The SDL Forum is a biennial (once every two years) event where experts, users, toolmakers and even some critics of ITU System Design Languages (such as ITU Message Sequence Chart, ITU Specification and Description Language) and related notations (such as UML) can meet face to face. Although it is a conference, the name "Forum" is retained because the main characteristic of the Forum is a meeting place for people involved or interested in System Design Languages (SDL).
The SAM workshop provides an open discussion platform: the first workshop concerning Specification and Description Language And Message Sequence Chart (MSC) matters. The proceedings of the 4th workshop had the title System Analysis and Modelling: 4th International SDL and MSC workshop, with the theme Security Analysis and Modelling. SAM thus addresses topics related to various description techniques and the use of the acronym has evolved: for the 5th (and subsequent workshops) the title is System Analysis and Modelling. The intended audience ranges from SDL Forum members to tool vendors, and from researchers to users, and participants in standardization bodies on System Design Language matters. The workshop is usually limited to about 100 persons. Being a less formal event than the biennial SDL Forum the workshop is expected to be a place for intensive discussions enabling the exchange of ideas for the future development and application of System Design Languages.
Other Society Events
An additional one day workshop in 2004 was organised in collaboration with the Institute for Informatics University of Göttingen.
ITU-T Meetings on Languages
During Autumn of 2008 the ITU held the World Telecommunication Standards Assembly (WTSA) at which decisions were made about the Study Group to carry out further study and maintenance of the ITU System Design Languages. For the 2009-2012 period the System Design Languages issues will continue to be covered by Study Group 17.
Meetings in the previous 2004-2008 period were:
Technical meetings were planned for 24-25 June 2005 in Grimstad following the 12th SDL Forum, Sept 2005 in Windermere, February 2006 in Geneva, May/Jun 2006 at Kaiserslautern before/after SAM2006, Paris Sep 2006, October 2006 at ETSI and February 2007 at ETSI. The documents of these meetings are also available to members.
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