TOOLS USA '98: Call for Speakers

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From: "Karen Ouellette" <>
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Date: 14 Feb 1998 14:40:26 -0500
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Keywords: conference, OOP

Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems


The Move To Componentware

Santa Barbara, California, August 3 - 7, 1998

Program Chair: Joseph Gil, IBM Research and Technion, Israel
Panel and Workshop Chair: Madhu Singh, Bellcore
Tutorial Chair: Richard Riehle, AdaWorks
Conference Chair: Bertrand Meyer, Interactive Software Engineering

TOOLS is the major international conference and exhibition devoted to
the applications of object-oriented technology. TOOLS USA '98, the
twenty-sixth TOOLS International Conference and Exhibition, returns to
Santa Barbara for the eighth time and continues the commitment to
excellence demonstrated by earlier conferences in Europe, the Pacific,
Asia and the US. Standards established for TOOLS by earlier
conferences in the series include:

* Emphasis on the practice of object-oriented technology and its
application in industrial environments, complementing the more
academically-oriented perspective of traditional conferences.

* Balanced coverage of the wealth of approaches, trends and variants in
the object-oriented community.

* Combination of tutorials by recognized experts, invited talks by
innovators in the field, relevant panel discussions, interactive
workshops, technical papers targeted to industry practitioners,
OO teaching symposium, design competition, and an up-to-date exhibition
of products and services.

* Solid technical program, based on a strict refereeing process
conducted by an international program committee comprised of both
academic and industry leaders.

As in previous year, TOOLS USA'98 is soliciting proposals for
tutorials. However, the format of the conference has slightly changed
this year from having 2 consecutive days of intensive tutorial
sessions to equally distributed sessions within the four-day
conference. This will allow participants to get more diversity in
their program. Tutorials at TOOLS are normally one half-day (four
hours including a break).

Topics of high potential interest in the OO field, and not yet covered
in other conferences are particularly sought for presentation at TOOLS
USA '98. Tutorials should be innovative, with a strong practical
content, or based on significant industrial developments, and be of
interest to a wide segment of the OO community. Examples include:
* non-partisan survey of the major solutions available in areas such
    as tools, environments, methods, languages, standards, etc., and based,
    as much as possible, on actual experience rather than just knowledge
though the literature.
* in-depth, non-partisan critical survey of a specific solution (in any
    area as defined above) which has attracted much attention.

A non-exhaustive list of topics include:
* Languages
* Analysis & Design Methods
* Real-time & distributed development
* Metrics, Testing, Patterns
* Mission-critical development
* Embedded applications
* Reuse, components, libraries
* Databases
* Migration to OO
* OO Implementation
* OO project management


In submitting your tutorial proposal, please include:
1. Title: attractive without being too long
2. Presenter(s): full name and contact address(es)
3. Abstract: concise description of the content and goals of your
        tutorial (200 words or less).
        The abstract will be used in the Advanced Programme
4. Tutorial level: beginner, intermediate, advanced
5. Required experience/expected audience
6. Has this tutorial been given before?
7. Biography of the presenter(s), including a list of any earlier
        tutorials presented any supplementary materials (such as publications
        by the presenter) which can help evaluate the proposal and its
8. Required equipment for presentation of the tutorial

Please note that you must prepare tutorial notes and/or use copies of
your slides for the participants.

If you are selected to present a tutorial at TOOLS US '98, you will be
entitled to submit an article of a related topic, for publication in the
TOOLS 26 Conference Proceedings, published by the IEEE Computer Society.


Speaking at TOOLS USA '98 in front of an audience of OO experts gives
you the opportunity to broaden your exposure and create new contacts
that can eventually develop into mutually beneficial partnership.
TOOLS USA '98 will therefore assume, for the tutorial presenters, the
following costs:
1. Transportation: TOOLS will be responsible for reserving and
          purchasing the flights and subsequently forwarding the ticket to the
          speakers. TOOLS will not reimburse any tickets.
2. Accommodation: TOOLS will assume the cost of two nights hotel
        accommodation at the Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort.
3. One free regular conference registration per half-day tutorial.
        Multiple speakers will decide to whom the registration is to be

Proposal Submission: March 27, 1998
Notification of Acceptance: April 10, 1998
Camera-ready article: May 15, 1998
Camera-ready notes: June 12, 1998

Proposals should be submitted to:

Richard Riehle
TOOLS USA '98 Tutorial Chair


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