Ada-Europe 2014 early registration deadline approaching

Started by Dirk Craeynest May 27, 2014

                       2nd Call for Participation

                    19th International Conference on
            Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2014

                     23-27 June 2014, Paris, France


            Organized by Ada-France on behalf of Ada-Europe,
            in cooperation with ACM SIGAda, SIGBED, SIGPLAN
                 and the Ada Resource Association (ARA)

       *** Early registration DEADLINE extended until June 8 ***
      *** Posters and 16-page Advance Program available online ***
           *** All registrations via conference web site ***


The 19th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
- Ada-Europe 2014 takes place in Paris, France, from June 23 to 27,
2014.  It is an exciting event with an outstanding technical program,
keynote talks, and exhibition from Tuesday to Thursday, and a rich
program of workshops and tutorials on Monday and Friday.

The conference is hosted by ECE, a French engineering school located
near the Tour Eiffel, right in the heart of Paris, with convenient
connections to all places of interest, and lots of facilities around.
An event not to be missed!

The Ada-Europe series of conferences has become established as a
successful international forum for providers, practitioners and
researchers in all aspects of reliable software technologies.
These events highlight the increased relevance of Ada in safety-
and security-critical systems, and provide a unique opportunity
for interaction and collaboration between academics and industrial

Extensive information is available on the conference web site, such as
the list of accepted papers and industrial presentations, and detailed
descriptions of all workshops, tutorials and keynote presentations.
Also check the conference web site for registration, accommodation
and travel information.

Quick overview
- Mon 23 & Fri 27: tutorials
- Tue 24 - Thu 26: core program

- published by Springer
- volume 8454 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS)
- will be available at conference

Program co-chairs
- Laurent George, LIGM/UPEMLV - ECE Paris, France
- Tullio Vardanega, University of Padova, Italy

Invited speakers
- Robert Lain�, "Lessons Learned and Easily Forgotten",
  drawing from his many years of experience in space projects
  leadership at the European Space Agency and EADS Astrium
- Alun Foster, "From ARTEMIS to ECSEL: Growing a Large Eco-System for
  High-Dependability Systems",
  about the results achieved in ARTEMIS and the objectives of the new
  ECSEL program, as Acting Executive Director and Programme Manager
  of the ARTEMIS JU
- Mohamed Shawky, "Future Challenges in Design Tools and Frameworks for
  Embedded Systems; Application to Intelligent Transportation Systems",
  presenting his futuristic work at the Universit� de Technologie

Workshops (full day)
- Workshop on "Challenges and new Approaches for Dependable
  and Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering" (De-CPS 2014),
  organized by CEA and Thales
- Workshop on "Mixed Criticality Systems" (WMCIS 2014): Challenges
  of Mixed Criticality Approaches and Benefits for the Industry,
  organized by ECE

Workshop (half day)
- "Ada 2012: le point sur le langage" (Ada 2012: Assessing the
  Language), a special session in French for software managers who
  want to learn about the current state of Ada, organized by Ada-France

Tutorials (full day)
- "Robotics Programming",
  Lars Asplund, Asplund Data, Sweden
- "Introduction to Verification with SPARK 2014",
  Rod Chapman, Altran UK, Yannick Moy, AdaCore, France

Tutorials (half day)
- "Proving Safety of Parallel/Multi-Threaded Programs",
  Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA
- "Multicore Programming using Divide-and-Conquer and Work Stealing",
  Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA
- "Debugging Real-time Systems",
  Ian Broster and Andrew Coombes, Rapita Systems, UK
- "Developing Mixed-Criticality Systems with GNAT/ORK and Xtratum",
  Alfons Crespo, Universidad Polit�cnica de Valencia, Alejandro Alonso,
  Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid, Jon P�rez, Ikerlan, Spain
- "High-Integrity Object-Oriented Programming with Ada 2012",
  Ben Brosgol, AdaCore, USA
- "Ada 2012 (Sub)type and Subprogram Contracts in Practice",
  Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA Research & Innovation, Denmark
- "Technical Basis of Model Driven Engineering",
  William Bail, The MITRE Corporation, USA
- "An Overview of Software Testing with an Emphasis on Statistical
  Testing", William Bail, The MITRE Corporation, USA

Papers and Presentations
- 12 refereed technical papers in sessions on
  Formal Methods, Uses of Ada, Real-Time Scheduling, Applications
- 6 industrial presentations in sessions on
  Ada in Aerospace, Ada in Railways
- 3 presentations in special "Experience Report" session
- submissions by authors from 22 countries, and accepted contributions
  from Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal,
  Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK, and USA

GNAT Retrospective
- 20th anniversary of GNAT as a supported open-source Ada compiler
- started new era for distribution and promotion of Ada language
- retrospective will look back at these important 20 years

Vendor exhibition
- 6 exhibitors already committed: AdaCore, AdaLabs, Altran, Ellidiss
  Software, Rapita Systems, and Squoring Technologies; others expected
  to confirm soon
- vendor presentation sessions in core program

Social events
- each day: coffee breaks in the exhibition space and sit-down lunches
  offer ample time for interaction and networking
- Tuesday evening: Welcome Party
- Wednesday evening: Cruise and Conference Banquet,
  the traditional Ada-Europe banquet will be on board an all-glass
  luxury boat, cruising along the Seine right in the heart of Paris!

- early registration discount up to Sunday June 8, 2014
- additional discount for academia, Ada-Europe, ACM SIGAda, SIGBED and
  SIGPLAN members
- a limited number of student discounts is available
- registration includes copy of printed proceedings at event
- includes coffee breaks and lunches
- three day conference registration includes all social events
- payment possible by credit card, check, or bank transfer
- see registration page for info on novel student waiver program!
- <http://www.ada-europe.org/conference2014/registration.html>

- support Ada-Europe 2014 with promotional material available at
- use ready-to-print posters in your office, university, etc.
- 16-page Advance Program brochure available online at

Please make sure you book accommodation as soon as possible.
Paris will be very busy in that week.

For more info and latest updates see the conference web site at


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Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Europe'2014 Publicity Chair

*** 19th Intl.Conf.on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe'2014
*** June 23-27, 2014 **** Paris, France **** http://www.ada-europe.org