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2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

13th International Conference on
Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2008

16 - 20 June 2008, Venice, Italy

http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2008.html

Organized by Ada-Europe,
in cooperation with ACM SIGAda (approval pending)

*** DEADLINE 11 NOVEMBER ***
*** Web Submission Page Available Shortly ***

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Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early
80's. This is the 13th event in the Reliable Software Technologies
series, previous ones being held at Montreux, Switzerland ('96),
London, UK ('97), Uppsala, Sweden ('98), Santander, Spain ('99),
Potsdam, Germany ('00), Leuven, Belgium ('01), Vienna, Austria ('02),
Toulouse, France ('03), Palma de Mallorca, Spain ('04), York, UK ('05),
Porto, Portugal ('06), Geneva, Switzerland ('07).

General Information
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The 13th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
(Ada-Europe 2008) will take place in Venice, Italy. Following its
traditional style, the conference will span a full week, including
a three-day technical program and vendor exhibitions from Tuesday to
Thursday, along with parallel tutorials and workshops on Monday and
Friday.

Schedule
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(04) (automatic one-week extension to FIRM deadline)
11 November 2007: Submission of regular papers, tutorial and
workshop proposals
13 January 2008: Submission of industrial presentation proposals
03 February 2008: Notification to all authors
02 March 2008: Camera-ready version of regular papers required
11 May 2008: Industrial presentations, tutorial and workshop
material required
16-20 June 2008: Conference

Topics
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The conference has successfully established itself as an international
forum for providers, practitioners and researchers into reliable
software technologies. The conference presentations will illustrate
current work in the theory and practice of the design, development
and maintenance of long-lived, high-quality software systems for a
variety of application domains. The program will allow ample time
for keynotes, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and social events.
Participants will include practitioners and researchers in
representation from industry, academia and government organizations
active in the promotion and development of reliable software
technologies.

Prospective contributions should address the topics of interest to the
conference, which include but are not limited to those listed below:

- Methods and Techniques for Software Development and Maintenance:
Requirements Engineering, Object-Oriented Technologies, Model-driven
Architecture and Engineering, Formal Methods, Re-engineering and
Reverse Engineering, Reuse, Software Management Issues

- Software Architectures: Design Patterns, Frameworks, Architecture-
Centered Development, Component and Class Libraries, Component-based
Design

- Enabling Technology: Software Development Environments and Project
Browsers, Compilers, Debuggers, Run-time Systems, Middleware
Components

- Software Quality: Quality Management and Assurance, Risk Analysis,
Program Analysis, Verification, Validation, Testing of Software
Systems

- Theory and Practice of High-integrity Systems: Real-Time,
Distribution, Fault Tolerance, Security, Reliability, Trust and Safety

- Mainstream and Emerging Applications: Multimedia and Communications,
Manufacturing, Robotics, Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation

- Ada Language and Technology: Programming Techniques,
Object-Orientation, Concurrent and Distributed Programming,
Evaluation & Comparative Assessments, Critical Review of Language
Features and Enhancements, Novel Support Technology, HW/SW Platforms

- Experience Reports: Case Studies and Comparative Assessments,
Management Approaches, Qualitative and Quantitative Metrics

- Ada and Education: Where does Ada stand in the software engineering
curriculum; how learning Ada serves the curriculum; what it takes to
form a fluent Ada user; lessons learned on Education and Training
Activities with bearing on any of the conference topics.

Call for Regular Papers
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Authors of regular papers which shall undergo peer review for
acceptance are invited to submit original contributions. Paper
submissions shall be in English, complete and not exceeding 14
LNCS-style pages in length. Authors should submit their work via
the Web submission system accessible from the Conference Home page.
The format for submission is solely PDF. Should you have problems
to comply with format and submission requirements, please contact
the Program Chairs.

Proceedings
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The authors of accepted regular papers shall prepare camera-ready
submissions in full conformance with the LNCS style, not exceeding 14
pages and strictly by *2 March 2008*. For format and style guidelines
authors should refer to: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
Failure to comply and to register for the conference will prevent the
paper from appearing in the proceedings. The conference proceedings
will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
series by Springer Verlag and will be available at the start of the
conference.

Awards
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Ada-Europe will offer honorary awards for the best regular paper and
the best presentation.

Call for Industrial Presentations
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The conference also seeks industrial presentations which may have value
and insight, but do not fit the selection process for regular papers.
Authors of industrial presentations are invited to submit a short
overview (at least 1 page in size) of the proposed presentation to the
Conference Chair by 13 January 2008. The Industrial Program Committee
(yet to be named) will review the proposals and make the selection.
The authors of selected presentations shall prepare a final short
abstract and submit it to the Conference Chair by 11 May 2008, aiming
at a 20-minute talk. The authors of accepted presentations will be
invited to derive articles from them for publication in the Ada User
Journal, which will host the proceedings of the Industrial Program of
the Conference.

Call for Tutorials
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Tutorials that address subjects in the scope of the conference may be
proposed as either half- or full-day events. Proposals should include
a title, an abstract, a description of the topic, a detailed outline of
the presentation, a description of the presenter's lecturing expertise
in general and with the proposed topic in particular, the proposed
duration (half day or full day), the intended level of the tutorial
(introductory, intermediate, or advanced), the recommended audience
experience and background, and a statement of the reasons for
attending. Proposals should be submitted to the Tutorial Chair. The
providers of full-day tutorials will receive a complimentary conference
registration as well as a fee for every paying participant in excess of
5; for half-day tutorials, these benefits will be accordingly halved.
The Ada User Journal will offer space for the publication of summaries
of the accepted tutorials.

Call for Workshops
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Workshops on themes in scope of the conference may be proposed.
Proposals may be submitted for half- or full-day events, to be
scheduled on either ends of the conference week. Workshop proposals
should be submitted to the Conference Chair. The workshop organizer
shall also commit to preparing proceedings for timely publication in
the Ada User Journal.

Call for Exhibitions
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Commercial exhibitions will span the three days of the main conference.
Vendors and providers of software products and services should contact
the Exhibition Chair for information and for allowing suitable planning
of the exhibition space and time.

Discounts for Students
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A limited number of grants are available for students who will
co-author papers accepted at the conference. The grant will entail a
reduction of 25% in the conference fee. Contact the Conference Chair
for details.

Organizing Committee
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Conference Chair
Tullio Vardanega, UniversitÓ di Padova, Italy
tullio.vardanega@math.unipd.it

Program Co-Chairs
Tullio Vardanega, UniversitÓ di Padova, Italy
tullio.vardanega@math.unipd.it

Fabrice Kordon, UniversitÚ P. & M. Curie, France
fabrice.kordon@lib6.fr

Tutorial Chair
Jorge Real, Universidad PolitÚcnica de Valencia, Spain
jorge@disca.upv.es

Exhibition Chair
Ahlan Marriott, White-Elephant GmbH, Switzerland
ada@white-elephant.ch

Publicity Chair
Dirk Craeynest, Aubay Belgium & K.U.Leuven, Belgium
dirk.craeynest@cs.kuleuven.be

Local Chair
Sabrina De Poli, Sistema Congressi srl, Italy
ae08@sistemacongressi.com

Program Committee
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Abdennadher Nabil, University of Applied Sciences, W. Switzerland
Alonso Alejandro, Universidad PolitÚcnica de Madrid, Spain
Blieberger Johann, Technische Universitńt Wien, Austria
Boasson Maartin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Burgstaller Bernd, Yonsei University, Korea
Craeynest Dirk, Aubay Belgium & K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Crespo Alfons, Universidad PolitÚcnica de Valencia, Spain
de la Puente Juan A., Universidad PolitÚcnica de Madrid, Spain
Devillers Raymond, UniversitÚ Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Gonzßlez Harbour Michael, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
GutiÚrrez JosÚ Javier, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Haddad Serge, UniversitÚ Paris-Dauphine, France
Hately Andrew, Eurocontrol CRDS, Hungary
Hugues Jer˘me, Telecom Paris, France
Hommel GŘnter, Technischen Univesitńt Berlin, Germany
Keller Hubert, Institut fŘr Angewandte Informatik, Germany
Kermarrec Yvon, ENST Bretagne, France
Kordon Fabrice, UniversitÚ Pierre & Marie Curie, France
LlamosÝ Albert, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Lundqvist Kristina, MIT, USA
Mazzanti Franco, ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy
McCormick John, University of Northern Iowa, USA
Michell Stephen, Maurya Software, Canada
Miranda Javier, Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Moldt Daniel, University of Hamburg, Germany
Pautet Laurent, Telecom Paris, France
Petrucci Laure, LIPN, UniversitÚ Paris 13, France
Pinho LuÝs Miguel, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Pl÷dereder Erhard, Universitńt Stuttgart, Germany
Real Jorge, Universidad PolitÚcnica de Valencia, Spain
Romanovsky Alexander, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Rosen Jean-Pierre, Adalog, France
Ruiz JosÚ, AdaCore, France
Seinturier Lionel, UniversitÚ de Lille, France
Shing Man-Tak, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Srivastava Alok, Northrop Grumman, USA
Vardanega Tullio, UniversitÓ di Padova, Italy
Wellings Andy, University of York, UK
Winkler JŘrgen, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitńt, Germany
Zaffalon Luigi, University of Applied Sciences, W. Switzerland

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Dirk.Craeynest@cs.kuleuven.be, Ada-Europe'2008 Publicity Chair

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