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Second International Conference on
Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'03)


GPCE'03 is over! See the proceedings from the ACM DL and from Springer-Verlag.
See you at GPCE'04

In Cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN and SIGSOFT ACM

Part of NetObjectDays'03,
Erfurt, Germany, September 22-25, 2003


Generative and component approaches have the potential to revolutionize software development in a similar way as automation and components revolutionized manufacturing. Generative Programming (developing programs that synthesize other programs), Component Engineering (raising the level of modularization and analysis in application design), and Domain-Specific Languages (elevating program specifications to compact domain-specific notations that are easier to write and maintain) are key technologies for automating program development. 

GPCE arose as a joint conference, merging the prior conference on Generative and Component-Based Software Engineering (GCSE) and the Workshop on Semantics, Applications, and Implementation of Program Generation (SAIG). The goal of GPCE is to provide a meeting place for researchers and practitioners interested in cutting edge approaches to software development. Thanks to the co-location with NetObjectDays’03, one of the largest main-stream software development conferences in Germany, the GPCE'03 presentations are expected to have a high attendance by industry practitioners, in addition to regular conference attendees. We aim to foster further cross-fertilization between the software engineering research community on the one hand, and the programming languages community on the other, in addition to supporting the original research goals of both the GCSE and the SAIG communities.


  • Two mini-tutorials added to the GPCE technical program:

    • Tue, Sep. 23, 9am: Scheme-Style Macros: Patterns and Lexical Scope. Matthew Flatt
    • Wed, Sep. 24, 9am: Attribute Grammars. Doaitse Swierstra