The international conference of Ada-Europe, the European federation of national Ada societies, will take place next year in Santander, Spain, from June 7 to 11, 1999. The full conference will comprise a three-day technical programme and exhibition from Tuesday to Thursday, and parallel workshops and tutorials on Monday and Friday.
Santander is a beautiful city located in the North Coast of Spain, in the region of Cantabria. It enjoys an extraordinary landscape mainly due to its coastal location, forming a peninsula surrounded by a bay, and its cliff coastline open to the Bay of Biscay. But perhaps the beaches are its best known and appreciated natural spaces. Its sinuous outline offers both small and large sandy beaches: some sheltered from the wind and with calm waters; others, open to the Bay of Biscay, with more surf. Next to these and between them, green spaces of great beauty look to the coast.
Santander has beautiful surroundings with many possibilities for cultural and outdoors activities. The region of Cantabria is located in the central area of the coast of the Bay of Biscay and marked by the rough relief of the Cantabrian Mountain Range. The main tourist attractions of Cantabria are undoubtedly its landscape and privileged natural environment, together with its great artistic monuments, such as the many caves with prehistoric paintings, the roman village of Julióbriga, the medieval village of Santillana del Mar, and many more. For additional information on tourism and hotels see http://turismo.cantabria.org/siting and http://www.cibermedios.com/guia_cantabria.
Santander can be easily reached by aeroplane from all over the world, via Madrid or Barcelona. It is well communicated by motorway with Bilbao (1 hour driving distance), which has an international airport with direct flights to and from many european cities. Transportation between Bilbao and Santander is available by bus, as well as taxi or rental car. A comfortable night train is available to/from Madrid. A ferry boat communicates Santander with Plymouth (England) twice a week, and it represents a convenient possibility for bringing your own car from the UK.
Authors are invited to submit original contributions. Submissions should be in English. An extended abstract (4-6 pages) or the full paper should be sent using the web submission form. Your paper should be in PDF, Postscript or ASCII format. Submissions by other electronic formats, such as a word processor source file, or by fax are not accepted. The web submission form is the preferred procedure. However, if you don't have access to the internet, or you don't have an appropriate web browser, you may send your extended abstract or paper by e-mail to one of the Programme Co-Chairs (Michael González or Juan A. de la Puente) in one of the above formats. E-mail should also be used if your paper is in HTML format. If electronic submission is not available, please send five paper copies to one of the Program Co-Chairs.
If the final paper is sent, it should be limited to a maximum length of 12 pages, using the Lecture Notes in Computer Science format.
The first page of the paper should include: the title; name, current affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, telephone and fax of each author; the name of the designated contact person; a short abstract; and a list of keywords ordered by relevance, including, whenever possible, topics and subtopics taken from the list of topics of the conference.
To enable publication of the accepted papers before the conference, strict adherence to the dates of the schedule is essential.
The proceedings will be printed in the famous Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) of Springer Verlag, and will be available at the start of the conference.
The conference will provide an international forum for researchers, developers and users of reliable software technologies. Presentations and discussions will cover applied and theoretical work currently conducted to support the development and maintenance of software systems. Participants will include practitioners and researchers from industry, academia and government.
For papers, tutorials, and workshop proposals, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
A tutorial should address any of the topics of the theme of the conference. A tutorial will last a half or full day. The proposals should include a title, an abstract, a description of the topic, a detailed outline of the presentation, a description of the presenter's teaching experience in general and with the proposed topic, duration (half day or full day), level of the tutorial (introductory, intermediate, or advanced), expected audience experience and background. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to the Tutorial Chair.
Half- and full-day workshops can be held to address timely issues or to initiate a longer term effort on a topic of interest. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to one of the Programme Co-Chairs (Michael González or Juan A. de la Puente).
The conference will be accompanied by a three-day commercial exhibition on June 8, 9, and 10. Vendors of software products and services should contact the Exhibition Chair at the earliest convenience for further information and to ensure their inclusion.
Universidad de Cantabria
Avda. de los Castros s/n
E-39005, Santander, Spain
E-28040 Madrid, Spain
E-28040 Madrid, Spain
E-28040 Madrid, Spain