[ecoop-info] CfP ROOTs 2010 at ECOOP'10

Ales Plsek aplsek at purdue.edu
Tue Mar 16 02:26:59 CET 2010

Subject: CfP ROOTS at ECOOP 2010

1st International Workshop on Real-time Object-Oriented TechnologieS
roots at cs.purdue.edu

co-located with ECOOP 2010 (http://2010.ecoop.org)
June 21-25, Maribor, Slovenia

Important Dates
Paper submission: April 19, 2010
Author notification: May 5, 2010
Workshop date: June 21 or 22, 2010

Topics of Interest
The behavior of real-time and embedded applications is constrained by the
physical world. Higher-level programming languages and middleware are
needed to robustly and productively design, implement, compose, integrate,
validate, and enforce both real-time constraints and conventional
functional requirements, while assuring modularity and composability of
independently developed components. It is essential that the production
of real-time embedded systems can take advantage of languages, tools, and
methods that enable higher software productivity.

The last decade have brought a plethora of ideas bridging the gap between
high-level object-oriented approaches and the low-level problems of the
real-time embedded world. However, experimentation is needed to evaluate
these ideas and to transform them into practical language designs, tools,
and methodologies. Finally, there is the problem of extending these ideas
to truly object-oriented designs.

The purpose of the ROOTs workshop is to bring together professionals and
researchers experienced in adapting object-oriented programming to the
world of real-time and embedded software. While object-oriented design and
methodology bring the productivity necessary for the expanding field of
real-time systems, the programming languages and tools often need to be
adapted to address the specific challenges these fields represent. Sharing
the experience of addressing low-level problems with object-oriented
approaches is thus the key goal of the workshop. Furthermore, the workshop
focuses on evaluation in practice to assess the object-oriented approaches
with realistic problems. The goal is to further the understanding of such
systems in practice, and connect practice and theory.

The subject areas that this workshop proposes to address have recently
seen increased interest, to mention a few, a newly released Virtual
Machine allows users to deterministically execute regular Java on bare
hardware, recent innovation of real-time garbage collection offers the
real-time programming to the masses, componentization of industry-popular
microOS introduces advanced object-oriented paradigm even into the OS
layers, and a safety-critical specification for Java addresses the
challenges of safety-critical certified software. This workshop aims to
bring researchers together for passionate discussion about these examples
and the relevant topics in general, and to promote not only the theory,
but practical evaluation of these ideas, and experience reports.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Emerging applications, components and systems
- New real-time programming paradigms and language features
- Embedded software synthesis and verification
- Reports on R&D progress in the field
- Emerging tools and trends
- Emerging standards (or the need for new standards)
- Practical experiences, particularly from industry
- Safety-critical software certification
- Formal verification and model checking of real-time systems

Both full papers (up to 8 pages) and position papers (2-4 pages)
are welcome. Submissions should be formatted according to the standard
ACM SIGPLAN conference format

These papers will be reviewed by the program committee primarily based
on relevance and originality. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM
Digital Library.

Program Committee
Alexandre Bergel University of Chile, Chile
Ivica Crnkovic Mälardalen University, Sweden
Huascar Espinoza ESI-Tecnalia, Spain
Christian Haack Aicas Realtime, Germany
David Holmes SUN Microsystems, Australia
Tomas Kalibera Charles University, Czech Republic
Fabrice Kordon University P. & M. Curie, France
Doug Lea SUNY Oswego, USA
Frederic Loiret INRIA Lille, France
Kelvin Nilsen Aonix, USA
Laurent Pautet Telecom ParisTech, France
Ales Plsek Purdue University, USA
Marek Prochazka ESA, Netherlands
Francois Terrier CEA-LIST, France
Jan Vitek Purdue University, USA
Lukasz Ziarek Fiji Systems LLC, USA

Organization Committee
Jan Vitek Purdue University, USA
Ales Plsek Purdue University, USA
Frederic Loiret INRIA Lille, France

Please visit the website for up-to-date information about the workshop:

Contact: roots at cs.purdue.edu


Aleš Plšek, Ph.D.
Purdue University

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