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SLE 2020
Sun 15 - Fri 20 November 2020 Online Conference
co-located with SPLASH 2020

The ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE) is devoted to the principles of software languages: their design, their implementation, and their evolution.

With the ubiquity of computers, software has become the dominating intellectual asset of our time. In turn, this software depends on software languages, namely the languages it is written in, the languages used to describe its environment, and the languages driving its development process. Given that everything depends on software and that software depends on software languages, it seems fair to say that for many years to come, everything will depend on software languages.

Software language engineering (SLE) is the discipline of engineering languages and their tools required for the creation of software. It abstracts from the differences between programming languages, modelling languages, and other software languages, and emphasizes the engineering facet of the creation of such languages, that is, the establishment of the scientific methods and practices that enable the best results. While SLE is certainly driven by its metacircular character (software languages are engineered using software languages), SLE is not self-satisfying: its scope extends to the engineering of languages for all and everything.

Like its predecessors, the 13th edition of the SLE conference, SLE 2020, will bring together researchers from different areas united by their common interest in the creation, capture, and tooling of software languages. It overlaps with traditional conferences on the design and implementation of programming languages, model-driven engineering, and compiler construction, and emphasizes the fusion of their communities. To foster the latter, SLE traditionally fills a two-day program with a single track, with the only temporal overlap occurring between co-located events.

SLE 2020 will be co-located with SPLASH, GPCE and SAS in Chicago, Illinois, United States and celebrated as a virtual event.

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Sun 15 Nov
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09:00 - 09:40: GPCE/SLE OpeningGPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Juan de LaraAutonomous University of Madrid, Laurence TrattKing's College London, Martin ErwigOregon State University, Jeff GrayUniversity of Alabama, Ralf LämmelFacebook London
09:00 - 09:40
Other
GPCE
Link to publication
09:40 - 10:20: GPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Juan de LaraAutonomous University of Madrid, Jeff GrayUniversity of Alabama, Laurence TrattKing's College London
09:40 - 10:00
Talk
GPCE
Bruce CollieUniversity of Edinburgh, Jackson WoodruffUniversity of Edinburgh, Michael F. P. O'BoyleUniversity of Edinburgh
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
10:00 - 10:20
Talk
SLE
Jeff SmitsDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Eelco VisserDelft University of Technology
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
11:00 - 12:20: GPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Benoit CombemaleUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Eric Van WykUniversity of Minnesota, USA
11:00 - 11:20
Talk
GPCE
Antonio GarmendiaJKU Linz, Manuel WimmerJKU Linz, Esther GuerraAutonomous University of Madrid, Elena Gómez-MartínezAutonomous University of Madrid, Juan de LaraAutonomous University of Madrid
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
11:20 - 11:40
Talk
SLE
Fabien CoulonObeo, France / University of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Alex AuvolatUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Benoit CombemaleUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Yérom-David BrombergUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, François TaïaniUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Olivier BaraisUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Noël PlouzeauUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
11:40 - 12:00
Talk
GPCE
Tabea BordisTU Braunschweig, Tobias RungeTU Braunschweig, Ina SchaeferTU Braunschweig
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
12:00 - 12:20
Talk
SLE
Steffen ZschalerKing's College London, Fiona PolackKeele University
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
15:00 - 16:20: GPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Jonathan AldrichCarnegie Mellon University
15:00 - 15:20
Talk
GPCE
Knut Anders StokkeUniversity of Bergen, Mikhail BarashUniversity of Bergen, Jaakko JärviUniversity of Turku
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
15:20 - 15:40
Talk
SLE
Mauricio Verano MerinoTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven, Tijs van der StormCWI & University of Groningen, Netherlands
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
15:40 - 16:00
Talk
GPCE
Benjamin RouxelUniversity of Amsterdam, Ulrik Pagh SchultzUniversity of Southern Denmark, Benny AkessonUniversity of Amsterdam / TNO, Jesper HolstSky-Watch, Ole JørgensenSky-Watch, Clemens GrelckUniversity of Amsterdam
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
16:00 - 16:20
Talk
SLE
Matteo CiminiUniversity of Massachusetts at Lowell, USA, Dale MillerInria, France / École Polytechnique, France, Jeremy G. SiekIndiana University, USA
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
21:00 - 21:40: GPCE/SLE OpeningGPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Martin ErwigOregon State University, Jeff GrayUniversity of Alabama, Juan de LaraAutonomous University of Madrid, Laurence TrattKing's College London, Ralf LämmelFacebook London
21:00 - 21:40
Other
GPCE
Link to publication
21:40 - 22:20: GPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Laurence TrattKing's College London, Jeff GrayUniversity of Alabama, Juan de LaraAutonomous University of Madrid
21:40 - 22:00
Talk
GPCE
Bruce CollieUniversity of Edinburgh, Jackson WoodruffUniversity of Edinburgh, Michael F. P. O'BoyleUniversity of Edinburgh
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
22:00 - 22:20
Talk
SLE
Jeff SmitsDelft University of Technology, Netherlands, Eelco VisserDelft University of Technology
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
23:00 - 00:20: GPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Sheng ChenUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
23:00 - 23:20
Talk
GPCE
Antonio GarmendiaJKU Linz, Manuel WimmerJKU Linz, Esther GuerraAutonomous University of Madrid, Elena Gómez-MartínezAutonomous University of Madrid, Juan de LaraAutonomous University of Madrid
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
23:20 - 23:40
Talk
SLE
Fabien CoulonObeo, France / University of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Alex AuvolatUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Benoit CombemaleUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Yérom-David BrombergUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, François TaïaniUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Olivier BaraisUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France, Noël PlouzeauUniversity of Rennes, France / Inria, France / CNRS, France / IRISA, France
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
23:40 - 00:00
Talk
GPCE
Tabea BordisTU Braunschweig, Tobias RungeTU Braunschweig, Ina SchaeferTU Braunschweig
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
00:00 - 00:20
Talk
SLE
Steffen ZschalerKing's College London, Fiona PolackKeele University
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached

Mon 16 Nov
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00:20 - 01:00: Breakfast in Paris (PLMW AMA)SPLASH PLMW at SPLASH-I
00:20 - 01:00
Talk
SPLASH PLMW
Sriram RajamaniMicrosoft Research
02:20 - 03:00: Cocktails in SydneySPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
02:20 - 03:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
03:00 - 04:20: GPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Erwan BousseUniversity of Nantes
03:00 - 03:20
Talk
GPCE
Knut Anders StokkeUniversity of Bergen, Mikhail BarashUniversity of Bergen, Jaakko JärviUniversity of Turku
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
03:20 - 03:40
Talk
SLE
Mauricio Verano MerinoTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven, Tijs van der StormCWI & University of Groningen, Netherlands
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
03:40 - 04:00
Talk
GPCE
Benjamin RouxelUniversity of Amsterdam, Ulrik Pagh SchultzUniversity of Southern Denmark, Benny AkessonUniversity of Amsterdam / TNO, Jesper HolstSky-Watch, Ole JørgensenSky-Watch, Clemens GrelckUniversity of Amsterdam
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
04:00 - 04:20
Talk
SLE
Matteo CiminiUniversity of Massachusetts at Lowell, USA, Dale MillerInria, France / École Polytechnique, France, Jeremy G. SiekIndiana University, USA
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
04:20 - 05:00: Dinner in BeijingSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
04:20 - 05:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
06:20 - 07:00: Dinner in DelhiSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
06:20 - 07:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
07:00 - 08:20: GPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Juan de LaraAutonomous University of Madrid
07:00 - 07:20
Talk
GPCE
Hampus BalldinAdvenica, Christoph ReichenbachLund University
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
07:20 - 07:40
Talk
SLE
Jorge Perianez PascualUniversity of Extremadura, Spain, Roberto Rodriguez-EcheverriaUniversity of Extremadura, Spain, Loli BurgueñoOpen University of Catalonia, Spain, Jordi CabotOpen University of Catalonia, Spain
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
07:40 - 08:00
Talk
GPCE
L. Thomas van BinsbergenCWI, Lu-Chi LiuUniversity of Amsterdam, Robert van DoesburgLeibniz Institute / University of Amsterdam / TNO, Tom van EngersLeibniz Institute / University of Amsterdam / TNO
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
08:00 - 08:20
Talk
SLE
Thibault Béziers la FosseIMT Atlantique, ICAM, Massimo Tisi, Jean-Marie MottuUniversité de Nantes, LS2N, IMT Atlantique, Gerson SunyéUniversité de Nantes, LS2N
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
08:20 - 09:00: Breakfast in ChicagoSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
08:20 - 09:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
09:00 - 10:20: MSPLASH Keynotes at SPLASH-I +12h
09:00 - 10:20
Keynote
SPLASH Keynotes
Jonathan BellNortheastern University
Media Attached
10:20 - 11:00: Breakfast in SeattleSPLASH Posters at SPLASH-I +12h

Please click the link below for the list of featured posters.

10:20 - 11:00
Poster
SPLASH Posters
11:00 - 12:20: SLE at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Laurence TrattKing's College London
11:00 - 11:20
Talk
SLE
Lars FritscheTU Darmstadt, Germany, Jens KosiolUniversity of Marburg, Germany, Adrian MöllerTU Darmstadt, Germany, Andy SchürrTU Darmstadt, Germany, Gabriele TaentzerUniversity of Marburg, Germany
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
11:20 - 11:40
Talk
SLE
Mikhail BarashUniversity of Bergen
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
11:40 - 12:00
Talk
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Razan GhzouliChalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg, Thorsten BergerChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Einar Broch JohnsenUniversity of Oslo, Swaib DraguleChalmers | University of Gothenburg, Andrzej WąsowskiIT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
12:00 - 12:20
Talk
SLE
Nils Weidmann, Lars FritscheTU Darmstadt, Germany, Anthony AnjorinPaderborn University, Germany
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
12:20 - 13:00: Breakfast in WellingtonSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
12:20 - 13:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
13:00 - 14:20: SLE at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Vadim ZaytsevUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
13:00 - 13:20
Talk
SLE
Christoff RossouwStellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd FischerStellenbosch University, South Africa
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
13:20 - 13:40
Talk
SLE
Phillip van HeerdenStellenbosch University, Moeketsi RaselimoStellenbosch University, South Africa, Konstantinos (Kostis) SagonasUppsala University, Sweden, Bernd FischerStellenbosch University, South Africa
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
13:40 - 14:00
Talk
SLE
Chelsea BarraballStellenbosch University, South Africa, Moeketsi RaselimoStellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd FischerStellenbosch University, South Africa
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
14:00 - 14:20
Talk
SLE
Dimitri RacordonUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland, Didier BuchsUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
14:20 - 15:00: Cocktails in ParisSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
14:20 - 15:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
15:00 - 15:40: SLE at SPLASH-III +12h
Chair(s): Paddy KrishnanOracle Labs, Australia
15:00 - 15:20
Talk
SLE
Sergio Queiroz de MedeirosUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Carlos OlarteFederal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
15:20 - 15:40
Talk
SLE
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
16:20 - 17:00: Breakfast in SeoulSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
16:20 - 17:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
18:20 - 19:00: Cocktails in RioSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
18:20 - 19:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
19:00 - 20:20: GPCE / SLE at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): David J. PearceVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
19:00 - 19:20
Talk
GPCE
Hampus BalldinAdvenica, Christoph ReichenbachLund University
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
19:20 - 19:40
Talk
SLE
Jorge Perianez PascualUniversity of Extremadura, Spain, Roberto Rodriguez-EcheverriaUniversity of Extremadura, Spain, Loli BurgueñoOpen University of Catalonia, Spain, Jordi CabotOpen University of Catalonia, Spain
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
19:40 - 20:00
Talk
GPCE
L. Thomas van BinsbergenCWI, Lu-Chi LiuUniversity of Amsterdam, Robert van DoesburgLeibniz Institute / University of Amsterdam / TNO, Tom van EngersLeibniz Institute / University of Amsterdam / TNO
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
20:00 - 20:20
Talk
SLE
Thibault Béziers la FosseIMT Atlantique, ICAM, Massimo Tisi, Jean-Marie MottuUniversité de Nantes, LS2N, IMT Atlantique, Gerson SunyéUniversité de Nantes, LS2N
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
20:20 - 21:00: Cocktails in New YorkSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
20:20 - 21:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
21:00 - 22:20: MSPLASH Keynotes at SPLASH-I
21:00 - 22:20
Keynote
SPLASH Keynotes
Jonathan BellNortheastern University
Media Attached
22:20 - 23:00: Lunch in TokyoSPLASH Posters at SPLASH-I

Please click the link below for the list of featured posters.

22:20 - 23:00
Poster
SPLASH Posters
23:00 - 00:20: SLE at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Paddy KrishnanOracle Labs, Australia
23:00 - 23:20
Talk
SLE
Lars FritscheTU Darmstadt, Germany, Jens KosiolUniversity of Marburg, Germany, Adrian MöllerTU Darmstadt, Germany, Andy SchürrTU Darmstadt, Germany, Gabriele TaentzerUniversity of Marburg, Germany
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
23:20 - 23:40
Talk
SLE
Mikhail BarashUniversity of Bergen
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
23:40 - 00:00
Talk
SLE
Razan GhzouliChalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg, Thorsten BergerChalmers University of Technology, Sweden / University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Einar Broch JohnsenUniversity of Oslo, Swaib DraguleChalmers | University of Gothenburg, Andrzej WąsowskiIT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
00:00 - 00:20
Talk
SLE
Nils Weidmann, Lars FritscheTU Darmstadt, Germany, Anthony AnjorinPaderborn University, Germany
Link to publication DOI Media Attached

Tue 17 Nov
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00:20 - 01:00: Breakfast in ParisSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
00:20 - 01:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
01:00 - 02:20: SLE at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Vadim ZaytsevUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
01:00 - 01:20
Talk
SLE
Christoff RossouwStellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd FischerStellenbosch University, South Africa
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
01:20 - 01:40
Talk
SLE
Phillip van HeerdenStellenbosch University, Moeketsi RaselimoStellenbosch University, South Africa, Konstantinos (Kostis) SagonasUppsala University, Sweden, Bernd FischerStellenbosch University, South Africa
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
01:40 - 02:00
Talk
SLE
Chelsea BarraballStellenbosch University, South Africa, Moeketsi RaselimoStellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd FischerStellenbosch University, South Africa
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
02:00 - 02:20
Talk
SLE
Dimitri RacordonUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland, Didier BuchsUniversity of Geneva, Switzerland
Link to publication DOI Media Attached
02:20 - 03:00: Cocktails in SydneySPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
02:20 - 03:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
03:00 - 03:40: SLE at SPLASH-III
Chair(s): Ralf LämmelFacebook London
03:00 - 03:20
Talk
SLE
Sergio Queiroz de MedeirosUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Carlos OlarteFederal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Link to publication DOI Pre-print Media Attached
03:20 - 03:40
Talk
SLE
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
04:20 - 05:00: Dinner in BeijingSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
04:20 - 05:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
06:20 - 07:00: Dinner in DelhiSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
06:20 - 07:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
07:00 - 08:20: TSPLASH Keynotes at SPLASH-I +12h
Chair(s): Steve BlackburnAustralian National University
07:00 - 08:20
Keynote
SPLASH Keynotes
Mary Lou SoffaUniversity of Virginia
Link to publication
08:20 - 09:00: Breakfast in ChicagoSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
08:20 - 09:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
10:20 - 11:00: Breakfast in SeattleSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
10:20 - 11:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
12:20 - 13:00: Breakfast in WellingtonSPLASH Student Research Competition at SPLASH-I +12h
  • Aidan Yang, SOAR: Synthesis for Open-Source API Refactoring

  • Gahwon Lee, SASIL: A Domain-Specific Language for Simulating Declarative Specifications of Scheduling Systems

  • Ian C. McCormack, A Software Library Model for the Internet of Things

  • Mona Zhang and Jacob Gorenburg, Design and Implementation of a Gradual Verifier

  • Raphael Mosaner, Machine Learning to Ease Understanding of Data Driven Compiler Optimizations

  • Reed Oei, Psamathe: A DSL for Safe Blockchain Assets

  • Sang Heon Choi, Consolidation: A Technique for Improving Permissiveness of Human-Machine Interfaces

  • Sophia Kolak, Detecting Performance Patterns with Deep Learning

  • Vitaly Romanov, Evaluating Importance of Edge Types when Using Graph Neural Network for Predicting Return Types of Python Functions

12:20 - 13:00
Poster
SPLASH Student Research Competition
14:20 - 15:00: Cocktails in ParisSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
14:20 - 15:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
16:20 - 17:00: Breakfast in SeoulSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
16:20 - 17:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
18:20 - 19:00: Cocktails in RioSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
18:20 - 19:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
19:00 - 20:20: TSPLASH Keynotes at SPLASH-I
Chair(s): Steve BlackburnAustralian National University
19:00 - 20:20
Keynote
SPLASH Keynotes
Mary Lou SoffaUniversity of Virginia
Link to publication
20:20 - 21:00: Cocktails in New YorkSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
20:20 - 21:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)
22:20 - 23:00: Lunch in TokyoSPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
22:20 - 23:00
Social Event
SPLASH Meet The Speakers (MTS)

Call for Papers

Virtual SLE 2020

March 24th update: In view of the uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, as an effort to relieve stress on authors, SLE has delayed the paper submission deadlines by one month, following the SPLASH general policy.

Types of Submissions

SLE accepts three types of papers:

  • Research papers: These are “traditional” papers detailing research contributions to SLE. These papers have a limit of 12 pages, and may optionally include 8 further pages of bibliography/appendices

  • Tool papers: These are papers which focus on the tooling aspects which are often forgotten or neglected in research papers. A good tool paper focusses on practical insights that are likely to be useful to other implementers or users in the future. Any of the SLE topics of interest are appropriate areas for tool demonstrations. Submissions must not exceed 5 pages and may optionally include 1 further page of bibliography / appendices. They may optionally come with an appendix with a demo outline / screenshots and/or a short video/screencast illustrating the tool. Tool paper titles must start with “Tool Demo:”.

  • New ideas / vision papers: These are forward-looking papers about ideas that will interest the SLE community but which are not currently at an advanced level of research. These might be about new research avenues or about integrating existing research ideas, or technologies. New ideas / vision papers must not exceed 5 pages, and may optionally include 1 further page of bibliography / appendices

Topics of Interest

Broadly speaking, SLE covers software language engineering rather than engineering a specific software language. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Language Design and Implementation
    • Approaches to and methods for language design
    • Static semantics (e.g. design rules, well-formedness constraints)
    • Techniques for specifying behavioral / executable semantics
    • Generative approaches (incl. code synthesis, compilation)
    • Meta-languages, meta-tools, language workbenches
  • Software Language Validation
    • Verification and formal methods for languages
    • Testing techniques for languages
    • Simulation techniques for languages
  • Software Language Integration and Composition
    • Coordination of heterogeneous languages and tools
    • Mappings between languages (incl. transformation languages)
    • Traceability between languages
    • Deployment of languages to different platforms
  • Software Language Maintenance
    • Software language reuse
    • Language evolution
    • Language families and variability
  • Domain-specific approaches for any aspects of SLE (design, implementation, validation, maintenance)
  • Empirical evaluation and experience reports of language engineering tools
    • User studies evaluating usability
    • Performance benchmarks
    • Industrial applications

Workshops: Workshops will be organized by SPLASH. Please inform us and contact the SPLASH organizers if you would like to organize a workshop of interest to the SLE audience. Information on how to submit workshops can be found at the SPLASH 2020 Website.

Artifact Evaluation

For the fifth year SLE will use an evaluation process for assessing the quality of the artifacts on which papers are based to foster the culture of experimental reproducibility. Authors of accepted papers are invited to submit artifacts. For more information, please have a look at the Artifact Evaluation page.

Submission

Format

Submissions have to use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference Format “acmart”; please make sure that you always use the latest ACM SIGPLAN acmart LaTeX template, and that the document class definition is \documentclass[sigplan,anonymous,review]{acmart}. Do not make any changes to this format!

Ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct and font sizes in figures and tables are legible.

To increase fairness in reviewing, a double-blind review process has become standard across SIGPLAN conferences. In this line, SLE will follow the double-blind process. 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.

All submissions must be in PDF format.

Concurrent Submissions

Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as described by SIGPLAN’s Republication Policy. Submitters should also be aware of ACM’s Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism. Submissions that violate these policies will be desk-rejected.

Submission Site

Submissions will be accepted at https://sle20.hotcrp.com/.

Reviewing Process

All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Research papers and tool papers will be evaluated concerning novelty, correctness, significance, readability, and alignment with the conference call. New ideas / vision papers will be evaluated primarily concerning novelty, significance, readability, and alignment with the conference call.

For fairness reasons, all submitted papers must conform to the above instructions. Submissions that violate these instructions may be rejected without review, at the discretion of the PC chairs.

Awards

  • Distinguished paper: Award for most notable paper, as determined by the PC chairs based on the recommendations of the programme committee.
  • Distinguished reviewer: Award for distinguished reviewer, as determined by the PC chairs.
  • Distinguished artifact: Award for the artifact most significantly exceeding expectations, as determined by the AEC chairs based on the recommendations of the artifact evaluation committee.

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of the conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Contact

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions, please contact the Programme Chairs (Juan de Lara and Laurence Tratt) by email (Juan.deLara@uam.es and laurie@tratt.net).

Accepted Papers

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