TOOLS EUROPE 2008 DATES ANNOUNCED:
FIRST WEEK OF JULY
2008 will take place in the week of June 30th to
July 4, 2008.
The conference Web page will
be ready soon at the present URL (tools.ethz.ch);
watch the page for details, but don't wait to start preparing your proposals
for papers, tutorials, workshops and other contributions.
Hosting your conference
The TOOLS week will
host a number of related events, in particular the SEAFOOD 2008 conference
(Software Engineering For Outsourced and Offshored Development), see
seafood.ethz.ch. Hosting a conference or workshop at TOOLS presents
several advantages, including handling of all organizational matters by the
TOOLS staff and the possibility for participants of attending all other
events such as keynotes, tutorials and social events. Contact the TOOLS
organizers if you are interested in co-hosting possibilities.
Thanks to all the participants who contributed to making TOOLS 2007 a success. See you next year for TOOLS 2008!
conference series started in 1989 and, over the following 15 years, held 45
sessions: TOOLS EUROPE, TOOLS USA, TOOLS PACIFIC, TOOLS CHINA and TOOLS
EASTERN EUROPE. TOOLS played a major role in the spread of object-oriented
and component technologies; many seminal software concepts now taken for
granted were first discussed at TOOLS, taking advantage of the informal,
application-oriented, technically intense and marketing-free atmosphere of
the conference. Invited speakers have included countless luminaries of
science and industry such as Kent Beck, Robert Binder, Peter Coad, Alistair
Cockburn, Steve Cook, James Coplien, Brad Cox, Miguel de Icaza, John Dvorak,
Martin Fowler, Erich Gamma, Adele Goldberg, Richard Helms, Tony Hoare, Ivar
Jacobson, Philippe Kahn, Alan Kay, Bertrand Meyer, Jim Miller, Robin Milner,
David Parnas, Trygve Reenskaug, Michael Stal, Dave Thomas, David Taylor,
Tony Wasserman and many others.
After an interruption of four years TOOLS has started
again, hosted by ETH Zurich for the first time in June 2007 with great
success. TOOLS has broadened its scope beyond the original topics of object
technology and component-based development to encompass all modern,
practical approaches to software development, in keeping with the
traditional TOOLS spirit of technical excellence, focus on practicality,
combination of theory and applications, and reliance on the best experts
from academia and industry. The 2008 session, organized as a convenient
combination of software conferences over an action-packed week, will uphold
that spirit and should be the best TOOLS ever.
MOST RECENT CONFERENCE:
TOOLS EUROPE 2007: Object, Models, Components and Patterns
Zurich, Switzerland, 24-27 June 2007