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TOOLS - Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems - is the major series of international conferences and exhibition entirely devoted to the applications of component and object technology. Its emphasis is on the practice of object technology and its applications in industrial environments, complementing 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 O-O practitioners.

Reflecting the international nature of interest and contributions to object-oriented development, the conferences are held three times per year on three different continents: TOOLS USA, TOOLS Europe, and TOOLS PACIFIC. In 1997, the three became four, with the addition of TOOLS ASIA in Beijing, China.

Initiated in 1989, the TOOLS Conference Series now celebrates its 10th anniversary and continues its commitment to excellence demonstrated by earlier conferences.

Each one the TOOLS conference is a week-full of intense object technology updates including the following components:

Invited presentations by some of the most renowned innovators in the field of O-O:

Adele Goldberg, Philippe Kahn, Bertrand Meyer, Ivar Jacobson, Meilir Page-Jones, Kraig Brockschmidt, Richard Helms, Erich Gamma, Roger Osmond, Jean-Marc Nerson, Francois Bancilhon, Jacob Stein, Mary Loomis, Bill Premerlani, Derek Coleman, Michael Jackson, David Thomas, Kim Waldén, John C. Dvorak, and many others.

Tutorials by recognized experts on topics extending over the whole range of object-oriented concepts, such as:

O-O and the Internet, O-O databases, patterns, frameworks, Java, distributed objects, analysis and design methodology, components, reuse, UML, O-O languages, concurrency, formal methods, management issues, metrics, and many others.

Solid technical program, based on a strict refereeing process, conducted by an international program committee comprised of both academic and industry leaders; the TOOLS Conference Proceedings are published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

Interactive workshops and lively panel debates on the most exciting issues of the moment.

An exhibition of the latest products and services by the major vendors in the field.

Supplementary events such as user group meetings, working group discussions, impromptu working sessions, BOFs etc.

And of course an attractive social program in the superb locations selected by TOOLS. [an error occurred while processing this directive]