Previous editions

The original TOOLS conference series started in 1989 and, over the following years, held multiple sessions: TOOLS EUROPE, TOOLS USA, TOOLS PACIFIC, TOOLS CHINA and TOOLS EASTERN EUROPE. TOOLS played a major role in the spread of object-oriented and component technologies; many seminal software concepts now taken for granted were first discussed at TOOLS, taking advantage of the informal, application-oriented, technically intense and marketing-free atmosphere of the conference. After an interruption of four years TOOLS has started again, hosted by ETH Zurich for the first time in June 2007 with great success.

Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations (STAF) was formed after the end of the successful TOOLS federated event in 2012, providing a loose umbrella organisation with a steering committee that aims to provide continuity. Today, STAF is a federation of a number of the leading conferences on software technologies.

The STAF federated event runs annually; the conferences that participate may vary from year to year, but all focus on practical and foundational advances in software technology. The conferences address all aspects of software technology, from object-oriented design, testing, mathematical approaches to modelling and verification, transformation, model-driven engineering, aspect-oriented techniques, and tools.

Conference Date Place
STAF’20 July 22 – 26, 2020 Virtual Conference
STAF’19 July 15 – 19, 2019 Eindhoven, The Netherlands
STAF’18 June 25 – 29, 2018 Toulouse, France
STAF’17 July 17 – 21, 2017 Marburg, Germany
STAF’16 July 4 – 8, 2016 Vienna, Austria
STAF’15 July 20 – 24, 2015 L’Aquila, Italy
STAF’14 July 21 – 25, 2014 York, United Kingdom
STAF’13 June 17 – 20, 2013 Budapest, Hungary
TOOLS’12 May 28 – June 1, 2012 Prague, Czech Republic
TOOLS’11 June 27 – July 1, 2011 Zurich, Switzerland
TOOLS’10 June 28 – July 2, 2010 Málaga, Spain
TOOLS’09 June 29 – July 3, 2009 Zurich, Switzerland
TOOLS’08 June 30 – July 4, 2008 Zurich, Switzerland
TOOLS’07 June 24 – 27, 2007 Zurich, Switzerland