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                          3rd Call for Papers

                    11th International Conference on
            Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2006

                    5 - 9 June 2006, Porto, Portugal

             http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2006.html

                  Organised, on behalf of Ada-Europe,
             by Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto,
           in cooperation with ACM SIGAda (approval pending)

                      *** DEADLINE END OCTOBER ***
                 *** Web Submission Form Available ***

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Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early
80's.  This is the 11th 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).

General Information
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The 11th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
(Ada-Europe 2006) will take place in Porto, Portugal.  Following the
usual style, the conference will span a full week, including a
three-day technical program and vendor exhibitions from Tuesday to
Thursday, along with parallel workshops and tutorials on Monday and
Friday.

Schedule
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 30 October 2005: Submission of papers, workshop/tutorial proposals
 20 January 2006: Notification to authors
20 February 2006: Camera-ready papers required
   5-9 June 2006: Conference

Topics
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In the last decade the conference has established itself as an
international forum for providers and practitioners of, 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 from
industry, academia and government organizations interested in
furthering the development of reliable software technologies.
To mark the completion of the technical work for the Ada language
standard revision process, contributions that present and discuss
the potential of the revised language are particularly sought after.

For papers, tutorials, and workshop proposals, the topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:

- Methods and Techniques for Software Development and Maintenance:
  Requirements Engineering, Object-Oriented Technologies, Formal
  Methods, Re-engineering and Reverse Engineering, Reuse, Software
  Management Issues

- Software Architectures: Patterns for Software Design and Composition,
  Frameworks, Architecture-Centered Development, Component and Class
  Libraries, Component-Based Design

- Enabling Technology: CASE Tools, Software Development Environments
  and Project Browsers, Compilers, Debuggers and Run-time Systems

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

- Critical Systems: Real-Time, Distribution, Fault Tolerance,
  Information Technology, Safety, Security

- Mainstream and Emerging Applications: Multimedia and Communications,
  Manufacturing, Robotics, Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation

- Ada Language and Technology: Programming Techniques, Object-Oriented
  Programming, Concurrent Programming, Distributed Programming, Bindings
  and Libraries, Evaluation & Comparative Assessments, Critical Review
  of Language Enhancements, Novel Support Technology, HW/SW platforms

- Experience Reports: Experience Reports, Case Studies and Comparative
  Assessments, Management Approaches, Qualitative and Quantitative
  Metrics, Experience Reports on Education and Training Activities with
  bearing on any of the conference topics

Submissions
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Authors are invited to submit original contributions. Paper
submissions shall be in English, should be complete and should not
exceed 20 double-spaced pages in length.  Authors should submit their
work via the Web submission system accessible from the conference Home
page.  The preferred format for submission is PDF.  Postscript can
also be accepted, as long as it was generated selecting the "optimize
for portability" option in the used printer driver.  Submissions by
other means and formats will *not* be accepted.  If you do not have
easy access to the Internet, or you do not have an appropriate Web
browser, please contact the Program Co-Chair Luís Miguel Pinho, whose
address details are on this call as well as on the conference Home page.

Proceedings
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The authors of accepted papers shall prepare their camera-ready
submissions in full conformance with the LNCS style, not exceeding 12
pages and strictly by *February 20, 2006*.  Authors should refer to:
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for format and style
guidelines.  Failure to comply will prevent the paper from appearing in
the conference proceedings.  The conference proceedings including all
accepted papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) series by Springer Verlag, which will be available at
the start of the conference.

Awards
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Ada-Europe will offer honorary awards for the best paper and the best
presentation, which will be presented during the banquet and at the
close of the conference respectively.

Call for Tutorials
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Tutorials should address subjects that fall within the thrust of the
conference and may be proposed as either half- or a 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 Jorge Real. The providers of 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 accordingly be halved. The Ada User
Journal will offer space for the publication of summaries of the
accepted tutorial in issues preceding and/or following the conference.

Call for Workshops
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Workshops on themes within the conference scope may be arranged to
discuss matters of immediate technical interest as well as to foster
action on longer-term technical objectives.  Proposals may be submitted
for half- or full-day workshops, to be scheduled on either ends of the
main conference. Workshop proposals should be submitted by e-mail to
the Conference Chair Luís Miguel Pinho. The workshop organizer shall
also commit to preparing proceedings for timely publication in the Ada
User Journal.

Exhibition
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Commercial exhibitions will span the three days of the main conference.
Vendors and providers of software products and services should contact
the Exhibition Chair José Ruiz as soon as possible for further
information and for allowing suitable planning of the exhibition space
and time.

Reduced Fees for Students
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A small number of grants are available for students who will
(co-)author and present papers at the conference.  A reduction of 25%
will be made to the conference fee.  Contact the Conference Chair Luís
Miguel Pinho for details.

Organizing Committee
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Conference Chair
  Luís Miguel Pinho, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
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Program Co-Chairs
  Luís Miguel Pinho, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
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  Michael González Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
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Tutorial Chair
  Jorge Real, U. P. Valencia, Spain
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Exhibition Chair
  José Ruiz, AdaCore, France
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Publicity Chair
  Dirk Craeynest, Aubay Belgium & K.U.Leuven, Belgium
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Local Chair
  Sandra Almeida, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
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Ada-Europe Conference Liaison
  Laurent Pautet, Telecom Paris, France
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Program Committee
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Alonso Alejandro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Asplund Lars, Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden
Barnes Janet, Praxis High Integrity Systems, UK
Bernat Guillem, University of York, UK
Blieberger Johann, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Brosgol Ben, AdaCore, USA
Burgstaller Bernd, University of Sydney, Australia
Burns Alan, University of York, UK
Craeynest Dirk, Aubay Belgium & K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Crespo Alfons, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Devillers Raymond, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
González Harbour Michael, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Gutiérrez José Javier, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Hately Andrew, Eurocontrol CRDS, Hungary
Hommel Günter, Technischen Univesität Berlin, Germany
Keller Hubert, Institut für Angewandte Informatik, Germany
Kermarrec Yvon, ENST Bretagne, France
Kienzle Jörg, McGill University, Canada
Kordon Fabrice, Université Pierre & Marie Curie, France
LLamosi Albert, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Mazzanti Franco, ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy
McCormick John, University of Northern Iowa, USA
Michell Stephen, Maurya Software, Canada
Miranda Javier, Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Pautet Laurent, Telecom Paris, France
Pinho Luís Miguel, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Plödereder Erhard, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
de la Puente Juan A., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Real Jorge, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Romanovsky Alexander, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Rosen Jean-Pierre, Adalog, France
Ruiz José, AdaCore, France
Schonberg Edmond, New York University & AdaCore, USA
Tokar Joyce, Pyrrhus Software, USA
Vardanega Tullio, Università di Padova, Italy
Wellings Andy, University of York, UK
Winkler Jürgen, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Germany

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*** 11th Intl.Conf.on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe'2006
*** June 5-9, 2006 ** Porto, Portugal ** http://www.ada-europe.org ***

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