Sixth Workshop on Language Descriptions, Tools and
In Cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN
We thank actant for
support of LDTA.
Saturday, April 1, 2006 in Vienna, Austria
Call for Papers:
The aim of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers from
academia and industry interested in the field of formal language
definitions and language technologies, with a special emphasis on
tools developed for or with these language definitions. This active
area of research involves the following basic technologies:
For example, language definitions can be augmented in a manner so that
not only compilers or interpreters can be automatically generated but
also other tools such as syntax-directed editors, debuggers, partial
evaluators, test generators, documentation generators, etc. Although
various specification formalisms like attribute grammars, action
semantics, operational semantics, and algebraic approaches have been
developed, they are not widely exploited in current practice.
- Program analysis, transformation, and generation
- Formal analysis of language properties
- Automatic generation of language processing tools
It is the aim of the LDTA workshops to bridge this gap between theory
and practice. Among others, the following application domains can
benefit from advanced language technologies:
The workshop welcomes contributions on all aspects of formal language
definitions, with special emphasis on applications and tools developed
for or with these language definitions.
- Software component models and modeling languages
- Re-engineering and re-factoring
- Aspect-oriented programming
- Domain-specific languages
- XML processing
- Visualization and graph transformation
- Programming environments such as Eclipse, .net, Rotor, SUN Java,
The invited speaker for LDTA 2006 is
Université de Nantes.
The programme will be published here in the spring of 2006 once it
has been determined.
Registration for this workshop is handled via the
ETAPS registration procedure which will be available from the
main ETAPS web page.
We encourage all LDTA participants to also register for the ETAPS
workshop dinner to be held the night of the workshop.
Submission Procedure and Publication
Submission will be open from autumn 2005. Two classes of papers are
solicited: full-length research papers and short tool-demo
Tool-demo papers should contain a brief description of the tool and
include a section that clearly explains what will be
Full-length papers should be at most 15 pages in length
and tool-demo papers should be at most 4 pages in length. Both
classes of papers should be submitted electronically as PostScript or
PDF files to both of the program committee chairs, John Tang Boyland and Tony Sloane. The message
should also contain a text-only abstract and contact author
Please use the ENTCS style (generic LaTeX
the special LDTA 2006 macros available
preparing your submission of a full-length or tool-demo paper.
Author's instructions and examples can be found in the ENTCS generic
The final versions of accepted papers will be published in
Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS), Elsevier
Science, and will be made available during the workshop.
The authors of the best full-length papers will be invited to
write a journal version of their paper which will be separately
reviewed and, assuming acceptance, be published in
As in past years, this will be done in a a special issue devoted to LDTA 2006
of the journal Science
of Computer Programming (Elsevier Science).
December 1, 2005.
January 16, 2006
Final version due:
February 15, 2006
April 1, 2006
Uwe Aßmann, Dresden Technical University
John Tang Boyland,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (co-chair)
Queen's University, Canada
Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), The Netherlands
University of Victoria, Canada
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Clemson University, USA
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
BRICS, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Macquarie University, Australia (co-chair)
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
University of Glasgow, Scotland
Teknowledge Corp, USA
LDTA 2006 is the sixth instance of a series of succesful ETAPS
The workshop emerged from the Workshops on Attribute Grammars and
their Applications (WAGA'90, Paris; SAGA'91, Prague, WAGA'99,
Amsterdam, and WAGA'00, Ponte de
Lima) and from the ASF+SDF Workshops (ASF+SDF'95 and
ASF+SDF'97, both in Amsterdam).