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SIGAda is pleased to announce the following SIGAda awards for 2020.
2020 Robert Dewar Award for
Outstanding Ada Community Contributions
Randy Brukardt: RR Software, Steve Baird: AdaCore, Jeff Cousins: Retired (UK)
(Ada 202X standard)
Steve and Jeff as leaders of the Ada Rapporteur Group, and Randy as the Editor of the Ada standard, shepherded the 202X revision of the Ada standard to (near) completion through nearly a decade of challenging, exacting, and in some cases controversial efforts.
Full support for lightweight parallelism, along with first class support for user-defined data structures with user-defined literals, Image attributes, aggregates, parallel iterators, and other capabilities, and improved specification capabilities for pre/postconditions, global variable usage, and the potential for blocking, have maintained Ada's position as a preeminent, safe, secure, high performance, and high productivity language for the most critical software-intensive systems.
2020 ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award
S. Tucker Taft - AdaCore
Apart from being heavily involved with the Ada programming language and its evolution since decades, S. Tucker Taft (Tuck) has been very active in ACM SIGAda for many, many years. Initially as presenter of papers and tutorials at SIGAda conferences; since 2013 also as one of the elected officers in SIGAda's Executive Committee, in the function of Vice Chair, earlier called Vice Chair for Meetings and Conferences.
Since 2012, Tuck has been the main driving force in establishing the HILT series of events focusing on "High Integrity Language Technology". First the 2012 and 2013 HILT conferences in Boston and Pittsburgh, resp., as the continuation of SIGAda's annual international conferences. Later the biennial 2014, 2016, and 2018 HILT workshops in Portland, Pittsburgh, and Boston, resp., co-located with major events such as SPLASH and ESWEEK. Even now, in these strange COVID times, Tuck is organizer of the 2020 online HILT workshop, virtually co-located with SPLASH 2020.
For his role in and service to SIGAda, and for his tireless efforts to create and organize the HILT series of events and make them visible to a wider audience, Tuck deserves to be recognized, and thus is a prime candidate for ACM SIGAda's Distinguished Service Award. Long overdue!
ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference
High Integrity Language Technology
November 15-20, 2020
Sponsored by ACM SIGAda
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ACM SIGAda is the Special Interest Group on Ada, a part of ACM. SIGAda is a powerful resource for the software community's ongoing understanding of the scientific, technical and organizational aspects of the Ada language's use, standardization, environments and implementations.
This home page is maintained by the current SIGAda Secretary-Treasurer, Clyde Roby, with the assistance of the SIGAda working groups on their pages. Comments, suggestions or questions can be addressed to: ClydeRoby at ACM.Org
Last Update: 23 November 2020