18th Ada-Europe Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
International experts meet in Berlin
Berlin (30 May 2013) - Ada-Germany and Ada-Europe organize from 10 to 14 June 2013 the "18th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2013" in Berlin, Germany. The event is organized in cooperation with ACM's Special Interest Groups on Ada (SIGAda), on Embedded Systems (SIGBED), and on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN).
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 practitioners.
This year's conference offers two days of tutorials, three keynotes, a full technical program of refereed papers and industrial presentations, a special panel session, an industrial exhibition, and a social program.
Eleven excellent tutorials on Monday and Friday cover a broad range of topics: Multicore Programming using Divide-and-Conquer and Work Stealing; Designing and Checking Coding Standards for Ada; Effective Requirements Development Practices and their Role in Effective Design; Understanding Dynamic Memory Management in Safety Critical Java; Developing Code Analysis Applications with ASIS; Verification and Validation Techniques for Dependable Systems; Testing Real-Time Software; Service-Oriented Architecture and Enterprise Service Bus; Developing High-Integrity Systems with GNAT GPL and the Ravenscar Profile; Maximize your Application Potential; Design of Multitask Software: the Entity-Life Modeling Approach.
Three eminent keynote speakers have been invited to open each day of the core conference program. Bruce Powel Douglass (Chief Evangelist IBM Rational, USA) speaks about "Model-based Ada Development for DO-178B/C and the Application of Agile Methods". Jack G. Ganssle (The Ganssle Group, USA) presents "The Way Ahead in Software Engineering: Replacing Artists with Disciplined Grownups". Giorgio C. Buttazzo (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy) talks about "Research Challenges in Exploiting Multi-Core Platforms for Real-Time Applications".
The technical program presents 11 refereed and carefully selected papers on the latest research, new tools, applications and industrial practice and experience, a collection of 5 industrial presentations reflecting current practice and challenges, vendor presentations, a panel session on "How to Use the Heap in Real-Time Systems", and a special session "Introducing Ada 2012" by Tucker Taft. Springer Verlag publishes the proceedings of the conference, as LNCS Vol. 7896.
The industrial exhibition opens in the mid-morning break on Tuesday and runs until the end of the afternoon break on Thursday. Exhibitors include AdaCore, Atego, Ellidiss Software, ETAS and Vector Software.
The social program includes a "Get Together" on Monday evening, a "Welcome Party" on Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday evening the Conference Banquet Dinner at the Botanic Garden of the Freie Universität Berlin, one of the largest and most diverse botanical gardens in the world, within walking distance to the conference hotel. Each day, coffee breaks and sit-down lunches offer ample time for interaction and networking.
The venue for the Ada-Europe 2013 conference is the Seminaris Conference Hotel. Named the Dahlem Cube, the conference center in the shape of a glass cube with its 2600 m2 of conference space is a masterpiece of modern architecture. The hotel is located in the suburb Dahlem at Takustraße 39, 14195 Berlin, and connected to the center of Berlin by subway transportation of about 30 minutes.
The full program is available on the conference web site. Registration is still open.