Call for Contributions

General Information

The 27th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (AEiC 2023), will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference schedule comprises a journal track, an industrial track, a work-in-progress track, a vendor exhibition, parallel tutorials, and satellite workshops.

  • Journal-track submissions present research advances supported by solid theoretical foundation and thorough evaluation.
  • WiP-track submissions illustrate a novel research idea that is still at an initial stage, between conception and first prototype.
  • Industrial-track submissions highlight the practitioners' side of a challenging case study or industrial project.
  • Tutorial submissions guide attenders through a hands-on familiarization with innovative developments or with useful features related to critical software.

Call for Journal‐track Submissions

Following a journal-first model, this edition of the conference includes a "Journal-Track" which seeks original and high-quality papers that describe mature research work on the conference topics. Accepted journal-track papers will be published in the "Reliable Software Technologies (AEiC2023)" Special Issue of JSA -- the Journal of Systems Architecture (Scimago Q1 ranked, impact factor 5.936).


General information for submitting to the JSA can be found at the Journal of Systems Architecture website. Submission link will be available soon.


JSA has adopted the Virtual Special Issue model to speed up the publication process, where Special Issue papers are published in regular issues, but marked as SI papers. Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. Therefore, authors are encouraged to submit papers early, and need not wait until the submission deadline. Authors who have successfully passed the first round of review will be invited to present their work at the conference.

Please note that the AEiC 2023 organization committee will waive the Open Access fees for the first four accepted papers. Subsequent papers will follow JSA regular publishing track

Guest Editor

Elena Troubitsyna
KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
E-mail: elenatro@kth.se

Call for Industrial‐track Submissions

The conference seeks industrial practitioner presentations that deliver insight on the challenges of developing reliable software. Given their applied nature, such contributions will be subject to a dedicated practitioner‐peer review process.


Interested authors shall submit a short (one‐to‐two pages) abstract, by 27 February 2023, via Easy Chair, strictly in PDF, following the Ada User Journal style.


The abstract of the accepted contributions will be included in the conference booklet. The corresponding authors will get a presentation slot in the prime‐time technical program of the conference, and will also be invited to expand their contributions into full‐fledged articles for publication in the Ada User Journal, which will form the proceedings of the Industrial track of the Conference.

The Industrial Track welcomes contributions that fit the general scope of the conference, and actively address the perspective of practitioners on the topic of interest. Especially welcome are submissions of the following kind:

  • Experience with languages, tools, methodologies, and products for the achievement of safety and reliability in large or complex projects and systems.
  • Lessons learned in the design, implementation and deployment of reliable software, high-integrity systems, real-time and embedded systems, etc.
  • Insights into language tools and libraries that incorporate or target reliability in software.
  • Reports and highlights from ongoing or completed challenging projects where software is a critical component of the system.
  • Practical hands-on sharing of knowledge gained in the practice of building reliable software.
  • Reliable Software Technologies

Prospective authors may direct all enquiries regarding this track to the corresponding chair Alexandre Skrzyniarz.

Call for Work‐in‐Progress‐track Submissions

The Work‐in‐Progress track seeks two kinds of submissions: (a) ongoing research and (b) early‐stage ideas. Ongoing research submissions are 4‐page papers describing research results that are not mature enough to be submitted to the journal track. Early‐stage ideas are 1‐page papers that pitch new research directions that fall within the scope of the conference.

Topics addressed by the WIP track are close by the journal track:

  • Real-Time and Safety-Critical Systems
  • High-Integrity Systems and Reliability
  • Reliability-oriented Programming Languages
  • Ada Language and Technologies
  • Software architectures that contribute to reliability
  • Assurance cases
  • Domain applications and Experience Reports

The WIP track is expected to address emerging areas where reliability is a first-class requirement. WIP submissions may cover new application domains, new technologies, and new methods related to reliable software, such as autonomous systems, IoT, Industries 4.0, AI for critical systems, Cloud/Edge, security, energy management, etc.

Both kinds of submissions must be original and shall undergo anonymous peer review. Submissions by recent MSc graduates and PhD students are especially sought.


Authors shall submit their work by 27 February 2023, via Easy Chair, strictly in PDF, following the Ada User Journal style.


The abstract of the accepted contributions will be included in the conference booklet. The corresponding authors will get a presentation slot in the prime‐time technical program of the conference and will also be offered the opportunity to expand their contributions into 4‐page articles for publication in the Ada User Journal, which will form the proceedings of the WiP track of the Conference.

Prospective authors may direct all enquiries regarding this track to the corresponding chairs Bjorn Andersson and José Cecílio.

Call for Workshops

The conference welcomes satellite workshops centred on themes that fall within the conference scope. Proposals may be submitted for half‐ or full‐day events, to be scheduled at either end of the AEiC conference.

Workshop organizers shall also commit to producing the proceedings of the event, for publication in the  Ada User Journal.

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Workshop proposals shall be submitted by e‐mail to the Workshop Chair,  Frank Singhoff, with subject line: [AEiC 2023: workshop proposal].


Workshop proposal shall be submitted from the 01 November 2022 and before the 27 February 2023. Once submitted, each workshop proposal will be evaluated by the conference organizers as soon as possible.

Call for Tutorials

The conference seeks tutorials in the form of educational seminars on themes falling within the scope of the conference, with hands‐on or practical elements, and a topical slant oriented to selected targets in the typical conference audience.

The conference audience includes professionals who work in critical systems or develop features for them, students in computer science or engineering education, academic researchers in the field of conference interest, or people who merely approach software development as a hobby.

If you have developed or learned of libraries, tools, compilers, methodologies or programming languages related with critical systems that may ease the software development job of others, you would be a natural candidate for offering a tutorial.


Tutorial proposals include:

  • A title
  • A short abstract (between 100 and 200 words)
  • A bulleted-list outline of the presentation topics
  • The proposed duration (half day or full day)
  • The intended target and level of the contents (introductory, intermediate, or advanced)
  • A statement motivating attendance.

Tutorials should be delivered in presence unless exceptional circumstances should dictate otherwise. Tutorial proposals should indicate whether additional audience might be remote.

Submissions shall be sent by e‐mail to the Tutorial and Education Chair, Luis Miguel Pinho, with subject line: "[AEiC 2023: tutorial proposal]". Tutorial proposals shall be submitted by 27 February 2023


The authors of accepted full‐day tutorials will receive a complimentary conference registration, halved for half‐day tutorials. The Ada User Journal will offer space for the publication of summaries of the accepted tutorials.

Call for Exhibitors

The conference will include a vendor and technology exhibition. Interested providers should direct inquiries to the Exhibition & Sponsorship Chair, Ahlan Marriott.