The SDL Forum is held every 2 years and is one of the most important open events in the calendar for anyone from academia or industry involved in System Design Languages and modelling technologies. It is a primary conference event for discussion of the evolution and use of these languages. The most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field are discussed and presented. Modelling, specification, and analysis of distributed systems, embedded systems, communication systems, and real-time systems are addressed. The 14th SDL Forum will be held from the 22nd to the 24th of September 2009 by Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, in collaboration with IBM Rational.
SDL Forum society
The SDL Forum Society that runs the Forum is a non-profit organization established by language users and tool providers to promote the Specification and Description Language (SDL), Message Sequence Charts (MSC) and related System Design Languages (including but not limited to UML, ASN.1, TTCN, SysML and URN), to provide and disseminate information on the development and use of the languages, to support education on the languages and to plan and organize the "SDL Forum" series and events to promote the languages.