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