SDL 2011
15th International Conference on
System Design Languages

July 5th - 7th, 2011, Toulouse, France

After an impressive growth in the use of modeling and model-driven engineering in software design, the last few years have seen this trend extending to system engineering. The motivation is that many actors in the industry, working on complex, distributed, embedded systems, identify the software crisis to be often rooted in a system crisis. The formalization of system engineering models and approaches is considered to be one of the major factors for further gains in productivity, quality and time-to-market for such complex systems. Although an ancient discipline, system engineering is currently renewing at high speed, driven forward by the maturation of model-driven approaches and by new standards such as OMG's Systems Modeling Language (SysML), or various architecture description languages (ADLs). As a consequence, any contemporary, complete development process usually integrates a multitude of types of models, and necessitates their coherence to be handled so that multitude of tool "bridges" can be used.

In this context, there are many issues that remain to be tackled by the language and modeling community, such as the semantics of system models, the refinement of system designs into hardware/software implementations, or the integration of system and software design models. Papers on these topics are particularly welcome at SDL 2011.

The conference programme will include:

  • presentations from invited speakers
  • presentation of research papers
  • presentation of industrial experiences
  • tutorials
  • tool demonstrations and posters
  • networking opportunities

The intended audience includes users of system and software modelling techniques in industrial, research and standardization contexts, as well as tool vendors and language researchers.

Last update: Jul 4th, 2011. Copyright © IRIT, Toulouse.