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Ada-Europe 2016 : 21st International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies


Conference Series : International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
When Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 17, 2015
Where Pisa, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 17, 2016
Notification Due Mar 10, 2016
Final Version Due May 2, 2016
Categories    ada   software engineering   programming languages   industry applications

Call For Papers

Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early 80's. This is the 21st 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), Stockholm, Sweden ('12), Berlin, Germany ('13), Paris, France ('14), and Madrid, Spain ('15).

General Information
The 21st International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
- Ada-Europe 2016 will take place in Pisa, Italy. Following its traditional style, the conference will span a full week, including a three-day technical program and vendor exhibition from Tuesday to Thursday, along with parallel tutorials and workshops on Monday and Friday.

The conference has over the years become a leading international forum for providers, practitioners and researchers in 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 challenging variety of application domains. The program will allow ample time for keynotes, Q&A sessions and discussions, and social events. Participants include practitioners and researchers representing industry, academia and government organizations active in the promotion and development of reliable software technologies.
The Ada language, a reliable software technology by design, crosses all topics of the conference, which nonetheless also welcomes any other technologies proposed or in use for reliable software.

This edition of Ada-Europe also features a focused Special Session on Safe, Predictable Parallel Software Technologies. Following the intensifying trend of usage of Multi-/Many-core systems, it is increasingly important to assess how reliable software technologies need to adapt to these complex platforms, as well as how parallel models need to adapt to domains in which safety and predictability is a must.

Conference Proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer. Selected papers of the conference will be also invited for special issues of Springer's Computing Journal (general track papers) and Journal of Parallel Programming (special session papers).

17 January 2016: Submission of regular papers, industrial
presentations, tutorial and workshop proposals
10 March 2016: Notification of acceptance to all authors
24 March 2016: Camera-ready version of regular papers required
2 May 2016: Industrial presentation, turorial and workshop
materials required

For the general track of the conference, topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Real-Time and Embedded Systems: Real-Time Scheduling, Design Methods
and Techniques, Architecture Modelling, HW/SW Co-Design, Reliability
and Performance.

- Mixed-Criticality Systems: Scheduling methods, Mixed-Criticality
Architectures, Design Methods, Analysis Methods.

- Theory and Practice of High-Integrity Systems: Medium to Large-Scale
Distribution, Fault Tolerance, Security, Reliability, Trust and
Safety, Languages Vulnerabilities.

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

- Methods and Techniques for Software Development and Maintenance:
Requirements Engineering, Model-driven Architecture and Engineering,
Formal Methods, Re-engineering and Reverse Engineering, Reuse,
Software Management Issues, Compilers, Libraries, Support Tools.

- Ada Language and Technologies: Compilation Issues, Runtimes,
Ravenscar, Profiles, Distributed Systems, SPARK.

- 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, Cloud Environments,
Smart Energy Systems, Serious Games, etc.

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

- Experiences with Ada: Reviews of the Ada 2012 new language features,
implementation and use issues, positioning in the market and in the
software engineering curriculum, lessons learned on Ada Education
and Training Activities with bearing on any of the conference topics.

For the special focus session, topics include (but are not limited to):

- Predictable Parallel Programming Models.
- Parallel Language Technologies.
- Compiler Support for Parallel Execution.
- Parallel Runtimes and Libraries.
- Automatic Parallelization.
- Safety Issues and Reliability Mechanisms for Parallel Execution.
- Software Modelling and Design Approaches.
- Hardware Support for Predictability of Parallel Software.

Call for Papers
Authors of regular and special session papers which are to undergo peer review for acceptance are invited to submit original contributions. Paper submissions shall not exceed 14 LNCS-style pages in length. Authors shall submit their work via EasyChair at The format for submission is solely PDF.

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 24, 2016. For format and style guidelines authors should refer to Failure to comply and to register for the conference by that date will prevent the paper from appearing in the proceedings.

The International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies is ranked class A in CORE. Microsoft Academic Search has it in the top third for conferences on programming languages by number of citations in the last 10 years. The conference is listed in DBLP, SCOPUS and Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation index, among others.

Call for Industrial Presentations
The conference seeks industrial presentations which deliver value and insight but may not fit the selection process for regular papers.
Authors are invited to submit a presentation outline of exactly 1 page in length by January 17, 2016. Submissions shall be made via EasyChair at
The format for submission is solely PDF. The Industrial Committee will review the submissions and make the selection. The authors of selected presentations shall prepare a final short abstract, 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 Co-chairs directly.

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

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 the Tutorial and Workshop 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 the Exhibition 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 the Conference Chair for details.

The conference will take place at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, in the heart of Pisa, Italy. Plan in advance as June is full of events in Pisa, including in the conference week the Saint Patron's festivities (San Ranieri) with the Luminara on the night of June 16.

Organizing Committee
Conference Chair
Giorgio Buttazzo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Program Co-Chairs
Marko Bertogna, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Luis Miguel Pinho, CISTER Research Centre/ISEP, Portugal

Special Session Chair
Eduardo Quinones, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Tutorial and Workshop Chair
Jorge Real, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Industrial Co-Chairs
Marco Di Natale, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Tullio Vardanega, Universita di Padova, Italy

Publication Chair
Geoffrey Nelissen, CISTER Research Centre/ISEP, Portugal

Exhibition Co-Chairs
Paolo Gai, Evidence Srl, Italy
Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant GmbH, Switzerland

Publicity Co-Chairs
Mauro Marinoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium

Local Chair
Ettore Ricciardi, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Program Committee
Mario Aldea, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain Ted Baker, NSF, USA Marco Bertogna, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy Johann Blieberger, Technische Universität Wien, Austria Bernd Burgstaller, Yonsei University, Korea Albert Cohen, INRIA, France Juan A. de la Puente, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain Michael González Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain J. Javier Gutiérrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain Jérôme Hugues, ISAE, France Raimund Kirner, University of Hertfordshire, UK Albert Llemosí, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain Franco Mazzanti, ISTI-CNR, Italy Stephen Michell, Maurya Software, Canada Jürgen Mottok, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany Laurent Pautet, Telecom ParisTech, France Luís Miguel Pinho, CISTER/ISEP, Portugal Erhard Plödereder, Universität Stuttgart, Germany Eduardo Quinoñes, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain Jorge Real, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain Christine Rochange, IRIT, University of Toulouse, France José Ruiz, AdaCore, France Sergio Sáez, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain Martin Schoeberl, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA Theodor Tempelmeier, University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, Germany Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi, Finland Santiago Urueña, GMV, Spain Tullio Vardanega, Università di Padova, Italy

Industrial Committee
Ian Broster, Rapita Systems, UK
Jørgen Bundgaard, Ramboll, Denmark
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium Arne Hamann, Bosch, Germany Ismael Lafoz, Airbus Defence & Space, Spain Riccardo Mariani, Yogitech, Italy Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant, Switzerland Paolo Panaroni, Intecs, Italy Paul Parkinson, Wind River, UK Eric Perlade, AdaCore, France Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA Consulting, Denmark Claus Stellwag, Elektrobit AG, Germany Jean-Loup Terraillon, European Space Agency, The Netherlands Sergey Tverdyshev, SysGO, Germany Rod White, MBDA, UK

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