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                      Preliminary Call for Papers

                    20th International Conference on
            Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2015
                     22-26 June 2015, Madrid, Spain
            Organized by Ada-Spain on behalf of Ada-Europe,
   in cooperation (requests pending) with ACM SIGAda, SIGBED, SIGPLAN
                 and the Ada Resource Association (ARA)
                  *** CfP in HTML/PDF on web site ***


Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early
80's.  This is the 20th 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), Geneva, Switzerland ('07), Venice,
Italy ('08), Brest, France ('09), Valencia, Spain ('10), Edinburgh,
UK ('11), Stockholm, Sweden ('12), Berlin, Germany ('13), and Paris,
France ('14).

General Information
The 20th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
- Ada-Europe 2015 will take place in Madrid, Spain.  Following its
traditional style, the conference will span a full week, including
a three-day technical program and vendor exhibition from Tuesday
to Thursday, along with parallel tutorials and workshops on Monday
and Friday.

11 January 2015: Submission of regular papers, tutorial and workshop
25 January 2015: Submission of industrial presentation proposals
1 March 2015:    Notification of acceptance to all authors
29 March 2015:   Camera-ready version of regular papers required
12 April 2015:   Industrial presentation abstracts required
17 May 2015:     Tutorial and workshop materials required

The conference has over the years become a leading international
forum for providers, practitioners and researchers in 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 challenging variety of application domains.  The program will
allow ample time for keynotes, Q&A sessions and discussions, and
social events.  Participants include practitioners and researchers
representing industry, academia and government organizations active
in the promotion and development of reliable software technologies.

Topics of interest to this edition of the conference include but are
not limited to:

- Multicore and Manycore Programming: Predictable Programming
  Approaches for Multicore and Manycore Systems, Parallel Programming
  Models, Scheduling Analysis Techniques.

- Real-Time and Embedded Systems: Real-Time Scheduling, Design Methods
  and Techniques, Architecture Modelling, HW/SW Co-Design, Reliability
  and Performance Analysis.

- Mixed-Criticality Systems: Scheduling methods, Mixed-Criticality
  Architectures, Design Methods, Analysis Methods.

- Theory and Practice of High-Integrity Systems: Medium to Large-Scale
  Distribution, Fault Tolerance, Security, Reliability, Trust and
  Safety, Languages Vulnerabilities.

- Software Architectures: Design Patterns, Frameworks, Architecture-
  Centred Development, Component-based Design and Development.

- Methods and Techniques for Software Development and Maintenance:
  Requirements Engineering, Model-driven Architecture and Engineering,
  Formal Methods, Re-engineering and Reverse Engineering, Reuse,
  Software Management Issues, Compilers, Libraries, Support Tools.

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

- Mainstream and Emerging Applications: Manufacturing, Robotics,
  Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation, Cloud Environments,
  Smart Energy systems, Serious Games, etc.

- Experience Reports in Reliable System Development: Case Studies
  and Comparative Assessments, Management Approaches, Qualitative
  and Quantitative Metrics.

- Experiences with Ada and its Future: Reviews of the Ada 2012 new
  language features, implementation and use issues, positioning in
  the market and in the software engineering curriculum, lessons
  learned on Ada Education and Training Activities with bearing on
  any of the conference topics.

Call for Regular Papers
Authors of regular papers which are to undergo peer review for
acceptance are invited to submit original contributions.  Paper
submissions shall not exceed 14 LNCS-style pages in length.  Authors
shall submit their work via EasyChair following the relevant link on
the conference web site.  The format for submission is solely PDF.

The conference proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer, and will be available at
the start of the conference.  The authors of accepted regular papers
shall prepare camera-ready submissions in full conformance with the
LNCS style, not exceeding 14 pages and strictly by March 29, 2015.
For format and style guidelines authors should refer to  Failure to comply
and to register for the conference by that date will prevent the
paper from appearing in the proceedings.

The CiteSeerX Venue Impact Factor has the Conference in the top
quarter.  Microsoft Academic Search has it in the top third for
conferences on programming languages by number of citations in the
last 10 years.  The conference is listed in DBLP, SCOPUS and Web of
Science Conference Proceedings Citation index, among others.

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

Call for Industrial Presentations
The conference seeks industrial presentations which deliver value and
insight but may not fit the selection process for regular papers.
Authors are invited to submit a presentation outline of exactly 1
page in length by January 25, 2015.  Submissions shall be made via
EasyChair following the relevant link on the conference web site.
The Industrial Committee will review the submissions and make the
selection.  The authors of selected presentations shall prepare
a final short abstract and submit it by April 12, 2015, aiming at
a 20-minute talk.  The authors of accepted presentations will be
invited to submit corresponding articles for publication in the Ada
User Journal (, which will host the
proceedings of the Industrial Program of the Conference.  For any
further information please contact the Industrial Chair directly.

Call for Tutorials
Tutorials should address subjects that fall within the scope of the
conference and may be proposed as either half- or 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.  The authors of accepted 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 be accordingly halved.  The Ada User
Journal will offer space for the publication of summaries of the
accepted tutorials.

Call for Workshops
Workshops on themes that fall within the conference scope may be
proposed.  Proposals may be submitted for half- or full-day events, to
be scheduled at either end of the conference week.  Workshop proposals
should be submitted to the Conference Chair.  The workshop organizer
shall also commit to preparing proceedings for timely publication in
the Ada User Journal.

Call for Exhibitors
The commercial exhibition 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.

Grants for Reduced Student Fees
A limited number of sponsored grants for reduced fees is expected
to be available for students who would like to attend the conference
or tutorials.  Contact the Conference Chair for details.

Organizing Committee
Conference Chair
  Alejandro Alonso, ETSIT-UPM
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Program co-Chairs
  Juan A. de la Puente, ETSIT-UPM
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  Tullio Vardanega, Universita di Padova
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Tutorial Chair
  Jorge Real, UPV
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Exhibition Chair
  Santiago Uruena, GMV
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Industrial co-Chairs
  Jorgen Bundgaard, Ramboll Danmark A/S
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  Ana Rodriguez, Silver Atena
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Publicity Chair
  Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven
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Local Chair
  Juan Zamorano, ETSIINF-UPM
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Program Committee
Mario Aldea, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Johann Blieberger, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Bernd Burgstaller, Yonsei University, Korea
Alan Burns, University of York, UK
Maryline Chetto, University of Nantes, France
Juan A. de la Puente, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Laurent George, ECE Paris, France
Michael González Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
J. Javier Gutiérrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Jérôme Hugues, ISAE, France
Hubert Keller, Institut für Angewandte Informatik, Germany
Albert Llemosí, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Franco Mazzanti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Stephen Michell, Maurya Software, Canada
Jürgen Mottok, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Laurent Pautet, Telecom ParisTech, France
Luís Miguel Pinho, CISTER/ISEP, Portugal
Erhard Plödereder, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Jorge Real, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
José Ruiz, AdaCore, France
Sergio Sáez, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA
Theodor Tempelmeier, University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, Germany
Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Santiago Urueña, GMV, Spain
Tullio Vardanega, Università di Padova, Italy
(to be completed)

Industrial Committee
(to be completed)


Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.
Please circulate widely.

Dirk.Craeynest, Ada-Europe'2015 Publicity Chair
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*** 20th Intl.Conf.on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe'2015
*** June 22-26, 2015 **** Madrid, Spain ****



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