GPCE 2022: Call for Papers - Auckland, New Zealand (December 5-7)

GPCE 2022:
21st International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences

December 5-7, 2022 (co-located with SPLASH)
Auckland, New Zealand with hybrid sessions


  1. GPCE will be HYBRID – in-person and online presentations are allowed.
  2. GPCE and SLE will have a joint program as in the previous years.
  3. Submission site ( is now open.


The ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts &
Experiences (GPCE) is a programming languages conference focusing on techniques
and tools for code generation, language implementation, and product-line

GPCE seeks conceptual, theoretical, empirical, and technical contributions to
its topics of interest, which include but are not limited to:

  • program transformation, staging, macro systems, preprocessors, program
    synthesis, and code-recommendation systems,
  • domain-specific languages, language embedding, language design, and language
  • feature-oriented programming, domain engineering, and feature interactions,
  • applications and properties of code generation, language implementation, and
    product-line development.

GPCE promotes cross-fertilization between programming languages and software
development and among different styles of generative programming in its broadest

Authors are welcome to check with the PC chair whether their planned papers are
in scope.


GPCE solicits three kinds of submissions:

  • Full Papers reporting original and unpublished results of research that
    contribute to scientific knowledge for any GPCE topics. Full paper
    submissions must not exceed 12 pages excluding the bibliography.

  • Short Papers presenting unconventional ideas or new visions in any GPCE
    topics. Short papers do not always contain complete results as in the case
    of full papers, but can introduce new ideas to the community and get early
    feedback. Note that short papers are not intended to be position statements.
    Accepted short papers are included in the proceedings and will be presented
    at the conference. Short paper submissions must not exceed 6 pages excluding
    the bibliography, and must have the text “(Short Paper)” appended to their

  • Tool Demonstrations presenting tools for any GPCE topics. Tools must
    be available for use and must not be purely commercial. Submissions must
    provide a tool description not exceeding 6 pages excluding bibliography
    and a separate demonstration outline including screenshots also not
    exceeding 6 pages. Tool demonstration submissions must have the text
    “(Tool Demonstration)” appended to their titles. If they are accepted, tool
    descriptions will be included in the proceedings. The demonstration
    outline will only be used for evaluating the submission.


The GPCE program committee will evaluate each submission according to the
following selection criteria:

  • Novelty. Papers must present new ideas or evidence and place them
    appropriately within the context established by previous research in the
  • Significance. The results in the paper must have the potential to add to
    the state of the art or practice in significant ways.
  • Evidence. The paper must present evidence supporting its claims. Examples
    of evidence include formalizations and proofs, implemented systems,
    experimental results, statistical analyses, and case studies.
  • Clarity. The paper must present its contributions and results clearly.


Following the tradition, the GPCE 2022 program committee will select the
best paper among accepted papers. The authors of the best paper will be
given the best paper award at the conference.


  • Abstract submission 8 August (Mon)
  • Paper submission 12 August (Fri)
  • Review notification 28 September (Wed)
  • Author response period 28 September (Wed) - 30 September (Fri)
  • Final notification 10 October (Mon)
  • Camera-ready 24 October (Mon)
  • Conference 5 December (Mon) - 7 December (Wed)

All times are in AoE (Anywhere on Earth).


Papers must be submitted using HotCRP:

All submissions must use the ACM SIGPLAN Conference Format “acmart”. Be
sure to use the latest LaTeX templates and class files, the SIGPLAN
sub-format, and 10-point font. Consult the sample-sigplan.tex template and
use the document-class \documentclass[sigplan,anonymous,review]{acmart}.

To increase fairness in reviewing, GPCE 2022 uses the double-blind review
process which has become standard across SIGPLAN conferences:

  • Author names, institutions, and acknowledgments should be omitted from
    submitted papers, and
  • references to the authors’ own work should be in the third person.

No other changes are necessary, and authors will not be penalized if
reviewers are able to infer authors’ identities in implicit ways.

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions,
contact the program chair.

The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available
in the ACM Digital Library. Papers must describe work not currently
submitted for publication elsewhere as described by the SIGPLAN
Republication Policy (SIGPLAN Republication Policy).


  • General Chair: Bernhard Scholz (University of Sydney)

  • Program Chair: Yukiyoshi Kameyama (University of Tsukuba)

  • Publicity Chair: Youyou Cong (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Steering Committee Chair: Sebastian Erdweg (JGU Mainz)

For additional information, clarification, or answers to questions,
contact the program chair: kameyama at


  • Baris Aktemur - Intel
  • Walter Binder - Università della Svizzera italiana
  • Nicolas Biri - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Elisa Gonzalez Boix - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Sheng Chen - UL Lafayette
  • Shigeru Chiba - The University of Tokyo
  • Youyou Cong - Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Coen De Roover - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Robert Glück - University of Copenhagen
  • Jeff Gray - University of Alabama
  • Atsushi Igarashi - Kyoto University
  • Yukiyoshi Kameyama - University of Tsukuba, Chair
  • Raffi Khatchadourian - City University of New York (CUNY) Hunter College
  • Julia Lawall - Inria
  • Geoffrey Mainland - Drexel University
  • Bruno C. d. S. Oliveira - The University of Hong Kong
  • Klaus Ostermann - University of Tübingen
  • Max Schaefer - GitHub
  • Ulrik Pagh Schultz - University of Southern Denmark
  • Sibylle Schupp - Hamburg University of Technology
  • Amir Shaikhha - University of Edinburgh
  • Artjoms Sinkarovs - Heriot-Watt University
  • Daniel Strüber - Chalmers University of Gothenburg, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Nicolas Stucki - EPFL
  • Eli Tilevich - Virginia Tech
  • Tijs van der Storm - CWI & University of Groningen
  • Jeremy Yallop - University of Cambridge