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Generative Programming and Component Engineering

Third International Conference on Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'04)

Vancouver, October 24-28, 2004 co-located with OOPSLA 2004 and ISMM 2004

Online Registration early registration with reduced rates closes September 16

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. 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.

  • Invited speakers
    • Keynote: Jack Greenfield on Software Factories
    • Peter Mosses on Modular Language Descriptions

  • Technical program
    • 25 papers
    • Aspect-orientation
    • Staged programming
    • Meta-programming
    • Model-driven approaches
    • Product lines
    • Domain-specific languages

  • Tutorials
    • Adaptive Object-Model Architecture: Dynamically Adapting to Changing Requirements
    • Multi-stage Programming in Meta-OCaml
    • Generative Software Development
    • Program Transformation Systems: Theory and Practice for Software Generation, Maintenance and Reengineering

  • Workshops
    • Software Transformation Systems Workshop
    • First MetaOCaml Workshop
    • Young Researchers Workshop
    • Workshop on Best Practices Model-Driven Software Development
    • Workshop on Managing Variabilities Consistently in Design and Code

  • Demonstrations
    • Implementation of DSLs using staged interpreters in MetaOCaml
    • MetaEdit?+: Domain-Specific Modeling for Full Code Generation Demonstrated
    • Towards Domain-Driven Development: the SmartTools? Software Factory
    • Xirc: Cross-Artifact Information Retrieval
    • C-SAW and GenAWeave?: A Two-Level Aspect Weaving Toolsuite
    • The Concern Manipulation Environment
    • Program Transformations for Re-Engineering C++ Components