Call for Papers (PDF)

Important Dates/Schedule

12 December 2012 Submission of regular papers, tutorial and workshop proposals
14 January 2013 Submission of industrial presentation proposals
11 February 2013 Notification of acceptance to all authors
10 March 2013 Camera-ready version of regular papers required
11 May 2013 Industrial presentations, tutorial and workshop material required

Authors Instructions page

The proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer and be available at the start of the conference. See LNCS Authors Instructions page ( ).


The Call for Papers (PDF)

Conference and Program

Hubert B. Keller
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Erhard Plödereder
University of Stuttgart

Tutorial Chair

Jürgen Mottok

Regensburg University of Applied Sciences

Industrial Chair

Jørgen Bundgaard

Ada in Denmark

Exhibition Chair

Peter Dencker


Publicity Chair

Dirk Craeynest

Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven

Local Chair

Raúl Rojas

FU Berlin

Local Organizer

Christine Harms

In cooperation with

General Information

The 18th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2013 will take place in Berlin, Germany. Following its traditional style, the conference will span a full week, including, from Tuesday to Thursday, three days of parallel scientific, technical and industrial sessions, along with parallel tutorials and workshops on Monday and Friday.


12 December 2012

Submission of regular papers, tutorial and workshop proposals

14 January 2013

Submission of industrial presentation proposals

11 February 2013

Notification of acceptance to all authors

10 March 2013

Camera-ready version of regular papers required

11 May 2013

Industrial presentations, tutorial and workshop material required


The conference has successfully established itself as an international forum for providers, practitioners and researchers into 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 variety of application domains. The program will allow ample time for keynotes, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and social events. Participants will include practitioners and researchers representing industry, academia and government organizations active in the promotion and development of reliable software technologies.

To mark the completion of the Ada 2012 standard revision process, contributions are sought that discuss experiences with the revised language.

Topics of interest to this edition of the conference include but are not limited to:

·         Multicore Programming: Reliable Parallel Software, Scheduling on Multi-Core Systems, Compositional Parallelism Models, Performance Modelling, Deterministic Debugging.

·         Real-Time and Embedded Systems: Real-Time Software, Architecture Modelling, HW/SW Co-Design, Reliability and Performance Analysis.

·         Theory and Practice of High-Integrity Systems: Distribution, Fault Tolerance, Security, Reliability, Trust and Safety, Languages Vulnerabilities.

·         Software Architectures: Design Patterns, Frameworks, Architecture-Centered Development, Component and Class Libraries, Component-based Design and Development.

·         Methods and Techniques for Software Development and Maintenance: Requirements Engineering, Object-Oriented Technologies, Model-driven Architecture and Engineering, Formal Methods, Re-engineering and Reverse Engineering, Reuse, Software Management Issues.

·         Enabling Technologies: Compilers, Support Tools (Analysis, Code/Document Generation, Profiling), Run-time Systems, Distributed Systems, Ada and other Languages for Reliable Systems.

·         Software Quality: Quality Management and Assurance, Risk Analysis, Program Analysis, Verification, Validation, Testing of Software Systems.

·         Mainstream and Emerging Applications: Manufacturing, Robotics, Avionics, Space, Health Care, Transportation, Energy, Games and Serious Games, etc.

·         Experience Reports in Reliable System Development: Case Studies and Comparative Assessments, Management Approaches, Qualitative and Quantitative Metrics.

·         Experiences with Ada and its Future: New Language Features, Implementation and Use Issues; Positioning in the Market and in Education; where should Ada stand in the Software Engineering Curriculum; Lessons Learned on Ada Education and Training Activities with bearing on any of the conference topics.

Program Committee

Ted Baker, US National Science Foundation, USA

Johann Blieberger, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Bernd Burgstaller, Yonsei University, Korea

Alan Burns, University of York, UK

Rod Chapman, Altran Praxis Ltd, UK

Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium

Juan A. de la Puente, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Franco Gasperoni, AdaCore, France

Michael González Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

Xavier Grave, Centre National de la Recherche, France

Christoph Grein, Ada Germany, Germany

J. Javier Gutiérrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

Peter Hermann, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Jérôme Hugues, ISAE Toulouse, France

Pascal Leroy, Google, Switzerland

Albert Llemosí, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

Kristina Lundqvist, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Franco Mazzanti, ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy

John McCormick, University of Northern Iowa, USA

Stephen Michell, Maurya Software, Canada

Luís Miguel Pinho, CISTER Research Centre/ISEP, Portugal

Jürgen Mottok, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Manfred Nagl, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Laurent Pautet, Telecom ParisTech, France

Jorge Real, Universitat Politécnica de València, Spain

Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France

José Ruiz, AdaCore, France

Ed Schonberg, AdaCore, USA

Tucker Taft, AdaCore, USA

Theodor Tempelmeier, Univ. of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, Germany

Elena Troubitsyna, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Tullio Vardanega, Università di Padova, Italy

Juan Zamorano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Industrial Committee

Jørgen Bundgaard, Rambøll Danmark, Denmark

Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA, Denmark

Jamie Ayre, AdaCore, France

Ian Broster, Rapita Systems, UK

Rod Chapman, Altran Praxis Ltd, UK

Dirk Craeynest, Ada-Belgium & KU Leuven, Belgium

Peter Dencker, ETAS GmbH

Michael Friess, AdaCore, France

Ismael Lafoz, Airbus Military, Spain

Ahlan Marriott, White-Elephant GmbH, Switzerland

Steen Ulrik Palm, Terma, Denmark

Paolo Panaroni, Intecs, Italy

Paul Parkinson, Wind River, UK

Ana Isabel Rodríguez, GMV, Spain

Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France

Alok Srivastava, TASC Inc, USA

Claus Stellwag, Elektrobit AG, Germany

Jean-Loup Terraillon, European Space Agency, The Netherlands

Rod White, MBDA, UK

Call for Regular Papers

Authors of regular papers which are to undergo peer review for acceptance are invited to submit original contributions. Paper submissions shall be in English, complete and not exceeding 14 LNCS-style pages in length. Authors should submit their work via the EasyChair conference system ( The format for submission is solely PDF. For any remaining questions, please contact a Program Co-Chair.


The conference proceedings will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer, and will be available at the start of the conference. The authors of accepted regular papers shall prepare camera-ready submissions in full conformance with the LNCS style, not exceeding 14 pages and strictly by March 10, 2013. For format and style guidelines authors should refer to the following URL: Failure to comply and to register for the conference by that date will prevent the paper from appearing in the proceedings.

The conference is ranked class A in the CORE ranking, is among the top quarter of CiteSeerX Venue Impact Factor, and listed in DBLP, SCOPUS and the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation index, among others.


Ada-Europe will offer honorary awards for the best regular paper and the best presentation.

Call for Industrial Presentations

The conference also seeks industrial presentations which deliver value and insight, but may not fit the selection process for regular papers. Authors of industrial presentations are invited to submit   an overview (at least 1 full page in length) of the proposed presentation by January 14, 2013, via the EasyChair conference system ( The Industrial Committee will review the proposals and make the selection. The authors of selected presentations shall prepare a final short abstract and submit it by May 13, 2013, aiming at a 20-minute talk. The authors of accepted presentations will be invited to submit corresponding articles for publication in the Ada User Journal, which will host the proceedings of the Industrial Program of the Conference. For any further information please contact the Industrial Chair directly.

Call for Tutorials

Tutorials should address subjects that fall within the scope of the conference and may be proposed as either half- or full-day events. Proposals should include a title, an abstract, a description of the topic, a detailed outline of the presentation, a description of the presenter's lecturing expertise in general and with the proposed topic in particular, the proposed duration (half day or full day), the intended level of the tutorial (introductory, intermediate, or advanced), the recommended audience experience and background, and a statement of the reasons for attending. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Tutorial Chair. The authors of accepted full-day tutorials will receive a complimentary conference registration as well as a fee for every paying participant in excess of 5; for half-day tutorials, these benefits will be accordingly halved. The Ada User Journal will offer space for the publication of summaries of the accepted tutorials.

Call for Workshops

Workshops on themes that fall 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 should be submitted to a Conference Co-Chair. The workshop organizer shall also commit to preparing proceedings for timely publication in the Ada User Journal.

Call for Exhibitors

The commercial exhibition will span the three days of the main conference. Vendors and providers of software products and services should contact the Exhibition Chair for information and for allowing suitable planning of the exhibition space and time.

Grant for Reduced Student Fees

A limited number of sponsored grants for reduced fees is expected to be available for students who would like to attend the conference or tutorials. Contact a Conference Co-Chair for details.


The conference is supported and sponsored by Ada-Europe, Ada Deutschland e.V., Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., Karlsruhe Institue of Technology and in cooperation (approval pending) with ACM SIGAda, SIGBED, SIGPLAN.


Februar 1, 2013