System Design Languages: Final Call for Participation

System Design Languages: Final Call for Participation

From: Andreas Prinz ^lt;>
Date: Wed 08 Jun 2005 - 13:32:20 BST
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*               Final Call for Participation               *
*                      SDL Forum 2005                      *
*  12th SDL Forum: Integration of System Design Languages  *
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*            June 20-23, 2005, Grimstad, Norway            *
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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). This year, 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

The intended audience includes users of modelling techniques
(in industrial, research and standardization contexts), tool
vendors and language researchers. By tradition, the SDL Forum
is a meeting place for people from industry with people from
academia, bringing research results directly to the industry.
SDL'05 includes papers as well as discussion session to
state-of-the-art problems in the area of system design languages.

June, 20th: Tutorial day
Four half-day tutorials given by high-level experts to choose from:
- Susanne Graf et. al.: IF: validation of real-time UML & SDL models
- Bran Selic: UML 2.0
- Ina Schieferdecker et. al.: Model-driven engineering and testing
- Eckhardt Holz: Transformation and integration of languages

June, 21st - 23rd: Conference
- Invited talk on Executable high-level specifications,
by Andy Evans, Co-founder of pUML, man. director of Xactium Ltd, UK.
- Invited talk on Code generation from high-level specifications,
by Thomas Weigert, Motorola, USA, Rapporteur for SDL framework & UML at ITU.
- Six sessions for 16 refereed full papers and six application papers
- Discussion sessions based on short papers & position statements
- Presentation and discussion of the use of SDL for the Internet
   (Daidalos project).

June, 24th - 25th: ITU-T Language Rapporteurs Meeting
All SDL'05 participants are invited to the joint meeting on
Requirements Languages, Specification and Implementation Languages,
and SDL Framework & UML (ITU-T Q.12,11,13/17).

Please find the detailed programme at the conference web pages

SDL Design Contest
The SDL'05 Design Contest (powered by Safire-SDL) is open for
participation until May 31st. Participants will present their
results at the conference. Three generous prizes are to be
awarded at the end of the conference. Details are available at

Grimstad is the town in Norway with one of the highest number
of recorded days of sunshine! It is situated in south Norway,
50 km east of Kristiansand. Grimstad was awarded town status
as far back as 1816 and today the population is above 18,000.
Here peace and quiet prevails, and Grimstad is an excellent
place for those seeking to relax and enjoy life by
'the wonderful sea and the waves'.
The conference will take place in the Grimstad campus of the
Agder University College with good computer facilities and
a beautiful surrounding for nice walks.

Electronic registration is open via the conference web site.
It is possible to register to the tutorial day only, to the
conference, or to both. Register now!

The SDL'05 conference is sponsored by:
- Grimstad kommune (
- Cinderella (
- Høgskolen i Agder (
- SDL Forum Society (
- Xactium (
- SAS (official airline) (
- Pragmadev (
- Telenor (
- Telelogic (

Prof. Andreas Prinz
Agder University College
Open Systems Development Group
Tel: +47 3725 3220
Received on Wed Jun 08 13:33:05 2005