Second International Conference on
Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'03)

In Cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN and SIGSOFT ACM

Part of NetObjectDays'03,
Erfurt, Germany, September 22-25, 2003

Generative and component approaches have the potential to revolutionize software development in a similar way as automation and components revolutionized manufacturing. Generative Programming (developing programs that synthesize other programs), Component Engineering (raising the level of modularization and analysis in application design), and Domain-Specific Languages (elevating program specifications to compact domain-specific notations that are easier to write and maintain) are key technologies for automating program development.

GPCE arose as a joint conference, merging the prior conference on Generative and Component-Based Software Engineering (GCSE) and the Workshop on Semantics, Applications, and Implementation of Program Generation (SAIG). The goal of GPCE is to provide a meeting place for researchers and practitioners interested in cutting edge approaches to software development. Thanks to the co-location with NetObjectDays’03, one of the largest main-stream software development conferences in Germany, the GPCE'03 presentations are expected to have a high attendance by industry practitioners, in addition to regular conference attendees. We aim to foster further cross-fertilization between the software engineering research community on the one hand, and the programming languages community on the other, in addition to supporting the original research goals of both the GCSE and the SAIG communities. We seek papers both in software engineering and in programming languages, and especially those that bridge the gap and are accessible to both communities at the same time. The conference solicits submissions related (but not limited) to:

  • Generative Programming: Reuse, meta-programming, partial evaluation, multi-stage and multi-level languages, step-wise refinement, 
  • Semantics, type systems, symbolic computation, linking and explicit substitution, in-lining and macros, templates, program transformation 
  • Runtime code generation, compilation, active libraries, synthesis from specifications, development methods, generation of non-code artifacts, formal methods, reflection 
  • Product Lines and architectures 
  • Industrial Applications 
  • Component-Based Software Engineering: Reuse, distributed platforms, distributed systems, evolution, analysis and design patterns, development methods, formal methods 
  • Integration of Generative and Component-Based Approaches 
  • Domain Engineering and Domain Analysis 
  • Domain-specific languages (DSLs) including visual and UML-based DSLs 
  • Separation of Concerns: Aspect-Oriented Programming, Feature-Oriented Programming, 
  • Intentional Programming, and Multi-Dimensional Separation of Concerns 
  • Model-driven architecture

Reports on applications of these techniques to real-world problems are especially encouraged, as are submissions that relate ideas and concepts from several of these topics, or bridge the gap between theory and practice. The program committee is happy to advise on the appropriateness of a particular subject. Thanks to the co-location with NetObjectDays, one of the largest main-stream software development conferences in Germany, the GPCE'03 presentations are expected to have a high attendance by industry practitioners, in addition to regular conference attendees.

The conference proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Selected papers from the conference will be invited for submission to a fast-track review process in either ACM TOPLAS or ACM TOSEM, as appropriate.

Submission Details:  Authors are invited to submit papers of at most 20 pages in Springer-Verlag proceedings format, in PDF form, by April 6, 2003. This deadline is firm. Simultaneous submission to other venues and submission of previously published material are not allowed. Electronic submission will be required, except by special arrangement with the program chairs. Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 25th, 2003. Final versions of the papers must be submitted by June 22nd, 2003. 

The EDAS system is used for submissions. Please register online and upload your paper. In the remote chance that you encounter server problems around the deadline, please send your paper by email to . 

Program Committee Chairs:
Frank Pfenning, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Yannis Smaragdakis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Program Committee:
Giuseppe Attardi, University of Pisa, Italy
Don Batory, University of Texas, USA
Ira Baxter, Semantic Designs, USA
Ted Biggerstaff,, USA
Shigeru Chiba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Rowan Davies, University of Western Australia, Australia
Premkumar Devanbu, University of California, Davis, USA
Ulrich W. Eisenecker, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany
Robert Glück, JST & Waseda University, Japan
Trevor Jim, AT&T Labs Research, USA
Gregor Kiczales, University of British Columbia, Canada
Kai Koskimies, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Julia Lawall, DIKU, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Eugenio Moggi, DISI, University of Genova, Italy
Jim Neighbors, Bayfront Technologies, USA
Calton Pu, Georgia Tech, USA
Olin Shivers, Georgia Tech, USA
Clemens Szyperski, Microsoft Research, USA
Peter Thiemann, University of Freiburg, Germany
Eelco Visser, Utrecht University, The Netherlands