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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



  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

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.


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.

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