STS'08: Software Transformation Systems Workshop (CANCELED)

part of the

Fifth international conference on
Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'08)

October 19-23 2008 Nashville, Tennessee

colocated with OOPSLA'08

Workshop Organisers

Important Dates

Workshop schedule:

  • 2 page position paper submission deadline: August 1, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2008
  • Early registration: September 11, 2008
  • Workshop: Wednesday October 22, 2008


Modern modelling and software development needs software support beyond that of simple editors and compilers. Often a model or software piece can be generated from (fragments) of existing models or high level codes. Software transformation systems are tools which are built for such transformations. They range from specific tools for one purpose, via simple pattern matching systems, to general transformation systems which are easily programmed to do any reasonable transformation. Thus the more general tools may be treated as meta-tools for generative programming. They are currently playing a significant role in integrated development environments (IDEs, e.g., Eclipse) and model driven engineering (MDE).

Following on the success of STS'04 and STS'06, this workshop is once again designed to bring together people working on software transformation systems and those with an interest in software transformation systems as a tool.

The workshop will this time to some extent focus on the relationship between software transformation technologies and related technologies such as reflection (supported, e.g., by Java), (template) meta-programming (supported by C++), and staged programming languages. We also want to look at the applications of transformation tools in IDEs and MDE.

Workshop format

The workshop will have a small number of participants, around 20, selected on the basis of short position papers submitted to the organisers. The aim is to let people with different perspectives meet in order to allow fruitful interaction.



Submission of intent to participate

If you find this workshop interesting you should send an e-mail to with your intent to participate and your area of expertise/interest. Include a 2 page position paper if you want to give a presentation. Space may be limited at the workshop, and preregistered participants will be given priority.

All material must be received by the deadline. We prefer plain ISO or UTF-8 documents (txt), but latex (only use standard packages) and pdf formats are also acceptable.


Workshop participants should register for the GPCE'08 conference. Those who only wish to participate in the workshop should register for Wednesday 22nd.