Ada-Europe 2011 : 16th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
Conference Series : International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
Call For Papers
The Ada Connection combines the 16th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2011 – with Ada Conference UK 2011. It will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and the UK’s most popular conference destination.
In traditional Ada-Europe 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 Ada Connection will also encompass technical and vendor tracks under the banner of Ada Conference UK, which exists to promote awareness of Ada and to highlight the increased relevance of Ada in safety- and security-critical programming.
The Ada Connection will thus provide a unique opportunity for meeting and collaboration between academics and industrial practitioners.
28 November 2010: Submission deadline for regular papers, tutorial and workshop proposals
8 January 2011: Submission of industrial presentation proposals
8 February 2011: Notification of acceptance to authors
8 March 2011: Camera-ready version of regular papers required
16 May 2011: Industrial presentations, tutorial and workshop material required
20-24 June 2011: Conference
Over the years Ada-Europe has 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 development and maintenance of long-lived, high-quality software systems for a variety of established and novel 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.
All contributions, whether regular papers, industrial presentations, tutorials or workshops, should address the topics of interest to the conference, which for this edition include but are not limited to:
• Methods and Techniques for Software Development and Maintenance: Requirements Engineering, Object-Oriented Technologies, Model-driven Engineering, Formal Methods and Supporting Toolsets, Re-engineering and Reverse Engineering, Reuse, Software Management.
• Software Architectures: Architectural Styles, Service-Oriented Architectures, Cloud Service Model, Design Patterns, Frameworks, Architecture-Centered Development, Component and Class Libraries, Component-based Design and Development.
• Enabling Technologies: Software Development Environments, Compilers, Debuggers, Run-time Systems, Middleware Components, Concurrent and Distributed Programming, Ada Language and Technologies.
• Software Quality: Quality Management and Assurance, Risk Analysis, Program Analysis, Verification, Validation, Testing of Software Systems.
• Theory and Practice of High-Integrity Systems: Real-Time, Distribution, Fault Tolerance, Security, Reliability, Availability, Trust and Safety, Reliability and Performance Analysis.
• Embedded Systems: Multicore Architectures, HW/SW Co-Design.
• Mainstream and Emerging Applications: Manufacturing, Robotics, Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation, Energy, Fun and Business Games, Telecommunication, etc.
• Experience Reports: Case Studies and Comparative Assessments, Management Approaches, Qualitative and Quantitative Metrics.
• The Future of Ada: 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 Web submission system accessible from the Conference Home page. The format for submission is solely PDF. Should you have problems to comply with format and submission requirements, please contact the Program Chairs.
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 8 March 2011. For format and style guidelines authors should refer to http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Failure to comply and to register for the conference will prevent the paper from appearing in the proceedings.
The conference is ranked class A in the CORE ranking and is listed among the top quarter of CiteSeerX Venue Impact Factor.
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 a short overview (at least one page) of the proposed presentation by 8 January 2011. Please follow the submission instructions on the conference website. 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 16 May 2011, aiming at a 20-minute talk. These authors will also 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, to be scheduled at either end of the conference week. 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 five; 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 Conference 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 two days of the main conference (Tuesday & Wednesday). 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.