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Call for Industrial Presentations

12th International Conference on
Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2007

25 - 29 June 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2007.html

Organized, on behalf of Ada-Europe,
by Ecole d'Ingénieurs de Genève
in cooperation with ACM SIGAda

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General Information
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The 12th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
(Ada-Europe 2007) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland. Following
the usual style, the conference will span a full week, including a
three-day technical program and vendor exhibitions from Tuesday to
Thursday, along with parallel workshops and tutorials on Monday and
Friday.

Call for Presentations
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In addition to the usual call for papers, and considering the success
achieved in the previous conferences, we are having a call for
presentations primarily aimed at industrialists who have valuable
experience to report but who do not wish to write a complete paper.

This separate call for presentations is made for Experience Reports
from Industrial Projects and/or Experiments, Case Studies and
Comparative Assessments, Management Approaches, Qualitative and
Quantitative Metrics and Experience Reports on Education and Training
Activities, with bearing on any of the conference topics.

See below for further details.

Schedule
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10 January 2007: Submission of presentation proposals
31 January 2007: Notification to authors
8 May 2007: Presentation material required
25-29 June 2007: Conference

Submission of Presentations
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Presenters are invited to submit a one-page overview of the proposed
presentation to Dominik Madon (dominik.madon@hesge.ch) by January 10th
2007. The Industrial Committee will review the proposals.

The authors of selected presentations shall prepare their final
presentation, together with a short abstract (max 10 lines), by 8th May
2007; they should aim at a 20 minutes talk. The authors of accepted
presentations will also be invited to derive articles from them, for
publication in the Ada User Journal.

Exhibition
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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 Neville Rowden (neville.rowden@siemens.com) as
soon as possible for further information and for allowing suitable
planning of the exhibition space and time.

Conference Topics
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In the last decade the conference has established itself as an
international forum for providers and practitioners of, 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 from
industry, academia and government organizations interested in
furthering the development of reliable software technologies.
To mark the completion of the technical work for the Ada language
standard revision process, contributions that present and discuss
the potential of the revised language are particularly sought after.

For papers, tutorials, and workshop proposals, the topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:

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

- Software Architectures: Patterns for Software Design and Composition,
Frameworks, Architecture-Centered Development, Component and Class
Libraries, Component-Based Design

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

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

- Critical Systems: Real-Time, Distribution, Fault Tolerance,
Information Technology, Safety, Security

- Distributed Systems: Reliability, Security, Trust and Safety in
Large Scale Distributed Platforms

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

- Ada Language and Technology: Programming Techniques, Object-Oriented,
Concurrent, Distributed Programming, Bindings and Libraries,
Evaluation & Comparative Assessments, Critical Review of Language
Enhancements, Novel Support Technology, HW/SW platforms

- Experience Reports: Experience Reports, Case Studies and Comparative
Assessments, Management Approaches, Qualitative and Quantitative
Metrics, Experience Reports on Education and Training Activities with
bearing on any of the conference topics

Organizing Committee
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Conference Chair
Nabil Abdennadher,
University of Applied Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland
nabil.abdennadher@hesge.ch

Industrial Committee Chair
Dominik Madon
University of Applied Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland
dominik.madon@hesge.ch

Industrial Committee Members (preliminary list)
Bouali Amar, Esterel Technologies
Chapman Rod, Praxis HIS
Denker Peter, Parasoft GmbH
Devuns Olivier, Aonix
Gasperoni Franco, AdaCore
Leroy Pascal, IBM Rational
Stråhle Rei, Saab Systems
Thom Francis, Artisan Software
Abdennadher Nabil, Conference Chair
Plödereder Erhad, Ada-Europe (President)
Craeynest Dirk, Ada-Europe (Vice-President)

Conference Organization
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Conference Chair
Nabil Abdennadher,
University of Applied Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland
nabil.abdennadher@hesge.ch

Program Co-chairs
Nabil Abdennadher
University of Applied Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland
nabil.abdennadher@hesge.ch

Fabrice Kordon
University Pierre & Marie Curie, France
Fabrice.kordon@lip6.fr

Tutorial Chair
Dominik Madon
University of Applied Sciences, Geneva, Western Switzerland
dominik.madon@hesge.ch

Exhibition Chair
Neville Rowden, Siemens Switzerland
neville.rowden@siemens.com

Publicity Co-chairs
Ahlan Marriott, White-elephant, Switzerland
Ada@White-elephant.ch

Dirk Craeynest, Aubay Belgium & K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Dirk.Craeynest@cs.kuleuven.be

Local Chair
Régis Boesch, University of Applied Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland
regis.boesch@hesge.ch

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Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.
Please circulate widely.

Dirk.Craeynest@cs.kuleuven.be, Ada-Europe'2007 Publicity Co-chair

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