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Jose Javier Gutierrez-g <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 14:03:55 +0200
Michael Gonzalez <[log in to unmask]>
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                            CALL FOR PAPERS

                 International Conference on Reliable
                        Software Technologies--

                   June 7-11, 1999 - Santander, Spain



Sponsored by Ada-Europe, in cooperation with Ada-Spain and
ACM SIGAda (approval pending)

General Information

The international conference of Ada-Europe, the European federation of
national Ada societies, will take place next year in Santander, Spain,
from June 7 to 11, 1999. The full conference will comprise a three-day
technical programme and exhibition from Tuesday to Thursday, and
parallel workshops and tutorials on Monday and Friday.

For more information, visit the conference Web page at

About Santander

Santander is a beautiful city located in the North Coast of Spain, in
the region of Cantabria. It enjoys an extraordinary landscape mainly
due to its coastal location, forming a peninsula surrounded by a bay,
and its cliff coastline open to the Bay of Biscay. But perhaps the
beaches are its best known and appreciated natural spaces. Its sinuous
outline offers both small and large sandy beaches: some sheltered from
the wind and with calm waters; others, open to the Bay of Biscay, with
more surf. Next to these and between them, green spaces of great
beauty look to the coast.

Santander has beautiful surroundings with many possibilities for
cultural and outdoors activities. The region of Cantabria is located
in the central area of the coast of the Bay of Biscay and marked by
the rough relief of the Cantabrian Mountain Range. The main tourist
attractions of Cantabria are undoubtedly its landscape and privileged
natural environment, together with its great artistic monuments, such
as the many caves with prehistoric paintings, the roman village of
Juliobriga, the medieval village of Santillana del Mar, and many
more. For additional information on tourism and hotels see,, and

Santander can be easily reached by aeroplane from all over the world,
via Madrid or Barcelona. It is well communicated by motorway with
Bilbao (1 hour driving distance), which has an international airport
with direct flights to and from many european cities. Transportation
between Bilbao and Santander is available by bus, as well as taxi or
rental car. A comfortable night train is available to/from Madrid. A
ferry boat communicates Santander with Plymouth (England) twice a
week, and it represents a convenient possibility for bringing your own
car from the UK.


     20 November 1998: Submission of extended abstracts
                       and tutorial or workshop proposals
     15 January 1999 : Notification to authors
     18 March 1999   : Final papers (camera-ready) required
     7-11 June 1999  : Conference


Authors are invited to submit original contributions. Submissions
should be in English.  An extended abstract (4-6 pages) or the full
paper should be sent by e-mail to one of the Programme Co-Chairs in
HTML, PDF, Postscript or ASCII format. Submissions by other electronic
formats, such as a word processor source file, or by fax are not
accepted. If electronic submission is not available, please send five
paper copies to one of the Program Co-Chairs.

For electronic submissions, please attach your file or files to an
electronic message that includes in the message body, and in plain
text, your name, affiliation, contact address, names of co-authors,
title of the paper, short abstract, kind of submission (extended
abstract or full paper), and format used.  If you use HTML, please
include all the required files, including figures in GIF or JPEG
format.  For submissions in HTML, the use of frames, animated GIFs,
Java, Javascript and other advanced features is not accepted. If you
submit postscript, please be sure to select the option "optimize for
portability" in your printer driver, and please specify in your e-mail
message the total number of pages.

If the final paper is sent, it should be limited to a maximum length
of 12 pages, using the Lecture Notes in Computer Science format

The first page of the paper should include: the title; name, current
affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, telephone and fax of each
author; the name of the designated contact person; a short abstract;
and a list of keywords ordered by relevance, including, whenever
possible, topics and subtopics taken from the list of topics of the

To enable publication of the accepted papers before the conference,
strict adherence to the dates of the schedule is essential.


The proceedings will be printed in the famous Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) of Springer Verlag, and will be available at
the start of the conference.


There will be two awards, sponsored by Ada-Europe:

     Best paper award: 500.- Euros
     Best presentation award: 500.- Euros


The conference will provide an international forum for researchers,
developers and users of reliable software technologies. Presentations
and discussions will cover applied and theoretical work currently
conducted to support the development and maintenance of software
systems. Participants will include practitioners and researchers from
industry, academia and government.

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

  -  Management of Software Development and Maintenance: Methods,
     Techniques and Tools.

  -  Software Quality: Quality Management and Assurance, Verification,
     Validation and Testing of Software Systems.

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

  -  Software Architectures: Patterns for Software Design and
     Frameworks, Component and Class Libraries, Component Design.

  -  Tools: CASE Tools, Software Development Environments, Compilers,
     Browsers, Debuggers.

  -  High Integrity Systems: Real-Time Systems, Distributed Systems,
     Fault-Tolerant Systems, Safety-Critical Systems. Communications,
     Manufacturing, Avionics, Space, Railway, Industry.

  -  Ada Language and Tools: Programming Techniques, Object-Oriented
     Programming, Bindings and Libraries, Evaluation and Comparison
     of Languages.

  -  Ada Experience Reports: Management Approaches, Metrics, Comparisons
     with past or parallel Experiences in non-Ada Projects.

  -  Education and Training: Ada in Secondary or College Education.

  -  Case Studies and Experiments.

Call for Tutorials

A tutorial should address any of the topics of the theme of the
conference. A tutorial will last a half or full day. The proposals
should include a title, an abstract, a description of the topic, a
detailed outline of the presentation, a description of the presenter's
teaching experience in general and with the proposed topic, duration
(half day or full day), level of the tutorial (introductory,
intermediate, or advanced), expected audience experience and
background. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Tutorial

Call for Workshops

Half- and full-day workshops can be held to address timely issues or
to initiate a longer term effort on a topic of interest. Proposals
should be submitted by e-mail to one of the Programme Co-Chairs.


The conference will be accompanied by a three-day commercial
exhibition on June 8, 9, and 10. Vendors of software products and
services should contact the Exhibition Chair at the earliest
convenience for further information and to ensure their inclusion.


Programme Committee

   - Angel Alvarez, Technical University of Madrid
   - Lars Asplund, Uppsala University
   - Paul A. Bailes, The University of Queensland
   - Ted Baker, Florida State University
   - Brad Balfour, Objective Interface
   - Stephane Barbey, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
   - John Barnes, JBI
   - Johann Blieberger, Technical University Vienna
   - Jim Briggs, University of Portsmouth, UK
   - Benjamin Brosgol, Aonix
   - Jorgen Bundgaard, DDC-I
   - Alan Burns, University of York
   - Dirk Craeynest, OFFIS nv/sa, Belgium
   - Alfons Crespo, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
   - Peter Dencker, Chairman of Ada-Deutschland
   - Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
   - Michael Gonzalez Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria
   - Mike Kamrad, BlazeNet
   - Jan Van Katwijk, Delft University of Technology
   - Hubert B. Keller, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
   - Yvon Kermarrec, ENST de Bretagne
   - Fabrice Kordon, Universite P. & M. Curie
   - Albert Llamosi, Universitat de les Illes Balears
   - Franco Mazzanti, Istituto di Elaborazione della Informazione , CNR
   - John McCormick, University of Northern Iowa
   - Paolo Panaroni, Intecs Sistemi S.p.A.
   - Laurent Pautet, ENST Paris
   - Juan A. de la Puente, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
   - Erhard Plodereder, University of Stuttgart, Germany
   - Jean-Pierre Rosen, ADALOG
   - Sergey Rybin, Moscow State University & ACT
   - Edmond Schonberg, New York University & ACT
   - Andreas Schwald
   - Martin J. Stift, Universitat Wien
   - Alfred Strohmeier, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne
   - Theodor Tempelmeier, Rosenheim
   - Stef Van Vlierberghe, OFFIS N.V./S.A.
   - Tullio Vardanega, European Space Agency
   - Andy Wellings, University of York

Conference Chair

     Michael Gonzalez Harbour

Programme Co-Chairs

     Michael Gonzalez Harbour
     Dpto. de Electronica y Computadores
     Universidad de Cantabria
     Avda. de los Castros s/n
     E-39005, Santander, Spain
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     Juan A. de la Puente
     Dpto. Ing de Sistemas Telematicos
     ETSI Telecomunicacion
     Ciudad Universitaria
     E-28040 Madrid, Spain
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Tutorial Chair

     Angel Alvarez
     Dpto. Ing de Sistemas Telematicos
     ETSI Telecomunicacion
     Ciudad Universitaria
     E-28040 Madrid, Spain
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Exhibition Chair

     Alejandro Alonso
     Dpto. Ing de Sistemas Telematicos
     ETSI Telecomunicacion
     Ciudad Universitaria
     E-28040 Madrid, Spain
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Publicity Chair

     J. Javier Gutierrez Garcia
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