22nd Ada-Europe Conference on Reliable Software Technologies
International experts meet in Vienna
Vienna, Austria (6 June 2017) - TU Vienna and Ada-Europe organize from 12 to 16 June 2017 the "22nd International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe 2017" in Vienna, Austria. The event is organized in cooperation with the Ada Resource Association (ARA), and with ACM's Special Interest Groups on Ada (SIGAda) and on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN).
The Ada-Europe series of conferences has over the years become a leading international forum for providers, practitioners and researchers in reliable software technologies. These events highlight the increased relevance of Ada in general, and in safety- and security-critical systems in particular, and provide a unique opportunity for interaction and collaboration between academics and industrial practitioners.
This year's conference offers two days of parallel tutorials, a workshop, three keynotes, a full technical program of refereed papers and industrial presentations, an industrial exhibition and vendor presentations, and a social program.
Eight excellent tutorials on Monday and Friday cover a broad range of topics: Introduction to SPARK 2014; Ada on ARM Cortex-M, a Zero-Run-Time Approach; Software Measurement for Dependable Software Systems; Real-Time Parallel Programming with the UpScale SDK; Using Gnoga for Desktop/Mobile GUI and Web development in Ada; Frama-C, a Collaborative Framework for C Code Verification; On beyond ASCII: Characters, Strings, and Ada 2012; Modular Open System Architecture for Critical Systems.
In addition, on Friday the conference hosts for the 4th consecutive year the International Workshop on "Challenges and new Approaches for Dependable and Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering" (De-CPS 2016), now with a focus on "Transportation of the Future".
Three eminent keynote speakers have been invited to open each day of the core conference program.
Giovanni Battista Gallus (Array, Italy), in "The laws of robotics and autonomous vehicles may be much more than three, but don't panic... yet", will talk about the future European legal framework, which is relevant for the development of autonomous vehicles, and especially programming issues.
Thomas Henzinger (IST, Austria), in "Behavioral Software Metrics", will show how the classical satisfaction relation between programs and requirements can be replaced by quantitative preference metrics that measure the "fit" between programs and requirements.
Kay Römer (TU Graz, Austria), in "Dependable Internet of Things", will introduce the Dependable Things research center at TU Graz and present recent results on improving the dependability of wireless communication and localization, embedded computing, and networked control for the Internet of Things.
The technical program presents 14 refereed and carefully selected papers on the latest research, new tools, applications and industrial practice and experience, a collection of 9 industrial presentations reflecting current practice and challenges, 4 presentations and a discussion in a special panel session on "The Future of Safety-Minded Languages", and vendor presentations. Springer Verlag publishes all peer-reviewed papers in the proceedings of the conference, as LNCS Vol. 10300. The remainder of the proceedings will be published in the Ada User Journal, the quarterly magazine of Ada-Europe.
The industrial exhibition opens Tuesday morning and runs until the end of Thursday afternoon. Exhibitors include AdaCore, PTC Developer Tools, Rapita Systems, VectorCAST, and Ada-Europe.
The social program includes a Welcome Reception plus robotics presentations on Tuesday evening at "TU the Sky"; its terraces at the top of TU Vienna's buildings offer a terrific view on the city. On Wednesday evening there will be a Vienna bus tour, followed by the traditional Ada-Europe Conference Banquet, held at a very famous "Heuriger". Each day, coffee breaks in the exhibition area and sit-down lunches offer ample time for interaction and networking.
The Best Paper Award will be presented during the Conference Banquet, the Best Presentation Award during the Closing session.
The conference is hosted by TU Vienna at Palais Eschenbach, which is located near the center of Vienna and can easily be accessed by metro.
The full program is available on the conference web site. Online registration is still possible.