Call for papers: LDTA 2008 (CORRECTED DATE Apr 08, Budapest)

Jurgen Vinju <>
Mon, 3 Sep 2007 08:06:55 GMT

          From comp.compilers

Related articles
Call for papers: LDTA 2008 (Mar 08, Budapest) (Jurgen Vinju) (2007-09-03)
Call for papers: LDTA 2008 (CORRECTED DATE Apr 08, Budapest) (Jurgen Vinju) (2007-09-03)
| List of all articles for this month |

From: Jurgen Vinju <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 08:06:55 GMT
Organization: CWI, Amsterdam
References: 07-09-008
Keywords: CFP, conference
Posted-Date: 05 Sep 2007 14:58:36 EDT

[ETAPS starts in late March, but this particular session is on April
5th. Sorry about that. -John]

LDTA Call for papers

This is the Call For Papers for the Eighth Workshop on Language
Descriptions, Tools and Applications (LDTA 2008)

LDTA is a satellite event of ETAPS which takes place between March 29
and April 6, 2008 in Budapest, Hungary.


Please forward this call to anybody who you think might be interested in
this workshop.

== Scope ==

LDTA is an application and tool oriented forum on meta programming in a
broad sense. A meta program is a program that takes other programs as
input or output. The focus of LDTA is on generated or otherwise
efficiently implemented meta programs, possibly using high level
descriptions of programming languages. Tools and techniques presented at
LDTA are usually applicable in the context of "Language Workbenches" or
"Meta Programming Systems" or simply as parts of advanced programming
environments or IDEs. The applications areas include, but are not
limited to:

        * Program analysis, transformation, generation and verification
        * Implementation of Domain Specific Languages (both visual and textual)
        * Reverse engineering and reengineering
        * Refactoring and other source-to-source transformations
        * Application modelling (MDE, MDA, Software Factories, Product lines)
        * Grammar engineering / Grammarware
        * Language definition and language prototyping
        * Debugging, profiling and testing
        * IDE construction
        * Compiler construction

LDTA is traditionally a forum where computer science theories are put to
the test of real-world software engineering issues, for example by applying:
        * context-free grammars to parser generation for real programming
        * attribute grammars to static analyzer and compiler generation,
        * term rewriting to source-to-source transformation,
        * action semantics to programming language implementation,
        * model checking to software verification.

Note that LDTA solicits submissions from any technological or
theoretical domain, as long as the paper is within the application scope.

== Submission Procedure and Publication ==

Submissions in the following categories are admissible:
        * research papers,
        * experience reports,
        * tool demonstrations.

The final versions of accepted papers will be published in Electronic
Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS), Elsevier Science, and
will be made available during the workshop.

Each submission must:
        * be original, i.e. not published or submitted elsewhere,
        * contain a clear motivation,
        * contain a thorough analysis of the claimed results
            (not for tool demonstrations),
        * be written in less than 15 pages (research papers and experience
            or less than 5 pages (tool demonstrations),
        * specify which category (research, experience, tool demonstration)
            the paper is to be considered under,
        * use the ENTCS style.

The authors of the research papers and experience reports are required
to give a 25 minute presentation at LDTA 2008. The authors of the tool
demonstrations are required to give a 15 minute introduction to the
tool, and to demonstrate their tool in a more interactive (parallel)
session during 90 minutes.

The authors of the best full-length papers will be invited to write a
journal version of their paper which will be separately reviewed and,
assuming acceptance, be published in journal form. As in past years,
this will be done in a special issue devoted to LDTA 2008 of the journal
Science of Computer Programming (Elsevier Science).

The authors of the best tool demonstrations will be invited to write a
short paper and submit the source of code of their tool, which will both
be separately reviewed and, assuming acceptance, be published in the
special issue on Experimental Software and Toolkits (EST) of the journal
Science of Computer Programming (Elsevier Science).

Please email your submission to both and

== Important Dates ==
        * Abstract submission deadline:
        Friday November 30th, 2007
        * Paper and tool demo submission deadline:
        Friday December 7th, 2007
        * Notification of acceptance:
        Friday February 1st, 2008
        * Workshop date:
        Saturday April 5th, 2008

Post a followup to this message

Return to the comp.compilers page.
Search the comp.compilers archives again.