Transformer goes Braga/Portugal: 06-11 July -- GTTSE 2009

So we are looking forward 8 "long" tutorials on different parts of the transformation/generation space of software engineering. For example, Bran Selic will stand in for model-based engineering and Jim Cordy will sketch his ultimate TXL cookbook. See the full program below. In addition, we will host a "research 2.0" event with Jean-Marie Favre and his companion Denis Avrilionis of One Tree Technologies as the moderators or speakers. Yet in addition, there are another 6 short tutorials. We are also in the process of putting together a participants' workshop. Combined with the social program, this will be a packed week as in previous years.

At this point, we have 80+ registered participants.


June 7

The Call for Participation follows.




GTTSE 2009, 06-11 July, 2009, Braga, Portugal

3rd International Summer School on
Generative and Transformational Techniques in Software Engineering


June 7


The summer school brings together PhD students, lecturers, technology
presenters, as well as other researchers and practitioners who are
interested in the generation and the transformation of programs, data,
models, meta-models, and documentation. This concerns many areas of
software engineering: software reverse and re-engineering,
model-driven approaches, automated software engineering, generic
language technology, to name a few. These areas differ with regard to
the specific sorts of meta-models (or grammars, schemas, formats etc.)
that underlie the involved artifacts, and with regard to the specific
techniques that are employed for the generation and the transformation
of the artifacts.  The tutorials are given by renowned representatives
of complementary approaches and problem domains. Each tutorial
combines foundations, methods, examples, and tool support. The program
of the summer school also features invited technology presentations,
which present setups for generative and transformational
techniques. These presentations complement each other in terms of the
chosen application domains, case studies, and the underlying
concepts. The program of the school also features a participants
workshop. All summer school material will be collected in proceedings
that are handed out to the participants. Formal proceedings will be
compiled after the summer school, where all contributions are
subjected to additional reviewing.

The formal proceedings of the previous two instances of the summer
school (2005 and 2007) were published as volumes 4143 and 5235 in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of Springer-Verlag.


   * Software Product Line Refactoring
     Paulo Borba, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

   * The TXL Source Transformation Cookbook
     James R. Cordy, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

   * Chasing Diagrams in the Mapping Forests of Model Transformations
     Zinovy Diskin, Univ. of Waterloo and Univ. of Toronto, Canada

   * Generating Language Tools with JastAdd
     Görel Hedin, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden.

   * Model Driven Language Engineering with Kermeta
     Jean-Marc Jézéquel, IRISA, Rennes, France

   * Rascal: Meta-programming Made Easy
     Paul Klint, CWI and Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

   * Sourcerer: Slicing and Dicing Large Amounts of Open Source Code
     Cristina Videira Lopes, University of California, Irvine, USA

   * The Theory and Practice of Modeling Language Design for
     Model-Based Engineering
     Bran Selic, Malina Software Corp., Canada


   * Research 2.0 and Software Engineering 2.0
     Jean-Marie Favre and Denis Avrilionis
     OneTree Technologies SA, Luxembourg and
     University of Grenoble, France


   * The 'Archæology' of Transformations
     Michel Wermelinger and Yijun Yu, The Open University. UK

   * Compilation for Embedded and Reconfigurable
     Computing Architectures
     João M. P. Cardoso, University of Porto, Portugal

   * Lightweight Domain-Specific Language Processing in Kiama
     Anthony Sloane, Macquarie University, Australia

   * Genesys: Service-Oriented Construction of Property
     Conform Code Generators
     Tiziana Margaria, University of Potsdam, Germany

   * The Need for Early Aspects
     Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

   * Model Transformation Chains for
     Model-Driven Performance Engineering
     Mathias Fritzsche, SAP Research


   * João M. Fernandes (Program Co-Chair), Univ. do Minho, Portugal
   * Ralf Lämmel (Program Co-Chair), Univ. Koblenz-Landau, Germany
   * João Saraiva, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
   * Joost Visser, Software Improvement Group, The Netherlands


For additional information on the registration, program, venue, and
other details of the summer school, please consult the web page:

There is also a contact email address:

   gttse09 AT list.uni MINUS