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Dirk Craeynest <[log in to unmask]>
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This call for industrial presentations is specifically targeted
to those of you who either work on industrial projects (possibly
Ada-related) where reliable software is important, or know people
working on such projects.

Please think for a moment what others might learn from the experience
gained in those projects, and get a presentation overview submitted
by January 13th, i.e. 4 weeks from now.

Many projects could report a lot of valuable experience: sharing it
with others benefits the whole community and might provide useful
feedback to the project as well.

We're looking forward to receive many interesting presentations.

Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Europe'2008 Publicity Chair

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                 2nd Call for Industrial Presentations

                    13th International Conference on
            Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2008

                    16 - 20 June 2008, Venice, Italy

             http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2008.html

                        Organized by Ada-Europe,
           in cooperation with ACM SIGAda (approval pending)

                *** DEADLINE Sunday 13 JANUARY 2008 ***

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General Information
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The 13th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
(Ada-Europe 2008) will take place in Venice, Italy.  Following its
traditional style, the conference will span a full week, including
a three-day technical program and vendor exhibitions from Tuesday to
Thursday, along with parallel tutorials and workshops on Monday and
Friday.

Call for Industrial Presentations
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In addition to the usual call for papers, the conference also seeks
industrial presentations which may have value and insight, but do not
fit the selection process for regular papers.

Schedule
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 13 January 2008:  Submission of industrial presentation proposals
 03 February 2008: Notification to all authors
 11 May 2008:      Industrial presentation material required
 16-20 June 2008:  Conference

Submission of Presentations
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Authors of industrial presentations are invited to submit a short
overview (at least 1 page in size) of the proposed presentation to the
Conference Chair by 13 January 2008.  The Industrial Program Committee
will review the proposals and make the selection.

The authors of selected presentations shall prepare a final short
abstract and submit it to the Conference Chair by 11 May 2008, aiming
at a 20-minute talk.  The authors of accepted presentations will be
invited to derive articles from them for publication in the Ada User
Journal, which will host the proceedings of the Industrial Program of
the Conference.

Call for Exhibitions
--------------------
Commercial exhibitions 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.

Conference Topics
-----------------
The conference has successfully 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 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 in
representation from industry, academia and government organizations
active in the promotion and development of reliable software
technologies.

Prospective contributions should address the topics of interest to the
conference, which include but are not limited to those listed below:

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

- Software Architectures: Design Patterns, Frameworks, Architecture-
  Centered Development, Component and Class Libraries, Component-based
  Design

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

- 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, Trust and Safety

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

- Ada Language and Technology: Programming Techniques,
  Object-Orientation, Concurrent and Distributed Programming,
  Evaluation & Comparative Assessments, Critical Review of Language
  Features and Enhancements, Novel Support Technology, HW/SW Platforms

- Experience Reports: Case Studies and Comparative Assessments,
  Management Approaches, Qualitative and Quantitative Metrics

- Ada and Education: Where does Ada stand in the software engineering
  curriculum; how learning Ada serves the curriculum; what it takes to
  form a fluent Ada user; lessons learned on Education and Training
  Activities with bearing on any of the conference topics.

Awards
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Ada-Europe will offer honorary awards for the best regular paper and
the best presentation.

Industrial Committee Members (preliminary list)
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  Guillem Bernat, Rapita Systems
  Olivier Devuns, Aonix
  Franco Gasperoni, AdaCore
  Rei Strňhle, Saab Systems
  Tullio Vardanega, Ada-Europe (President)
  Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Europe (Vice-President)

Conference Organization
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Conference Chair
  Tullio Vardanega, UniversitÓ di Padova, Italy
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Program Co-Chairs
  Tullio Vardanega, UniversitÓ di Padova, Italy
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  Fabrice Kordon, UniversitÚ P. & M. Curie, France
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Tutorial Chair
  Jorge Real, Universidad PolitÚcnica de Valencia, Spain
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Exhibition Chair
  Ahlan Marriott, White-Elephant GmbH, Switzerland
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Publicity Chair
  Dirk Craeynest, Aubay Belgium & K.U.Leuven, Belgium
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Local Chair
  Sabrina De Poli, Sistema Congressi srl, Italy
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Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.
Please circulate widely.

[log in to unmask], Ada-Europe'2008 Publicity Chair

*** 13th Intl.Conf.on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe'2008
*** June 16-20, 2008 ** Venice, Italy ** http://www.ada-europe.org ***

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