Symposium on Reliable Object-Oriented Programming (SROOP)
Wednesday 24 October 2001
Institution of Electrical Engineers, Savoy Place, London
Question: What has object-oriented design and programming to offer the
implementation of reliable systems?
Answer: A lot!
OO has become a key feature of system design and implementation. Reliable
systems are increasingly using OO techniques, often replacing traditional
structured approaches. Programming languages such as Ada 95, Java and C++
each offer subtly different ways of representing objects, their attributes
and their methods. How can those features be used reliably? Are there
features that are unsafe or inappropriate? What architectures can be
employed to make implementation easier or more verifiable? Where do patterns
and frameworks fit in?
This Symposium will address many of these, and related, issues and is aimed
at programmers, system designers, vendors, managers responsible for tools
and languages, and those involved in the assurance of quality for reliable
systems. There will be a healthy mix of principles and practice.
We invite contributions on any of the following themes:
* object-oriented design and programming
* system reliability
* system architectures
* patterns and frameworks
* design languages and notations supporting reliable design
* applications of the above particularly in areas such as user interfaces
and Internet programming.
The organisers are particularly interested in reports of experience gained
in applying the above.
Call for Papers:
Authors are invited to submit abstracts (recommended length no more than one
side of A4) addressing the above themes. The abstracts, which will be
refereed, should be submitted by email to Rod Chapman at
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ASCII. The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th June. Authors will be
notified approximately four weeks later. Accepted abstracts will be
distributed to delegates at the symposium. Full papers will be published
after the Symposium in the Ada User Journal.
Further Information: contact the SROOP Administrator at PO Box 322, York,
YO10 3GY. Telephone +44 (0)1904 412740. Fax +44 (0)1904 426702. E-mail
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Organising Committee: Jim Briggs, University of Portsmouth (Chairman); Rod
Chapman, Praxis Critical Systems; Bill Taylor, Bill Taylor Associates;
Brian Tooby, BAE SYSTEMS Avionics Ltd; Helen Byard, Symposium
Bill Taylor Associates
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