The 13th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

Call for Papers


An upward shift in abstraction leads to a corresponding increase in productivity. In the past this has occurred when programming languages have evolved towards a higher level of abstraction. Today, domain-specific languages provide a viable solution for continuing to raise the level of abstraction beyond coding, making development faster and easier.

In Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM), the models are constructed using concepts that represent things in the application domain, not concepts of a given programming language. The modeling language follows the domain abstractions and semantics, allowing developers to perceive themselves as working directly with domain concepts. Together with frameworks and platforms, DSM can automate a large portion of software production.

Some possible topics for submission to the workshop include:

Important Dates

Initial submission:

August 15

Author Notification: 

September 13 (2 weeks before early registration deadline)

Final version:

October 3

Workshop October 27 (Sunday)

Submission Information

The workshop welcomes four types of submissions:

  1. Research papers describing ideas on either a practical or theoretical level. Full papers should emphasize what is new and significant about the chosen approach and compare it to other work in the field. (4-6 pages)
  2. Experience reports on applying DSM. Papers should describe case studies and experience reports on the application, successes or shortcomings of DSM. The experiences can be related to language creation or use, tooling, or organizational issues, among others. (4-6 pages)
  3. Position papers describing work in progress or an author's position regarding current DSM practice. (1-2 pages. Single page free-form position papers from industry are particularly welcome, but will not be published in the ACM DL)
  4. DSM demonstrations describing a particular language, generator, or tool for a particular domain. During the workshop, the DSM solution presented in the paper can be demonstrated to the participants. (~2 pages)

Papers should be submitted by August 15, 2013. Contributions should be submitted electronically in PDF format via EasyChair. Submitted papers (except 1-page industrial position papers) must conform to the ACM SIG Proceedings style - except that the copyright box on the first page must be removed (2-column, see templates). The maximum length of a submission is 6 pages. The accepted papers will be published both on the workshop website and proceedings in ACM DL.

An author of the paper will be expected to attend the workshop (registration as Workshop participant via SPLASH. You are not obliged to attend SPLASH itself). The workshop is for the full day of Sunday 27 October.

Additional information

Additional information is available about the past workshops including papers, presentations, group work results and photos. For further questions please contact the organizers (dsm13 _ at _

Program committee

Organizing committee