SIGAda '99
Conference Program
(pdf version of the Advance Program available)

                                               Note:   All  Plenary Sessions are in the Pacific Room
                                                            Exhibits are in the Redondo Room
                                                               Vendor Presentations are in the [TBD] Room
                                                               Other Sessions are located as noted below

Tuesday, October 19
8:15 - 9:00 am Orientation for First-Time Conferees & SIGAda Volunteers [TBD]
9:00- 10:30 am
Opening Plenary
Greetings from SIGAda Chair & Vice Chair for Meetings & Conferences

Introductions of Conference Officers & SIGAda Officers

Keynote Address:   Architectural Patterns for Complex Real-Time Systems
                                 Bran Selic (ObjecTime)

10:30 - 11:00am Mid-morning Break - Exhibits Open
11:00am - 12:30pm
Parallel tracks: 
Room Assignments as noted
Distributed Systems Issues - 1
Chair: [TBD]
Software Engineering - 1
Chair: [TBD]
Redistribution in Distributed Ada, Scott James (Management Communications & Control Inc.)

Interfacing Ada95 to Microsoft COM and Distributed COM Technologies, David Botton (Interactive Intelligence, Inc.)

A Formal Model of the Ada Ravenscar Tasking Profile: Delay Until, Kristina Lundqvist & Lars Asplund (Uppsala University)

Verification of Requirements For Safety-Critical Software, Paul B. Carpenter (Aonix)

12:30 - 2:00pm Mid-day Break and Exhibits
2:00 - 3:30pm
Parallel Tracks:
Distributed Systems Issues - 2
Chair: [TBD]
Software Engineering - 2
Chair: [TBD]
CORBA and CORBA Services for DSA, Thomas Quinot, Fabien Azavant, Jean-Marie Cottin, Laurent Kubler, Vincent Niebel, Laurent Pautet, Sébastien Ponce, Samuel Tardieu (ENST / INFRES)

CORBA vs. Ada 95 DSA : A Programmer’s View, Yvon Kermarrec (ENST / Bretagne)

A Truly Implementation Independent GUI Development Tool, Martin C. Carlisle (United States Air Force Academy)

Transitioning an Asis Application: Version 1 to Ada95 2.0, Joseph Wisniewski (Commercial Software Solutions, Ltd.)

Code Analysis of Safety-Critical and Real-Time Software Using ASIS, Currie Colket, Bill Thomas (The Mitre Corp.)

3:30 - 4:00pm Afternoon Break and Exhibits
4:00 - 5:30pm
Parallel Tracks:
Distributed Systems Issues - 3
Chair: [TBD]
Software Engineering - 3
Chair: [TBD]
What Future for the Distributed Systems Annex?  Samuel Tardieu, Laurent Pautet (ENST / INFRES)

Applying Ada, Java, and CORBA for Making a Command and Control Information System Platform Independent, Gerhard Bühler , Heinz Faßbender (Research Establishment for Applied Sciences Research Institute for Communication, Information Processing, and Ergonomics)

Ada Conformity Assessments: A Model for Other Programming Languages?Michael Tonndorf  (IABG)

Reducing Maintenance Costs Through the Application of Modern Software Architecture Principles, Michael Ubnoske  (Architecture Technology)

6:30 - 9:00pm SIGAda '99 Reception

Gala: Lady Ada's Greatest Hits
Sponsored by Ada Core Technologies

Wednesday, October 20

9:00 - 10:30am

SIGAda Awards

Keynote Address: Ada, Model Railroading, and Real-Time Software Engineering Education
                               John McCormick (University of Northern Iowa) 

10:30 - 11:00am Mid-morning Break and Exhibits
11:00am - 12:30pm
Parallel Tracks
Real Time/Embedded Systems Issues - 1
Chair: [TBD]
Chair: [TBD]
Building TCL-TK GUIs for HRT-HOOD Systems, Juan Carlos Díaz Martín, Isidro Irala Veloso, José Manuel Rodríguez García (Departamento de Informática Universidad de Extremadura)

Extending Ada to Assist Multiprocessor Embedded Development, Tony Lowe (Rockwell Collins) 

Ada in a Real-time and Distributed Laboratory, Alfons Crespo, P. Balbastre, S. Terrasa, J. Vila (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia)

Ada+SQL - An Overview, Arthur Vargas Lopes (Universidade Luterana do Brasil)

Integrating a Software Engineering Approach into an Ada Closed Laboratory, Ming Wang (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

12:30 - 200pm Mid-day Break   (Exhibits close at 2:00pm)
2:00 - 3:30pm
Parallel Tracks
Real Time/Embedded Systems Issues - 2
Chair: [TBD]
Graphical & Theoretical Approaches to Real-Time & Distribution
Chair: [TBD]
Optimizing Ada On The Fly, Sheri J. Bernstein, Robert A. Duff (Averstar)

The Role of Distributed, Real-Time Ada & C++ on the Airborne Surveillance Testbed (AST) Program,Henry A. Lortz, Timothy A. Tibbetts (Boeing Space & Communications Group)

Pinching Pennies While Losing Dollars - Efficiency Tradeoffs in Ada, Tony Lowe (Rockwell Collins)

Scheduling Problems for Parallel and Distributed Systems, Olga  Rusanova, Alexandr Korochkin (National Technical University of Ukraine -Kiev Polytechnical

Towards a Distributed Object-Oriented Propagation Model Using Ada95, Donald M. Needham, Steven A. Demurjian, Sr., Thomas J. Peters (United States Naval Academy)

Formal Modeling of Synchronization Methods for Concurrent Objects in Ada 95, Sol Shatz, R. Gedela, H. Xu (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago)

3:30 - 4:00pm Afternoon Break
4:00 - 5:30pm
Attitudes to Ada in the UK High-Reliability Software Sector
  Ian Gilchrist (IPL Information Processing Ltd)

 Invited Presentation: 
           The Current State of CORBA
           Brad Balfour (Objective Interfaces Systems)

6:30 - 10:00pm Birds-Of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions 

Please contact Local Arrangements Chair, A. Winsor Brown, 
  ( to schedule a BOF.

Thursday, October 21
8:30 - 9:00am  Workshop Reports
9:00 - 10:30am Panel:  What Happened to Integrated Environments?
             Moderator: Hal Hart  (TRW)
             Panelists:    Barry Boehm, (USC)
                                Tucker Taft, (Averstar)
                                Tony Wasserman, (Software Methods and Tools)
10:30 - 11:00am Mid-morning Break
11:00am - 12:30pm
Keynote Address:  Predicting the Future of Computer Systems and Software Engineering
                                Barry Boehm, (University of Southern California)

  SIGAda’2000 Plans 

  Closing comments

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