[robotics-worldwide] Deadline extension - 3rd International Workshop on Domain-Specific Languages and models for ROBotic systems (DSLRob-12)

Serge Stinckwich serge.stinckwich at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 22:46:10 PDT 2012

3rd International Workshop on Domain-Specific Languages and models for
ROBotic systems (DSLRob-12)
Website: http://www.doesnotunderstand.org/out/public/DSLRob2012.html
November 5, 2012

***Deadline extension: September 22th***


The workshop will take place November 5th, 2012 in Tsukuba (Japan) at
the SIMPAR 2012 conference venue.

Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) and Model-driven Architecture (MDA)
are emerging areas of interest in the robotics research community.
Both have been instrumental for resolving complex issues in a wide
range of domains, including e.g. distributed and modular robotics,
control, and vision. The goal of this workshop is to bring together
robotics researchers working with DSLs and models in different aspects
of robotics.


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 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, composition
of behaviors, motion description languages (MDL),
- domain-specific languages to express uncertainty, modelling of
physical system, real-time constraints,
- domain-specific languages to describe cooperative robotics and
modular robotics systems,
- tools support and frameworks for describing and manipulating DSLs
for robotic systems,
- code generation and code transformation for robotics systems,
variability in robotic systems,
- frameworks to combine DSLs in an uniform manner,
- benchmarks to compare use of DSL vs general-purpose programming, and
- programming languages in the context of robotic systems, visual
languages for robots, languages to teach robotics.

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.

Relation to previous workshops organized

This is the third installment of this workshop: the first edition
DSLRob 2010 was held at IROS 2010 and the second edition DSLRob 2011
was collocated with IROS 2011. In the second edition, we accepted 6
papers and more than 20 people attended the full-day workshop. The
proceedings of the first edition are freely available on arXiv:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1102.4563, and the proceedings of the second
edition will be available soon (also on arXiv).

Submissions 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 8 pages) and work in progress submissions (up to 4
pages). Please create your account on Easy Chair website as soon as
possible if you intend to submit a paper:

Important dates
- ***Deadline extension*** September 22th, 2012: Due date for workshop
papers submission
- October 8, 2012: Final acceptance
- November 5, 2012: Workshop date

Organization committee

- Christian Schlegel, Fakultät Informatik, Hochschule Ulm, Germany
- Ulrik P. Schultz, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
- Serge Stinckwich, UMI UMMISCO (IRD/UPMC/MSI-IFI), Vietnam

Program committee

- Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile, Chile
- Geoffrey Biggs, AIST, Japan
- Mirko Bordignon, Digipack Automation, Sanovo Technology Group
- Damien Cassou, INRIA, France
- Akim Demaille, EPITA/LRDE, France
- Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA
- Sylvain Joyeux, DFKI, France
- Henrik Nilsson, University of Nottingham, UK
- Patrick Martin, York College of Pennsylvania, USA
- Walid Taha, Halmstadt University, Sweden
- Christina Vicente-Chicote, University of Cartagena, Spain
- Mikal Ziane, LIP6, France


Please contact Serge Stinckwich (Serge DOT Stinckwich AT gmail DOT
com) for further enquiries about this workshop.

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

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