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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



   Keynote Speakers

Michael Brodie (Verizon)
Krzysztof Czarnecki, ICMT keynote (University of Waterloo)
Erik Meijer (Microsoft)
John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto)


TOOLS 2008 is the 46th TOOLS conference. Started in 1989, TOOLS
conferences, held in Europe, the USA, Australia, and China have played a
major role in the development of object technology field; many of the
seminal concepts were first presented at TOOLS. After an interruption of
four years, the conference is now revived to reflect the maturing of the
field and the new challenges ahead.

TOOLS EUROPE 2008 will be devoted to the combination of technologies that
have emerged as a result of object technology becoming "mainstream". Like
its predecessors, TOOLS EUROPE 2008 combines an emphasis on quality with a
strong practical focus. It will include both scientific and experience
conference papers, workshops, tutorials, a poster session, and a venture

21 papers have been accepted after a rigorous selection process by the
international Program Committee, with an emphasis on originality,
practicality and overall quality. Topics addressed this year by selected
papers include model-driven engineering, aspect-orientation,
component-based languages, and language reflection.

In 2008, TOOLS EUROPE is co-located with several other events, including
SEAFOOD 2008, the International Conference on Model Transformation (ICMT)
2008, the Web 2.0 Pattern Mining workshop, and several other workshops and
tutorials. Details of all co-located events can be found on the TOOLS web


Early registration: 23 May 2007 or earlier
Regular registration: 25 June 2007 or earlier

After the regular registration date, registration will be on site only. The
registration form can be found on the TOOLS website.

   Venue and accommodation

The conference will take place in the main building of the ETH Zurich,
located in the centre of Zurich, close to the main station. Zurich is the
largest city in Switzerland, home to the country's largest airport with
numerous international connections, and is the country's main commercial
and industrial centre. ETH is one of Europe's premier universities in the
fields of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science.

A list of suggested hotels can be found on the TOOLS website. Because of
the European football championship taking place in June, we strongly
suggest that you book your hotel as soon as possible!


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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