Conference attendees interested in forming Birds of a Feather get together with colleagues or who would like to organize Working Group meetings with those who share an interest, should contact the TRI-Ada '96 conference manager R. E. Abraham and Associates at 919-419-8242;

Scheduled Meetings to date include:

Session Type Date Time Location
ASIS WG Tue 12/3 8am - 5:30 pm Room 413
Ada-SAGE BOF Wed 12/4 5:30 - 9:00 pm Room 304
ASIS BOF Wed 12/4 7:00 - 9:00 pm Room 307
Patterns WG Wed 12/4 7:00 - 9:00 pm Room 412
Reuse WG Wed 12/4 7:00 - 9:00 pm Room 308
Aircraft Manufacturers BOF Wed 12/4 7:00 - 9:00 pm Room 414
Real-Time Object Technology BOF Wed 12/4 5:45 - 7:30 pm Room 408
GNU BOF Wed 12/4 6:30 - 8:00 pm Room 401

Please consult the Final Program Addendum for possible additional sessions.

Meeting 7-9PM, Wednesday, to form a working group on patterns.

This is actually the second meeting of the budding working group. At Ada Europe '96, a small group meet to discuss organizational issues. Brad Balfour took notes & will make them available at the meeting. Patrick de Bondeli had a draft form for describing patterns that we may request people to fill out. We tentatively decided to run meetings in the fashion of the highly success Ada-Language Issues WG (ALIWG), where people brought patterns that they wanted to discuss and resulting minutes published (in our case, we plan to set up a web page).

The following is the preliminary schedule for the TRI-Ada meeting

Bring patterns to review.

ASISWG/ASISRG Meeting - Tuesday, 3 December in Room 413

Preliminary Agenda

Time Activity
0800 - 0830 Arrive and Settle
0830 - 0845 Welcome and Orientation; Administrivia
0845 - 0900 Meeting Goal Setting, (Currie Colket)
0900 - 0915 Coordination with Others (Currie Colket)
0915 - 1000 Open Issues/New Issues
1000 - 1030 Break
1030 - 1115 Open Issues/New Issues (continued)
1115 - 1200 Address input to ASIS Working Draft
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1500 Finalize the Working Draft for ASIS 95
1500 - 1530 Break
1530 - 1615 Finalize the Working Draft for ASIS 95
1615 - 1630 Miscellaneous Planning (Bill Thomas)
1630 - 1645 Action Item review (Clyde Roby)
1645 - 1700 Closing Comments (Currie Colket)

An ASIS BOF is scheduled for Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 in Room 307

A Role for Ada-95 in Future Open Standards Based, Real-Time Distributed Object Technology - Wed Dec 4, 5:30-7:30 pm


(1) Discussion of OMG's Real-Time SIG (Object Management Group:

a. Request for Information (Due Feb 97) -- will provide some copies

b. Supporting White Paper and initial requirements -- will provide some copies

c. Eventual Request for Proposal (Out about Sep 97)

1.1 Also mention the POSIX 1003.21 work on Real-Time Distributed Systems Communication

(2) Discuss how Ada Community should respond by showing how Ada-95 already has built-in linguistic support for Real-Time/Concurrent/Distributed programming.

a. Show how the Ada-95 runtime systems already designed might be modified to support future standards(eg. GNARL, GNAT, GARLIC)

b. Discuss the portability of Ada-95 and the role of POSIX

c. Discuss the ease of developing Real-Time Systems through native support for building Schedulers, etc.

d. Utilize the Ada-95 LRM and Rationale sections on requirements, and metrics as they could apply to future requirement on Real-Time ORBS (Object Request Brokers).

(3) Raise concerns that eventual standards might make it hard for Ada-95 programmers to use their own native real-time features and instead be required to use external ORB/API calls for things like 'delay', 'semaphores', etc. - So Ada needs to hide these low level calls in the language itself, and layered architectures like GNAT could become very useful.