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SIGAda is pleased to announce that the SPARK 2014 Team and Albert Timothy "Tim" Chamillard received SIGAda's awards for 2019. The SPARK 2014 Team received the Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions. Albert Timothy "Tim" Chamillard of the University of Colorado received the ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award.
SPARK 2014 Team: Winner of
2019 Robert Dewar Award for
Outstanding Ada Community Contributions
SPARK 2014 Team:
AdaCore: Steve Baird, Arnaud Charlet, Claire Dross, Jerome Guitton, Johannes Kanig, Yannick Moy.
Altran: Roderick Chapman, Pavlos Efstathopoulos, Andrew Hawthorn, Trevor Jennings, Stuart Matthews, Florian Schanda, Angela Wallenburg.
The SPARK 2014 team at AdaCore and Altran (formerly Praxis HIS) built a completely new version of the SPARK program verification toolset on the shoulders of the original SPARK language and toolset, the GNAT Ada front end, the Ada 2012 language design, and the latest verification technology represented by the Intermediate Verification Language Why3 and advanced SMT (Satisfiability Modulo Theories) Solvers. This advanced product represents the state of the art in program verification, and has single-handedly built interest in Ada-based technology in a new generation of organizations that are working to build high-security applications. SPARK 2014's verification capabilities has kindled interest within Ada's conventional strongholds such as aerospace and defense, but also within new areas, among developers of critical systems such as security kernels, autonomous vehicles, medical devices, robots that collaborate closely with humans, etc. Adopters of SPARK 2014 tend to become adopters of Ada more widely, as the advantages of language-based safety and security become more apparent to the organizations that were initially focused only on their most safety- or security-critical applications. This is of huge benefit to the Ada community as a whole.
Albert Timothy "Tim" Chamillard: Winner of
2019 ACM SIGAda Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Tim Chamillard has been an important voice in the academic Ada community. Tim was instrumental in the use of Ada 95 while on the faculty of the US Air Force Academy. Tim is a longtime Ada supporter and SIGAda member and has contributed many significant papers relevant to the Ada Community in Ada Letters. His Ada 95 textbook published by McGraw-Hill was particularly noteworthy.
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