Mark the date: generative and transformational key event in 2009


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What: 3rd Int’l Summer School on Generative and Transformational Techniques.

Acronym: GTTSE 2009.

When: July 6 – 11, 2009.

Where: Braga, Portugal.

Speakers: to be revealed soon.

Previous editions: GTTSE 2005, GTTSE 2007.

Size: 100 = 80 participants, 16 speakers, 4 organizers.

What’s new this time?

·         Do you think anything was wrong? Say with …

o    ... the level of sophistication?

o    … the intensity of learning experience?

o    … the sheer number of nerds locked up together?

o    … the beautiful surroundings?

o    … the exercises in the swimming pool?

o    … the all-inclusive Portuguese dinners?

o    … the splendid social program?

o    … the low price of travel and attendance?

o    What else?

·         We will be using a painless selection procedure this time.

·         We want to definitely increase participation of women.

·         We are working on adding 1 or 2 satellite events.

·         There will be one sports event every day.

·         We aim at stronger industrial presence.


What could you do now?

·         Mark the date!

·         Spread the message; we want the best GTTSE talents to come.

·         If you have an idea for a short tutorial, contact us ASAP.

·         If you consider organizing a satellite event, contact us.

·         If you have ideas for industrial coverage, again, contact us.

·         We very much appreciate sponsors of course.


Your summer school team for 2009:

·         João M. Fernandes, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal

·         Ralf Lämmel, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

·         João Saraiva, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal

·         Joost Visser, Software Improvement Group, Amsterdam, NL


Short hall of fame (previous full tutorials only):

·         Don Batory, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

·         Ira Baxter, Semantic Designs Inc., USA

·         Jean Bezivin, INRIA, LINA, University of Nantes, France

·         Shigeru Chiba, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

·         Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada

·         Jean-Marie Favre, University of Grenoble, France

·         Jean-Luc Hainaut, University of Namur, Belgium

·         Zhenjiang Hu, University of Tokyo, Japan

·         Stan Jarzabek, National University of Singapore

·         Erik Meijer, Microsoft, Redmond, USA

·         Tom Mens, University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium

·         Oege de Moor, Oxford University, UK

·         José Nuno Oliveira, University of Minho, Portugal

·         Markus Pueschel, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

·         Walid Taha, Rice University, USA

·         Eelco Visser, Delft University of Technology, NL


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