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Ada-Europe 2017 : International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies


Conference Series : International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
When Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017
Where Vienna, Austria
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2017
Notification Due Feb 26, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2017
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Call For Papers

The Ada-Europe 2017 Conference organizers decided to provide more time for authors to finalize their contributions, and hence extended the deadline for all submissions to Sunday 22 January 2017.



22nd International Conference on
Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2017

12-16 June 2017, Vienna, Austria

Organized by TU Vienna on behalf of Ada-Europe,
in cooperation with ACM SIGAda, SIGBED, SIGPLAN
and the Ada Resource Association (ARA)

*** Extended DEADLINE 22 JANUARY 2017 ***


Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early 80's. This is the 22nd 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), Madrid, Spain ('15), and Pisa, Italy ('16).

General Information
The 22nd International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2017 will take place in Vienna, Austria. 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.

22 January 2017: Submission of papers, industrial presentation,
tutorial and workshop proposals
26 February 2017: Notification of acceptance to all authors
19 March 2017: Camera-ready version of papers required
30 April 2017: Industrial presentations, tutorial, and workshop
material required

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.

This edition of Ada-Europe features a focused Special Session on Reliable and Safe Robotics. Following the increasing trend of robotic systems in industrial and public environments it is more and more important to address software systems to control autonomous vehicles.
This special topic discusses issues regarding challenging problems in the field of autonomous navigation and sensor fusion. Topics include (but are not limited to): frameworks for robotics, planning and system modelling, as well as multi-agent and logistics applications.

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.

Call for Regular and Special Session Papers
Authors of papers which are to undergo peer review for acceptance are invited to submit original contributions by 15 January 2017. Paper submissions shall not exceed 14 LNCS-style pages in length. Authors for both the general track and the special session shall submit their work via EasyChair at The format for submission is solely PDF.

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

Conference proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer, and will be available at the conference. Camera-ready accepted papers are due strictly by
19 March 2017 (format guidelines available at the conference site).
Failure to comply and to register for the conference by that date will prevent the paper from appearing in the proceedings.

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 15 January 2017.
Submissions shall be made via EasyChair following the link 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 and submit it by
30 April 2017, 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.

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 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 Palais Eschenbach, in the heart of Vienna, Austria.

Organizing Committee
Conference Chair
Wolfgang Kastner, TU Vienna, Austria

Program Co-Chairs
Johann Blieberger, TU Vienna, Austria
Tullio Vardanega, Università di Padova, Italy

Special Session Chair
Markus Bader, TU Vienna, Austria

Tutorial and Workshop Chair
Ben Brosgol, AdaCore, USA

Industrial Chair
Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA Research & innovation, Denmark

Exhibition Chair
Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant GmbH, Switzerland

Publicity Chair
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium

Local Chair
Markus Bader, TU Vienna, Austria

Program Committee
Mario Aldea, Univ. de Cantabria, Spain
Ted Baker, NSF, USA
Ezio Bartocci, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Bernd Burgstaller, Yonsei Univ., Korea Juan A. de la Puente, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain Lukas Esterle, Vienna University of Technology, Austria Michael González Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain J. Javier Gutiérrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain Jérôme Hugues, ISAE, France Raimund Kirner, Univ. of Hertfordshire, UK Wilfried Kubinger, FH Technikum Wien, Austria Albert Llemosí, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain Kristina Lundkvist, Mälardalen University, Sweden Franco Mazzanti, ISTI-CNR, Italy Laurent Pautet, Telecom ParisTech, France Justus Piater, Univ. Innsbruck, Austria Luís Miguel Pinho, CISTER/ISEP, Portugal Erhard Plödereder, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany Jorge Real, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain José Ruiz, AdaCore, France Sergio Sáez, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA Theodor Tempelmeier, University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, Germany Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi, Finland Santiago Urueña, GMV, Spain Tullio Vardanega, Univ. di Padova, Italy Armin Wasice, University of California at Berkeley, USA Michael Zillich, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Industrial Committee
Ian Broster, Rapita Systems Ltd, UK
Jørgen Bundgaard, Ramboll, Denmark
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium Thomas Gruber, Austrian Institute Of Technology (AIT), Austria Egil Harald Høvik, Kongsberg, Norway Ismael Lafoz, Airbus Defence & Space, Spain Björn Lundin, Consafe Logistics, Sweden Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant GmbH, Switzerland Paolo Panaroni, Intecs, Italy Paul Parkinson, Wind River, UK Andreas Richtsfeld, DS Automotion GmbH, Austria Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France Emilio Salazar, GMV, Spain Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA Research & Innovation, DK Jean-Loup Terraillon, European Space Agency, The Netherlands Sergey Tverdyshev, SysGO, Germany


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*** 22nd Intl.Conf.on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe'2017
*** June 12-16, 2017 *** Vienna, Austria ***

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