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DSAL 2010 : Fifth Workshop on Domain-Specific Aspect Languages


When Mar 16, 2010 - Mar 16, 2010
Where Rennes, France
Submission Deadline Dec 28, 2009
Notification Due Jan 15, 2010
Final Version Due Feb 15, 2010
Categories    software engineering   aspect-oriented development   model-driven development

Call For Papers

Fifth Workshop on Domain-Specific Aspect Languages
Part of AOSD10, Rennes and Saint Malo, France
March 16, 2010


Submissions due: December 28th, 2009
Author Notification: January 15th, 2010
Final version due: February 15th, 2010
AOSD Early registration deadline: February 22nd, 2010
Workshop: March 16, 2010

The tendency to raise the abstraction level in programming languages towards
a particular domain is also a major driving force in the research domain of
aspect-oriented programming languages. As a matter of fact, pioneering work
in this field was conducted by devising small domain-specific aspect
languages (DSALs) such as COOL for concurrency management and RIDL for
serialization, RG, AML, and others. After a dominating focus on
general-purpose languages, research in the AOSD community is again taking
this path in search of innovative approaches, insights and a deeper
understanding of fundamentals behind AOP. Based on the successful DSAL'06,
'07, '08 and '09 workshops, and the special issue of IET Software journal on
Domain-Specific Aspect Languages, this workshop series continues to support
a growing trend in AOSD research.

The workshop aims to bring the research communities of domain-specific
language engineering and domain-specific aspect design together. In the
previous successful editions held at GPCE06/OOPSLA06 and AOSD07 we
approached domain-specific aspect languages both from a design and a
language implementation point of view. At AOSD08 and 09 we also invited
contributions of work on adding domain-specific extensions (DSXs) to
general-purpose aspect languages (GPALs). We continue this trend for this
edition as the focus on language embedding raises specific issues for
language designers, such as proper symbiosis between, and composition of,


We seek contributions related to domain-specific aspect languages, more
particularly (but not limited to):

- design of DSALs and DSXs
- successful DSALs, DSXs and their applications
- issues in both design and implementation of DSALs and DSXs
- methodologies and tools suitable for creating DSALs and DSXs
- semantics and composition of DSALs and DSXs
- disciplined approaches for invasive metaprogramming
- error reporting in DSALs and debugging of DSALs
- approaches for composable language embeddings
- mechanisms for interaction detection and handling in DSALs
- theoretical foundations for DSALs
- analysis about the specificity spectrum in aspect languages
- key challenges for future work in the area

A good analysis of conflicting forces is at least as useful for potential
participants of this workshop as descriptions of original new approaches or
experience reports.


The workshop accepts three types of submissions: work-in-progress papers,
position papers, and technical papers.

Papers should be formatted in SIGPLAN proceedings style (sigplanconf.cls).
Page limit depends on the type of submission: 3 pages for work-in-progress
and position papers, 5 pages for technical papers.

The DSAL10 review process is managed by the EasyChair conference system, the
submission page is

Accepted papers will be made available on the website prior to the workshop
so that participants can read them.

**Format of the workshop**

The format of the workshop will echo the format used in the previous

A number of plenary sessions will first be held, according to grouping of
accepted papers, consisting of (1) brief presentations of selected papers,
(2) a discussion with the presenting authors including participation from
the audience.

Second, interactive group work will be performed to identify relevant issues
in the domain and possible ways to address them.

**Program Committee**

- Barett Bryant (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
- Thomas Cleenewerck (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
- Johan Fabry (University Chile, Chile)
- Julia Lawall (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Anne-Francoise Le Meur (University of Lille, France)
- Marjan Mernik (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
- Jacques Noye (Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France)
- Lukas Renggli (University of Bern, Switzerland)
- Jean-Yves Tigli (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France) (To be
- Eelco Visser (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- Steffen Zschaler (Lancaster University, UK)


- Tom Dinkelaker (Darmstadt University, Germany)
- Johan Fabry (University of Chile, Chile) [primary contact]
- Anne-Francoise Le Meur (University of Lille, France)
- Jacques Noye (Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France)
- Eric Tanter (University of Chile, Chile)

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