Mon 20 - Fri 24 October 2014 Portland, Oregon, United States

The Second Workshop on Domain-Specific Language Design and Implementation (DSLDI) at SPLASH 2014.

If designed and implemented well, domain-specific languages (DSLs) combine the best features of general-purpose programming languages (e.g., performance) with high productivity (e.g., ease of programming).

Workshop Goal

The goal of the DSLDI workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in sharing ideas on how DSLs should be designed, implemented, supported by tools, and applied in realistic application contexts. We are both interested in discovering how already known domains such as graph processing or machine learning can be best supported by DSLs, but also in exploring new domains that could be targeted by DSLs. More generally, we are interested in building a community that can drive forward the development of modern DSLs.

Workshop format

DSLDI is a single-day workshop and will consist of a series of short talks whose main goal is to trigger exchange of opinion and discussions. The talks should be on the topics within DSLDI’s area of interest, which include but are not limited to the following ones:

  • DSL implementation techniques, including compiler-level and runtime-level solutions
  • utilization of domain knowledge for driving optimizations of DSL implementations
  • utilizing DSLs for managing parallelism and hardware heterogeneity
  • DSL performance and scalability studies
  • DSL tools, such as DSL editors and editor plugins, debuggers, refactoring tools, etc.
  • applications of DSLs to existing as well as emerging domains, for example graph processing, image processing, machine learning, analytics, robotics, etc.
  • practitioners reports, for example descriptions of DSL deployment in a real-life production setting
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Mon 20 Oct

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08:30 - 10:00
Session 1DSLDI at Salon I
Chair(s): Guido Wachsmuth Delft University of Technology
Day opening
Welcome & Introductions

Compositionality in embedded DSLs
Jeremy Gibbons University of Oxford, UK
Formal Semantics as a Language Designer’s Toolbox: A case for semantics-inspired language design
Paolo G. Giarrusso University of Marburg, Klaus Ostermann University of Marburg, Tillmann Rendel University of Marburg, Eric Walkingshaw University of Marburg
13:30 - 15:00
Session 3DSLDI at Salon I
Chair(s): Laurence Tratt King's College London
A Common Core for Language Tools
Gabriël Konat Delft University of Technology, Vlad Vergu TU Delft, Guido Wachsmuth Delft University of Technology, Eelco Visser Delft University of Technology
Composable Syntax Macros
Chenglong Wang , Cyrus Omar , Jonathan Aldrich Carnegie Mellon University
SMAST: Constructing Languages for Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Problems

Call for Submissions

We solicit talk proposals in the form of short abstracts (about 2 pages). A good talk proposal describes an interesting position, 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.

Please submit your talk proposals via easychair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dsldi2014

Previous Editions

DSLDI 2013, co-located with ECOOP 2013