Fifth International Conference on

Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'06)

ACM logo ACM logo October 22-26, 2006
Portland, Oregon
(co-located with OOPSLA'06)

Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN, in cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT.
GPCE'06 proceedings published by ACM Press.

Program Chairs

  • Douglas Schmidt, Vanderbilt University
  • Todd Veldhuizen, Indiana University

Program chairs can be contacted at for issues concerning tool demonstrations

Important Dates


The conference on Generative Programming and Component Engineering offers practitioners and tool-developers an opportunity to give an in-depth technical demonstration of products, tools, techniques or approaches supporting program generation, domain-specific modeling, generative programming, template meta-programming, aspect-oriented software development, model-driven architecture, component generation, and other related topics.

GPCE tool demonstrations typically show how tools are applied in real world scenarios, for example, by considering a small case-study. We explicitly invite proposals from both industry as well as academia. Demonstrations will be selected on their technical content, practical or academic relevance, and feasibility of the proposed demonstration.

While we encourage proposals for the demonstration of commercial tools, we expect the presentation to address technical issues. Product marketing is inappropriate for this forum. If there are concerns with regard to the appropriateness of a demonstration or tool, feel free to contact

Organizational Issues

A demonstration session lasts 45 minutes, and should be centered around a technical exposition of the tool, but the demonstrators should provide time for questions from the public, either during the session or at the end.

Demonstration proposals, written according to the guidelines outlined below, should be submitted by May 5, 2006, 23:59, Apia time (tentative). Electronic submission will be required. Proponents will be notified of acceptance by June 28, 2005 (tentative).

Demonstration proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee and will compete with technical papers for time slots in the Conference Program.

It is the responsibility of the proponent to meet the hardware and software requirements needed to run a demonstration (ideally it should run on the presenter's laptop). The conference organization will provide only a data projector, an overhead projector and wireless connection.

Presenters of accepted demonstrations must provide a two-page summary description to be published on the website and handed out at the conference.

Proposal Guidelines

A proposal for demonstration be submitted electronically in PDF format and should contain the following information:

  1. A demonstration title
  2. Name, organization, email, address, and phone number of the contact person
  3. Names and affiliations of the other presenters
  4. A description (max 400 words) addressing the following issues:
    • Problems addressed
    • Relevance to Generative Programming or Component Engineering
    • Uniqueness of design and implementation,
    • Underlying implementation techniques and technologies used
    • A description of what the audience will see and how the demonstration will be run
  5. A URL of a web site with additional information, if available

Program Committee

Program Chairs:

Program Committee Members:

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or questions, please feel free to e-mail (