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Dirk Craeynest <[log in to unmask]>
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                       2nd Call for Participation

                    *** UPDATED Program Summary ***

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

                    16 - 20 June 2008, Venice, Italy


                        Organized by Ada-Europe,
                     in cooperation with ACM SIGAda

            *** Early registration discount until May 31 ***
        *** Advance Program available on conference web site ***


Ada-Europe organises annual international conferences since the early
80's.  This is the 13th 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),
Porto, Portugal ('06), and Geneva, Switzerland ('07).

The 16-page Advance Program (AP) brochure with full information is
available on the conference web site.  It contains the list of accepted
papers, industrial and educational presentations, as well as detailed
descriptions of tutorials and keynote presentations.  To download the
AP, use the "Program" button on the conference home page and then the
"Advance Program (PDF)" link.

Direct URLs
- Advance Program (large file, 1.96 Mb):
- conference registration on-line:
- conference registration form (small file):
- accommodation and travel information:
- info on social events:
- info on proceedings:
- one page mini-poster (112 Kb):
- two page mini-CfPart (200 Kb):

Quick overview
- Mon 16 & Fri 20: tutorials
- Tue 17 - Thu 19: paper, industrial & vendor presentations, exhibition

- published by Springer-Verlag
- volume 5026 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS)
- will be available at conference

Program co-chairs
- Tullio Vardanega, Università di Padova, Italy
  [log in to unmask]
- Fabrice Kordon, Université P. & M. Curie, France
  [log in to unmask]

Invited speakers
- Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli,
  University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA,
  "Embedded Software Design: Art or Science?"
- Robert Dewar,
  Courant Institute, New York University, USA,
  "Lost in Translation"
- Christian Queinnec,
  LIP6, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France,
  "Three Ways to Improve SOA Reliability"

Tutorials (full day)
- "AADL: Architecture Analysis and Design Language",
  Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France
- "A Practical Introduction to Model-Driven Software Development using
  Eclipse", Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Diego Alonso-Cáceres,
  Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain

Tutorials (half day)
- "The Best of Ada 2005",
  John Barnes, John Barnes Informatics, UK
- "Object-Oriented Programming in Ada 2005",
  Matthew Heaney, On2 Technologies, USA
- "Preserving Model-Asserted Properties at Run Time for High-Integrity
  Systems", Tullio Vardanega, University of Padua, Italy, and
  Juan Antonio de la Puente, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
- "Technical Basis of Model Driven Engineering",
  William Bail, The MITRE Corporation, USA
- "Languages for Safety-Critical Software: Issues and Assessment",
  Benjamin Brosgol, AdaCore, USA
- "Service-Oriented Architecture Concepts and Implementations",
  Ricky Sward, The MITRE Corporation, USA
- "Verification Techniques for Dependable Systems",
  William Bail, The MITRE Corporation, USA
- "Real-Time Scheduling Analysis of Ada Applications",
  Frank Singhoff, University of Brest, France

Papers and Presentations
- 20 refereed technical papers in sessions on Embedded Systems, Formal
  Verification, Applications of Petri Nets, Language Technologies,
  Model-Driven Engineering, Concurrency, Real-Time Systems
- 11 industrial presentations on current practice and challenges
- 4 presentations on Ada and Education, plus a panel discussion
- submissions by authors from 18 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada,
  China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Korea,
  Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey, UK, and USA

- 6 exhibitors already committed: AdaCore, Aonix, Ellidiss Software,
  Praxis High Integrity Systems, Rapita Systems, and Telelogic; others
  expressed interest
- vendor presentation track for exhibitors

Social evening events
- Tuesday: welcome reception at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti on the
  Grand Canal, accompanied by musical entertainment by members of
  the conference community
- Wednesday: private boat trip along the Grand Canal to the conference
  banquet in the renowned "Osteria Ponte del Diavolo" restaurant at
  Torcello, the farthest island of the lagoon

- early registration discount up to Sat May 31, 2008
- additional discount for academia, Ada-Europe and ACM members
- registration includes copy of printed proceedings at event
- includes coffee breaks and lunches
- three day conference registration includes social events
- payment possible by bank transfer or credit card

Please note that we strongly advice all participants to book early,
as June is a very busy period for hotels in Venice.

For more info and latest updates see the conference web site at
<> or contact the local
chair Sabrina De Poli at <[log in to unmask]>.


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 ** ***