Fourth International Conference on

Generative Programming and Component Engineering (GPCE'05)

Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2005, Tallinn, Estonia
(co-located with TFP 2005 and ICFP 2005)

Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN, in cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT

Industrial Track Chair

Important Dates

  • Practitioner report submission:
  • Notification of acceptance:
  • Program posted on the conference website:
  • Conference:


Practitioner reports explore how concepts that sound good on paper work on real projects. They are a valuable means of communicating experiences, especially at the "bleeding edge" of technology. Many GPCE attendees want to find out what it is like to adopt new tools and development techniques; use new engineering methods; create domain-specific languages, generators, architectures and components; develop applications using the new technologies, etc. Expectations, beliefs, and hopes can be validated, or dashed, by the experience that is reported. GPCE attendees want objective reports with supporting evidence for any claims made. And they particularly want reports that discuss both benefits and drawbacks of the approaches used.

We seek for reports in two categories:

  • Project reports will describe successfully completed projects that applied technologies within the scope of GPCE'04.
  • Experience reports will focus on a particular aspect of technology usage and practice, or describe broad project experiences.

The report must contain a take-home-message for your readers; something they can learn and apply to their own work. Plain "how we did it" reports should be avoided.

Presented project and experience reports will take part in the audience vote for the GPCE'04 Best Contribution Awards.

Submission Process

You are invited to submit a four to ten page project report presenting your successful project or experience report describing your experience applying technologies within the scope of GPCE'04. The submission must include a short abstract suitable for inclusion in the Advance Program should it be accepted. If your report is accepted for presentation at GPCE, you will be expected to develop and present a 20 minute talk that will be followed by discussion. The written reports will be published at The submission, including full contact information (name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and electronic mail address), should be submitted as a PDF, OpenOffice, or a Microsoft Word file to the Industrial Track Chair. The report submissions will be reviewed separately from technical paper submissions by a practitioner report committee. The submission should clearly state whether it should be reviewed as a project or experience report.

For More Information

For additional information, clarification, or questions please feel free to contact the Industrial Track Chair.