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Ada-Belgium is pleased to announce its

Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2012
Ada at the Free and Open-Source Software Developers' European Meeting

Saturday 4 February 2012
UniversitÚ Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.), Solbosch Campus, Room AW1.121
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt Laan 50, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Organized in cooperation with Ada-Europe

All presentations now available on-line, see below.

[Ada coin] The Free and Open-Source Developers' Meeting (FOSDEM) is an annual event held in Brussels, Belgium, in February. The 2012 edition will take place on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of February. Ada-Belgium has organized a series of presentations related to Ada, to be held in a dedicated Developer Room, on the first day of the event.

Ada is a general-purpose language originally designed for safety- and mission-critical software engineering. It is used extensively in air traffic control, rail transportation, aerospace, nuclear, financial services and medical devices. The new Ada 2012 standard is being finalized and is expected to be published by ISO later this year. As with the Ada 1995 and Ada 2005 standards, the new Ada 2012 standard already starts to spread thanks to the advent of its first full implementation which is none other than the GNU Compiler Collection (GNAT).

[In Cooperation with Ada-Europe]

This DevRoom aims to present the possibilities offered by the Ada Language (object-oriented, multi-core, embedded programming) as well as some of the many exciting projects using Ada.

The closing speaker of the Ada DevRoom, Robert Dewar (CEO of AdaCore), is also presenting the opening keynote of FOSDEM 2012. In order to give everyone the possibility to attend his keynote, the DevRoom is scheduled to start afterwards.

Main Track Keynote (Janson auditorium, 1400 seats)

Ada Developer Room Presentations (AW1.121, 81 seats)

Speakers (in order of appearance)

More information

Preliminary Call for Participation -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2012)

A one-page preliminary call for participation [1] is available.
It can be used to help announcing the event.


Organized in cooperation with Ada-Europe -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2012)

[In Cooperation with Ada-Europe]

From: Dirk Craeynest <>
Subject: Ada-Europe grants "in cooperation" status to Ada DevRoom at FOSDEM 2012
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:38:50 +0100 (CET)

I'm pleased to announce that the Ada-Europe Board [1] decided to grant
"in cooperation" status to our 3rd Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2012.

This was granted as well for our previous Ada DevRoom at FOSDEM 2009 [2].

We can now include "Organized in cooperation with Ada-Europe" in
all announcements and web-pages, and use the distribution channels
of Ada-Europe to give wider visibility to the event.  The latter
includes having a one-page announcement in the December issue of the
Ada User Journal [3] and distributing a Call for Participation to
the appropriate Ada-Europe mailing list (probably) early January.

Dirk (for Ada-Belgium/-Europe/SIGAda/WG9 mail)


Preliminary Announcement -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2012)

From: (Dirk Craeynest)
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ada,fr.comp.lang.ada
Subject: Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2012
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:03:41 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Ada-Belgium, c/o Dept. of Computer Science, K.U.Leuven
Summary: Plan now to attend!
Keywords: Ada,open source,free software,technical presentations,FOSDEM

This announcement is distributed to various Ada-related mailing lists
and newsgroups.  As FOSDEM is an international event, we're interested
in feedback and suggestions from all forums.  Thanks for any help!


                        Preliminary Announcement

                 3rd Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2012

                   4 February 2012, Brussels, Belgium


We are pleased to announce that there will be a one-day Ada Developer
Room on Saturday 4 February 2012 at FOSDEM 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.

FOSDEM [1], the Free and Open source Software Developers' European
Meeting, is a free and non-commercial two-day event organized each
February in Brussels, Belgium.

The goal is to provide Free Software and Open Source developers and
communities a place to meet with other developers and projects, to be
informed about the latest developments in the Free Software and Open
Source world, to attend interesting talks and presentations held in
large conference rooms by Free Software and Open Source project leaders
and committers on various topics, and to promote the development and
the benefits of Free Software and Open Source solutions.

At previous FOSDEM events, Ada-Belgium [2] has organized some very
well attended Ada Developer Rooms, offering a full day program in 2006
[3] and a two-day program in 2009 [4].  One of our important goals
is to present Ada also to people outside the traditional Ada community.

Our proposal for another dedicated Ada DevRoom was accepted recently,
and now work will continue to prepare the detailed program.  We most
probably will have a total of 8 schedulable hours between 10:30
and 18:30.  More information will be posted later on a dedicated
web-page on the Ada-Belgium site, and final announcements will of
course also be sent to various lists and newsgroups.

Although we already have many potential speakers and presentations
(see our proposal from last year [5]) Ada-Belgium calls on you to:
- inform us at about specific
  presentations you would like to hear in an Ada DevRoom;
- for bonus points, subscribe to the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list [6]
  to discuss and help organize the details;
- for more bonus points, be a speaker: the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list
  is the place to be!

We look forward to lots of feedback!  Please act ASAP.

For the FOSDEM Team of Ada-Belgium,

Dirk (for Ada-Belgium/-Europe/SIGAda/WG9 mail)

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Last update: 2012/02/07.

Dirk Craeynest