CfP: SDL'05

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From: Andreas Prinz (
Date: Fri 10 Dec 2004 - 14:56:59 GMT

Please note the extension of the scope of the SDL conference to include
the use of precise UML models.

*                          Call for Papers                           *
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*                          SDL Forum 2005                            *
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*       12th SDL Forum: Integration of System Design Languages       *
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*                  June 20-24, 2005, Grimstad, Norway                *
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*               Abstract submission :       January  24, 2005        *
*               Technical paper submission: February  7, 2005        *
*               Author notification:        February 21, 2005        *
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The SDL Forum is held every 2 years by the SDL Forum Society and has
become the most important event in the calendar for anyone involved in
System Design Languages and related technologies. It is the primary
conference event where the evolution of these languages is discussed.
The SDL Forum Society is a non-profit organisation established by
language users and tool providers to promote and develop the set of
modelling languages recommended by ITU (ASN.1, MSC, SDL, eODL, TTCN
and URN).
There is a significant convergence between the languages specified by
ITU-T and the set of UML notations offered by OMG (Object Management
Group), which are usually covered in the UML Models conference
( To take this convergence into
account, the scope of the SDL Forum conference has been extended to
include the use of precise UML models, combining the strong areas of
the ITU languages with the pragmatics of UML to produce profitable
code and effective implementations.
The SDL Forum addresses topics related to the modelling and analysis
of reactive systems, distributed systems and real-time systems such as
telecommunications, automotive, aerospace and web-based applications.
The conference programme will include:
• presentations from invited speakers
• tutorials
• presentation of research and industrial papers
• workshops
• tool demonstrations and posters
• excellent networking opportunities
The intended audience includes users of modelling techniques (in
industrial, research and standardization contexts), tool vendors and
language researchers.

There will be again an SDL´05 Design Contest. The details will be
published later. Please check the website for more information.

The aim of the forum is to anticipate and influence the future trends
and to focus on issues that are important to its expected delegates.
Authors are therefore invited to submit papers on topics related to
System Design Languages including (but not limited to):
• Promoting System Design Languages: Teaching, learning and describing
the languages; standardization; integration of and relations between
standards; methodology for the use of the languages.
• Integration of System Design Languages in theory and in tools: Use
of UML models in a formal way; combined use of different System Design
Languages; language and notation interoperability; integration of
supporting tools.
• Evolution of languages and notations: New language constructs and
semantics; evaluations of languages/notations; time, performance,
security, and other non-functional aspects; languages to define
language constructs and semantics.
• Model-driven development: Model-based systems engineering; analysis
and transformation of models; reuse approaches; verification and
validation of models; systematic testing based on and applied to
• Industrial application reports: Classical application areas such as
telecommunication; emerging application areas such as automotive,
aerospace, hardware, Web-centric; new telecommunication contexts;
specification, validation and testing of real time and distributed

Submissions should be previously unpublished, written in English, no
longer than 16 pages (including the illustrations and bibliography)
and using the LNCS style. Submission will only be accepted in
electronic form via Acceptable file
formats for initial submission are PostScript (compressed) and PDF.
The proceedings are to be published as a book in the LNCS series.
Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop by one of the
authors. Important dates (hard deadlines):
January 24, 2005 Deadline for submission of abstract
February 7, 2005 Deadline for submission of full paper
February 21, 2005 Notification of acceptance
March 21, 2005 Final papers for the Proceedings

Programme Committee
Andreas Prinz, Agder University College, Norway
Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
Laurent Doldi, TransMeth Sud-Ouest, France
Anders Ek, Telelogic, Sweden
Joachim Fischer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Uwe Glässer, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jens Grabowski, University of Lübeck, Germany
Susanne Graf, Verimag, France
Øystein Haugen, University of Oslo, Norway
Dieter Hogrefe, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany
Eckhardt Holz, Hasso-Plattner-Institut Potsdam, Germany
Sune Jakobsson, Telenor, Norway
Martin von Löwis, Hasso-Plattner-Institute Potsdam, Germany
Birger Møller-Pedersen, University of Oslo, Norway
Anders Olsen, Cinderella, Denmark
Steve Randall, PQM Consultants, United Kingdom
Rick Reed, TSE Ltd, United Kingdom
Richard Sanders, SINTEF, Norway
Amardeo Sarma, NEC, Germany
Ina Schieferdecker, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Edel Sherratt, University of Wales Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
William Skelton, SOLINET, Germany
Thomas Weigert, Motorola, USA
Milan Zoric, ETSI, France

The 12th SDL Forum is organised by Agder University College,
SDL Forum Society, and ITU-T

Conference Chair: Andreas Prinz
Faculty of Engineering and Science
Agder University College
Grimstad, Norway

Prof. Andreas Prinz
Agder University College
Open Systems Development Group
Tel: +47 3725 3220

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