[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CFP - DSLRob'10

Serge Stinckwich serge.stinckwich at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 21:41:00 PDT 2010


1st International Workshop on Domain-Specific Languages and models for
ROBotic systems (DSLRob’10)
Colocated with IROS'10
October 22th 2010, Tapei, Taiwan
Web site : http://www.doesnotunderstand.org/wikka.php?wakka=DSLRob10


This workshop will take place in October 22th 2010 in Taipei (台北)
Taiwan, during the 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'10) : http://www.iros2010.org.tw/


A domain-specific language (DSL) is a programming language dedicated
to a particular problem domain that offers specific notations and
abstractions that increase programmer productivity within that domain.
Models offer a high-level way for domain users to specify the
functionality of their system at the right level of abstraction. DSLs
and models have historically been used for programming complex
systems. However recently they have garnered interest as a separate
field of study. Robotic systems blend hardware and software in a
holistic way that intrinsically raises many crosscutting concerns
(concurrency, uncertainty, time constraints, ...), for which reason,
traditional general-purpose languages often lead to a poor fit between
the language features and the implementation requirements. DSLs and
models offer a powerful, systematic way to overcome this problem,
enabling the programmer to quickly and precisely implement novel
software solutions to complex problems within the robotics domain.

The main objective of this workshop is a cross-pollination of ideas
between robotics researchers in DSLs and models from different
domains. DSLs and models are key elements in many robotic systems
presented at leading conferences such as IROS and ICRA, but the
domain-centric structure of the typical robotics conference does not
offer a natural venue for exchange of ideas regarding DSLs and models.
This workshop will bring together robotics researchers from different
parts of the robotics community, thus forming a base for future

This workshop will focus on the use of Domain-Specific Languages and
Models for Robotic Systems. Topics that are of special interest
- domain-specific languages to express reactive behaviors, variability
in robotic systems,
- domain-specific languages to express uncertainty, modelling of
physical system, real-time constraints,
- domain-specific languages to describe cooperative robotics and
modular robotics systems,
- languages to teach robotics, visual languages for robotics,
- tools support and frameworks for describing and manipulating DSLs
for robotic systems,
- model-driven engineering approaches for robotic systems,
- code generation and code transformation for robotics systems,
- frameworks to combine DSLs in an uniform manner,
- benchmarks to compare use of DSL vs general-purpose programming,
- programming languages in the context of robotic systems.

Type of workshop: half-day

The intended audience is those robotics researchers throughout the
entire robotics community who use DSLs and models as a key component
of their robotics software infrastructure. In addition, robotics
researchers with an interest in modern approaches to solving complex
software-related issues will find the workshop inspirational.

Important dates

- Due date for full workshop papers submission: July 1st, 2010
- Final acceptance: July 23rd, 2010
- Camera-ready paper due: August 6th, 2010
- Workshop date: October, 22th 2010 (half day workshop) during IROS'10

Submission guidelines

All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical
quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. At least two reviews
for each paper will be conducted. All workshop papers should be
submitted electronically in PDF format through the Easychair website
and should use the IEEE US letter format. We are looking for
submission of full research papers and experiences reports (up to 6
pages) and work in progress submissions (up to 4 pages).

Please create your account on Easychair website as soon as possible if
you intend to submit a paper:


- Ulrik P. Schultz, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
- Serge Stinckwich, UMI UMMISCO IRD/UPMC/MSI-IFI, Vietnam
- Mikal Ziane, LIP6, France

Program committee

- Jean-Christophe Baillie, GOSTAI
- Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile
- Mirko Bordignon, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
- Sébastien Gerard, CEA LIST, France
- Henrik Nilsson, University of Nottingham, UK
- Ulrik P. Schultz, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
- Serge Stinckwich, UMMISCO (IRD/UPMC/MSI), Vietnam
- Mikal Ziane, LIP6, France
- Tewfik Ziadi, LIP6, France

Serge Stinckwich
UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC), Hanoi, Vietnam
Every DSL ends up being Smalltalk

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