Adam Welc Uber Technologies
11:00
30m
Talk
Foreign language interfaces by code migration
GPCE 2019
Shigeru Chiba Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
11:30
20m
Talk
A Language Feature to Unbundle Data at Will (Short Paper)
GPCE 2019
Musa Al-hassy McMaster University, Wolfram Kahl McMaster University, Jacques Carette McMaster University
11:50
20m
Talk
Parallel Nondeterministic Programming as a Language Extension to C (Short Paper)
GPCE 2019
Lucas Kramer University of Minnesota, Eric Van Wyk University of Minnesota, USA
DOI Pre-print
12:10
20m
Talk
Agile Construction of Data Science DSLs (Tool Demo)
GPCE 2019
Artur Andrzejak Heidelberg University, Kevin Kiefer , Diego Costa Heidelberg University, Oliver Wenz Heidelberg University
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
MetaGPCE 2019 at Ground floor conference room
Chair(s): Shigeru Chiba Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
14:00
30m
Talk
A Stage-Polymorphic IR for Compiling MATLAB-Style Dynamic Tensor Expressions
GPCE 2019
Alen Stojanov ETH Zurich, Tiark Rompf Purdue University, Markus Püschel ETH Zürich
14:30
30m
Talk
Reflection in Attribute Grammars
GPCE 2019
Lucas Kramer University of Minnesota, Ted Kaminski University of Minnesota, Eric Van Wyk University of Minnesota, USA
DOI Pre-print
15:00
20m
Talk
Polymorphic Extractors for Semantic and Portable Pattern Matching (Short Paper)
GPCE 2019
Amir Shaikhha University of Oxford
15:30 - 16:00
15:30
30m
Coffee break
Break
SPLASH Catering

Tue 22 Oct

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09:00 - 10:30
GPCE KeynoteGPCE 2019 at Ground floor conference room
Chair(s): Christoph Reichenbach Lund University
09:00
90m
Talk
Let it Flow: Dataflow abstractions for interactive distributed applications
GPCE 2019
K: Mira Mezini Technische Universität Darmstadt
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Domain-specific languages and modelingGPCE 2019 at Ground floor conference room
Chair(s): Ulrik Pagh Schultz University of Southern Denmark
11:00
30m
Talk
Automated Metamodel Augmentation for Seamless Model Evolution Tracking and Planning
GPCE 2019
Michael Nieke TU Braunschweig, Germany, Adrian Hoff TU Braunschweig, Christoph Seidl Technische Universität Braunschweig
11:30
30m
Talk
Floorplan: Spatial Layout in Memory Management SystemsDistinguished Paper Award
GPCE 2019
Karl Cronburg Tufts University, Sam Guyer Tufts University
DOI Pre-print
12:00
20m
Talk
Compiler Generation for Performance-Oriented Embedded DSLs (Short Paper)
GPCE 2019
Amir Shaikhha University of Oxford, Vojin Jovanovic Oracle Labs, Christoph E. Koch EPFL
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
Product linesGPCE 2019 at Ground floor conference room
Chair(s): Guido Salvaneschi Technische Universität Darmstadt
14:00
30m
Talk
Lifted Static Analysis using a Binary Decision Diagram Abstract Domain
GPCE 2019
14:30
30m
Talk
Harmonized Temporal Feature Modeling to Uniformly Perform, Track, Analyze and Replay Software Product Line Evolution
GPCE 2019
Daniel Hinterreiter Johannes Kepler University Linz, Michael Nieke TU Braunschweig, Germany, Lukas Linsbauer , Christoph Seidl Technische Universität Braunschweig, Herbert Prähofer Johannes Kepler University Linz, Paul Grünbacher Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
15:00
30m
Talk
Supporting Feature Model Evolution by Suggesting Constraints from Code-Level Dependency Analyses
GPCE 2019
Kevin Feichtinger Johannes Kepler University Linz, Daniel Hinterreiter Johannes Kepler University Linz, Lukas Linsbauer , Herbert Prähofer Johannes Kepler University Linz, Paul Grünbacher Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
15:30 - 16:00

Call for Papers

Deadline Extension: The GPCE deadline has been extended until the 28th of June. Abstracts are now due on the 21st of June.
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The ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences is a programming languages conference focusing on techniques and tools for code generation, language implementation, and product-line development. GPCE seeks conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and technical contributions to its topics of interest, which include but are not limited to

  • program transformation, staging, macro systems, preprocessors, program synthesis, and code-recommendation systems,
  • domain-specific languages, language embedding, language design, and language workbenches,
  • feature-oriented programming, domain engineering, and feature interactions,
  • applications and properties of code generation, language implementation, and product-line development.

Authors are welcome to check with the PC chair whether their planned papers are in scope.

Paper selection

The GPCE program committee will evaluate each submission according to the following selection criteria:

  • Novelty. Papers must present new ideas or evidence and place them appropriately within the context established by previous research in the field.
  • Significance. The results in the paper must have the potential to add to the state of the art or practice in significant ways.
  • Evidence. The paper must present evidence supporting its claims. Examples of evidence include formalizations and proofs, implemented systems, experimental results, statistical analyses, and case studies.
  • Clarity. The paper must present its contributions and results clearly.

Paper categories

GPCE solicits three kinds of submissions.

  • Full Papers reporting original and unpublished results of research that contribute to scientific knowledge in any GPCE topic listed above. Full paper submissions must not exceed 12 pages excluding bibliography.

  • Short Papers presenting unconventional ideas or visions about any GPCE topic listed above. Short papers do not always require complete results as in the case of a full paper. In this way, authors can introduce new ideas to the community and get early feedback. Please note that short papers are not intended to be position statements. Short papers are included in the proceedings and will be presented at the conference. Short paper submissions must not exceed 6 pages excluding bibliography. Short papers must have the text “(Short Paper)” appended to their title, though any papers of 6 or fewer pages that are not tool demonstration papers will be considered as short papers.

  • Tool Demonstrations presenting tools for any GPCE topic listed above. Tools must be available for use and must not be purely commercial. Submissions must provide a tool description not exceeding 6 pages excluding bibliography and a separate demonstration outline including screenshots also not exceeding 6 pages. Tool demonstrations must have the keywords “Tool Demo” or “Tool Demonstration” in their title. If the submission is accepted, the tool description will be published in the proceedings. The demonstration outline will only be used by the program committee for evaluating the submission.

Paper submission

All submissions must use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference Format “acmart”. Please be sure to use the latest LaTeX templates and class files. the sigplan sub-format, and 10 point font. Consult the sample-sigplan.tex template and use the document-class \documentclass[sigplan,anonymous,review]{acmart}.

To increase fairness in reviewing, a double-blind review process has become standard across SIGPLAN conferences. GPCE will follow a very lightweight model, where author identities are revealed to reviewers after submitting their initial reviews. Hence, the purpose is not to conceal author identities at all cost, but merely to provide reviewers with an unbiased first look at a submission. Author names and institutions should be omitted from submitted papers, and references to the authors’ own related work should be in the third person. No other changes are necessary, and authors will not be penalized if reviewers are able to infer their identities in implicit ways.

Papers must be submitted using HotCRP: https://gpce2019.hotcrp.com/

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions please contact the program chair.

Authors take note

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. Papers must describe work not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as described by the SIGPLAN Republication Policy. Authors should also be aware of the ACM Policy on Plagiarism.

Accepted Papers

Title
A Language Feature to Unbundle Data at Will (Short Paper)
GPCE 2019
A Stage-Polymorphic IR for Compiling MATLAB-Style Dynamic Tensor Expressions
GPCE 2019
Agile Construction of Data Science DSLs (Tool Demo)
GPCE 2019
Automated Metamodel Augmentation for Seamless Model Evolution Tracking and Planning
GPCE 2019
Compiler Generation for Performance-Oriented Embedded DSLs (Short Paper)
GPCE 2019
Floorplan: Spatial Layout in Memory Management SystemsDistinguished Paper Award
GPCE 2019
DOI Pre-print
Foreign language interfaces by code migration
GPCE 2019
Harmonized Temporal Feature Modeling to Uniformly Perform, Track, Analyze and Replay Software Product Line Evolution
GPCE 2019
Lifted Static Analysis using a Binary Decision Diagram Abstract Domain
GPCE 2019
Parallel Nondeterministic Programming as a Language Extension to C (Short Paper)
GPCE 2019
DOI Pre-print
Polymorphic Extractors for Semantic and Portable Pattern Matching (Short Paper)
GPCE 2019
Reflection in Attribute Grammars
GPCE 2019
DOI Pre-print
Supporting Feature Model Evolution by Suggesting Constraints from Code-Level Dependency Analyses
GPCE 2019