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Ada-Europe 2018 : International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies


Conference Series : International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
When Jul 18, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jan 22, 2018
Notification Due Mar 9, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 24, 2018
Categories    software   real-time   embedded   security

Call For Papers


Call for Papers

23rd International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2018

18-22 June 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

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


Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early 80's. This is the 23rd 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), Pisa, Italy ('16) and Vienna, Austria ('17).

General Information
The 23rd International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2018 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. 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 2018: Submission of papers, industrial presentation outlines and tutorial and workshop proposals
9 March 2018: Notification of acceptance to all authors
24 March 2018: Camera-ready version of papers required
8 May 2018: Industrial presentations, tutorial, and workshop material required

The conference is 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 Security in Safety-Critical Systems. Safety-critical systems, on which we daily bet our lives, have become increasingly more complex, networked and distributed. In combination with the growing professionalism of adversarial teams, this demands not only for safe systems but systems that remain safe while under attacks. This session seeks (but is not limited to) contributions aiming at bridging the safety and security gap in cyber-physical and other safety-critical systems. Topics include: Software and System Aspects of Secure and Dependable CPS, Vulnerabilities and Protective Measures for Safety-Critical System Infrastructures, and Fault and Intrusion Tolerance and Long-Term Unattended Operation for Safety-Critical Systems. For further information please contact the Special Session Chair directly.

For the general track of the conference, topics of interest include but are not limited to (full list on the website): Real-Time and Embedded Systems, Mixed-Criticality Systems, Theory and Practice of High-Integrity Systems, Software Architectures, Methods and Techniques for Software Development and Maintenance, Formal Methods, Ada Language and Technologies, Software Quality, Mainstream and Emerging Applications, Experience Reports in Reliable System Development, Experiences with Ada.

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 22 January 2018. Paper submissions shall be 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 listed in DBLP, SCOPUS, Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation index, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search, among others.

The 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 must be in conformance with the LNCS style, not exceeding 14 pages and are due strictly by 24 March 2018. 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.

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 at least one page in length by 22 January 2018, 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 and submit it by 8 May 2018, aiming at a 20-minute talk. Authors will be also invited to submit corresponding articles for publication in the Ada User Journal (, which will host the proceedings of the Industrial Program. 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. 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 the VIP Executive Art’s Hotel, in the Parque das Nações area of Lisbon, Portugal.

Organizing Committee
Conference Chair
Nuno Neves, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, Portugal
nuno at

Program Chair
António Casimiro, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, Portugal
casim at

Special Session Chair
Marcus Völp, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
marcus.voelp at

Tutorial and Workshop Chair
David Pereira, CISTER/ISEP, Portugal
dmrpe at

Industrial Co-Chairs
Marco Panunzio, Thales Alenia Space, France
marco.panunzio at
José Rufino, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, Portugal
ruf at

Publication Chair
Pedro Ferreira, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, Portugal
pmf at

Exhibition Co-Chairs
José Neves, GMV, Portugal
jose.neves at
Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant GmbH, Switzerland
ahlan at

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

Local Secretariat
Madalena Almeida, Viagens Abreu S.A., Portugal
madalena.almeida at

Program Committee
Mario Aldea, Univ. de Cantabria, SP
Ezio Bartocci, Vienna Univ. of Technology, AT
Johann Blieberger, Vienna Univ. of Technology, AT
Rakesh Bobba, Oregon State Univ., USA
Bernd Burgstaller, Yonsei Univ., KO
António Casimiro, LASIGE, Univ. Lisboa, PT
Juan A. de la Puente, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid, SP
Virgil Gligor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
M. González Harbour, Univ. de Cantabria, SP
J. Javier Gutiérrez, Univ. de Cantabria, SP
Jérôme Hugues, ISAE, FR
Ruediger Kapitza, Tech Univ. Braunschweig, DE
Hubert Keller, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, DE
Raimund Kirner, Univ. of Hertfordshire, UK
Adam Lackorzynski, TU Dresden & Kernkonzept GmbH, DE
Kristina Lundkvist, Mälardalen Univ., SE
Franco Mazzanti, ISTI-CNR, IT
Laurent Pautet, Telecom ParisTech, FR
Luís Miguel Pinho, CISTER, ISEP, PT
Erhard Plödereder, Univ. Stuttgart, DE
Jorge Real, Univ. Politècnica de València, SP
José Ruiz, AdaCore, FR
Sergio Sáez, Univ. Politècnica de València, SP
Elad Schiller, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, SE
Frank Singhoff, Univ. Bretagne Occidentale, FR
Jorge Sousa Pinto, Univ. of Minho, PT
Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA
Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi Univ., FI
Santiago Urueña, GMV, SP
Tullio Vardanega, Univ. di Padova, IT
Marcus Völp, Univ. of Luxembourg, LU

Industrial Committee
Ian Broster, Rapita Systems, UK
Luís Correia, EMPORDEF-TI, PT
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, BE
Thomas Gruber, Austrian Inst. of Tech, AT
Andreas Jung, European Space Agency, NL
Ismael Lafoz, Airbus Defence and Space, SP
Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant, CH
Maurizio Martignano, Spazio IT, IT
Marco Panunzio, Thales Alenia Space, FR
Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, FR
José Rufino, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, PT
Emilio Salazar, GMV, SP
Helder Silva, EDISOFT, PT
Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA Consulting, DK
Andreas Wortmann, OHB System, DE


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