3rd International Workshop on Real World Domain Specific Languages 2018

Held in conjunction with the CGO'18 international symposium on Code Generation and Optimisation
Vienna, Austria, Saturday 24 February, 2018.

The proceedings of the 2018 workshop are in the ACM Digital Library:



As the use of computers proliferates, the complexity and variety of systems continues to grow. As a result, it is becoming increasingly inflexible to "hard wire” behaviours into software. Software developers can enable more control over their software configurations by exploiting Domain Specific Languages (DSLs). Such DSLs provide a systematic way to structure the underlying computational components: to coin a phrase, a DSL is a library with syntax.

There is an enormous variety of DSLs for a very wide range of domains. Most DSLs are highly idiosyncratic, reflecting both the specific natures of their application domains and their designers’ own preferences. This workshop will bring together constructors of DSLs for “real world” domains; that is, DSLs intended primarily to aid in building software to solve real world problems rather than to explore the more theoretical aspects of language design and implementation. We are looking for submissions that present the motivation, design, implementation, use and evaluation of such DSLs.


RWDSL 2018 is co-located with CGO 2018, and takes place on the Saturday before the CGO presentations starting on the Monday. Registration for RWDSL'18 is
€ 242 for non-ACM/SIG/IEEE/OCG members, and € 220 for ACM/SIG/IEEE/OCG members. Details RWDSL'18 registrations, and for other registration options including registering for both RWDSL'18 and also CGO'18, are on the CGO registration website:


Key dates

 Paper submission deadline  15 December 2017 
 Author notification  29 January 2018 
 Final manuscript due  9 February 2018 
 Workshop  24 February 2018

Submission instructions

Accepted submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library within its International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS). The RWDSL 2016 and 2017 proceedings are online. Submissions should be 8-10 pages in ACM double-column format. Authors should follow the information for formatting ACM SIGPLAN conference papers, which can be found at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

The EasyChair s
ubmission page for this workshop is:

Program committee

Program Chairs

Rob Stewart, Heriot-Watt University ( R.Stewart@hw.ac.uk )
Greg Michaelson, Heriot-Watt University

PC Members

Riyadh Baghdadi, MIT
Allin Cottrell, Wake Forest University
Nina Dethlefs, University of Hull
Kevin Hammond, University of St Andrews
Patrick Maier, University of Glasgow
Simon Thompson, University of Kent
Phil Trinder, University of Glasgow
Andy Gill, X, the moonshot factory
Mathijs Schuts, Philips Healthcare


CGO 2018 will be held at the Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide, located in: Parkallee 2, 2334 Vösendorf, Austria

Rooms may be booked at the conference hotel using this link. The deadline for reservations at the CGO negotiated rate is January 11, 2018.