GPCE 2021
Sun 17 - Fri 22 October 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States
co-located with SPLASH 2021

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.

GPCE 2021 will be co-located with SPLASH, APLAS, DLS, SAS, and SLE. Based on the development of the pandemic the conference will be hosted in Chicago, Illinois, United States or will be held as a virtual event.

Conference website: https://conf.researchr.org/home/gpce-2021

Dates
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This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Sun 17 Oct

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07:40 - 09:00
GPCE/SLE Session 4GPCE / SLE at Zurich C
07:40
20m
Talk
A Concurrency Model for JavaScript with Cooperative Cancellation
SLE
Tian Zhao University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Yonglun Li University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
08:00
20m
Talk
How to Zen Your Python
SLE
Aamir Farooq Universiteit Twente, Vadim Zaytsev University of Twente, Netherlands
08:20
20m
Talk
Extracting The Power of Dependent Types
GPCE
Artjoms Šinkarovs Heriot-Watt University, UK, Jesper Cockx TU Delft
08:40
20m
Talk
Getting Grammars into Shape for Block-based Editors
SLE
Mauricio Verano Merino Eindhoven University of Technology, Tom Beckmann Hasso Plattner Institute, Tijs van der Storm CWI & University of Groningen, Netherlands, Robert Hirschfeld Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam, Germany, Jurgen Vinju CWI, Netherlands
09:00 - 10:20
GPCE/SLE Session 1GPCE / SLE at Zurich C +8h
09:00
20m
Day opening
SLE/GPCE Joint Welcome
GPCE
Coen De Roover Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Emma Söderberg Lund University, Dimitris Kolovos University of York
09:20
30m
Keynote
SLE Keynote - Integrating Usability into Programming Language Design
SLE
Jonathan Aldrich Carnegie Mellon University
09:50
20m
Talk
Monilogging for Executable Domain-Specific Languages
SLE
Dorian Leroy University of Rennes 1, Inria, France, Benoît Lelandais CEA/DAM/DIF, France, Marie-Pierre Oudot CEA/DAM/DIF, France, Benoit Combemale University of Rennes 1, France
10:10
10m
Talk
Vision: The Next 700 Language Workbenches
SLE
Mikhail Barash University of Bergen
10:50 - 12:10
GPCE/SLE Session 2SLE / GPCE at Zurich C +8h
10:50
30m
Keynote
GPCE Keynote - Live Programming and Programming by Example: Better TogetherKeynote
GPCE
Sorin Lerner University of California at San Diego
11:20
20m
Talk
Automating the Synthesis of Recommender Systems for Modelling Languages
SLE
Lissette Almonte Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sara Perez-Soler Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Esther Guerra Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Iván Cantador Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Juan de Lara Autonomous University of Madrid
11:40
20m
Talk
Executing Certified Model Transformations on Apache Spark
SLE
Jolan Philippe IMT Atlantique, Massimo Tisi IMT Atlantique, LS2N (UMR CNRS 6004), Hélène Coullon IMT Atlantique, Gerson Sunyé Université de Nantes, LS2N
12:00
10m
Talk
New Ideas: Automated Engineering of Metamorphic Testing Environments for Domain-Specific Languages
SLE
Pablo C Canizares Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, Pablo Gómez-Abajo Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Alberto Núňez University Complutense of Madrid, Spain., Esther Guerra Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Juan de Lara Autonomous University of Madrid
13:50 - 15:10
GPCE/SLE Session 3GPCE at Zurich C +8h
13:50
20m
Talk
A Variational Database Management System
GPCE
Parisa Ataei Oregon State University, Fariba Khan Oregon State University, Eric Walkingshaw Unaffiliated
14:10
20m
Talk
The Life Cycle of Features in Highly-Configurable Software Systems Evolving in Space and Time
GPCE
Gabriela Karoline Michelon Johannes Kepler University Linz, Wesley Assunção Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), David Obermann Johannes Kepler University Linz, Lukas Linsbauer TU Braunschweig, Paul Grünbacher Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, Alexander Egyed Johannes Kepler University Linz
14:30
20m
Talk
Towards Supporting SPL Engineering in Low-Code Platforms using a DSL Approach
GPCE
Alexandre Bragança Institute of Engineering of Porto – Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Isabel Azevedo Games, Interaction and Learning Technologies (GILT) - Institute of Engineering of Porto – Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Nuno Bettencourt Interdisciplinary Studies Research Center (ISRC) – Institute of Engineering of Porto – Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Carlos Morais NumbersBelieve, Diogo Teixeira NumbersBelieve, David Caetano NumbersBelieve
14:50
20m
Talk
On-Stack Replacement for Program Generators and Source-to-Source Compilers
GPCE
Gregory Essertel Purdue University, Ruby Tahboub Purdue University, Tiark Rompf Purdue University
15:40 - 17:00
GPCE/SLE Session 4SLE / GPCE at Zurich C -8h
15:40
20m
Talk
A Concurrency Model for JavaScript with Cooperative Cancellation
SLE
Tian Zhao University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Yonglun Li University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
16:00
20m
Talk
How to Zen Your Python
SLE
Aamir Farooq Universiteit Twente, Vadim Zaytsev University of Twente, Netherlands
16:20
20m
Talk
Extracting The Power of Dependent Types
GPCE
Artjoms Šinkarovs Heriot-Watt University, UK, Jesper Cockx TU Delft
16:40
20m
Talk
Getting Grammars into Shape for Block-based Editors
SLE
Mauricio Verano Merino Eindhoven University of Technology, Tom Beckmann Hasso Plattner Institute, Tijs van der Storm CWI & University of Groningen, Netherlands, Robert Hirschfeld Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam, Germany, Jurgen Vinju CWI, Netherlands
17:00 - 18:20
GPCE/SLE Session 1SLE / GPCE at Zurich C
17:00
20m
Day opening
SLE/GPCE Joint Welcome
GPCE
Coen De Roover Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Emma Söderberg Lund University, Dimitris Kolovos University of York
17:20
30m
Keynote
SLE Keynote - Integrating Usability into Programming Language Design
SLE
Jonathan Aldrich Carnegie Mellon University
17:50
20m
Talk
Monilogging for Executable Domain-Specific Languages
SLE
Dorian Leroy University of Rennes 1, Inria, France, Benoît Lelandais CEA/DAM/DIF, France, Marie-Pierre Oudot CEA/DAM/DIF, France, Benoit Combemale University of Rennes 1, France
18:10
10m
Talk
Vision: The Next 700 Language Workbenches
SLE
Mikhail Barash University of Bergen
18:50 - 20:10
GPCE/SLE Session 2SLE / GPCE at Zurich C
18:50
30m
Keynote
GPCE Keynote - Live Programming and Programming by Example: Better TogetherKeynote
GPCE
Sorin Lerner University of California at San Diego
19:20
20m
Talk
Automating the Synthesis of Recommender Systems for Modelling Languages
SLE
Lissette Almonte Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sara Perez-Soler Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Esther Guerra Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Iván Cantador Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Juan de Lara Autonomous University of Madrid
19:40
20m
Talk
Executing Certified Model Transformations on Apache Spark
SLE
Jolan Philippe IMT Atlantique, Massimo Tisi IMT Atlantique, LS2N (UMR CNRS 6004), Hélène Coullon IMT Atlantique, Gerson Sunyé Université de Nantes, LS2N
20:00
10m
Talk
New Ideas: Automated Engineering of Metamorphic Testing Environments for Domain-Specific Languages
SLE
Pablo C Canizares Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, Pablo Gómez-Abajo Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Alberto Núňez University Complutense of Madrid, Spain., Esther Guerra Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Juan de Lara Autonomous University of Madrid
21:50 - 23:10
GPCE/SLE Session 3GPCE at Zurich C
21:50
20m
Talk
A Variational Database Management System
GPCE
Parisa Ataei Oregon State University, Fariba Khan Oregon State University, Eric Walkingshaw Unaffiliated
22:10
20m
Talk
The Life Cycle of Features in Highly-Configurable Software Systems Evolving in Space and Time
GPCE
Gabriela Karoline Michelon Johannes Kepler University Linz, Wesley Assunção Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), David Obermann Johannes Kepler University Linz, Lukas Linsbauer TU Braunschweig, Paul Grünbacher Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, Alexander Egyed Johannes Kepler University Linz
22:30
20m
Talk
Towards Supporting SPL Engineering in Low-Code Platforms using a DSL Approach
GPCE
Alexandre Bragança Institute of Engineering of Porto – Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Isabel Azevedo Games, Interaction and Learning Technologies (GILT) - Institute of Engineering of Porto – Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Nuno Bettencourt Interdisciplinary Studies Research Center (ISRC) – Institute of Engineering of Porto – Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Carlos Morais NumbersBelieve, Diogo Teixeira NumbersBelieve, David Caetano NumbersBelieve
22:50
20m
Talk
On-Stack Replacement for Program Generators and Source-to-Source Compilers
GPCE
Gregory Essertel Purdue University, Ruby Tahboub Purdue University, Tiark Rompf Purdue University

Mon 18 Oct

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07:40 - 09:00
SLE/GPCE Session 8GPCE / SLE at Zurich C
07:40
20m
Talk
Leveraging Relational Concept Analysis for Automated Feature Location in Software Product Lines
GPCE
Nicolas Hlad LIRMM, CNRS, Bérénice Lemoine LIRMM, CNRS, Marianne Huchard LIRMM, Abdelhak Seriai LIRMM, CNRS and University of Montpellier
08:00
20m
Talk
FIDDLR: Streamlining Reuse with Concern-Specific Modelling Languages
SLE
Maximilian Schiedermeier McGill University, Jörg Kienzle McGill University, Canada, Bettina Kemme McGill University, Canada
08:20
20m
Talk
Delta-based Verification of Software Product Families
GPCE
Marco Scaletta Technische Universität Darmstadt, Reiner Hähnle Technical University of Darmstadt, Dominic Steinhöfel CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Richard Bubel Technische Universität Darmstadt
08:40
20m
Talk
Lifted Termination Analysis by Abstract Interpretation and its Applications
GPCE
Aleksandar S. Dimovski Mother Teresa University, Skopje
09:00 - 10:20
SLE/GPCE Session 5GPCE at Zurich C +8h
09:00
20m
Talk
Type-safe generation of modules in applicative and generative styles
GPCE
Yuhi Sato University of Tsukuba, Yukiyoshi Kameyama University of Tsukuba
09:20
20m
Talk
HACCLE: Metaprogramming for Secure Multi-Party Computation
GPCE
Yuyan Bao Purdue University, Kirshanthan Sundararajah Purdue University, Raghav Malik Purdue University, Qianchuan Ye Purdue University, Christopher Wagner Purdue University, Nouraldin Jaber Purdue University, USA, Fei Wang Purdue University, Mohammad Hassan Ameri Purdue university, Donghang Lu Purdue University, Alexander Seto Purdue University, Benjamin Delaware Purdue University, Roopsha Samanta Purdue University, Aniket Kate Purdue University, Christina Garman Purdue University, Jeremiah Blocki Purdue University, Pierre-David Letourneau Reservoir Labs, Benoit Meister Reservoir Labs, Jonathan Springer Reservoir Labs, Tiark Rompf Purdue University, Milind Kulkarni Purdue University
09:40
20m
Talk
Metaprogramming with Combinators
GPCE
Mahshid Shahmohammadian Drexel University, Geoffrey Mainland Drexel University
10:00
20m
Talk
Multi-Stage Programming with Generative and Analytical Macros
GPCE
10:50 - 12:10
SLE/GPCE Session 6SLE / GPCE at Zurich C +8h
10:50
20m
Talk
Fast Incremental PEG Parsing
SLE
Zachary Yedidia Harvard University, Stephen Chong Harvard University
11:10
20m
Talk
Faster Reachability Analysis for LR(1) Parsers
SLE
Frédéric Bour Tarides, François Pottier Inria, France
11:30
20m
Talk
Automatic Grammar Repair
SLE
Moeketsi Raselimo Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University, South Africa
11:50
10m
Talk
Vision: Bias in Systematic Grammar-Based Test Suite Construction Algorithms
SLE
Christoff Rossouw Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University, South Africa
12:00
10m
Talk
Compiling pattern matching to in-place modifications
GPCE
Paul Iannetta ENS Lyon, Laure Gonnord University of Lyon & LIP, France, Gabriel Radanne Inria
13:50 - 15:10
SLE/GPCE Session 7SLE / GPCE at Zurich C +8h
13:50
20m
Talk
A DSL for Explanatory Decision Making
GPCE
Martin Erwig Oregon State University, Prashant Kumar
14:10
20m
Talk
Artifact and Reference Models for Generative AI Frameworks and Build Systems
GPCE
Abdallah Atouani RWTH Aachen University, Jörg Christian Kirchhof RWTH Aachen University, Evgeny Kusmenko RWTH Aachen University, Bernhard Rumpe RWTH Aachen
14:30
20m
Talk
SEALS: A framework for building Self-Adaptive Virtual Machines
SLE
Gwendal Jouneaux Univ. Rennes, Inria, IRISA, Olivier Barais University of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Benoit Combemale University of Rennes 1, France, Gunter Mussbacher McGill University, Canada
14:50
20m
Talk
Understanding and Improving Model-Driven IoT Systems Through Accompanying Digital Twins
GPCE
Jörg Christian Kirchhof RWTH Aachen University, Lukas Malcher RWTH Aachen University, Bernhard Rumpe RWTH Aachen
15:40 - 17:00
SLE/GPCE Session 8GPCE / SLE at Zurich C -8h
15:40
20m
Talk
Leveraging Relational Concept Analysis for Automated Feature Location in Software Product Lines
GPCE
Nicolas Hlad LIRMM, CNRS, Bérénice Lemoine LIRMM, CNRS, Marianne Huchard LIRMM, Abdelhak Seriai LIRMM, CNRS and University of Montpellier
16:00
20m
Talk
FIDDLR: Streamlining Reuse with Concern-Specific Modelling Languages
SLE
Maximilian Schiedermeier McGill University, Jörg Kienzle McGill University, Canada, Bettina Kemme McGill University, Canada
16:20
20m
Talk
Delta-based Verification of Software Product Families
GPCE
Marco Scaletta Technische Universität Darmstadt, Reiner Hähnle Technical University of Darmstadt, Dominic Steinhöfel CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Richard Bubel Technische Universität Darmstadt
16:40
20m
Talk
Lifted Termination Analysis by Abstract Interpretation and its Applications
GPCE
Aleksandar S. Dimovski Mother Teresa University, Skopje
17:00 - 18:20
SLE/GPCE Session 5GPCE at Zurich C
17:00
20m
Talk
Type-safe generation of modules in applicative and generative styles
GPCE
Yuhi Sato University of Tsukuba, Yukiyoshi Kameyama University of Tsukuba
17:20
20m
Talk
HACCLE: Metaprogramming for Secure Multi-Party Computation
GPCE
Yuyan Bao Purdue University, Kirshanthan Sundararajah Purdue University, Raghav Malik Purdue University, Qianchuan Ye Purdue University, Christopher Wagner Purdue University, Nouraldin Jaber Purdue University, USA, Fei Wang Purdue University, Mohammad Hassan Ameri Purdue university, Donghang Lu Purdue University, Alexander Seto Purdue University, Benjamin Delaware Purdue University, Roopsha Samanta Purdue University, Aniket Kate Purdue University, Christina Garman Purdue University, Jeremiah Blocki Purdue University, Pierre-David Letourneau Reservoir Labs, Benoit Meister Reservoir Labs, Jonathan Springer Reservoir Labs, Tiark Rompf Purdue University, Milind Kulkarni Purdue University
17:40
20m
Talk
Metaprogramming with Combinators
GPCE
Mahshid Shahmohammadian Drexel University, Geoffrey Mainland Drexel University
18:00
20m
Talk
Multi-Stage Programming with Generative and Analytical Macros
GPCE
18:50 - 20:10
SLE/GPCE Session 7SLE / GPCE at Zurich C
18:50
20m
Talk
Fast Incremental PEG Parsing
SLE
Zachary Yedidia Harvard University, Stephen Chong Harvard University
19:10
20m
Talk
Faster Reachability Analysis for LR(1) Parsers
SLE
Frédéric Bour Tarides, François Pottier Inria, France
19:30
20m
Talk
Automatic Grammar Repair
SLE
Moeketsi Raselimo Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University, South Africa
19:50
10m
Talk
Vision: Bias in Systematic Grammar-Based Test Suite Construction Algorithms
SLE
Christoff Rossouw Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University, South Africa
20:00
10m
Talk
Compiling pattern matching to in-place modifications
GPCE
Paul Iannetta ENS Lyon, Laure Gonnord University of Lyon & LIP, France, Gabriel Radanne Inria
21:50 - 23:10
SLE/GPCE Session 8GPCE / SLE at Zurich C
21:50
20m
Talk
A DSL for Explanatory Decision Making
GPCE
Martin Erwig Oregon State University, Prashant Kumar
22:10
20m
Talk
Artifact and Reference Models for Generative AI Frameworks and Build Systems
GPCE
Abdallah Atouani RWTH Aachen University, Jörg Christian Kirchhof RWTH Aachen University, Evgeny Kusmenko RWTH Aachen University, Bernhard Rumpe RWTH Aachen
22:30
20m
Talk
SEALS: A framework for building Self-Adaptive Virtual Machines
SLE
Gwendal Jouneaux Univ. Rennes, Inria, IRISA, Olivier Barais University of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Benoit Combemale University of Rennes 1, France, Gunter Mussbacher McGill University, Canada
22:50
20m
Talk
Understanding and Improving Model-Driven IoT Systems Through Accompanying Digital Twins
GPCE
Jörg Christian Kirchhof RWTH Aachen University, Lukas Malcher RWTH Aachen University, Bernhard Rumpe RWTH Aachen

Call for Papers

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. 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://gpce2021.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 DSL for Explanatory Decision Making
GPCE
A Variational Database Management System
GPCE
Artifact and Reference Models for Generative AI Frameworks and Build Systems
GPCE
Compiling pattern matching to in-place modifications
GPCE
Delta-based Verification of Software Product Families
GPCE
Extracting The Power of Dependent Types
GPCE
GPCE Keynote - Live Programming and Programming by Example: Better TogetherKeynote
GPCE
HACCLE: Metaprogramming for Secure Multi-Party Computation
GPCE
Leveraging Relational Concept Analysis for Automated Feature Location in Software Product Lines
GPCE
Lifted Termination Analysis by Abstract Interpretation and its Applications
GPCE
Metaprogramming with Combinators
GPCE
Multi-Stage Programming with Generative and Analytical Macros
GPCE
On-Stack Replacement for Program Generators and Source-to-Source Compilers
GPCE
The Life Cycle of Features in Highly-Configurable Software Systems Evolving in Space and Time
GPCE
Towards Supporting SPL Engineering in Low-Code Platforms using a DSL Approach
GPCE
Understanding and Improving Model-Driven IoT Systems Through Accompanying Digital Twins
GPCE