The 2010 TOOLS Federated Conference Series tool place between the 28th of June and the 2nd of July in Málaga Spain. TOOLS has been around the block a few times, 48 times to be exact. The conference was founded in 1989 by Bertrand Meyer as a place where practical results in object-oriented technology could be published. After a hiatus from 2002 to 2006, TOOLS reinvented itself as a Federated Conference consisting of the International Conference on Model Transformation (ICMT), Tests and Proofs (TAP), Software Composition (SC) and TOOLS Europe. For the first three years of the new formula, TOOLS was held in Zürich and financially supported by the Chair of Software Engineering at ETHZ and Eiffel Software. This year was the federation’s first time away from home and it has been a great success. The flawless hospitality of Antonio Vallecillo and his team from the University of Málaga and a wonderful weather conspired to make TOOLS a success. The program included nine workshops: Business System Management and Engineering, Dynamic Languages and Applications, Model Comparison in Practice, Model-Driven Service Engineering, Model Transformations with ATL, Quantitative Approaches on Object-Oriented Software Engineering and Related Paradigms, Transformation Tool Contest, Transforming and Weaving Ontologies and Model Driven Engineering, and Component and Service Interoperability. There were eight invited speakers: Stefano Ceri (Milano), Oege de Moor (Oxford), Betrand Meyer (ETHZ), Ivar Jacobson (IJI), Michael Ernst (Washington), Nachi Nagapan (Microsoft) and Valérie Issarny (INRIA). Videos of their talks are available here.
Many photos are on the Facebook page of the conference (here) where you can find the results of the TOOLS photo contest.