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                           2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

                     8th International Conference on
            Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2003

                   16 - 20 June 2003, Toulouse, France

                *** CfP in PostScript/PDF on web site ***
              http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2003.html

                      Web submission form available
                     *** DEADLINE END OF OCTOBER ***

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General Information
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The 8th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
(Ada-Europe 2003) will take place in 2003 in Toulouse, France.
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.

Schedule
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- 31 October 2002 : Submission of papers, extended abstracts and
                    proposals for tutorials and workshops
- 13 January 2003 : Notification to authors
- 10 February 2003: Full papers required for accepted extended abstracts
- 10 March 2003   : Final papers (camera-ready) required
- 16-20 June 2003 : 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.  There will be a special session on
avionics and space, including the use of Ada in this realm.

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

+ Avionics and Space (special session).
+ 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.  An extended abstract (4-6 pages) or, preferably,
the full paper (up to 12 pages) should be sent using the Web submission
form.  For more information please see the conference Web site:
  http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2003.html
and select "Submission form".

Submissions should be in PDF, Postscript or ASCII format, 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 extended abstract or paper
by e-mail to the Program Co-Chair Jean-Pierre Rosen,
mailto:[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 as a paper or extended abstract, 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 of
extended abstracts must be prepared to submit a full version of their
paper before February 10, 2003.

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 a 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
Co-Chairs Pierre Bazex, mailto:[log in to unmask], and Thierry Millan,
mailto:[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 Alfred Strohmeier,
mailto:[log in to unmask]

Exhibition
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The conference will be accompanied by a three-day commercial exhibition
on June 17, 18 and 19.  Vendors of software products and services should
contact the Exhibition Chair Frédéric Dumas,
mailto:[log in to unmask], at their earliest convenience for further
information and to ensure their inclusion.

Organization
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For full contact information and the Program Committee:
see the online CfP at the conference Web site.

Conference Chair: Agusti Canals
[log in to unmask], CS, Toulouse, France

Program Co-Chairs: Jean-Pierre Rosen & Alfred Strohmeier
[log in to unmask], Adalog, Arcueil, France
[log in to unmask], Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Lausanne (EPFL), Software Engineering Laboratory, Lausanne, Switzerland

Tutorial Co-Chairs: Pierre Bazex & Thierry Millan
[log in to unmask] & [log in to unmask], Université Paul Sabatier
(UPS), Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), France

Exhibition Chair: Frédéric Dumas
[log in to unmask], CS, Toulouse, France

Publicity Co-Chairs: Michel Lemoine & Dirk Craeynest
[log in to unmask], ONERA, Toulouse, France
[log in to unmask], Offis (Aubay Group), Brussels, &
K.U.Leuven, Belgium

Local Organization Co-Chairs: Jean-Marie Rigaud & Carole Bernon
[log in to unmask] & [log in to unmask], Université Paul
Sabatier (UPS), Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
(IRIT), France

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