[ecoop-info] SIGAda 2011 conference Call for Papers

Greg Gicca gicca at adacore.com
Thu Mar 24 19:09:42 CET 2011

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Denver, Colorado, USA
November 6 - 10, 2011
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Call for Technical Contributions

     ACM Annual International Conference
on Ada and Related Technologies:
Engineering Safe, Secure, and Reliable Software
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2011
Sponsored by ACM SIGAda

SUMMARY: Reliability, safety, and security are among the most critical 
requirements of contemporary software. The application of software 
engineering methods, tools, and languages all interrelate to affect how 
and whether these requirements are met.

Such software is in operation in many application domains. Much has been 
accomplished in recent years, but much remains to be done. Our tools, 
methods, and languages must be continually refined; our management 
process must remain focused on the importance of reliability, safety, 
and security; our educational institutions must fully integrate these 
concerns into their curricula.

The conference will gather industrial and government experts, educators, 
software engineers, and researchers interested in developing, analyzing, 
and certifying reliable, safe, long-lived, secure software. We are 
soliciting technical papers and experience reports with on these 
development topics.  A direct relationship or comparison with the Ada 
language is preferred.

.    Challenges for developing reliable, safe, long-lived, secure software
.    Ada and SPARK language experience reports
.    Language selection for high reliability systems
.    Mixed-language development
.    Use of high reliability subsets or profiles such as MISRA C, 
Ravenscar, SPARK, etc.
.    High-reliability application development; conformance to DO-178B 
and preparing for DO-178C
.    High-security application development; conformance to Common 
Criteria and Protection Profiles
.    Analysis, testing, and validation
.    Software process and quality metrics
.    System of Systems    .    Real-time networking/quality of service 
.    High-reliability development experience reports
.    Static and dynamic analysis of code
.    Use of formal methods for correctness proof
.    Integrating COTS software components
.    System Architecture & Design including Service-Oriented 
Architecture and Agile Development
.    Information Assurance
.    Ada products certified against Common Criteria / Common Evaluation 
.    Distributed systems
.    Use of newer Ada 2005 features/capabilities
.    Fault tolerance and recovery
.    Performance analysis


TECHNICAL ARTICLES present significant results in research, practice, or 
education. Articles are typically 10-20 pages in length. These papers 
will be double-blind refereed and published in the Conference 
Proceedings and in ACM Ada Letters. The Proceedings will be entered into 
the widely-consulted ACM Digital Library accessible online to university 
campuses, ACM's 80,000 members, and the software community.

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS discuss current work for which early submission of a 
full paper may be premature. If your abstract is accepted, you will be 
expected to produce a full paper, which will appear in the proceedings. 
Extended abstracts will be double-blind refereed. In 5 pages or less, 
clearly state the work's contribution, its relationship with previous 
work by you and others (with bibliographic references), results to date, 
and future directions.

EXPERIENCE REPORTS present timely results on the application of Ada and 
related technologies. Submit a 1-2 page description of the project and 
the key points of interest of project experiences. Descriptions will be 
published in the final program or proceedings, but a paper will not be 

PANEL SESSIONS gather a group of experts on a particular topic who 
present their views and then exchange views with each other and the 
audience. Panel proposals should be 1-2 pages in length, identifying the 
topic, coordinator, and potential panelists.

INDUSTRIAL PRESENTATIONS Authors of industrial presentations are invited 
to submit a short overview (at least 1 page in size) of the proposed 
presentation to the Industrial Committee Chair by August 1st 2011. The 
authors of selected presentations shall prepare a final short abstract 
and submit it to the Committee Chair by October 1st, 2011, aiming at a 
30-minute talk. The authors of accepted presentations will be invited to 
submit corresponding articles for publication in the ACM Ada Letters.

WORKSHOPS are focused work sessions, which provide a forum for 
knowledgeable professionals to explore issues, exchange views, and 
perhaps produce a report on a particular subject. A list of planned 
workshops and requirements for participation will be published in the 
Advance Program. Workshop proposals, up to 5 pages in length, will be 
selected by the Program Committee based on their applicability to the 
conference and potential for attracting participants.

TUTORIALS offer the flexibility to address a broad spectrum of topics 
relevant to Ada or high-reliability software development topics, and 
those enabling technologies which make the engineering of Ada 
applications more effective. Submissions will be evaluated based on 
relevance, suitability for presentation in tutorial format, and 
presenter's expertise. Tutorial proposals should include the expected 
level of experience of participants, an abstract or outline, the 
qualifications of the instructor(s), and the length of the tutorial 
(half-day or full-day).

HOW TO SUBMIT: Send contributions by June 30, 2011, in Word, PDF, or 
text format as follows:
Technical Articles, Extended Abstracts, Experience Reports, and Panel 
Session Proposals to: Program Chair,
Lt. Col. Jeff Boleng (jeff.boleng at usafa.edu)
Tutorial Proposals to: Tutorials Chair, Dr. Robert Pettit (rpettit at gmu.edu)
Industrial Presentations Proposals to: Industrial Committee Chair, Prof. 
Liz Adams (adamses at cs.jmu.edu)


program is designed to help educators introduce, strengthen, and expand 
the use of Ada and related technologies in school, college, and 
university curricula. The Conference welcomes a grant application from 
anyone whose goals meet this description. The benefits include full 
conference registration with proceedings and registration costs for 2 
days of conference tutorials/workshops. Partial travel funding is also 
available from AdaCore to faculty and students from GNAT Academic 
Program member institutions, which can be combined with conference 
grants. For more details visit the conference web site or contact Prof. 
Michael B. Feldman (mfeldman at gwu.edu)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPER AWARD: An award will be given to the student 
author(s) of the paper selected by the program committee as the 
outstanding student contribution to the conference.

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS: Please contact Greg Gicca (gicca at adacore.com) 
for information about becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor at SIGAda 2011.

should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements, and 
should plan travel well in advance. Visit the conference website for 
detailed information pertaining to visas.

Please submit any questions to the conference chair, Ricky E. "Ranger" 
Sward (rsward at mitre.org).

Greg Gicca
gicca at adacore.com
646-375-0734 office
646-358-3294 fax
603-785-5920 cell

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