The 15th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

  Sun 25 - Fri 30 October 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Workshop date: 27 Oct

Domain-specific languages provide a viable and time-tested solution for continuing to raise the level of abstraction, and thus productivity, beyond coding, making systems development faster and easier. When accompanied with suitable automated modeling tools and generators it delivers to the promises of continuous delivery and devops.

In Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM) the models are constructed using concepts that represent things in the application domain, not concepts of a given programming language. The modeling language follows the domain abstractions and semantics, allowing developers to perceive themselves as working directly with domain concepts. Together with frameworks and platforms, DSM can automate a large portion of software production. This automation is possible because of domain-specificity: both the modeling language and code generators fit to the requirements of a narrowly defined domain, often inside one organization only.

Workshop schedule (with papers and slides)

The workshop format is a combination of presentations, discussion sessions, and group work on selected topics. This structure was found effective during the past workshops.



Preface: 15th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling (slides)

Language engineering experiences

8:50   Domain Specific Modelling for Clinical Research (slides)
Jim Davies, Jeremy Gibbons, Adam Milward, David Milward, Seyyed Shah, Monika Solanki and James Welch
9:05   CHARIOT: A Domain Specific Language for Extensible Cyber-Physical Systems (slides)
Subhav Pradhan, Abhishek Dubey, Aniruddha Gokhale and Martin Lehofer
9:25   Experience Report: Constraint-Based Modeling of Autonomous Vehicle Trajectories (slides)
Kennon McKeever, Yegeta Zeleke, Matt Bunting and Jonathan Sprinkle

Code Generation

9:40   Adaptable Symbol Table Management by Meta Modeling and Generation of Symbol Table Infrastructures (slides)
Katrin Hölldobler, Pedram Mir Seyed Nazari and Bernhard Rumpe


10:30   Automating Engineering with a Domain-Specific Language and a Code Generator (Slides)
Al Niessner, Oh-Ig Kwoun, Belinda Randolph and Honghanh Nguyen
10:50 Management of Guided and Unguided Code Generator Customizations by Using a Symbol Table (slides)
Pedram Mir Seyed Nazari, Alexander Roth and Bernhard Rumpe
11:10   Mixed Generative and Handcoded Development of Adaptable data-centric Business Applications (demo slides)
Pedram Mir Seyed Nazari, Alexander Roth and Bernhard Rumpe

Language evolution and reuse

11:25 Reusing Legacy DSLs with Melange (demo, slides)
Thomas Degueule, Benoit Combemale, Arnaud Blouin and Olivier Barais.
11:40   Supporting Users to Manage Breaking and Unresolvable Changes in Coupled Evolution (Slides)
Juri Di Rocco, Davide Di Ruscio, Ludovico Iovino and Alfonso Pierantonio



Language engineering perspectives

13:30   Towards Improving Software Security using Language Engineering and mbeddr C (Slides)
Markus Voelter, Zaur Molotnikov and Bernd Kolb
13:50   Extensible Visual Constraint Language (slides)
Brian Broll and Akos Ledeczi
14:10   Systematic Evaluation of Three Data Marshalling Approaches for Distributed Software Systems (slides)
Hugo Andrade, Federico Giaimo, Christian Berger and Ivica Crnkovic
14:30   Group work topic selection, group work starts


15:30 Group work continues
16:50 Group work reporting and discussion (brainstorming memo)
17:00 Wrap-up and closing


The accepted papers are published at the workshop website, available to download in a combined proceedings pdf, and updated papers after the workshop are published in ACM DL.

Additional information

Additional information is available about the past workshops including papers, presentations, group work results and photos. For further questions please contact the organizers (dsm15 _ at _

Program committee

Organizing committee