TOOLS USA '98 - 1st Call for Papers & Registration

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From: "Karen Ouellette" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,comp.object,
Date: 30 Jan 1998 00:39:05 -0500
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Keywords: conference, CFP, OOP

Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems


The Move To Componentware

Santa Barbara, California, August 3 - 7, 1998

Program Chair: Joseph Gil, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
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, technical papers
targeted to industry practitioners, 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:

  Jan Bosch - University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden
  Gilad Bracha - Sun Microsystems, USA
  Craig Chambers - University of Washington, USA
                                        (OOPSLA'98 chair)
  Derek Coleman - King's College, UK
  Raimund K. Ege - Florida International University, USA
                                        (TOOLS USA 97 Chair)
  Donald G. Firesmith - Storage Technology Corp., USA
  Martin Fowler - Independent Consultant, USA
  Brian Henderson-Sellers - Swinburne U. of Technology, Australia
  Laura Hill - BancAmerica Robertson Stephens, USA
  Eric Jul - Aalborg Univ. & Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark
                            (ECOOP 98 Chair)
  Stuart Kent - University of Brighton, UK
  Qiaoyun Li - Sony Corporation, Japan
  Robert Marcus - General Motors, USA
  Bertrand Meyer - Interactive Software Engineering, USA
  Christine Mingins - Monash University, Australia
                                              (TOOLS Pacific 98 Chair/TOOLS Asia 98 co-chair)
  Richard Mitchell - University of Brighton, UK
                                            (TOOLS Europe 99 Chair)
  Michael Philippsen - University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  Douglas C. Schmidt - Washington University, USA
  Bran Selic - ObjecTime Limited, Canada
  Frank Tip - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  Amiram Yehudai - Tel-Aviv University, Israel

The TOOLS 26 Conference Proceedings will be made available
worldwide through the IEEE Computer Society as well as from the
TOOLS Conference Committee.

TOOLS USA '98 is now soliciting papers on all aspects of object-oriented
technology. All submitted papers will be refereed and judged not only
according to standards of technical quality but also on their usefulness
to practitioners and applied researchers.
A non-exhaustive list of suggested topics includes:

+ Reports of experiences with O-O technology
+ Migration toward O-O software development
+ Management and training issues
+ User interfaces, persistence and databases
+ Specification, modeling, and patterns
+ Class management and evolution
+ Empirical and field studies
+ Production, distribution and revenue collection of industrial-quality
    reusable components

TOOLS 26 will feature a special emphasis on issues relating the
challenges of building components, libraries, and frameworks. Technical
papers that report and assess advances and experiences in this area are
expressly sought. A special "Object-Oriented Reuse " track will include
workshop(s), tutorials, panel discussions, and featured speakers.



  Electronic abstract submission: March 4th, 1998
  Manuscript (electronic or hard-copy) submission: March 6th, 1998
  Notification: April 6th, 1998
  Camera ready version: May 15th, 1998
  Conference: August 3rd, 1998


Submitted papers should be in the range of 10 to 20 double-spaced
pages, or 10,000 to 20,000 words. You may wish to consult the on-line
Guide for prospective TOOLS authors:
( when writing your paper.
TOOLS proceedings will be published with IEEE. Final camera-ready
version of accepted papers will therefore be required to adhere to the
IEEE publications format
(, and will contain
no more than 10 pages.


In the first phase, an abstract of the paper must be sent by electronic
mail to (be sure to mention "TOOLS USA
'98 Abstract" in the subject line). Your messages must include the
following information in plain ASCII form:

  Title: paper title, up to 80 characters.
  Author(s): names and affiliations of all authors
  Contact: electronic mail, telephone and fax numbers,
      and address of contact author
  Keywords: 5-10 keywords describing the paper.
  Abstract: up to 200 words abstract of the intended submission.

  The deadline for abstract submission is March 4th, 1998


Manuscripts can be submitted either electronically or in hard copy to
arrive by March 6th, 1998. The accompanying submission letter,
electronic or hard copy, should include a statement to the effect that
if the submitted manuscript is accepted for presentation then one or
more of the authors will attend the conference to present it.

Electronic submission: send an electronic mail message to (be sure to mention "TOOLS USA'98
Submission" in the subject line), including paper title and author(s)
names in text form and the paper manuscript as MIME attachment.
The following formats are accepted:

  Lotus Ami Pro (single file, this is the preferred format)
  Postscript (make sure that the PS file can be viewed with ghostview)
  MS-Word (single file)
  HTML (collection of files in tar, gzipped format)
  PDF (single file)

If your mailer cannot make MIME attachments, then you may only use
Postscript format.

Hardcopy submission: Send six hard copies to the program chair the
program chair:

Joseph Gil
c/o IBM Business Support Center H1-J16
30 Saw Mill River Rd.
Hawthorne NY 10532 USA
Phone: +1-914-784-7062 (for courier sends)
If you need to get in touch with the program chair, please use
(be sure to mention "TOOLS USA'98" in the subject line)
or call him at +1-914-784-7531.

Proposals for Tutorials, Panels, and Workshops are also solicited and
should be directed to the conference office:

TOOLS Conferences
ISE Building
270 Storke Road, Second floor
Goleta, CA 93117 USA
Phone: 805-685-1006, Fax: 805-685-6869

TOOLS will feature an exhibition of products and services. Exhibitors
should contact the Conference organization to receive the Exhibitor's
Information Package and Contract.

San Diego Technical Books is the official bookstore of TOOLS USA '98.

A special ISE Eiffel User Workshop will take place on Tuesday,
August 4th. As in past years, the meeting will provide a forum for users
to share experiences and interact with peers who have been successful
in implementing Eiffel-generated application.

DON'T MISS the Fifth International Symposium on Teaching Object
Technology (STOT) on Friday, August 7th! Devoted exclusively to O-O
education, this symposium will be an opportunity for teachers in
academia, training managers in companies, and everyone with an interest
in O-O methods to discuss the problems and techniques of teaching this


                                                          EARLY-BIRD ADVANCED REGULAR
                                                          Before March 6 Before June 26 After June 26
1 Day $445.00 $475.00 $495.00
2 Consecutive Days $695.00 $745.00 $795.00
3 Consecutive Days $875.00 $995.00 $1075.00
4 Consecutive Days $995.00 $1165.00 $1295.00
STOT(with conference*)$245.00 $275.00 $300.00
STOT(Symposium only) $325.00 $345.00 $375.00
* if registered for at least two days of the conference

Full-Time Faculty Member:
Take advantage of a 50% discount on the above registration fees

Full-Time Student:
Take advantage of a 75% discount on the above registration fees

Non-academic authors who will find their papers selected to be included
in the published proceedings of the TOOLS USA '98 Conference will be
entitled to the 50% faculty discount.

A 10% discount is applicable to any registration of three or more people
from the same company site at the same time for a minimum of 2 days
attendance. For 5 or more people the discount is 20%. These discounts
are applicable to Regular and Faculty registrations only.

Prices include: a copy of the tutorial notes for each tutorial attended;
a copy of the conference proceedings; breaks; lunches; beach barbecue
on Monday, August 3; open-air classical concert and conference dinner
on Wednesday, August 5; and free access to the exhibit.

Prices include: a copy of the tutorial notes for each tutorial attended;
a copy of the conference proceedings; breaks; lunches; and free access
to the exhibit. Tickets to the beach barbecue on Monday, August 3, and
open-air classical concert and conference dinner on Wednesday, August 5
may be purchased separately.

Payment should be made by check, credit card or international money
order to TOOLS Conferences and accompanied by the registration form.
Substitutions will be accepted at any time. Written cancellations
received by July 3 will be liable to a 50 percent service fee. After
this date, there will be no refund.

TOOLS USA '97 will be held at the Fess Parker's Double Tree Resort,
the most beautiful resort on the south coast, right across from the
Santa Barbara beach, which offers many recreational opportunities.
Rooms are available for conference attendees at the special rates of
$185 single/double, $200 triple and $215 quadruple (guaranteed until
July 2, or until vacancy). For reservations contact:
Fess Parker's Double Tree Resort
633 East Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone 805-564-4333 or 800-879-2929
Fax 805-962-8198

To benefit from the special rate, you must mention that you are
attending TOOLS USA 98. Alternative accommodations are available,
please contact the TOOLS Conference Committee, or
Hot Spots Accommodation (9:00-21:00 PST)
36 State Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone 805-564-1637 or (US only) 800-793-7666
Fax: 805-564-1633.

American Airlines is the official carrier of the 26th TOOLS Conference.
Valuable discounts are offered to attendees traveling with AA from a
destination in the US or through a connecting flight in the US. Simply
call the American Airlines Meeting Services desk toll free number
1-800-433-1790 and specify the AN#3378UF.

For any other information on carriers and flight availability, please
contact International Travel of Santa Barbara, Phone (800) 383-2116,
Fax (805) 683-2118.

The airport is less than fifteen minutes from downtown Santa Barbara,
and a free shuttle service from the airport to the Fess Parker is
available by calling the Resort upon arrival, at (805) 564-4333.

TOOLS attendees using American Airlines to travel to and from the
conference can benefit from more valuable discounts from AVIS car rental.
Simply call the worldwide reservation line at 800-831-2847 and specify
the AWD#B136000. You will be asked to present your AA ticket at the
AVIS counter.

For five memorable days, starting on August 5th through 9th, Santa
Barbara's week-long festival celebrates the founding of the city by
Spanish missionaries. Residents and visitors will join in sharing our
cultural and romantic past with the ringing of the bells on the steps of
the Old Mission, the procession of the El Desfile Historico parade to
the colorful Mercados, the Rodeo featuring the Competicion de Vaqueros,
the Arts & Crafts Show, the beautiful Noches do Ronda and much more,
with most events free to all.
Visit their Web site at

We urge you to stay a few extra days in Santa Barbara to join the
festivities with your family and friends!

Take a peek at some of Santa Barbara's history and activities
(festivals, winery tours, scenic drives, etc.) see:


Note: to register, please print this form, fill it, and fax it to
805-685-6869. An on-line form will be added in the next few days.

I wish to attend:

___ Day(s) at TOOL USA '98 from August __ to __ , 1998
| | Symposium on Teaching Object Technology
| | Barbecue at the beach
___ extra tickets at $30 each
| | Conference Dinner & Concert
___ extra tickets at $60 each


Conference $
Symposium on Teaching Object Technology $ ______________
___ extra tickets for the Barbecue at $30 each $ ______________
___ extra tickets for the Dinner at $60 each $ _______________
Discount for multiple attendees from the same affiliation

$ _______________

                                                                                                                                          Total $

/ / Check or International money order
/ / VISA / / Mastercard / / American Express

Card Number __________________________ Exp. ______________

Authorized Signature +______________________________________

/ / My company is interested in exhibiting. Please send me the
Exhibitor's Information Package and Contract
by / / e-mail / / fax / / post


Name _______________________________________________________

Affiliation ________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________

City _______________________ State__________ Zip ___________

Phone _________________________ Fax _____________________

Email ______________________________

Send Payment & Registration form to:

TOOLS Conferences
ISE Building,
270 Storke Road, 2nd Floor
Goleta, CA 93117, USA
Phone: (805) 685-1006 Fax: (805) 685-6869


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