[Haskell-cafe] DSLDI 2017: Call for Talk Proposals

Lindsey Kuper lindsey at composition.al
Tue Jun 20 23:08:08 UTC 2017


DSLDI 2017

Fifth Workshop on
Domain-Specific Language Design and Implementation

October 22, 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Co-located with SPLASH


Deadline for talk proposals: 7th of August, 2017

Well-designed and implemented domain-specific languages (DSLs) can
achieve both usability and performance benefits over general-purpose
programming languages. By raising the level of abstraction and
exploiting domain knowledge, DSLs can make programming more
accessible, increase programmer productivity, and support
domain-specific optimizations.

## Workshop Goal

Domain-Specific Language Design and Implementation (DSLDI) is a
workshop intended to bring together researchers and practitioners
interested in discussing how DSLs should be designed, implemented,
supported by tools, and applied in realistic contexts. The focus of
the workshop is on all aspects of this process, from soliciting domain
knowledge from experts, through the design and implementation of the
language, to evaluating whether and how a DSL is successful. More
generally, we are interested in continuing to build a community that
can drive forward the development of modern DSLs.

## Workshop Format

DSLDI is a single-day workshop and will consist of an invited speaker
followed by moderated audience discussions structured around a series
of short talks. The role of the talks is to facilitate interesting and
substantive discussion. Therefore, we welcome and encourage talks that
express strong opinions, describe open problems, propose new research
directions, and report on early research in progress.

Proposed talks should be on topics within DSLDI’s area of interest,
which include but are not limited to:

  * solicitation and representation of domain knowledge
  * DSL design principles and processes
  * DSL implementation techniques and language workbenches
  * domain-specific optimizations
  * human factors of DSLs
  * tool support for DSL users
  * community and educational support for DSL users
  * applications of DSLs to existing and emerging domains
  * studies of usability, performance, or other benefits of DSLs
  * experience reports of DSLs deployed in practice

## Call for Talk Proposals

We solicit talk proposals in the form of short abstracts (max. 2
pages). A good talk proposal describes an interesting position, open
problem, demonstration, or early achievement. The submissions will be
reviewed on relevance and clarity, and used to plan the mostly
interactive sessions of the workshop day. Publication of accepted
abstracts and slides on the website is voluntary.

* Deadline for talk proposals: August 7th, 2017
* Notification: September 11th, 2017
* Workshop: October 22nd, 2017
* Submission website: https://dsldi17.hotcrp.com/

## Workshop Organization


* Lindsey Kuper (lindsey at composition.al), Intel Labs
* Eric Walkingshaw (eric.walkingshaw at oregonstate.edu), Oregon State University

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wsdsldi

Program committee:

* Nada Amin (EPFL/University of Cambridge)
* Eric Holk (Google)
* Gabriele Keller (Data61, CSIRO (formerly NICTA) and UNSW)
* Rebekah Leslie-Hurd (Intel Labs)
* Chris Martens (NCSU)
* Lee Pike (Galois)
* Jonathan Ragan-Kelley (UC Berkeley)
* Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado (Autonomous University of Madrid)
* Vincent St-Amour (Northwestern University)
* Philip Wadler (University of Edinburgh)

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