Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems
ETAPS 2007 is the tenth instance of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, and thus a cause for celebration. The events that comprise ETAPS address various aspects of the system - velopment process, including speci?cation, design, implementation, analysis and improvement. The languages, methodologies and tools which support these - tivities are all well within its scope. Di?erent blends of theory and practice are represented, with an inclination towards theory with a practical motivation on the one hand and soundly based practice on the other. Many of the issues involved in software design apply to systems in general, including hardware s- tems, and the emphasis on software is not intended to be exclusive. HistoryandPrehistoryofETAPS ETAPS as we know it is an annual federated conference that was established in 1998 by combining ?ve conferences [Compiler Construction (CC), European SymposiumonProgramming(ESOP),FundamentalApproachestoSoftware- gineering(FASE), Foundations of SoftwareScience and ComputationStructures (FOSSACS), Tools and Algorithms for Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS)] with satellite events.