The 14th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling

  Portland, Oregon, United States
October 20-24, 2014

Workshop date: Tuesday 21st October

Call for Papers

Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM) provides a modern solution to demands for higher productivity by constricting the gap between problem and solution modeling. In the past, productivity gains have been sought from new programming languages. Domain-specific modeling languages provide a viable solution for continuing to raise the level of abstraction beyond coding, making development faster and easier.

In 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. The models represent simultaneously the design, implementation and documentation of the system. In a number of cases, the final products can be automatically generated from these high-level specifications with domain-specific code generators. This automation is possible because of domain-specificity: both the modeling language and code generators fit to the requirements of a narrowly defined domain, usually inside one organization only.

Some possible topics for submission to the workshop include:

Important Dates

Initial submission:

August 15

Author notification:  Latest September 12 (1 week before early registration deadline)
Final version:  October 3
Workshop: October 21

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 Single page free-form position papers from industry are particularly welcome, but will not be published in the ACM DL)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, 2014. Contributions should be submitted electronically in PDF format via EasyChair. Submitted papers (except demo and position papers) must conform to the ACM SIG Proceedings style - except that the copyright box on the first page must be removed (see templates). The maximum length of a submission is 6 pages. The accepted papers will be published at the workshop website and the official proceedings will be published 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).

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 (dsm14 _ at _

Program committee

Organizing committee