LDTA 2011 First Call for Papers (Germany, Mar 11)

Rob Economopoulos <gre@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:04:26 +0100

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From: Rob Economopoulos <gre@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:04:26 +0100
Organization: Compilers Central
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Posted-Date: 30 Oct 2010 17:56:03 EDT

11th International Workshop on Language Descriptions, Tools, and
Applications (ETAPS workshop)
Saarbruecken, Germany March 26 & 27, 2011

Important Dates
  * Abstract submission: Dec. 15, 2010
  * Full paper submission: Dec. 22, 2010
  * Author notification: Feb. 1, 2011
  * Tool challenge submission: Mar. 05, 2011
  * LDTA Workshop: Mar. 26-27, 2011

LDTA is an application and tool-oriented workshop focused on
grammarware - software based on grammars in some form. Grammarware
applications are typically language processing applications and
traditional examples include parsers, program analyzers, optimizers
and translators. A primary focus of LDTA is grammarware that is
generated from high-level grammar-centric specifications and thus
submissions on parser generation, attribute grammar systems,
term/graph rewriting systems, and other grammar-related
meta-programming tools, techniques, and formalisms are encouraged.

LDTA is also a forum in which theory is put to the test, in many cases
on real-world software engineering challenges. Thus, LDTA also
solicits papers on the application of grammarware to areas including,
but not limited to, the following:

  * program analysis, transformation, generation, and verification,
  * implementation of Domain-Specific Languages,
  * reverse engineering and re-engineering,
  * refactoring and other source-to-source transformations,
  * language definition and language prototyping, and,
  * debugging, profiling, IDE support, and testing.

This year LDTA will also be putting theory, as well as techniques and
tools, to the test in a new way - in the LDTA Tool Challenge. Tool
developers are invited to participate in the Challenge by developing
solutions to a range of language processing tasks over a simple but
evolving set of imperative programming languages. Tool challenge
participants will present highlights of their solution during a
special session of the workshop and contribute to a joint paper on the
Tool Challenge and proposed solutions to be co-authored by all
participants after the workshop.

Note that LDTA is a well-established workshop similar to other
conferences on (programming) language engineering topics such as SLE
and GPCE, but is solely focused on grammarware.

Paper Submission

LDTA solicits papers in the following categories.

  * research papers - original research results within the scope of
      LDTA with a clear motivation, description, analysis, and evaluation.
  * short research papers - new innovative ideas that have not been
      completely fleshed out. As a workshop, LDTA strongly encourages
      these types of submissions.
  * experience report papers - description of the use of a grammarware
      tool or technique to solve a non-trivial applied problem with an
      emphasis on the advantages and disadvantages of the chosen
      approach to the problem.
  * tool demo papers - discussion of a tool or technique that explains
      the contributions of the tool and what specifically will be
      demonstrated. These papers should describe tools and applications
      that do not fit neatly into the specific problems in the Tool Challenge.

Each submission must clearly state in which of these categories it
falls and not be published or submitted elsewhere. Papers are to use
the standard LaTeX article style and the authblk style for
affiliations; a sample of which is provided at www.ldta.info. Research
and experience papers are limited to 15 pages, tool demonstration
papers are limited to 10 pages, and short papers are limited to 6
pages. The final version of the accepted papers will, pending
approval, be published in the ACM Digital Library and will also be
made available during the workshop.

Please submit your abstract and paper using EasyChair at

The authors of each submission are required to give a presentation at
LDTA 2011 and tool demonstration paper presentations are intended to
include a significant live, interactive demonstration.

The authors of the best 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 of the journal Science of Computer
Programming (Elsevier Science).

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