Call for Contributions
Call for contributions available in PDF. Please distribute!
Scope and Topics
The conference is 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 from industry, academia and government organizations active in the promotion and development of reliable software technologies.
The topics of interest for the conference include but are not limited to:
- Design and Implementation of Real-Time and Embedded Systems: Real-Time Scheduling, Design Methods and Techniques, Architecture Modelling, HW/SW Co-Design, Reliability and Performance;
- Design and Implementation of 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 for Reliable Systems: Design Patterns, Frameworks, Architecture-Centered Development, Component-based Design and Development;
- Methods and Techniques for Quality 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;
- Mainstream and Emerging Applications with Reliability Requirements: Manufacturing, Robotics, Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation, Cloud Environments, Smart Energy Systems, Serious Games, etc;
- Achieving and Assuring Safety in Machine Learning Systems;
- 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 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.
Call for Regular Papers
The regular papers submitted to the conference must be original and shall undergo anonymous
peer review. The authors shall submit their work by 14 January 2019, in PDF only, and up to 16
LNCS-style pages in length, via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ae2019.
The conference is listed in the principal citation databases, including DBLP, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar. The authors of the papers that will appear in the conference proceedings will be invited to extend their work for submission to a Special Issue of Elsevier’s Journal of Systems Architecture, centered on the conference themes.
The conference proceedings will appear in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, and will be available at the conference, both online and in print. The authors of accepted regular papers shall prepare camera-ready submissions in full conformance with the LNCS style, strictly by 16 March 2019. For format and style guidelines, the authors should refer to http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Failure to comply and to register at least one author for the conference by that date will prevent the paper from appearing in the proceedings.
Call for Industrial Presentations
The conference seeks industrial presentations that deliver insightful information value but may
not sustain the strictness of the review process required for regular papers. The authors of
industrial presentations shall submit their proposals, of at least 1 page in length, by 14 January
2019, strictly in PDF,via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ae2019.
The Industrial Committee will review the submissions anonymously and make recommendations for acceptance. The authors of accepted contributions shall be requested to submit a 2-page abstract by 16 March 2019, for inclusion in the conference booklet, and be invited to deliver a 20-minute talk at the conference. These authors will also be invited to expand their contributions into articles for publication in the Ada User Journal (http://www.ada-europe.org/auj/), as part of the proceedings of the Industrial Program of the Conference. For any further information, please contact the Industrial Chair directly.
Ada-Europe will offer honorary awards for the best regular paper and the best presentation.
Call for Educational Tutorials
The conference seeks tutorials in the form of educational seminars that may include hands-on or practical demonstrations. Proposed tutorials can address any part of the reliable software domain, and may have an academic or industrial slant from technology perspective. All software topics and their application to reliability and safety are welcome. Tutorial proposals shall include a title, an abstract, a description of the topic, an outline of the presentation, the proposed duration (half day or full day), and the intended level of the tutorial (introductory, intermediate, or advanced), and most importantly a statement expressing why it will be worthwhile to attend the tutorial. Tutorial proposals shall be submitted to the Educational Tutorial Chair. The authors of accepted full-day tutorials will receive a complimentary conference registration. For half-day tutorials, this benefit is halved. The Ada User Journal will offer space for the publication of summaries of the accepted tutorials.
Call for Workshops
Workshops on themes 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 shall be submitted to the Workshop Chair. The workshop organizer shall also commit to producing the proceedings of the event, for publication in the Ada User Journal.
Call for Exhibitors
The commercial exhibition will span the core days of the main conference. Interested providers of software products and services should send inquiries to the Exhibition Chair.