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Dirk Craeynest <[log in to unmask]>
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Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy
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The Ada-Europe 2018 Conference organizers decided to provide more time
for authors to finalize their contributions.  In order to minimize
conflicts with deadlines for related conferences, the deadline for
all submissions is extended to Monday 5 February 2018.


              UPDATED Call for Papers - EXTENDED DEADLINE

                    23rd International Conference on
            Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2018

                   18-22 June 2018, Lisbon, Portugal


               Organized by Univ. Lisboa and Ada-Europe,
            in cooperation with ACM SIGAda, SIGBED, SIGPLAN
                 and the Ada Resource Association (ARA)

               *** Extended DEADLINE 5 FEBRUARY 2018 ***


Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early
80's.  This is the 23rd 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), Paris, France ('14),
Madrid, Spain ('15), Pisa, Italy ('16) and Vienna, Austria ('17).

General Information
The 23rd International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies -
Ada-Europe 2018 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.  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.

5 February 2018: Submission of papers, industrial presentation
                 outlines, tutorial and workshop proposals
9 March 2018:    Notification of acceptance to all authors
24 March 2018:   Camera-ready version of papers required
8 May 2018:      Industrial presentations, tutorial and workshop
                 material required

The conference is 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.

This edition of Ada-Europe features a focused Special Session on
Security in Safety-Critical Systems.  Safety-critical systems,
on which we daily bet our lives, have become increasingly more
complex, networked and distributed.  In combination with the growing
professionalism of adversarial teams, this demands not only for
safe systems but systems that remain safe while under attacks.
This session seeks (but is not limited to) contributions aiming at
bridging the safety and security gap in cyber-physical and other
safety-critical systems.  Topics include: Software and System Aspects
of Secure and Dependable CPS, Vulnerabilities and Protective Measures
for Safety-Critical System Infrastructures, and Fault and Intrusion
Tolerance and Long-Term Unattended Operation for Safety-Critical
Systems.  For further information please contact the Special Session
Chair directly.

For the general track of the conference, topics of interest include
but are not limited to:

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

- 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-
  Centered 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.

- Ada Language and Technologies: Compilation Issues, Runtimes,
  Ravenscar, Profiles, Distributed Systems, SPARK.

- 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: 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 and Special Session Papers
Authors of papers which are to undergo peer review for acceptance
are invited to submit original contributions by 5 February 2018.
Paper submissions shall be 14 LNCS-style pages in length.  Authors for
both the general track and the special session shall submit their work
via EasyChair at
The format for submission is solely PDF.

The International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies is
listed in DBLP, SCOPUS, Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation
index, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search, among others.

The conference proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer, and will be available at
the conference.  Camera-ready accepted papers must be in conformance
with the LNCS style, not exceeding 14 pages and are due strictly
by 24 March 2018.  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.

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 at least 1 page in length by 5 February 2018, at  The format
for submission is solely PDF.  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 8
May 2018, aiming at a 20-minute talk.  Authors will be also invited to
submit corresponding articles for publication in the Ada User Journal
(, which will host the proceedings of
the Industrial Program.  For any further information please contact
the Industrial Co-chairs directly.

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

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.
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 Tutorial and Workshop 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.

The conference will take place at the VIP Executive Art's Hotel,
in the Parque das Nações area of Lisbon, Portugal.

Organizing Committee
Conference Chair
  Nuno Neves, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, Portugal
  nuno at

Program Chair
  António Casimiro, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, Portugal
  casim at

Special Session Chair
  Marcus Völp, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  marcus.voelp at

Tutorial and Workshop Chair
  David Pereira, CISTER/ISEP, Portugal
  dmrpe at

Industrial Co-Chairs
  Marco Panunzio, Thales Alenia Space, France
  marco.panunzio at
  José Rufino, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, Portugal
  ruf at

Publication Chair
  Pedro Ferreira, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, Portugal
  pmf at

Exhibition Co-Chairs
  José Neves, GMV, Portugal
  jose.neves at
  Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant GmbH, Switzerland
  ahlan at

Publicity Chair
  Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium
  Dirk.Craeynest at

Local Secretariat
  Madalena Almeida, Viagens Abreu S.A., Portugal
  madalena.almeida at

Program Committee
Mario Aldea, Univ. de Cantabria, Spain
Ezio Bartocci, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Johann Blieberger, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria
Rakesh Bobba, Oregon State Univ., USA
Bernd Burgstaller, Yonsei Univ., Korea
António Casimiro, LASIGE, Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Juan A. de la Puente, Univ. Pol. de Madrid, Spain
Virgil Gligor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Michael González Harbour, Univ. de Cantabria, Spain
J. Javier Gutiérrez, Univ. de Cantabria, Spain
Jérôme Hugues, ISAE, France
Ruediger Kapitza, Tech Univ. Braunschweig, Germany
Hubert Keller, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, Germany
Raimund Kirner, Univ. of Hertfordshire, UK
Adam Lackorzynski, TU Dresden & Kernkonzept GmbH, Germany
Kristina Lundkvist, Mälardalen Univ., Sweden
Franco Mazzanti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Laurent Pautet, Telecom ParisTech, France
Luís Miguel Pinho, CISTER, ISEP, Portugal
Erhard Plödereder, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany
Jorge Real, Univ. Politècnica de València, Spain
José Ruiz, AdaCore, France
Sergio Sáez, Univ. Politècnica de València, Spain
Elad Schiller, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
Frank Singhoff, Univ. Bretagne Occidentale, France
Jorge Sousa Pinto, Univ. of Minho, Portugal
Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA
Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi Univ., Finland
Santiago Urueña, GMV, Spain
Tullio Vardanega, Univ. di Padova, Italy
Marcus Völp, Univ. of Luxembourg, Luxemburg

Industrial Committee
Ian Broster, Rapita Systems, UK
Luís Correia, EMPORDEF-TI, Portugal
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium
Thomas Gruber, Austrian Inst. of Tech, Austria
Andreas Jung, European Space Agency, the Netherlands
Ismael Lafoz, Airbus Defence and Space, Spain
Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant, Switzerland
Maurizio Martignano, Spazio IT, Italy
Marco Panunzio, Thales Alenia Space, France
Paul Parkinson, Wind River, UK
Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France
José Rufino, LASIGE, Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Emilio Salazar, GMV, Spain
Helder Silva, EDISOFT, Portugal
Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA Consulting, Denmark
Andreas Wortmann, OHB System, Germany


Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.
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*** 23rd Intl.Conf.on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe'2018
*** June 18-22, 2018 ** Lisbon, Portugal ***