Sun 17 - Fri 22 October 2021 Chicago, Illinois

The DSM workshop is one of longest running series of workshops at SPLASH/OOPSLA.

The first DSM Workshop was offered at OOPSLA 2001. This would be the 20th anniversary of the workshop. We would love to celebrate this anniversary with another offering at SPLASH! Our last DSM workshop at SPLASH was in 2019 in Athens, Greece.

Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM) languages provide a viable and time-tested solution for continuing to raise the level of abstraction, and thus productivity, beyond coding, making systems and software development faster and easier.

In 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 them-selves as working directly with domain concepts. Together with frameworks and platforms, DSM can automate a large portion of software production.

The goals of the workshop are to share experiences and demonstrate the DSM solutions that have been developed by both researchers and practitioners, identify research questions and continuing to build the community.

Call for Papers

Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling at SPLASH, Chicago, Illinois (October 17-22, 2021)

Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM) provides a modern solution to demands for higher productivity by constricting the gap between problem and solution modeling. In the past, productivity gains have been sought from new programming languages. Domain-specific languages and modeling provide a viable solution for continuing to raise the level of abstraction beyond coding, making development faster and easier for all participants.

The workshop welcomes submissions that address Domain-Specific Modeling on practical or theoretical levels. They can be research papers, experience reports, position papers or demonstration papers. Some of the issues that we would like to see addressed in this workshop are:

  • Industry/academic experience reports describing success/failure in implementing and using DSM languages/tools

  • Approaches to identify constructs for DSM languages

  • Novel features in language workbenches / tools to support DSM

  • Approaches to implement metamodel-based modeling languages

  • Metamodeling frameworks and languages

  • Modularization technologies for DSM languages and models

  • Novel approaches for code generation from domain-specific models

  • Issues of support/maintenance for systems built with DSM

  • Evolution of languages along with their domain

  • Organizational and process issues in DSM adoption and use

  • Cybersecurity in DSMs

Format and Submission

Authors are invited to submit their papers in PDF using the submission system at https://dsm21.hotcrp.com/.

  • Full papers: up to 10 pages, including references

  • Demo papers: up to 2 pages, excluding references

Submissions should use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference acmart Format with ‘sigplan’ Subformat, 10 point font. All submissions should be in PDF format. If you use LaTeX or Word, please use the provided ACM SIGPLAN acmart Templates provided here. Otherwise, follow the author instructions.

If you are formatting your paper using LaTeX, you will need to set the 10pt option in the \documentclass command. If you are formatting your paper using Word, you may wish to use the provided Word template that supports this font size. Please include page numbers in your submission with the LaTeX \settopmatter{printfolios=true} command. Please also ensure that your submission is legible when printed on a black and white printer. In particular, please check that colors remain distinct and font sizes are legible.

Accepted papers will be published in ACM DL. Papers, presentations and group work results from the past workshops are available at DSM Forum.