TOOLS Europe 2000

Mont St Michel & St Malo, France, 5-8 June 2000

Enterprise Architecture - Patterns - Components

First call for contributions

Deadline 30th January 2000

IntroductionTechnical PapersTutorialsWorkshops and PanelsTentative SubmissionsChairsProgramme Committee

TOOLS is the major international conference series devoted to applications of object-oriented technology. TOOLS Europe 2000 will be held in Le Mont St Michel, at the borderline of Normandy and Brittany in the north-west of France, and will continue the commitment to excellence of earlier TOOLS conferences in Europe, Australia, Asia and the USA. Standards established for TOOLS by earlier conferences in the series include:

Technical papers

TOOLS Europe 2000 is now soliciting papers on all aspects of object-oriented technology. All submitted papers will be refereed and assessed for technical quality and usefulness to practitioners and applied researchers.

TOOLS Europe particularly welcomes papers that present general findings based upon industrial experience. Such papers will be judged by the quality of their contribution to industrial best-practice (rather than their contribution to the body of research knowledge).

The proceedings of TOOLS Europe 2000 will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, and authors of accepted papers will be given a format in which to submit their final manuscripts.

As a guide, finished papers must not exceed 12 pages when printed on a page area of 6 inches by 9 inches, with a main font of 11-point Times New Roman, single-spaced with 13-point interline spacing. Papers may be submitted in other formats, but should not be substantially longer than indicated.

Submission topics

Here is a non-exhaustive list of suggested topics:

Submission details

Submit two documents:

  1. Send an electronic copy of your paper to the chair of the Programme Committee, Richard Mitchell, to arrive no later than Sunday 30th January 2000.
    The preferred format for submissions is pdf. Postscript submissions will be accepted provided we can convert them to pdf using standard tools (such as Acrobat Distiller).


  2. Prior to submission, please send a plain-text Notice of Submission by email to Richard Mitchell containing:

Planned dates

Submissions Sunday 30th January 2000

Notices of acceptance 20th March 2000

Final manuscript 9th April 2000


Proposals are sought for high-quality tutorials. Send all proposals to the Tutorials Chair, Alan Cameron Wills, to arrive no later than Sunday 30th January 2000.

Each tutorial is half a day in length. A tutorial should address a single topic and have a clearly-defined target audience. The presenter should have proven experience that qualifies him or her to give the tutorial.

Proposals for tutorials should identify the topic, the audience and the relevant experience of the presenter. Proposals should be submitted by using the web form at If you wish to discuss your proposal first, please email the Tutorials Chair, Alan Cameron Wills

A tutorial will usually involve a variety of activities for those attending.

Workshops and Panels

TOOLS Europe will continue its tradition of providing a forum for experts to meet and exchange knowledge and experience, and is soliciting proposals for workshops and panels.


Workshops can be half a day or a full day in length. A workshop should have a well-defined theme, and a clearly-defined target audience. A workshop is a meeting of peers, who come together in order to share expertise. Proposals are sought for two kinds of workshops:

Proposals for workshops should identify the theme, those who would benefit from attending, and the relevant experience of the convenor. Proposals should be in plain text, and should be around 2-3 pages in length.

Proposals should be submitted by email to the Workshops and Panels Chair, Jan Bosch, by Sunday 30th January 2000.


Panels are usually an hour or so in length. A panel of experts address a particular topic to the benefit of the panellists and their audience.

Proposals for panels should identify the topic, describe the qualities of the proposed chair, list those who will be invited to be panelists, and explain how the panel will operate.

Proposals should be in plain text, and should be around 2-3 pages when printed normally.

Proposals should be submitted by email to the Workshops and Panels Chair, Jan Bosch, by Sunday 30th January 2000.

Tentative submissions

Please feel free to initiate an informal discussion on the suitability of a proposed submission by emailing the appropriate chair.


Conference Series Chair Bertrand Meyer (ISE, USA)
Conference Chair Jean-Marc Jezequel (IRISA/CNRS, France)
Programme Committee Chair Richard Mitchell (InferData Corporation, USA & University of Brighton, UK)
Programme Committee Co-Chair    Mark Woodman (Middlesex University, UK)
Tutorials Chair Alan Cameron Wills (TriReme International Ltd, UK)
Workshops and Panels Chair Jan Bosch (University of Karlskrona/Ronneby, Sweden)
Organizing Committee Elisabeth Lebret, Marie-Claude Sance-Plouchart (IRISA/INRIA, France)
 Secretariat and Web page  Marie-Noëlle Georgeault (IRISA/INRIA, France)

Programme Committee

Mehmet Aksit (Twente Research & Education, The Netherlands)
Jim Armstrong (TA Group Ltd, UK)
Richard Bielak (CAL FP (US) Inc, USA)
Franco Civello (Cap Gemini, UK)
Mark Collins-Cope (Ratio Group, UK)
Dominique Colnet (LORIA, France)
Bernard Coulange (Verilog, France)
Christopher Creel (Technical Resource Connection, USA)
John Daniels (Syntropy Limited, UK)
Guido Dedene (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Paul Dubois (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
Jean-Marc Geib (University of Lille, France)
Petter Graff (InferData Corporation, USA)
Ian Graham (Chase Manhattan Bank, UK)
Rachid Guerraoui (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland)
Benedict Heal (Benedict Heal Associates, UK)
Brian Henderson-Sellers (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Laura Hill (Sun Microsystems, USA)
Shusaku Iida (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
René Jacquart (CERT, France)
Anneke Kleppe (Klasse Objecten, The Netherlands)
Reto Kramer (Cambridge Technology Partners, Switzerland)
Sven-Eric Lautemann (University of Frankfurt, Germany)
Arthur Lee (University of Idaho, USA and Korea University, Korea)
Michel Lemoine (ONERA-CERT, France)
David Lorenz (Northeastern University, USA)
Ian Maung (Computer Associates International, USA)
Jim McKim (Rensselaer at Hartford, USA)
Mira Mezini (University of Siegen, Germany)
Anna Mikhajlova (Abo Akademi University, Finland)
Christine Mingins (Monash University, Australia)
Frieder Monninger (Object Tools, Germany)
Kasper Østerbye (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Meilir Page-Jones (Wayland Systems, USA)
Trygve Reenskaug (Numerica Taskon A/S, Norway)
Jean-Claude Royer (IRIN, University of Nantes, France)
Bernhard Rumpe (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Paul Taylor (Simsion Bowles & Associates, Australia)
Ted Velkoff (Eidea Labs, Inc., USA)
Kim Waldén (ENEA, Sweden)
Tony Wasserman (Software Methods and Tools, USA)
Wolf Zimmermann (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Jean-Francois Zubillaga, (CALFP Bank, UK)