Mark the date: generative and transformational key event in 2009

  Update: See the web site at http://gttse.wikidot.com/ ______________________________________________   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…

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The Expression Lemma – Explained

I have been somewhat silent for all kinds of boring reasons, but also quite so because I am terribly slow in grasping even basic category theory. (You don’t need to have any such knowledge to enjoy this post – just a bit of time because I guess this is going to be the longest blog…

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Research positions on Modeling and Analyzing Software Adaptation, University of Koblenz

The department of Computer Science, University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz invites applications for 2 research positions, available initially for 2 years: * 1 PostDoc* 1 PhD student The corresponding funding is part of the state of Rhineland Palatinate’s Research Initiative 2008-2011. The successful applicants will work on the research theme of “ADAPT: Modeling and Analyzing Software…

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SLE conference deadline approaching

http://planet-sl.org/sle2008/  1st International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE) There are slightly extended deadlines: **Revised submission dates: Abstract submission: July 16th; Paper submission: July 21st** I also look fwd the following keynote speakers: Anneke Kleppe, Capgemini, The Netherlands Mark van den Brand, Technical University of Eindhoven Obviously, I also look fwd being in Toulouse. The next 2 weeks I…

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Software Language Processing Samples (SLPS)

I am crazy about language processing! It is an excellent way to think deeply about programming, programming languages, metaprogramming, and it is the foundation of automated software engineering. Over the last 15 years or so I have written countless language processing components (parsers, pretty printers, transformations, etc.). Many of them originated in a teaching context….

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About the fundamental notion of software languages

The call for papers for the 1st International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE) is public now. I am happy that we did all the work to start this new conference. I am 100% confident in the SLE conference; it’s backed up by a strong and self-confident community that has something to say about generic…

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42 basic OO assignments

Recently, I started to re-wire some mildly used parts of my brains to accommodate capabilities for a 1st year CS course on OO programming and modeling. Long before I joined the faculty in Koblenz, the course had been designed to get students going in (OO) “programming in the small” and “basics of (OO) modeling” as…

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IEEE TSE Special Issue on Software Language Engineering

CALL FOR PAPERSIEEE Transactions on Software EngineeringSpecial Issue on Software Language EngineeringMay-June Issue of 2009 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering seeks original manuscripts for a Special Issue on Software Language Engineering scheduled to appear in the May-June issue of 2009. The term ‘software language’ comprises all sorts of artificial languages that are used in software-intensive…

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More on IT entropy

I look forward a panel on “Grand Challenges in Software Language Engineering”, which is going to be the closing event at ATEM 2007, which is the 4th International Workshop on (Software) Language Engineering (SLE). I have attended a number of panels over the years, and I find it very difficult to actually moderate a panel…

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Joining the youngest, German university

I am ‘homeless’ right now, on the move between Microsoft Redmond to the University of Koblenz (at the Rhine and Mosel rivers, between Frankfurt and Bonn/Cologne), currently living in a hotel in Braga (Portugal) with 3 kids, my wife, 7 pieces of check-in luggage and 10 pieces of cabin luggage (still counting). The reasons for…

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