Eighth International Conference on

Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'09)

ACM logo ACM logo October 4-5, 2009
Denver, Colorado
(co-located with MODELS 2009 and SLE 2009)

Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN, in cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT.
GPCE'09 proceedings published by ACM Press.

courtesy of Ron Ruhoff for Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau


Slides for Jim Cordy's keynote speech available?.


Slides for Rishiyur Nikhil's keynote speech available?.

Generative and component approaches are revolutionizing software development similar to how 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, maintain, and analyze) are key technologies for automating program development.

GPCE provides a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in foundational techniques for enhancing the productivity, quality, and time-to-market in software development that stems from deploying standard components and automating program generation. In addition to exploring cutting-edge techniques for developing generative and component-based software, our goal is to foster further cross-fertilization between the software engineering research community and the programming languages community.