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Full-time professor position at the Softwware Languages Lab

A full-time professor position in Computer Science is available at the Softwware Languages Lab. Details about the position and the application procedure can be found here.

V.Ir.Br. master’s thesis prize awarded to Tim Coppieters

At the Faculty of Science’s graduation ceremony (Dec. 12th), Tim Coppieters was awarded the V.Ir.Br. prize for his master’s thesis "Eventual Consistency in Web Applications", which he prepared at our lab under the guidance of...

SOFT's NoiseTube project in the Guardian

Our in-house NoiseTube project was the topic of the newspaper article Map some noise: how your smartphone can help tackle city sound pollution which appeared this 12 September in the Guardian (...


This October the Software Language Lab is co-organizing two workshop at the ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH 2014) :

Meet & Greet with Aperitif at DINF

On Saturday 20th of September, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel will organize its second big Homecoming day. The Computer Science department will round off the day by inviting their alumni to a Meet & Greet with Aperitif. We will start at 17:30 in the rooms of the department at...


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The Software Languages Lab is a research lab within the Department of Computer Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The Software Languages Lab was founded in 2009 as a merger of the Programming Technology Lab and the System and Software Engineering Lab. The Software Languages Lab is currently headed by Prof. Dr. Theo D'Hondt, Prof. Dr. Viviane Jonckers, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang De Meuter and Prof. Dr. Elisa Gonzalez Boix.

Broadly speaking, the lab is active in the design, implementation and application of better languages to support the software engineering life cycle. This includes programming languages, formal languages, design languages, meta languages, modeling languages, domain specific languages, etc. The Software Languages Lab covers all aspects of the research spectrum, including:

  • Design of languages (advanced modularity, distribution, concurrency, context, …)
  • Formal study of languages (type systems, abstract interpretation, static analysis, contract systems, …)
  • Efficient implementation of languages (virtual machines, parallelization, scheduling, …)
  • Tool support for languages (IDEs, debuggers, versioning tools, evolution support, refactoring, …)
  • Applications of languages (android applications, RFID‐enabled applications, web applications, embedded applications, city-ware, …)

Check out our research page for more details.