Workshop on Methods and Tools for Ada 95
8 - 12 September 1997 in Brest
Organized by Telecom Bretagne and TNI
Sponsored by Region Bretagne and Ada Europe
This second edition of the `Workshop on software and methods and tools
for Ada 95' will be held in Brest, Brittany, France. Sessions, demos and
tutorials will address distributed and real-time systems. We are fairly
confident that you will find useful information and expertise during this
workshop. Please note that the official language will be English.
More information can be found on our web page:
Why you should attend this Workshop ?
* Meet outstanding contributors to Ada 95, to real time and to
* Meet the leading architects of GNAT (the GNU Ada compiler) and
* Learn the new possibilities of Ada 95 for your needs and your
applications : its features for object-oriented, real-time,
distribution and system
* Learn the HOOD Methodology that was selected by the European Space Agency
* Learn how RTEMS (Real-Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems) can
be the solution for your real-time needs.
* Discover the new products from various vendors. There will be
product presentations and an exhibition. Use their products for
Date and location
September 8-12, 1997 in Brest, France. This five day session will take place
on the campus of ENST de Bretagne. The participants at the Workshop will
have access to workstations and will be able to experiment GNAT and Ada
95 related tools. The location of ENST by the seaside provides
outstanding opportunity to learn in a relaxed atmosphere.
Some sessions will be organized in parallel. Please consult our web
pages to have more details on the program.
Monday AM Registration - welcome - Introduction to Ada 95
PM Keynote address
L. Asplund : system programming with Ada 95
Tuesday AM A. Wellings : Real time and Ada
J. Sherrill : RTEMS
S. Rybin : ASIS
C. Comar : Tool design for Ada
PM Real time Labs and ASIS Labs.
L. Asplund - System programming in Ada
Wednesday AM L. Pautet Y Kermarrec Distributed Ada 95 and GLADE
HOOD User Group meeting
PM Distribution Labs and HOOD Labs
Thursday AM Vendor sessions
E. Schonberg : Java and Ada 95
PM R. Dewar : title to be announced
Friday AM Labs
PM Final session
Call for Exhibitions
There will be an exhibition during this workshop. If you want to present
your products, please get in touch with the organizers.
Call for Presentations
If you are willing to present your current activities, we have reserved
a special slot in the program. Please get in touch with the organizers.
The workshop speakers
* Lars ASPLUND, Department of Computer Systems, Uppsala University, Sweden,
is active within the fields of Neural Networks, Real-Time Systems and
hardware implementations. The teaching and research at the university is
combined with industrial involvements through Asplund Data AB, especially
embedded systems based on Ada. He is chairman for Ada in Sweden and member
of the Ada-Europe board.
* Cyrille COMAR is a member of Ada Core Technologies (ACT) and founder of
ACT Europe. He is one of the key architect of GNAT and has implemented
the object-oriented features and its library model.
* Robert Dewar is Professor at New York University and President of
Ada Core Technologies (ACT). He has been intensively involved in
programming languages and was a Distinguished Reviewer of Ada 95.
He has been involved in the design and implementation of the Alsys
Ada compiler. Now, he coordinates the activities around GNAT.
* Pierre Dissaux is products manager at TNI and carries out his
activities around HOOD. TNI has produced STOOD which is a CASE tool
for HOOD 4 and generates Ada, and C/C++ code. STOOD can now generate
Ada 95 code.
* Bertrand Dupouy is Assistant Professor at Telecom Paris and works with
real-time and embedded systems. He is in charge of the SPIF system.
* Franco Gasperoni is Assistant Professor at ENST, Paris and member of
the GNAT team. His current interests are software engineering and
* Yvon Kermarrec is assistant Professor at ENST de Bretagne in Brest.
He is a member of the GNAT team and is working on the design and
implementation of the Distributed System Annex of Ada 95. His research
interests are distributed systems and platforms, OSF DCE and
* Laurent Pautet is assistant Professor at ENST, Paris and member of the
GNAT team. His research interests include software
engineering, distributed systems, and real-time systems. He is
currently participating to the implementation of the Ada 95 Distributed
System Annex for GNAT.
* Sergey Rybin is Senior Researcher at Moscow State University, Russia and
has been working on implementing ASIS (the Ada Semantic Interface
Specification) for GNAT.
* Ed Schonberg is Professor of Computer Science at New York
University and is one of the founders of Ada Core Technologies .
His research interests include the design and implementation
of programming languages, Software Engineering and programming
methodologies, and chamber music.
* Joel Sherrill is one of the principal developers of RTEMS (Real-Time
Executive for Multiprocessor Systems) and currently RTEMS Product
Manager for On-Line Applications Research Corporation (OAR). He is
the technical lead for the GNAT/RTEMS integration and validation efforts.
* Samuel Tardieu is a PhD student at ENST, Paris and member of the GNAT
team. His research areas include distributed, embedded and real-time
systems. He is currently working on the implementation of the
Ada 95 Distributed System Annex for GNAT (called GLADE).
* Andy Wellings is Professor of Real-Time Systems at the University of York,
UK in the Computer Science Department. He is interested in all aspects
in the design and implementation of real-time dependable computer systems.
Professor Wellings teaches courses in Operating Systems, Real-time
Systems, and Network and Distributed Systems. He is the author of several
books including "Concurrency in Ada" and "Real-Time Systems and Programming
The registration fee is indicated without VAT.
Before July 15 After July 15
1. Workshop 5 000 FF 6 000 FF
2. Price for academics 2 000 FF 3 000 FF
The fee includes one copy of workshop proceedings, social events,
one ticket for the banquet dinner, shuttles at selected times (from
the hotels to ENST de Bretagne), lunches and coffee breaks.
Please check our web pages or our brochure to know how to register and
to know more on the cancellation policy.
Two social events are included in the program:
A visit to Oceanopolis. "Prepare to see the sea as you have never seen
it before. The sea viewed from outer space from the surface and from the
depths. The flora, fauna and mysteries of the sea await you at
Oceanopolis. Come and make fascinating discoveries and spend moments of
pleasure, relaxing in an extraordinary environment which
reconstructs the undersea world".
A banquet Dinner at the 'end of the western world' near
Le Conquet and Pointe Saint Matthieu.
Transport to Brest and ENST de Bretagne
Air Inter Europe (subsidiary of Air France) operates flights between Paris
and Brest. It will take one hour to reach Brest. You can choose your
airport in Paris: Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle (two flights a day) and
Orly (6 flights a day). Air Inter Europe offers discounts (up to 60 %) to
participants of the Workshop (ask us for a voucher).
BritAir operates flights between London and Brest and between Lyon and
High Speed Trains operates between Paris Montparnasse and Brest.
Travel time will be about 4 hours.
Address and point of contact
ENST de Bretagne
29285 Brest, France
Phone: +33 2 98 00 12 85
Fax : +33 2 98 00 12 82
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
URL : http://www-info.enst-bretagne.fr/~kermarre/
Case Postale 1
29608 Brest Cedex
Phone : +33 2 98 05 27 44
Fax : +33 2 98 49 45 33
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
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