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Program Updates -
2001 ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'2001)


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             Language", Robert Dewar, has been replaced by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.

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Attachment 1:
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> 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.

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Attachment 2:
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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.

Call for Participation -
2001 ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'2001)


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

Call for Participation -
2001 ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'2001)


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:
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                         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

Call for Participation -
2001 ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'2001)


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:

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Advance Program Available -
2001 ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'2001)


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.

Deadline Extended -
2001 ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'2001)


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

Call for Contributions -
2001 ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'2001)


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                mccormick@cs.uni.edu
Computer Science Department      john.mccormick@acm.org
University of Northern Iowa      voice (319) 273-6056
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0507       fax (319) 273-7123
http://www.cs.uni.edu/~mccormic/

Preliminary Call for Contributions -
2001 ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'2001)


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
colket@mitre.org | colket@acm.org
(703) 883-7381

*  Approval Pending by ACM
** SIGAda 2000 was a special invited paper conference for the millennium

Preliminary Announcement -
2001 ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'2001)


The SIGAda'2001 Conference will be held in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA, from 30 September to 4 October 2001 (approval pending by ACM).

[ The SIGAda 2001 home-page will be at URL http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2001/
Deadline for tutorial submissions: 5 February 2001; deadline for other submissions: 5 March 2001. -- dc ]

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Columbia, Maryland, USA, November 13, 2000


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