Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 10:48:07 -0400 From: Currie Colket <colket@MITRE.ORG> Organization: The MITRE Corporation Subject: Changes to Program for SIGAda 2001 - It Starts This Sunday! To: TEAM-ADA@ACM.ORG Dear Ada Community: The following changes are planned for the SIGAda 2001 Conference. Mon, Oct 1: Tutorial MP2: "A Comparison of the Concurrency and Real-Time Features in Ada, Java, and POSIX", will be given by Jean-Pierre Rosen instead of Ben Brosgol Tue, Oct 2: Keynote Address: "Future Development of the Ada Language", Robert Dewar, has been replaced by "Architecture-based Software Development on the Crusader Program", Scott Edgerton. Scott's presentation was originally scheduled for Thursday Morning. Tue, Oct 2: Topic "Real-Time Convergence of Ada and Java", Ben Brosgol & Brian Dobbing replaced by "Logic or Magic" by Peter Amey. Peter's presentation was a keynote address at Ada-Europe and was well received there. Wed, Oct 3: Topic "Detecting Concurrently Executing Pairs of Statements using an Adapted MHP Algorithm", Zhenqiang Chen, Baowen Xu, & Huiming Yu; has been canceled Thu, Oct 4: Topic "Architecture-based Software Development on the Crusader Program" which was moved to Tuesday, will be replaced by "Ada Experiences Panel", Robert Lockwood, Bill Rusinak, David Glessner, Elizabeth Theesfeld. Please see the attached message from Robert Dewar. For those who have yet to register, please also see attachment 2 which contains information on how to do so. Thank you for bearing with us as we make adjustments to the schedule. Special thanks to the SIGAda 2001 Conference Committee for quickly reacting and to those who are helping make this happen. Hopefully all other changes will be minor in comparison. I am looking forward to a technically important conference! Hope you can come. Looking forward to seeing you at SIGAda 2001!!! v/r Currie Colket Chair ACM SIGAda P.S. I apologize to those who receive this multiple times. +------------+ Attachment 1: +------------+ > Message to attendees at SIGAda > > From Robert Dewar > Ada Core Technologies > > Indeed the events of 11 September did have a serious impact on us here at > ACT, as they did on all Americans, and indeed on the world, but I wanted > to reassure you all that everyone at ACT was safe and sound, and the only > direct effect was to knock out our internet routers, and by now those are > back on line, and service to our customers has fully resumed. Indeed it is > a benefit of our being spread out over the globe and in particular that > we have a company in Paris that we could support our customers through > the entire period. > > However, this is definitely a time during which we prefer to stay at home, > and be in New York during its period of recovery, so I hope everyone will > understand ACT canceling its planned participation in the conference. I > wish you all a successful conference, and our lines and internet addresses > are fully open and operational if any of you have specific questions for > us. +------------+ Attachment 2: +------------+ If you haven't done so already, please register for the SIGAda 2001 conference as soon as possible. The on-line registration system is located at the SIGAda 2001 Conference Web Site, at: http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001/ following the Registration link. Or, if you prefer, you can go directly to the on-line registration system at: https://sigada2001.safety-site.com/ We are looking forward to an exciting conference. We can guarantee that the conference will demonstrate the power of real-time programming along that with intriguing dynamic scheduling algorithms. We will try to send an announcement to those registered by Wednesday to let you know how the schedule looks by the end of this week. Changes may be posted to our web site.
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 12:42:29 -0400 From: Currie Colket <colket@MITRE.ORG> Organization: The MITRE Corporation Subject: SIGAda 2001 Starts This Sunday!!! Plan to Come!!! To: TEAM-ADA@ACM.ORG Dear Ada Community: Just wanted to let you know that SIGAda 2001 in Minneapolis, Minnesota is still very much a go. We are planning to start this next Sunday with on-line registration occurring the evening before. There have been several cancellations, but close to 100% of the program is still intact. The cancellations are: Robert Dewar's Keynote Presentation Ben Brosgol & Brian Dobbings presentation on Real-Time Convergence of Ada and Java Zhenqiang Chen, Baowen Xi, and Huiming Yu's presentation on Detecting Concurrently Executing Pairs of Statements using an Adapted MHP Algorithm Ben Brosgol's tutorial on Comparison of Concurrency in Java, C++, and Ada ACT was seriously impacted by the events of 11 September and Robert Dewar and Ben Brosgol will be unable to attend. Our prayers are with them. John McCormick, the Program Chair, and Paul Stachour, the Conference Chair are currently redesigning the schedule in order to best present the program. We are currently looking at several alternative presentations for those not presented and a possible substitute tutorial speaker for Ben's tutorial. If you haven't done so already, please register for the SIGAda 2001 conference as soon as possible. The on-line registration system is located at the SIGAda 2001 Conference Web Site, at: http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001/ following the Registration link. Or, if you prefer, you can go directly to the on-line registration system at: https://sigada2001.safety-site.com/ We are looking forward to an exciting conference. We can guarantee that the conference will demonstrate the power of real-time programming along with intriguing dynamic scheduling algorithms. We will try to send an announcement to those registered by Wednesday to let you know how the schedule looks by the end of this week. Changes may be posted to our web site. Hope to see you next week! v/r Currie Colket Chair ACM SIGAda
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 17:53:52 -0400 From: Currie Colket <colket@MITRE.ORG> Organization: The MITRE Corporation Subject: SIGAda Conference Still Planned for 30 September to 4 October in Minnesota To: TEAM-ADA@ACM.ORG [...] Dear Ada Community Friends and Colleagues: There have been concerns about whether there would be a SIGAda 2001 Conference after the tragic events on Tuesday. These events have touched many of us. I was just informed that 4 members from one of my project offices were passengers in the American Airlines flight that was directed into the Pentagon. There is good reason for prayer for what has happened. There is also good reason to pray for the unknown future that will result from this cowardly act of terrorism. Taking the lead from President Bush, it is important to be strong and continue on with our lives. We have a technology that can help make the future world a better place so it is very important for us to continue. Hence the SIGAda 2001 Conference will carry on, as planned from September 30 through October 4. Local analysts predict that our air transportation system will be back to normal within a week, so we should be highly optimistic that all will be able to arrange transportation to the conference. I have heard that some of the airlines have removed the restrictions for cancellation/rescheduling so you may have additional flexibility in making arrangements. We are now slightly more than 2 weeks out from the SIGAda 2001 Conference from September 30th through October 4th at the Thunderbird Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. We have an excellent program which represents excellent opportunities for folks to enhance their professional goals. Ada has achieved a very important niche in that it is making a strong presence for those systems that have serious reliability and real-time performance requirements. Please take a look at the program on the SIGAda 2001 Home Page. There will be some changes posted there shortly. As most of you know, we are planning to have a Panel discussion on Thursday titled: The making of ISO/IEC:8652: Ada 2005, chaired by Erhard Ploedereder, the President of Ada Europe and Past Chair of WG9. Panelists will include Joyce Tokar, Randy Brukardt, Pascal Leroy, and S. Tucker Taft. This should be a valuable panel for all and give us all a better idea what the future holds for us. I am also pleased to announce that there will be a second important panel, also on Thursday morning addressing Ada experiences. The Ada Experiences Panel will be chaired by John McCormick from the University of Northern Iowa. The participants will be: Robert Lockwood, Alliant Techsystems Bill Rusinak, Lockheed-Martin David Glessner, Rockwell-Collins Kerry Hodges, Honeywell This panel will give you the opportunity to learn from the industry drivers about using Ada to meet rigorous reliability and performance requirements. Please note that there are pending changes in the times for these panels. Please look at the updated information at the Conference Home Page for updates which will be made in the very near future. What I hope you can do is to contact your friends and let them know about the conference. Many of your friends have already received a conference Advance Program and simply need a little nudge to actually sign up for the conference. You need to emphasize the value of attending the conference for not only the keynoters, speakers, tutorials, and workshops, but also the opportunity to network and interface with Ada and software engineering professionals. We do have a powerful lineup, which should be of benefit to a large number of those developing software. The SIGAda Conference actually brings together people addressing real issues for developing real-time distributed software that has significant reliability and high-integrity requirements. This is one of the very few conferences where you can find this expertise. This is a great time to contact all your friends and let them know about the conference. Tell them about the Advance Program (AP) they can get at: http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001/SA2001AP.html Also tell them about the about the conference web site at: http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001/ which contains abstracts for all the papers and all the information one needs to plan to come to the conference. We need to be upbeat about the conference. We really do have an excellent program which represents excellent opportunities for folks to enhance their professional goals. We need to emphasize this. This is a good time to send emails to folks in an organization. It is still early enough to get folks to come to the conference, specially if they have already seen advertisements and need that little nudge to sign up. Your interface with them could be the one that entices them to make that commitment. Please try to do it this week. Thank you in advance for all your help! We look forward to seeing you at the conference. v/r Currie Colket ACM SIGAda Chair SIGAda 2001 Electronic Announcement: +------------------------------------------------------------+ ****************************************************************** ACM SIGAda 2001 Annual International Conference on the Ada Programming Language Thunderbird Hotel, Bloomington, Minnesota September 30 through October 4, 2001 http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001 Tutorials September 30 and October 1 Conference October 2-4 Exhibits October 2-3, Workshops Throughout *** Early Registration deadline is September 4th! *** Learn from the world's top Ada technologists why Ada is the language of choice worldwide for the most important safety-critical and high-reliability systems. SIGAda 2001 is your only opportunity in the U.S. this year to learn the latest developments about Ada and related technologies, from the world's leading Ada practitioners, researchers, and educators. One of the highlights of the conference will be a focus on what is in store for the next version of the language standard - find out late-breaking news on the features that are being considered, and how they will affect your use of the language. Other topics on the refereed conference program include experience reports from Ada developers and educators, new findings from the research community, and an analysis of Ada and Java for real-time programming. Supplementing the program will be a selection of exciting tutorials on Ada-related subjects, an exhibit area where you can find the latest products from vendors, and several workshops on technologies relevant to Ada. Continuing an initiative of SIGAda's Education Working Group, the conference is making a special outreach effort to involve students and educators. Since its inception, Ada has been successful in systems where reliability is essential. Its application domains include aeronautics, air traffic control, aerospace, simulation, shipping, railway systems, communications, and many others. It is used in environments ranging from bareboard embedded devices to large-scale distributed real-time systems, and in multi-language software interfacing with C, C++, Fortran, and Java. Ada is used both in the U.S. and abroad, for both government and commercial systems, and is taught at colleges and universities where software engineering is an important focus. Whether you are from industry, government, or academia, if you are interested in correct or reliable software, you need to know where Ada is today and where it is going, Tutorials cover a broad range of topics of interest to all software engineering practitioners, including * Object-Oriented Programming and Ada * High Integrity Programming * Real-Time Programming * CORBA: Including CORBA for Embedded Systems * Java: Using Java and Ada in complementary ways. * Why students learn software concepts easily with Ada * Software Understanding: HOw Ada makes it easy * Concurrency: Java, Ada, and Posix comparison * Exceptions: styles for high reliability Workshops include: * Creating a Symbiotic Relationship between XML and Ada * Practitioner's views of Concurrency in Java, Ada, and C++ * Ada Semantic Interface Specification (ASIS) Whether you are from industry, government, or academia, if you are interested in where Ada is today and where it is going, this is a conference that you need to attend. The May 2001 Issue of the COTS Journal featured an article titled "Ada Finds New Life in Commercial Application and Legacy Upgrades". This conference will help you discover why this is so!" For the full technical program, tutorial & workshop descriptions, as well as conference and hotel registration information, please visit the conference website at: http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001 A synopsis of the Advance Program is located at: http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001/SA2001AP.html Sponsored by ACM's special interest group on the Ada Programming Language (SIGAda), in cooperation with Ada-Europe and ACM SIGAPP, SIGCAS, SIGCSE, SIGPLAN, SIGSOFT, and Twin Cities ACM SIGAda. Hosted by Twin Cities SIGAda, chaired by Paul Stachour (Stachour Software), Paul.Stachour@stachour.com
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 22:20:35 -0500 From: Paul Stachour <pdstachour@QWEST.NET> Subject: Please aid SIGAda 2001 Publicity To: TEAM-ADA@ACM.ORG [...] SIGAda 2001 Electronic Announcement: [ 91 lines deleted; see updated version above -- dc ]
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 23:21:55 -0500 From: Paul Stachour <pdstachour@QWEST.NET> Subject: SIGAda 2001 -- Advance Program Available -- Ask us for some. X-cc: Mark Glewwe <mark.glewwe@ACM.ORG>, TCSIGAda2001ChairPerson <paul.stachour@ACM.ORG> To: TEAM-ADA@ACM.ORG Teamers, The SIGAda 2001 Advance program was placed in the mail last week. The date is Sep 30th through Oct 4th, the location Bloomington, Minnesota. To aid in publicity, if you have a computer group, or a number of friends or colleagues, we can ship you a priority mail envelope (usually 2..3 days from when we send it) with up to 100 copies. Please email your request to both of us (Mark and me); one of us will see that copies get sent. In particular, for any of you who live in this area, please invite your colleagues to the Tuesday evening dinner presentation. The $30 cost includes admission to the exhibits at the conference, and (space available) invitation to the workshops. We hope to have details posted on the web site in the the near future. The online registration at http://www1.acm.org/sigs/sigada/conf/sigada2001/ will be available shortly. Please register early, both for the conference and the hotel, to save yourself money, and to help us plan. Thanks, ..Paul S.
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 08:36:23 -0500 From: John McCormick <mccormic@CS.UNI.EDU> Subject: Share your expertise and experiences: SIGAda 2001 Deadline Extended To: TEAM-ADA@ACM.ORG We have extended the deadline for submissions to the SIGAda 2001 conference to April 22, 2001. I encourage you to share your expertise and experiences with the rest of us in the Ada community. It does not take a great deal of time to prepare an Extended Abstract, Experience Report, or Panel Session Proposal Contact me if you have any questions or for additional encouragement to make the effort to share your work. The conference web site is at http://acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001/ John McCormick SIGAda 2001 Program Chair
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 10:25:26 -0600 From: John McCormick <mccormic@CS.UNI.EDU> Subject: Participate in SIGAda 2001 To: TEAM-ADA@ACM.ORG The SIGAda 2001 conference will be held September 30 through October 4 in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, USA. I invite you to contribute to the conference in any of our seven categories: Technical Articles Extended Abstracts Experience Reports Workshops Panel Sessions Posters Tutorials The deadline for ALL categories is April 5, 2001. Details are available on the conference web site: http://acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001/ John W. McCormick SIGAda 2001 Program Chair ------------------------------------------------------- John W. McCormick firstname.lastname@example.org Computer Science Department email@example.com University of Northern Iowa voice (319) 273-6056 Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0507 fax (319) 273-7123 http://www.cs.uni.edu/~mccormic/
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 16:46:35 -0500 From: Currie Colket <colket@MITRE.ORG> Organization: The MITRE Corporation Subject: Time to Start Thinking About SIGAda 2001!!!! To: TEAM-ADA@ACM.ORG Dear Team-Ada: Happy Millennium!!! With the new year and new millennium, this is a good time to start thinking about how you would like to participate in SIGAda 2001.* SIGAda 2001 will be hosted by the Twin Cities SIGAda Chapter in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota from 30 September to 4 October 2001. This is one of the best times to be in the Twin Cities! Specially with an added attraction to address the construction of reliable software using Ada! Going back to our traditional roots, SIGAda 2001 has a Call For Participation.** Papers will be selected using a double-blind refereed process. We are interested in receiving contributions in six major categories: Technical Articles, Extended Abstracts, Experience Reports, Workshops, Panel Sessions, and Tutorials Contributions from practitioners, academia, and students are actively solicited. This is a great time to think about how you can contribute to benefit the entire Ada community. For more information, please check out: http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001/#CFP or http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigada/conf/sigada2001/#CFP (ACM is migrating to a new machine; sometimes one URL works; sometimes the other) or contact me. We look forward to seeing you at SIGAda 2001! v/r Currie Colket SIGAda Vice Chair for Meetings and Conferences firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com (703) 883-7381 * Approval Pending by ACM ** SIGAda 2000 was a special invited paper conference for the millennium
The SIGAda'2001 Conference will be held in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA, from 30 September to 4 October 2001 (approval pending by ACM).
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