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                           2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

                     9th International Conference on
            Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2004

               14 - 18 June 2004, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

              http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2004.html

                   Organized, on behalf of Ada-Europe,
               by the University of the Balearic Islands,
     in cooperation with ACM SIGAda (approval pending) and Ada-Spain

                *** CfP in PostScript/PDF on web site ***
                     *** DEADLINE END OF OCTOBER ***

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Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early
80's.  This is the 9th 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).

General Information
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The 9th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
(Ada-Europe 2004) will take place in 2004 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
The full conference will comprise a three-day technical program and
exhibition from Tuesday to Thursday, and parallel workshops and
tutorials on Monday and Friday.

For more information, visit the conference Web site at
http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2004.html

Schedule
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31 October 2003: Submission of papers, tutorials and workshops
12 January 2004: Notification to authors
 1   March 2004: Final papers (camera-ready) required
14-18 June 2004: Conference

Topics
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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:

- Formal Methods.
- Management of Software Development and Maintenance: Methods,
  Techniques and Tools.
- Software Quality: Quality Management and Assurance, Risk Analysis,
  Program Analysis, Verification, Validation, 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 Composition,
  Frameworks, Architecture-Centered Development, Component and Class
  Libraries, Component Design.
- Tools: CASE Tools, Software Development Environments, Compilers,
  Browsers, Debuggers.
- Kinds of Systems: Real-Time Systems, Distributed Systems, Fault-
  Tolerant Systems, Information Systems, Safety-Critical and Secure
  Systems.
- Applications in Multimedia and Communications, Manufacturing,
  Robotics, Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation, Industry.
- Ada Language and Tools: Programming Techniques, Object-Oriented
  Programming, New Approaches in Tool Support, Bindings and Libraries,
  Evaluation & Comparison of Languages, Language Extension Proposals.
- Ada Experience Reports: Experience Reports from Projects using Ada,
  Management Approaches, Metrics, Comparisons with past or parallel
  Experiences in non-Ada Projects.
- Education and Training.
- Case Studies and Experiments.

Submissions
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Authors are invited to submit original contributions. Submissions
should be in English. The full paper (up to 12 pages) should be sent
using the Web submission form at

  http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2004.html

Submissions should be in PDF (preferred) or Postscript, and follow the
LNCS instructions (see 'Proceedings' below). Submissions by other
electronic formats, such as a word processor source file, or by fax are
not accepted. The Web submission form is the preferred procedure.
However, if you don't have access to the Internet, or you don't have an
appropriate Web browser, you may send your submission by e-mail to the
Program Co-Chair Albert Llamosi ([log in to unmask]). If electronic
submission is not available, please send five paper copies. For e-mail
or paper submissions, the body of the electronic message or the first
page should identify the submission, and should include in plain text:
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 conference. If the paper is submitted in Postscript,
please be sure to select the option "optimize for portability" in your
printer driver.

To enable publication of the accepted papers before the conference,
strict adherence to the dates of the schedule is essential.  Authors
must be prepared to submit a camera ready version of their paper before
March 1, 2004.

For experience reports from industry, the submission of an extended
abstract (4-6 pages) is acceptable. The full paper is then due on
February 10, 2004.

Proceedings
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The proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS) series by Springer Verlag, and will be available at the
start of the conference. See the LNCS Authors Instructions page for
guidelines (http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

Awards
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There will be honorary awards for the best paper and the best
presentation.  See the Ada-Europe Prizes page for previous winners:
http://www.ada-europe.org/prizes.html.

Call for Tutorials
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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
Chair, Javier Miranda ([log in to unmask]).

Full-day tutorial presenters get a free conference registration and
receive a fee for every paying participant in excess of 5; for half-day
tutorials, the benefits are also "half".

Call for Workshops
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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 the Program Co-Chair Albert Llamosi
([log in to unmask]).

Exhibition
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The conference will be accompanied by a three-day commercial exhibition
on June 15, 16 and 17. Vendors of software products and services should
contact the Exhibition Chair, Peter Dencker ([log in to unmask]) at their
earliest convenience for further information and to ensure their
inclusion.

Organizing Committee
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Conference Chair
  Albert Llamosi
  Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
  University of the Balearic Islands (UIB)
  E-07122 Palma, Spain
  [log in to unmask]

Program Co-Chairs

  Albert Llamosi
  Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
  University of the Balearic Islands (UIB)
  E-07122 Palma, Spain
  [log in to unmask]

  Alfred Strohmeier
  Software Engineering Lab
  Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
  CH-1015 Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland
  [log in to unmask]

Tutorial Chair
  Javier Miranda
  Applied Microelectronics Research Institute
  University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  E-35003 Las Palmas, Spain
  [log in to unmask]

Exhibition Chair
  Peter Dencker
  Aonix GmbH
  D-76137 Karlsruhe, Deutschland
  [log in to unmask]

Publicity Chair
  Dirk Craeynest
  Aubay Belgium & K.U. Leuven
  B-1180 Brussels, Belgium
  [log in to unmask]

Local Organization Chair
  Gabriel Fontanet
  Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
  University of the Balearic Islands (UIB)
  E-07122 Palma, Spain
  [log in to unmask]

  Miquel Mascaro
  Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
  University of the Balearic Islands (UIB)
  E-07122 Palma, Spain
  [log in to unmask]

Ada-Europe Conference Liaison
  Laurent Pautet
  ENST Paris
  F-75013 Paris, France
  [log in to unmask]

Program Committee
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Alejandro Alonso, ETSI Telecomunicacion, Spain
Angel Alvarez, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Lars Asplund, Malardalens hogskola, Sweden
Neil Audsley, University of York, UK
Janet Barnes, Praxis Critical Systems Limited, UK
Pierre Bazex, IRIT, France
Guillem Bernat, University of York, UK
Johann Blieberger, Technical University Vienna, Austria
Maarten Boasson, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ben Brosgol, ACT, USA
Bernd Burgstaller, TU Vienna, Austria
Ulf Cederling, Vaxjo University, Sweden
Roderick Chapman, Praxis Critical Systems Limited, UK
Dirk Craeynest, Aubay Belgium & K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Alfons Crespo, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Juan A. de la Puente, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Peter Dencker, Aonix GmbH, Germany
Raymond Devillers, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Gabriel Fontanet, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Ana Garcia, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Wolfgang Gellerich, IBM, Germany
Michael Gonzalez-Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Thomas Gruber, Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf, Austria
Helge Hagenauer, University Salzburg, Austria
Andrew Hately, Eurocontrol, Belgium
Gunter Hommel, TU Berlin, Germany
Wolfgang Kastner, TU Vienna, Austria
Stefan Kauer, EADS, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Hubert B. Keller, Institut fur Angewandte Informatik, Germany
Yvon Kermarrec, ENST Bretagne, France
Jorg Kienzle, School of Comp.Sc., McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Fabrice Kordon, UPMC, France
Michel Lemoine, ONERA, France
Pascal Leroy, Rational Software, France
Kristina Lundqvist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Franco Mazzanti, Istituto di Elaborazione della Informazione, Italy
Silvia Mazzini, Intecs HRT, Italy
John W. McCormick, University of Northern Iowa, USA
Thierry Millan, IRIT, France
Pierre Morere, Aonix, France
Pascal Obry, EdF, France
Laurent Pautet, ENST Paris, France
Erhard Plodereder, University Stuttgart, Germany
Werner Pohlmann, University Salzburg, Austria
Gerhard Rabe, TUV Nord e.V., Germany
Ceri Reid, CODA Technologies, UK
Jean-Marie Rigaud, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
Alexander Romanovsky, University of Newcastle, UK
Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France
M.-Ribera Sancho, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Bo I. Sanden, Colorado Technical University, USA
Bernhard Scholz, TU Vienna, Austria
Edmond Schonberg, New York University & ACT, USA
Gerald Sonneck, ARC Seibersdorf research, Austria
Tullio Vardanega, University of Padova, Italy
Andy Wellings, University of York, UK
Jurgen Winkler, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat, Germany
Thomas Wolf, Paranor AG, Switzerland

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