Keynotes are online!
Proceedings are available
The TOOLS social networking site
The social networking site for TOOLS Europe 2008 is online. Use it to find and connect with people at the conference!
List of accepted papers
The list of accepted papers has been published.
The TOOLS 2008 conference
Following the successful resumption of June 2007, TOOLS EUROPE will be organized again at ETH Zurich in the first week of July 2008 (June 30th to July 4).
The conference covers all modern approaches to software development, with a special but not exclusive emphasis on O-O and components. It combines a selective refereeing process and an overwhelming concern with quality with a strong practical emphasis.
Hosting your event
One of the novel features of TOOLS 2008 will be to serve as a host for a number of software-related events. Already included among the TOOLS-hosted events are ICMT 2008 (International Conference on Model Transformation) and SEAFOOD 2008 (Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore and Outsourced Development).
Hosting an event (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.
The Tools conference series
The TOOLS 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 (see the TOOLS 2007 page). 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.