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============================================================================ TOOLS EUROPE 2008 46th International Conference Objects, Models, Components, Patterns co-located with *** International Conference on Model Transformation 2008 *** *** Software Engineering Approaches for Offshore and Outsourced Development 2008 *** ETH Zurich, Switzerland 30 June-4 July 2008 http://tools.ethz.ch/ ============================================================================ Call for Papers TOOLS EUROPE 2008 will focus on the combination of technologies that have emerged through objects and object technology becoming mainstream. TOOLS EUROPE 2008 combines an emphasis on quality with a strong practical focus. This is the 46th TOOLS conference. Started in 1989, TOOLS conferences, held in Europe, the USA, Australia, China and Eastern Europe, have played a major role in the development of object technology field; many of the seminal concepts were first presented at TOOLS. The TOOLS series was successfully restarted in 2007. Contributions are solicited on all aspects of object technology and neighbouring fields, in particular model-based development, component-based development, and patterns (design, analysis and other applications); more generally, any contribution addressing topics in advanced software technology fall within the scope of TOOLS. Reflecting the practical emphasis of TOOLS, contributions showcasing applications along with a sound conceptual contribution are particularly welcome. For a non-exclusive list of potential topic areas see the TOOLS Web site. In 2008, TOOLS EUROPE will be co-located with several other events, including SEAFOOD 2008 and the International Conference on Model Transformation (ICMT) 2008. Details of co-located events can be found on the TOOLS web site. Submission Guidelines All contributions will be subject to a rigorous selection process by the international Program Committee, with a stress on originality, practicality and overall quality. Every paper will be reviewed by at least 4 committee members. The acceptance rate will be published in the conference proceedings; TOOLS is committed to a fair and extensive peer-review process establishing a high standard in the area of modern practices in software engineering. By submitting a paper to TOOLS, authors warrant that the work is original and that the paper or a similar contribution is neither published nor considered for publication elsewhere. The TOOLS proceedings will be a volume in the new Springer LNBIP series, and papers should be formatted accordingly. Final camera-ready submissions should be at most 20 pages in length in LNBIP format. We recommend that you use this format for preparing your initial submission. Important Dates Deadline for technical papers: February 8, 2008, midnight Zurich time Author notification: April 1, 2008 Camera-ready copy due: April 16, 2008 TOOLS EUROPE will also include workshops and tutorials. See the corresponding calls for contributions. Chairpersons Conference chair: Bertrand Meyer Program chair: Richard Paige Publicity chairs: Laurence Tratt, Philippe Lahire Workshop chairs: Stephane Ducasse, Alexandre Bergel Tutorial Chairs: Manuel Oriol, Phil Brooke Program committee Patrick Albert, Uwe Assmann, Balbir Barn, Mike Barnett, Claude Baudoin, Bernhard Beckert, Jean Bezivin, Jean-Pierre Briot, Phil Brooke, Dave Clarke, Marsha Chechik, Bernard Coulette, Jin Song Dong, Gregor Engels, Patrick Eugster, Jose Fiadeiro, Judit Nyekyne Gaizler, Benoit Garbinato, Carlo Ghezzi, Martin Glinz, Martin Gogolla, Jeff Gray, Pedro Guerreiro, Alan Hartman, Valerie Issarny, Gerti Kappel, Joseph Kiniry, Ivan Kurtev, Philippe Lahire, Ralf Laemmel, Mingshu Li, Tiziana Margaria, Erik Meijer, Peter Mueller, David Naumann, Oscar Nierstrasz, Manuel Oriol, Jonathan Ostroff, Alfonso Pierantonio, Awais Rashid, Nicolas Rouquette, Anthony Savidis, Doug Schmidt, Bran Selic, Jim Steel, Dave Thomas, Laurence Tratt, T.H. Tse, Antonio Vallecillo, Amiram Yehudai, Andreas Zeller.