SLE 2021
Sun 17 - Tue 19 October 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States
co-located with SPLASH 2021

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 14th edition of the SLE conference, SLE 2021, 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 2021 will be co-located with SPLASH, GPCE and SAS. SLE 2021 will be held as a virtual event, but there will also be a room at SPLASH where SLE talks will be projected for in-person SPLASH attendees.

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Sun 17 Oct

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07:40 - 09:00
GPCE/SLE Session 4GPCE / SLE at Zurich C
Chair(s): Mikhail Barash University of Bergen
07:40
15m
Talk
A Concurrency Model for JavaScript with Cooperative CancellationVirtual
SLE
Tian Zhao University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Yonglun Li University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
07:55
15m
Talk
There Is More Than One Way to Zen Your PythonVirtual
SLE
Aamir Farooq Universiteit Twente, Vadim Zaytsev University of Twente, Netherlands
08:10
15m
Talk
Getting Grammars into Shape for Block-based EditorsVirtual
SLE
Mauricio Verano Merino Eindhoven University of Technology, Tom Beckmann Hasso Plattner Institute, Tijs van der Storm CWI; University of Groningen, Robert Hirschfeld Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam, Germany, Jurgen Vinju CWI; Eindhoven University of Technology
Pre-print
08:25
15m
Talk
Extracting The Power of Dependent TypesVirtual
GPCE
Artjoms Šinkarovs Heriot-Watt University, UK, Jesper Cockx TU Delft
08:40
20m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions, Answers
GPCE

09:00 - 10:20
GPCE/SLE Session 1GPCE / SLE at Zurich C +8h
Chair(s): Emma Söderberg Lund University
09:00
20m
Day opening
SLE/GPCE Joint WelcomeVirtual
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 DesignIn-PersonKeynote
SLE
Jonathan Aldrich Carnegie Mellon University
09:50
15m
Talk
Monilogging for Executable Domain-Specific LanguagesVirtual
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; Inria; IRISA
Pre-print
10:05
8m
Talk
Vision: The Next 700 Language WorkbenchesVirtual
SLE
Mikhail Barash University of Bergen
10:13
7m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions, Answers
GPCE

10:50 - 12:10
GPCE/SLE Session 2SLE / GPCE at Zurich C +8h
Chair(s): Coen De Roover Vrije Universiteit Brussel
10:50
30m
Keynote
GPCE Keynote - Live Programming and Programming by Example: Better TogetherVirtualKeynote
GPCE
Sorin Lerner University of California at San Diego
11:20
15m
Talk
Automating the Synthesis of Recommender Systems for Modelling LanguagesVirtual
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
Pre-print
11:35
15m
Talk
Executing Certified Model Transformations on Apache SparkVirtual
SLE
Jolan Philippe IMT Atlantique, Massimo Tisi IMT Atlantique, LS2N (UMR CNRS 6004), Hélène Coullon IMT Atlantique, Gerson Sunyé Université de Nantes, LS2N
11:50
8m
Talk
New Ideas: Automated Engineering of Metamorphic Testing Environments for Domain-Specific LanguagesVirtual
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
Pre-print
11:58
12m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions, Answers
GPCE

13:50 - 15:10
GPCE/SLE Session 3GPCE at Zurich C +8h
Chair(s): Davide Di Ruscio University of L'Aquila
13:50
15m
Talk
A Variational Database Management SystemVirtual
GPCE
Parisa Ataei Oregon State University, Fariba Khan Oregon State University, Eric Walkingshaw Unaffiliated
14:05
15m
Talk
The Life Cycle of Features in Highly-Configurable Software Systems Evolving in Space and TimeVirtual
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
14:20
15m
Talk
Towards Supporting SPL Engineering in Low-Code Platforms using a DSL ApproachVirtual
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
14:35
15m
Talk
On-Stack Replacement for Program Generators and Source-to-Source CompilersVirtual
GPCE
Gregory Essertel Purdue University, Ruby Tahboub Purdue University, Tiark Rompf Purdue University
14:50
20m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions, Answers
GPCE

15:40 - 17:00
GPCE/SLE Session 4SLE / GPCE at Zurich C -8h
Chair(s): Eric Van Wyk University of Minnesota, USA
15:40
15m
Talk
A Concurrency Model for JavaScript with Cooperative CancellationVirtual
SLE
Tian Zhao University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Yonglun Li University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
15:55
15m
Talk
There Is More Than One Way to Zen Your PythonVirtual
SLE
Aamir Farooq Universiteit Twente, Vadim Zaytsev University of Twente, Netherlands
16:10
15m
Talk
Getting Grammars into Shape for Block-based EditorsVirtual
SLE
Mauricio Verano Merino Eindhoven University of Technology, Tom Beckmann Hasso Plattner Institute, Tijs van der Storm CWI; University of Groningen, Robert Hirschfeld Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam, Germany, Jurgen Vinju CWI; Eindhoven University of Technology
Pre-print
16:25
15m
Talk
Extracting The Power of Dependent TypesVirtual
GPCE
Artjoms Šinkarovs Heriot-Watt University, UK, Jesper Cockx TU Delft
16:40
20m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions, Answers
GPCE

17:00 - 18:20
GPCE/SLE Session 1SLE / GPCE at Zurich C
Chair(s): Dimitris Kolovos University of York
17:00
20m
Day opening
SLE/GPCE Joint WelcomeVirtual
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 DesignIn-PersonKeynote
SLE
Jonathan Aldrich Carnegie Mellon University
17:50
15m
Talk
Monilogging for Executable Domain-Specific LanguagesVirtual
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; Inria; IRISA
Pre-print
18:05
8m
Talk
Vision: The Next 700 Language WorkbenchesVirtual
SLE
Mikhail Barash University of Bergen
18:13
7m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions, Answers
GPCE

18:50 - 20:10
GPCE/SLE Session 2SLE / GPCE at Zurich C
Chair(s): Eli Tilevich Virginia Tech
18:50
30m
Keynote
GPCE Keynote - Live Programming and Programming by Example: Better TogetherVirtualKeynote
GPCE
Sorin Lerner University of California at San Diego
19:20
15m
Talk
Automating the Synthesis of Recommender Systems for Modelling LanguagesVirtual
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
Pre-print
19:35
15m
Talk
Executing Certified Model Transformations on Apache SparkVirtual
SLE
Jolan Philippe IMT Atlantique, Massimo Tisi IMT Atlantique, LS2N (UMR CNRS 6004), Hélène Coullon IMT Atlantique, Gerson Sunyé Université de Nantes, LS2N
19:50
8m
Talk
New Ideas: Automated Engineering of Metamorphic Testing Environments for Domain-Specific LanguagesVirtual
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
Pre-print
19:58
12m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions, Answers
GPCE

21:50 - 23:10
GPCE/SLE Session 3GPCE at Zurich C
Chair(s): Alex Potanin Victoria University of Wellington
21:50
15m
Talk
A Variational Database Management SystemVirtual
GPCE
Parisa Ataei Oregon State University, Fariba Khan Oregon State University, Eric Walkingshaw Unaffiliated
22:05
15m
Talk
The Life Cycle of Features in Highly-Configurable Software Systems Evolving in Space and TimeVirtual
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
22:20
15m
Talk
Towards Supporting SPL Engineering in Low-Code Platforms using a DSL ApproachVirtual
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
22:35
15m
Talk
On-Stack Replacement for Program Generators and Source-to-Source CompilersVirtual
GPCE
Gregory Essertel Purdue University, Ruby Tahboub Purdue University, Tiark Rompf Purdue University
22:50
20m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions, Answers
GPCE

Mon 18 Oct

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07:40 - 09:00
SLE/GPCE Session 8GPCE / SLE at Zurich C
Chair(s): Coen De Roover Vrije Universiteit Brussel
07:40
15m
Talk
Leveraging Relational Concept Analysis for Automated Feature Location in Software Product LinesVirtual
GPCE
Nicolas Hlad LIRMM, CNRS, Bérénice Lemoine LIRMM, CNRS, Marianne Huchard LIRMM, Abdelhak Seriai LIRMM, CNRS and University of Montpellier
07:55
15m
Talk
FIDDLR: Streamlining Reuse with Concern-Specific Modelling LanguagesVirtual
SLE
Maximilian Schiedermeier McGill University, Jörg Kienzle McGill University, Canada, Bettina Kemme McGill University, Canada
08:10
15m
Talk
Lifted Termination Analysis by Abstract Interpretation and its ApplicationsVirtual
GPCE
Aleksandar S. Dimovski Mother Teresa University, Skopje
08:25
15m
Talk
Delta-based Verification of Software Product FamiliesVirtual
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
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions and Answers
SLE

09:00 - 10:20
SLE/GPCE Session 5SLE / GPCE at Zurich C +8h
Chair(s): Eelco Visser Delft University of Technology
09:00
15m
Talk
Type-safe generation of modules in applicative and generative stylesVirtual
GPCE
Yuhi Sato University of Tsukuba, Yukiyoshi Kameyama University of Tsukuba
09:15
15m
Talk
HACCLE: Metaprogramming for Secure Multi-Party ComputationVirtual
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, 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
09:30
15m
Talk
Multi-Stage Programming with Generative and Analytical MacrosVirtualGPCE Best Paper Award
GPCE
09:45
15m
Talk
Metaprogramming with CombinatorsVirtual
GPCE
Mahshid Shahmohammadian Drexel University, Geoffrey Mainland Drexel University
10:00
20m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions and Answers
SLE

10:50 - 12:10
SLE/GPCE Session 6SLE / GPCE at Zurich C +8h
Chair(s): Vadim Zaytsev University of Twente, Netherlands
10:50
15m
Talk
Fast Incremental PEG ParsingVirtual
SLE
Zachary Yedidia Harvard University, Stephen Chong Harvard University
11:05
15m
Talk
Faster Reachability Analysis for LR(1) ParsersVirtual
SLE
Frédéric Bour Tarides, François Pottier Inria, France
11:20
15m
Talk
Automatic Grammar RepairVirtual
SLE
Moeketsi Raselimo Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University, South Africa
11:35
8m
Talk
Vision: Bias in Systematic Grammar-Based Test Suite Construction AlgorithmsVirtual
SLE
Christoff Rossouw Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University, South Africa
11:43
8m
Talk
Compiling pattern matching to in-place modificationsVirtual
GPCE
Paul Iannetta ENS Lyon, Laure Gonnord University of Lyon & LIP, France, Gabriel Radanne Inria
11:51
19m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions and Answers
SLE

13:50 - 15:10
SLE/GPCE Session 7GPCE / SLE at Zurich C +8h
Chair(s): Bahman Zamani University of Isfahan, Davide Di Ruscio University of L'Aquila
13:50
15m
Talk
A DSL for Explanatory Decision MakingVirtual
GPCE
Martin Erwig Oregon State University, Prashant Kumar Oregon State University
14:05
15m
Talk
SEALS: A framework for building Self-Adaptive Virtual MachinesVirtual
SLE
Gwendal Jouneaux University of Rennes; Inria; IRISA, Olivier Barais University of Rennes; Inria; IRISA, Benoit Combemale University of Rennes; Inria; IRISA, Gunter Mussbacher McGill University
14:20
15m
Talk
Understanding and Improving Model-Driven IoT Systems Through Accompanying Digital TwinsVirtual
GPCE
Jörg Christian Kirchhof RWTH Aachen University, Lukas Malcher RWTH Aachen University, Bernhard Rumpe RWTH Aachen
14:35
15m
Talk
Artifact and Reference Models for Generative AI Frameworks and Build SystemsVirtual
GPCE
Abdallah Atouani RWTH Aachen University, Jörg Christian Kirchhof RWTH Aachen University, Evgeny Kusmenko RWTH Aachen University, Bernhard Rumpe RWTH Aachen
14:50
20m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions and Answers
SLE

15:40 - 17:00
SLE/GPCE Session 8GPCE / SLE at Zurich C -8h
Chair(s): Ran Wei Dalian University of Technology
15:40
15m
Talk
Leveraging Relational Concept Analysis for Automated Feature Location in Software Product LinesVirtual
GPCE
Nicolas Hlad LIRMM, CNRS, Bérénice Lemoine LIRMM, CNRS, Marianne Huchard LIRMM, Abdelhak Seriai LIRMM, CNRS and University of Montpellier
15:55
15m
Talk
FIDDLR: Streamlining Reuse with Concern-Specific Modelling LanguagesVirtual
SLE
Maximilian Schiedermeier McGill University, Jörg Kienzle McGill University, Canada, Bettina Kemme McGill University, Canada
16:10
15m
Talk
Lifted Termination Analysis by Abstract Interpretation and its ApplicationsVirtual
GPCE
Aleksandar S. Dimovski Mother Teresa University, Skopje
16:25
15m
Talk
Delta-based Verification of Software Product FamiliesVirtual
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
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions and Answers
SLE

17:00 - 18:20
SLE/GPCE Session 5GPCE / SLE at Zurich C
Chair(s): Paddy Krishnan Oracle Labs, Australia
17:00
15m
Talk
Type-safe generation of modules in applicative and generative stylesVirtual
GPCE
Yuhi Sato University of Tsukuba, Yukiyoshi Kameyama University of Tsukuba
17:15
15m
Talk
HACCLE: Metaprogramming for Secure Multi-Party ComputationVirtual
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, 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
17:30
15m
Talk
Multi-Stage Programming with Generative and Analytical MacrosVirtualGPCE Best Paper Award
GPCE
17:45
15m
Talk
Metaprogramming with CombinatorsVirtual
GPCE
Mahshid Shahmohammadian Drexel University, Geoffrey Mainland Drexel University
18:00
20m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions and Answers
SLE

18:50 - 20:10
SLE/GPCE Session 6GPCE / SLE at Zurich C
Chair(s): Ran Wei Dalian University of Technology, Paddy Krishnan Oracle Labs, Australia
18:50
15m
Talk
Fast Incremental PEG ParsingVirtual
SLE
Zachary Yedidia Harvard University, Stephen Chong Harvard University
19:05
15m
Talk
Faster Reachability Analysis for LR(1) ParsersVirtual
SLE
Frédéric Bour Tarides, François Pottier Inria, France
19:20
15m
Talk
Automatic Grammar RepairVirtual
SLE
Moeketsi Raselimo Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University, South Africa
19:35
8m
Talk
Vision: Bias in Systematic Grammar-Based Test Suite Construction AlgorithmsVirtual
SLE
Christoff Rossouw Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Bernd Fischer Stellenbosch University, South Africa
19:43
8m
Talk
Compiling pattern matching to in-place modificationsVirtual
GPCE
Paul Iannetta ENS Lyon, Laure Gonnord University of Lyon & LIP, France, Gabriel Radanne Inria
19:51
19m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions and Answers
SLE

21:50 - 23:10
SLE/GPCE Session 7SLE / GPCE at Zurich C
Chair(s): Coen De Roover Vrije Universiteit Brussel
21:50
15m
Talk
A DSL for Explanatory Decision MakingVirtual
GPCE
Martin Erwig Oregon State University, Prashant Kumar Oregon State University
22:05
15m
Talk
SEALS: A framework for building Self-Adaptive Virtual MachinesVirtual
SLE
Gwendal Jouneaux University of Rennes; Inria; IRISA, Olivier Barais University of Rennes; Inria; IRISA, Benoit Combemale University of Rennes; Inria; IRISA, Gunter Mussbacher McGill University
22:20
15m
Talk
Understanding and Improving Model-Driven IoT Systems Through Accompanying Digital TwinsVirtual
GPCE
Jörg Christian Kirchhof RWTH Aachen University, Lukas Malcher RWTH Aachen University, Bernhard Rumpe RWTH Aachen
22:35
15m
Talk
Artifact and Reference Models for Generative AI Frameworks and Build SystemsVirtual
GPCE
Abdallah Atouani RWTH Aachen University, Jörg Christian Kirchhof RWTH Aachen University, Evgeny Kusmenko RWTH Aachen University, Bernhard Rumpe RWTH Aachen
22:50
20m
Live Q&A
Discussion, Questions and Answers
SLE

Call for Papers

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 focuses 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. The title of a Tool paper must start with “Tool Demo:”.

  • New ideas / vision papers: These are papers that may describe new, unconventional software language engineering research positions or approaches that depart from standard practice. They can describe well-defined research ideas that are at an early stage of investigation. They could also provide new evidence to challenge common wisdom, present new unifying theories about existing SLE research that provides novel insight or that can lead to the development of new technologies or approaches, or apply SLE technology to radically new application areas. New ideas / vision papers must not exceed 5 pages, and may optionally include 1 further page of bibliography / appendices. The title of a new ideas / vision papers must start with “New Ideas:” or “Vision:”.

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 2021 Website.

Artifact Evaluation

For the sixth 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. The submission link for artifacts is sle21ae.hotcrp.com.

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.

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.

After the review round, authors will get a chance to respond before a final decision round.

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 (Emma Söderberg and Dimitris Kolovos).

Accepted Papers

Title
A Concurrency Model for JavaScript with Cooperative CancellationVirtual
SLE
Automatic Grammar RepairVirtual
SLE
Automating the Synthesis of Recommender Systems for Modelling LanguagesVirtual
SLE
Pre-print
Executing Certified Model Transformations on Apache SparkVirtual
SLE
FIDDLR: Streamlining Reuse with Concern-Specific Modelling LanguagesVirtual
SLE
Fast Incremental PEG ParsingVirtual
SLE
Faster Reachability Analysis for LR(1) ParsersVirtual
SLE
Getting Grammars into Shape for Block-based EditorsVirtual
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Pre-print
Monilogging for Executable Domain-Specific LanguagesVirtual
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Pre-print
New Ideas: Automated Engineering of Metamorphic Testing Environments for Domain-Specific LanguagesVirtual
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Pre-print
SEALS: A framework for building Self-Adaptive Virtual MachinesVirtual
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There Is More Than One Way to Zen Your PythonVirtual
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Vision: Bias in Systematic Grammar-Based Test Suite Construction AlgorithmsVirtual
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Vision: The Next 700 Language WorkbenchesVirtual
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