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 Joint ITU-T and SDL Forum Society workshop on "ITU System Design Languages"
 Geneva, Switzerland, 15 – 16 September 2008 Contact: 


Monday, 15 September 2008
13:45 – 14:00 Opening Session: Arve Meisingset, Telenor – Vice Chairman ITU-T SG17
14:00 – 15:30 Session 1: Latest ITU-T Language Recommendations
Chair: Arve Meisingset

Objectives: SG17 has in its work programme for September 2008 consent of Recommendations for a new version of the Specifications and Description Language (SDL-2008) and the new User Requirements Notation (URN). This session provides presentations on SDL-2008 and URN.

Topic: The SDL-2008 language revision
Author: Rick Reed, TSE Ltd.

Topic: Development of Telecommunications Standards and Services with the User Requirements Notation
Authors: Gunter Mussbacher, Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee
16:00 – 17:30* Session 2: Model-based development
Chair: Edel Mary Sherrat

Objectives: Papers in this session present various aspects of modelling with the ITU System Design Languages. General issues raised (in particular any impact on further ITU-T work) will be discussed at the end of this session, and in the closing session of the workshop.

Topic: Model-driven Development of a MAC Layer for Ad-hoc Networks with SDL
Authors: Dennis Christmann, Reinhard Gotzhein, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Topic: Model-based Development of Self-organizing Earthquake Early Warning System
Authors: Joachim Fischer, Frank Kühnlenz, Klaus Ahrens, Humboldt-University, Germany

Topic: Micro-protocol based Development of Complex Routing Protocols with SDL
Authors: Alexander Geraldy, Christoph Heidinger, Reinhard Gotzhein, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

*If necessary this time can be extended beyond 17:30 to approximately 18:15.
17:30* – 19:00 Free time
19:00 – 22:00 SDL Forum Society AGM

Location: A venue (to be decided) within walking distance of ITU-T.
Refreshments: The SDL Forum Society will be providing refreshments.

This is the formal Annual General Meeting of the SDL Forum Society. The formal meeting is for members of the Society and the main issues are the minutes of the previous meeting, reports from the 2007-2008 Board, election of the 2008-2009 Board and plans for the future (including the conference event for 2009). It is expected the formal meeting will take about 30 minutes and will be followed by refreshments. Workshop participants are invited to join the meeting, but will not be able to vote unless they become SDL Forum Society members. There may be a small charge for refreshments for non-members.
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
09:00 – 10:30 Session 3: Tools
Chair: Martin von Löwis

Objectives: The ITU System Design Languages need supporting tools to be effective. Tool vendors were invited to present their current strategies in this session, which also includes a tool related paper. The discussion will focus on tool issues.

Topic: Telelogic tool strategy
Author: Irv Badr, Telelogic an IBM Company, USA

Topic: PragmaDev tool strategy
Author: Emmanuel Gaudin, Pragmadev, France

Topic: Tool-centered state-space analysis for wireless networks
Authors: Elena Volkova, Irv Badr, Telelogic an IBM Company, USA
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 Session 4: Language Development
Chair: Amardeo Sarma

Objectives: This session concludes the workshop with two papers related to Language Development, then a concluding discussion (at least 1 hour) on future directions for the System Design Languages.

Topic: Results in Using the New Version of the SDL-UML Profile
Authors: Alexander Kraas, Patrick Rehm, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems of Communication Technology (ESK), Germany

Topic: Adopting Meta-modelling for ITU-T languages
Author: Markus Scheidgen, Humboldt-University

Discussion: Future direction for ITU-T Languages
Led by: Amardeo Sarma, NEC, Germany


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