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.

Workshop Chairs

  • Christa Schanninger, Siemens AG
  • Hans-Arno Jacobosn, University of Toronto

Workshop chairs can be contacted at

Important Dates

Workshop proposal schedule:

  • Preliminary submission deadline for workshop proposals: Mar 18, 2006
  • Preliminary date for notification of workshop acceptance: May 01, 2006

This call is for workshop organizers; a later call will occur for workshop contributions.


GPCE workshops provide intensive collaborative environments where generative and component technology researchers and practitioners meet to discuss and solve challenging problems facing the field.

We encourage proposals for innovative, well-focused workshops on a broad spectrum of component engineering and generative programming topics. All topics related to the theme of the conference are potential candidates for workshops. Workshops typically fall into the following categories:

  • A workshop may address a specific sub-area of generative and component technology in depth.
  • A workshop may cover areas that cross the borders of several sub areas. Workshops that cross the borders of the formal and the applied areas is one example.
  • A workshop may also cross the border to other technologies or software engineering fields, e.g. development processes.
  • A workshop may focus on the application and deployment of generative and/or component technology in areas such as telecommunications, mobile computing or real-time systems. Workshops reporting on industrial experiences are particularly welcome.

Workshop topics are by no means limited to the categories mentioned above. However, in each case, the proposed area is supposed to have enough impetus to yield new results that can be considered important and worth more detailed investigation.

Submission Format

Workshop proposals should be sent in ASCII or PDF format to the workshop chairs and should consist of the following four parts:

1. Cover Page

  • Name of the proposed workshop.
  • Names and addresses of the organizers.
  • Primary contact.
  • Intended number of participants.
  • Requested Audio/Video equipment.

2. Abstract

  • Why is the proposed workshop relevant to GPCE? The abstract should provide a short overview of the rationale for the workshop and the major topics. In particular, statements about the review process and ways to ensure creativity during the workshop would be appreciated.
  • The abstract should preferably not exceed 200 words.

3. Call for Participation

  • A preliminary version of the Call for Participation that the organizers must prepare if the workshop is accepted.
  • Should provide a brief overview of the proposed workshop including a description of the goals of the workshops and the work practices.
  • May repeat some of the statements made on the abstract page, but should be targeted specifically to potential workshop participants.

4. Organizers Bio and Past Events

  • Short biography of each organizer.
  • References to similar workshops organized at previous conferences, including the number of participants.

If a workshop is accepted, the organizers will be requested to prepare a WWW page that will contain the latest information about the workshop. The web pages of each workshop will be linked to the GPCE workshop web site. Each workshop must have at least two organizers, preferably from different organizations.

Please keep complete submissions to under four pages.


1. Workshop organizers should foster the creative potential that is tentatively present in a workshop.

2. Remember that a workshop is NOT a conference!

3. The success of a workshop depends greatly on the results generated on-site.

4. A number of interrelated issues should be taken into account in order to provide a good framework for such on-site creativity.

5. Presentation selection

  • Quality should obviously be the primary criterion for selecting the presentations.
  • However, in order for a workshop to be productive, consider also having presentations on some new, controversial topics to spark discussion.

Workshop attendance will be manage via the GPCE registration form. Workshop organizers and presenters are required to register to the workshop.

Submission Process

Electronic submission of proposals must be sent to Proposals must be submitted no later than Mar 18, 2006, BUT EARLIER IS BETTER, as it allows for a more satisfactory coordination between workshop proposals.

The submitted proposals will be reviewed collectively by the Workshop Committee to determine a high quality and appropriate mix for the conference.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or questions please feel free to contact the Workshop Chairs (

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