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Ada-Europe 2013 : 18th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies


Conference Series : International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
When Jun 10, 2013 - Jun 14, 2013
Where Berlin, Germany
Submission Deadline Dec 3, 2012
Notification Due Feb 11, 2013
Final Version Due Mar 10, 2013
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Call For Papers



18th International Conference on
Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2013

10-14 June 2013, Berlin, Germany

Organized by Ada-Germany on behalf of Ada-Europe,
in cooperation (requests pending) with ACM SIGAda, SIGBED, SIGPLAN

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Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early 80's. This is the 18th 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), Venice, Italy ('08), Brest, France ('09), Valencia, Spain ('10), Edinburgh, UK ('11), and Stockholm, Sweden ('12).

General Information
The 18th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2013 will take place in Berlin, Germany. Following its traditional style, the conference will span a full week, including, from Tuesday to Thursday, three days of parallel scientific, technical and industrial sessions, along with parallel tutorials and workshops on Monday and Friday.

3 December 2012: Submission of regular papers, tutorial and workshop
14 January 2013: Submission of industrial presentation proposals
11 February 2013: Notification of acceptance to all authors
10 March 2013: Camera-ready version of regular papers required
11 May 2013: Industrial presentations, tutorial and workshop
material required

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 representing industry, academia and government organizations active in the promotion and development of reliable software technologies.

To mark the completion of the Ada 2012 standard revision process, contributions are sought that discuss experiences with the revised language.

Topics of interest to this edition of the conference include but are not limited to:

- Multicore Programming: Reliable Parallel Software, Scheduling on
Multi-Core Systems, Compositional Parallelism Models, Performance
Modelling, Deterministic Debugging.

- Real-Time and Embedded Systems: Real-Time Software, Architecture
Modelling, HW/SW Co-Design, Reliability and Performance Analysis.

- Theory and Practice of High-Integrity Systems: Distribution, Fault
Tolerance, Security, Reliability, Trust and Safety, Languages

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

- 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.

- Enabling Technologies: Compilers, Support Tools (Analysis,
Code/Document Generation, Profiling), Run-time Systems, Distributed
Systems, Ada and other Languages for Reliable Systems.

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

- Mainstream and Emerging Applications: Manufacturing, Robotics,
Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation, Energy, Games and
Serious Games, etc.

- Experience Reports in Reliable System Development: Case Studies
and Comparative Assessments, Management Approaches, Qualitative
and Quantitative Metrics.

- Experiences with Ada and its Future: New Language Features,
Implementation and Use Issues; Positioning in the Market and
in Education; where should Ada stand in the Software Engineering
Curriculum; Lessons Learned on Ada Education and Training Activities
with bearing on any of the conference topics.

Call for Regular Papers
Authors of regular papers which are to 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 EasyChair conference system (
The format for submission is solely PDF. For any remaining questions, please contact a Program Co-Chair.

The conference proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer, and will be available at the start of the conference. 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 March 10, 2013.
For format and style guidelines authors should refer to the following
URL: Failure to comply and to register for the conference by that date will prevent the paper from appearing in the proceedings.

The conference is ranked class A in the CORE ranking, is among the top quarter of CiteSeerX Venue Impact Factor, and listed in DBLP, SCOPUS and the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation index, among others.

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

Call for Industrial Presentations
The conference also seeks industrial presentations which deliver value and insight, but may not fit the selection process for regular papers. Authors of industrial presentations are invited to submit an overview (at least 1 full page in length) of the proposed presentation by January 14, 2013, via the EasyChair conference system ( The Industrial Committee will review the proposals and make the selection. The authors of selected presentations shall prepare a final short abstract and submit it by May 13, 2013, aiming at a 20-minute talk. The authors of accepted presentations will be invited to submit corresponding articles for publication in the Ada User Journal, which will host the proceedings of the Industrial Program of the Conference. For any further information please contact the Industrial Chair directly.

Call for Tutorials
Tutorials should address subjects that fall within the scope of the conference and 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 by e-mail to the Tutorial Chair. The authors of accepted 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
Workshops on themes that fall within the conference scope may be proposed. Proposals may be submitted for half- or full-day events, to be scheduled at either end of the conference week. Workshop proposals should be submitted to a Conference Co-Chair. The workshop organizer shall also commit to preparing proceedings for timely publication in the Ada User Journal.

Call for Exhibitors
The commercial exhibition will span the three days of the main conference. Vendors and providers of software products and services should contact a Conference Co-Chair for information and for allowing suitable planning of the exhibition space and time.

Grants for Reduced Student Fees
A limited number of sponsored grants for reduced fees is expected to be available for students who would like to attend the conference or tutorials. Contact a Conference Co-Chair for details.

Organizing Committee
Conference and Program Co-Chairs
Hubert B. Keller, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology industrial
Erhard Plödereder, University of Stuttgart

Tutorial Chair
Jürgen Mottok, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences

Industrial Chair
Jørgen Bundgaard, Ada in Denmark

Exhibition Chair
Peter Dencker, ETAS GmbH

Publicity Chair
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven

Local Chair
Raúl Rojas, FU Berlin

Local Organizer
Christine Harms

Program Committee
Ted Baker, US National Science Foundation, USA Johann Blieberger, Technische Universität Wien, Austria Bernd Burgstaller, Yonsei University, Korea Alan Burns, University of York, UK Rod Chapman, Altran Praxis Ltd, UK Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium Juan A. de la Puente, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain Franco Gasperoni, AdaCore, France Michael González Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain Xavier Grave, Centre National de la Recherche, France Christoph Grein, Ada Germany, Germany J. Javier Gutiérrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain Peter Hermann, Universität Stuttgart, Germany Jérôme Hugues, ISAE Toulouse, France Pascal Leroy, Google, Switzerland Albert Llemosí, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain Kristina Lundqvist, Mälardalen University, Sweden Franco Mazzanti, ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy John McCormick, University of Northern Iowa, USA Stephen Michell, Maurya Software, Canada Luís Miguel Pinho, CISTER Research Centre/ISEP, Portugal Jürgen Mottok, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany Manfred Nagl, RWTH Aachen University, Germany Laurent Pautet, Telecom ParisTech, France Jorge Real, Universitat Politécnica de València, Spain Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France José Ruiz, AdaCore, France Ed Schonberg, AdaCore, USA Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA Theodor Tempelmeier, Univ. of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, Germany Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi University, Finland Tullio Vardanega, Università di Padova, Italy Juan Zamorano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Industrial Committee
Jørgen Bundgaard, Rambøll Danmark, Denmark Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA, Denmark Jamie Ayre, AdaCore, France Ian Broster, Rapita Systems, UK Rod Chapman, Altran Praxis Ltd, UK Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium Michael Friess, AdaCore, France Ismael Lafoz, Airbus Military, Spain Ahlan Marriott, White-Elephant GmbH, Switzerland Steen Ulrik Palm, Terma, Denmark Paolo Panaroni, Intecs, Italy Paul Parkinson, Wind River, UK Ana Isabel Rodríguez, GMV, Spain Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France Alok Srivastava, TASC Inc, USA Claus Stellwag, Elektrobit AG, Germany Jean-Loup Terraillon, European Space Agency, The Netherlands Rod White, MBDA, UK


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