Ada-Europe 2018 – Call for Participation

Call for Participation


23rd International Conference on
Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2018

18-22 June 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Organized by Univ. Lisboa and Ada-Europe,
in cooperation with ACM SIGAda, SIGBED, SIGPLAN
and the Ada Resource Association (ARA)

Online registration open
Early registration discount until May 14
Extensive info available on conference web site

Highly recommended to book your hotel ASAP

The 23rd International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2018 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 18 to 22. As per its traditional style, the conference will span a full week, including, from Tuesday to Thursday, three days of scientific, technical and industrial programs, along with tutorials and workshops
on Monday and Friday.

The Ada-Europe series of conferences has over the years become a leading international forum for providers, practitioners and researchers in reliable software technologies. These events highlight the increased relevance of Ada in general and in safety- and security-critical systems in particular, and provide a unique opportunity for interaction and collaboration between academics and industrial practitioners.

Extensive information is available on the conference web site, such as an overview of the program, the list of accepted papers and industrial presentations, and descriptions of workshops, tutorials, keynote presentations, and social events. Also check the conference
web site for registration, accommodation and travel information. The 16-page Advance Program brochure will shortly be available on the conference web site as well.

Quick overview

  • Mon 18 & Fri 22: tutorials + workshops
  • Tue 19 – Thu 21: core program


  • published by Springer
  • volume 10873 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science series
  • will be available at conference

Program Chair

  • António Casimiro, LASIGE/U. Lisboa, Portugal
    casim at

Keynote speakers

  • Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg,
    “Security and Dependability Challenges of IT/OT Integration”
  • Carl Brandon, Vermont Technical College, USA, “From Physicist to
    Rocket Scientist, and how to make a CubeSat that works”
  • 3rd speaker to be confirmed

Workshops (full day)

  • “Runtime Verification and Monitoring Technologies for Embedded
    Systems” Workshop (RUME 2018)
  • 5th International Workshop on “Challenges and new Approaches for
    Dependable and Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering” (DeCPS 2018)

Tutorials (full day)

  • Recent Developments in SPARK 2014″
    Peter Chapin, Vermont Technical College, USA
  • “Scheduling analysis of AADL architecture models”
    Frank Singhoff, Lab-STICC/UBO, France
    Pierre Dissaux, Ellidiss Technologies, France

Tutorials (half day)

  • “Access types and memory management in Ada 2012”
    Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France
  • “Design and architecture guidelines for trustworthy systems”
    William Bail, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • “Numerics for the Non-Numerical Analyst”
    Jean-Pierre Rosen, Adalog, France
  • “Requirements development for safety and security critical systems”
    William Bail, The MITRE Corporation, USA
  • “Writing Contracts in Ada”
    Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA Research & Innovation
  • “Introduction to Libadalang”
    R. Amiard, P.M. de Rodat
    Raphaël Amiard, Pierre-Marie de Rodat, AdaCore, France
  • “Unit-testing with Ahven”
    Jacob Sparre Andersen, JSA Research & Innovation
  • “Frama-C, a Framework for Analysing C Code”
    Julien Signoles, CEA LIST, France

Papers and Presentations

  • 10 refereed technical papers and 4 presentations in sessions
    on Safety and Security, Ada 202X, Handling Implicit Overhead,
    Real-time Scheduling, New Application Domains
  • 12 industrial presentations and experience reports in sessions on
    Ada in Industry, Space Systems, V&V of Safety-Cricital Software,
    Software Methodologies
  • submissions by authors from 19 countries, and accepted contributions
    from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Norway Poland, Portugal,
    South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA

Vendor exhibition and networking area

  • area features exhibitor booths, project posters, reserved vendor
    tables, and general networking options
  • several companies already committed; others expected to confirm soon
  • vendor presentation sessions in core program

Social events

  • each day: coffee breaks in the exhibition space and sit-down lunches
    offer ample time for interaction and networking
  • Tuesday evening: Ada-Europe General Assembly, followed by Welcome
    Reception; location will be announced in April
  • Wednesday evening: transportation to restaurant “A Casa do Bacalhau”,
    for the traditional Ada-Europe Conference Banquet; the name means
    “The House of the Codfish”, so it is not too difficult to guess
    what is their speciality
  • Best Paper and Best Presentation awards will be handed out


  • online registration is open at
  • early registration discount up to Monday May 14, 2018
  • additional discount for
    academia, Ada-Europe, ACM SIGAda, SIGBED and SIGPLAN members
  • student discounts are available
  • registration includes copy of printed proceedings at event
    includes coffee breaks and lunches
  • three day conference registration includes all social events
  • tutorial fees reduced when taken together with 3-day conference
  • payment possible by credit card or bank transfer
  • see registration page for all details


Please make sure you book accommodation as soon as possible.
Lisbon will be very busy in that week.

For more info and latest updates see the conference web site at

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon in June 2018!

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