CfP 21st Conf. Reliable Software Technologies, Ada-Europe 2016

Started by Dirk Craeynest October 18, 2015

                            Call for Papers

                    21st International Conference on
            Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2016

                      13-17 June 2016, Pisa, Italy


    Organized by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna on behalf of Ada-Europe,
   in cooperation (request pending) with ACM SIGAda, SIGBED, SIGPLAN
                 and the Ada Resource Association (ARA)

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Ada-Europe organizes annual international conferences since the early
80's.  This is the 21st 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), and Madrid, Spain ('15).

General Information
The 21st International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
- Ada-Europe 2016 will take place in Pisa, Italy.  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.

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.
The Ada language, a reliable software technology by design, crosses
all topics of the conference, which nonetheless also welcomes any
other technologies proposed or in use for reliable software.

This edition of Ada-Europe also features a focused Special Session
on Safe, Predictable Parallel Software Technologies.  Following the
intensifying trend of usage of Multi-/Many-core systems, it is
increasingly important to assess how reliable software technologies
need to adapt to these complex platforms, as well as how parallel
models need to adapt to domains in which safety and predictability
is a must.

Conference Proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer.  Selected papers of the
conference will be also invited for special issues of Springer's
Computing Journal (general track papers) and Journal of Parallel
Programming (special session papers).

17 January 2016: Submission of regular papers, industrial
                 presentations, tutorial and workshop proposals
10 March 2016:   Notification of acceptance to all authors
24 March 2016:   Camera-ready version of regular papers required
2 May 2016:      Industrial presentation, turorial and workshop
                 materials required

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.

For the special focus session, topics include (but are not limited to):

- Predictable Parallel Programming Models.
- Parallel Language Technologies.
- Compiler Support for Parallel Execution.
- Parallel Runtimes and Libraries.
- Automatic Parallelization.
- Safety Issues and Reliability Mechanisms for Parallel Execution.
- Software Modelling and Design Approaches.
- Hardware Support for Predictability of Parallel Software.

Call for Papers
Authors of regular and special session 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 at
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=adaeurope2016.  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
24, 2016.  For format and style guidelines authors should refer to
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.  Failure to comply and
to register for the conference by that date will prevent the paper
from appearing in the proceedings.

The International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies is
ranked class A in CORE.  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.

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 17, 2016.  Submissions shall be made via
EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=adaeurope2016.
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, 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 (http://www.ada-europe.org/auj/), which will host the
proceedings of the Industrial Program of the Conference.  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 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 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 Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, in the
heart of Pisa, Italy.  Plan in advance as June is full of events in
Pisa, including in the conference week the Saint Patron's festivities
(San Ranieri) with the Luminara on the night of June 16.

Organizing Committee
Conference Chair
  Giorgio Buttazzo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Program Co-Chairs
  Marko Bertogna, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  Luis Miguel Pinho, CISTER Research Centre/ISEP, Portugal

Special Session Chair
  Eduardo Quinones, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Tutorial and Workshop Chair
  Jorge Real, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Industrial Co-Chairs
  Marco Di Natale, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
  Tullio Vardanega, Universita di Padova, Italy

Publication Chair
  Geoffrey Nelissen, CISTER Research Centre/ISEP, Portugal

Exhibition Co-Chairs
  Paolo Gai, Evidence Srl, Italy
  Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant GmbH, Switzerland

Publicity Co-Chairs
  Mauro Marinoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
  Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium

Local Chair
  Ettore Ricciardi, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Program Committee
Mario Aldea, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Ted Baker, NSF, USA
Marco Bertogna, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Johann Blieberger, Technische Universit�t Wien, Austria
Bernd Burgstaller, Yonsei University, Korea
Albert Cohen, INRIA, France
Juan A. de la Puente, Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid, Spain
Michael Gonz�lez Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
J. Javier Guti�rrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
J�r�me Hugues, ISAE, France
Raimund Kirner, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Albert Llemos�, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Franco Mazzanti, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Stephen Michell, Maurya Software, Canada
J�rgen Mottok, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Laurent Pautet, Telecom ParisTech, France
Lu�s Miguel Pinho, CISTER/ISEP, Portugal
Erhard Pl�dereder, Universit�t Stuttgart, Germany
Eduardo Quino�es, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Jorge Real, Universitat Polit�cnica de Val�ncia, Spain
Christine Rochange, IRIT, University of Toulouse, France
Jos� Ruiz, AdaCore, France
Sergio S�ez, Universitat Polit�cnica de Valencia, Spain
Martin Schoeberl, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA
Theodor Tempelmeier, University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, Germany
Elena Troubitsyna, �bo Akademi, Finland
Santiago Urue�a, GMV, Spain
Tullio Vardanega, Universit� di Padova, Italy

Industrial Committee
Ian Broster, Rapita Systems, UK
J�rgen Bundgaard, Ramboll, Denmark
Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium
Arne Hamann, Bosch, Germany
Ismael Lafoz, Airbus Defence & Space, Spain
Riccardo Mariani, Yogitech, Italy
Ahlan Marriott, White Elephant, Switzerland
Paolo Panaroni, Intecs, Italy
Paul Parkinson, Wind River, UK
Eric Perlade, AdaCore, France
Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France
Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA Consulting, Denmark
Claus Stellwag, Elektrobit AG, Germany
Jean-Loup Terraillon, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
Sergey Tverdyshev, SysGO, Germany
Rod White, MBDA, UK


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

Dirk.Craeynest, Ada-Europe'2016 Publicity Co-Chair

*** 21st Intl.Conf.on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe'2016
*** June 13-17, 2016 *** Pisa, Italy *** http://www.ada-europe.org ***