Globalizing Domain-Specific Languages

Volume 9400 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 70-87


Domain Globalization: Using Languages to Support Technical and Social Coordination

  • Julien DeantoniAffiliated withUniversity of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis
  • , Cédric BrunAffiliated withObeo Email author 
  • , Benoit CaillaudAffiliated withINRIA
  • , Robert B. FranceAffiliated withUniversity of Colorado
  • , Gabor KarsaiAffiliated withVanderbilt University
  • , Oscar NierstraszAffiliated withUniversity of Bern
  • , Eugene SyrianiAffiliated withUniversity of Montreal

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When a project is realized in a globalized environment, multiple stakeholders from different organizations work on the same system. Depending on the stakeholders and their organizations, various (possibly overlapping) concerns are raised in the development of the system. In this context a Domain Specific Language (DSL) supports the work of a group of stakeholders who are responsible for addressing a specific set of concerns. This chapter identifies the open challenges arising from the coordination of globalized domain-specific languages. We identify two types of coordination: technical coordination and social coordination. After presenting an overview of the current state of the art, we discuss first the open challenges arising from the composition of multiple DSLs, and then the open challenges associated to the collaboration in a globalized environment.


Composition Coordination DSL Globalization