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Santa Monica, California
September 30 - October 1, 2003
Measuring & Assessing Software Quality

Call for papers

Program Chair: Michael Stal, Siemens

TOOLS - Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems - is a major series of international conferences and exhibitions entirely devoted to the applications of object-oriented technology. Its emphasis is on the practice of object technology and its applications in industrial environments, and complements the more academically-oriented perspective of traditional conferences. TOOLS provides a balanced coverage of the wealth of approaches, trends and variants in the object-oriented community. For anyone interested in OT, the TOOLS Conferences are the best places to learn from the experts and compare experiences with other Object-Oriented practitioners.

TOOLS USA '03 is now soliciting papers on all aspects of object-oriented technology. All submitted papers will be refereed and judged by the International Program Committee, not only according to standards of technical quality but also on their usefulness to practitioners and applied researchers. TOOLS USA '03 will feature a special emphasis on issues relating to the challenges of ensuring the quality of delivered applications. Technical papers that report and assess advances and experiences in this area are expressly sought.

A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

.	Object-Oriented programming and testing techniques
.	Specification and modeling methods
.	Trusted components, formal specifications, and reuse
.	Distributed and intelligent objects and agents
.	Standardization of languages and methods
.	Experience reports with Object-Oriented technology
.	Developing commercial software for the .NET platform
.	Building web service applications with .NET
.	System and network security

Abstracts must be submitted by electronic mail to no later than April 12, 2003. Subsequently, the full papers, in the range of 10 to 20 double-spaced pages (10,000 to 20,000 words), should be submitted electronically to no later than May 31, 2003.

The technical papers of the 44th TOOLS Conference will be published in a special issue the Journal of Object Technology (JOT). Final camera-ready versions of accepted papers will be required to adhere to the JOT publication format (guidelines available on the JOT Web site).

Important Dates:

	Electronic abstract submission: May 31, 2003
	Electronic manuscript submission: June 8, 2003
	Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2003
	Camera-ready papers due at JOT: July 31, 2003

Proposals should be submitted to:

	Michael Stal
	TOOLS USA '03 Program Chair
	Siemens AG Corporate Technology
	Dept. CT SE 2 (Architecture)
	Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
	Munich, Germany  81739
	Phone: +49 89 636 49380

To maximize your chances of acceptance, make sure to read the Guide for prospective TOOLS authors. [an error occurred while processing this directive]