SIGAda 2008 Final Program
SIGAda 2008
Summary Conference Schedule
Sunday, October 26
Full-Day Tutorials (9:00am - 5:30pm)
SF1 Introduction to Ada
Michael B. Feldman (The George Washington University (ret.))
Morning Tutorials (9:00am - 12:30pm)
SA1 Introduction to Ada (Morning Only)
Michael B. Feldman (The George Washington University (ret.))
Afternoon Tutorials (2:00 - 5:30pm)
SP1 Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Concepts and Implementations for Ada
Ricky E. Sward (The MITRE Corporation)

Monday, October 27
Morning Tutorials (9:00am - 12:30pm)
MA1 Ada for Real-Time and Parallel Processing
John W. McCormick (University of Northern Iowa)
Afternoon Tutorials (2:00 - 5:30pm)
MP1 Languages for Safety-Critical Software: Issues and Assessment
Ben Brosgol (AdaCore)
Evening Activities (7:00pm - 11:00pm)
7:00 - 10:00pm SIGAda Extended Executive Committee (EEC) Meeting
(Open to all)

Tuesday, October 28
9:00 - 10:30am

Greetings from SIGAda and Conference Officers

Keynote Address:
From Strawman to Ada 2005: a Socio-Technical Retrospective
Ben Brosgol (AdaCore)

10:30 - 11:00am Morning Break - Exhibits Open
11:00am - 12:30pm

Dynamic Analysis of Ada Programs for Comprehension and Quality Measurement
Elaheh Safari-Sharifabadi (Concordia University) and Constantinos Constantinides (Concordia University)

re-ADA: Reliable Ada-based Descriptive Architecture for C4ISR via a Quantitative Interoperating Model
Sheldon X. Liang (Azusa Pacific University), Lyle A. Reibling (Azusa Pacific University), and John Betts (Azusa Pacific University)

Sponsor Presentation: AdaCore
Ben Brosgol (AdaCore)

12:30 - 2:00pm Mid-day Break and Exhibits
2:00 - 3:30 pm

A Buffer Stream Container Class Hierarchy Using Ada 2005
Brad Moore

Real-Time Synchronization on Distributed Architecture with Ada 2005
Jim Ras (University of Houston) and Albert M.K. Cheng (University of Houston)

Sponsor Presentation: Ellidiss Software
Tony Elliston (Ellidiss (TNI Europe))

3:30 - 4:00pm Afternoon Break & Exhibits
4:00 - 5:00pm

A Multi-Language Service-Oriented Architecture Using an Enterprise Service Bus
Ricky E. Sward (The MITRE Corporation) and Kelly J. Whitacre (The MITRE Corporation)

Ada and Softare Engineering Education: One Professor's Experiences
John W. McCormick (University of Northern Iowa)

5:00 - 7:00pm Break
7:00 - 10:00pm

Conference Reception

Wednesday, October 29
9:00 - 10:30am


Keynote Address:
30 Years after Steelman, Does DoD Still Have a Software Crisis?
Joyce Tokar (Pyrrhus Software, Inc.)

10:30 - 11:00am Morning Break and Exhibits
11:00am - 12:30pm

Implementing the Extended Return Statement for Ada 2005
Tucker Taft (SofCheck, Inc.)

Removing Backward Go-To Statements from Ada Programs
W. Douglas Maurer (The George Washington University)

12:30 - 2:00pm Mid-day Break and Exhibits
2:00 - 3:40pm

Distributed Status Monitoring and Control using Remote Buffers and Ada 2005
Brad Moore

Anima: A Language for Real-Time Embedded Software Development
Steven Doran

A Distributed Multi-Language Architecture for Large Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Cynthia Cicalese (The MITRE Corporation), Richard Weatherly (The MITRE Corporation), Joel Sherrill (The MITRE Corporation), Robert Bolling (The MITRE Corporation), Kevin Forbes (The MITRE Corporation), Robert Grabowski (The MITRE Corporation), Kevin Ring (The MITRE Corporation), and David Seidel (The MITRE Corporation)

3:40 - 4:00pm Afternoon Break
4:00 - 5:30pm

GNAT BoF: Where Would You Like To See GNAT Go?
Greg Gicca (AdaCore)

5:30 - 7:00pm Evening Break

Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions

Thursday, October 30
9:00 - 10:30am


Ada-Europe'2009 Conference Announcement
Erhard Ploedereder

SIGAda 2009 Conference Announcement
Greg Gicca

SIGAda Awards
John W. McCormick

Keynote Address:
The Ada Paradox(es)
Jean-Pierre Rosen (Adalog, France)

10:30am Closing Comments & Conference Adjournment