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                              SIGAda 2009 -
  ACM's Annual International Conference on Ada and Related Technologies
            (Engineering Safe, Secure, and Reliable Software)

              November 1 - 5, 2009, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA


           Sponsored by SIGAda, ACM's Special Interest Group on
    the Ada Programming Language, in cooperation with SIGBED, SIGCAS,
       SIGCSE, SIGPLAN, Ada-Europe and the Ada Resource Association

           *** Early registration discount until October 23 ***
         *** Advance Program available on conference web site ***


Ada software is powering Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, the high-speed trains
of Europe, the Nuclear Ignition Facility (NIF) that will lead to new
breakthroughs in the worlds of power generation, astrophysics,
materials science and many other scientific disciplines, Space Systems,
U.S. and international air traffic control systems, the New York
subway, and numerous military and commercial systems in which software
reliability, safety, and security are paramount.  Don't miss this
chance to bring yourself up to date on Ada!

The Advance Program with full information is available on the
conference web site.  It contains the list of accepted papers and
keynote presentations, as well as detailed descriptions of tutorials.

Direct URLs
- home page and keynote presentations:
- conference at a glance&  advance program:
- conference registration:
- accommodation:
- travel information:

Quick overview
- Sun 1&  Mon 2: tutorials
- Tue 3&  Wed 4: vendor exhibition&  presentations
- Tue 3 - Thu 5: keynote&  paper presentations

- published by ACM, both in print and in the ACM Digital Library
- printed proceedings will be available at conference

Keynote presentations
- Richard Schmidt
   Lockheed Martin, Information Systems&  Global Services - Civil Group
   "An Ada Retrospective: Developing Large, Mature, Reliable Systems"
- John Knight, University of Virginia, Computer Science Department
   "Echo: A New Approach to Formal Verification Based on Ada -
    The Technology&  Experience in Security and Medical Devices"
- J. C. Smart, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems
   "A Look at Ada from Both Sides Now
    (a government, and a defense contractor perspective)"

Invited presentation
- James Chelini and George Romanski, Verocel
   "The Evolution of the Aviation Software Assurance Standard,
   DO-178B/ED-12B Working towards DO-178C/ED-12C"

Tutorials (full day)
- "Introduction to Ada",
   Michael B. Feldman, The George Washington University (ret.)
- "An Introduction to the C# Language and .NET Infrastructure",
   Ben Brosgol, AdaCore
- "SPARK - The Libre Language and Toolset for High-Assurance Software",
   Trevor Jennings, Praxis HIS, UK

Tutorials (half day)
- "How Ada Object Orientation Works",
   Jeanne Murtagh, Lockheed Martin, and Drew Hamilton, Auburn University
- "Ada for Real-Time and Parallel Processing",
   John W. McCormick, University of Northern Iowa
- "Embedded, Hard, Real-Time Systems with Ada",
   Pat Rogers, AdaCore
- "Unmanned Systems and Ada",
   Cynthia Cicalese, Ricky E. Sward, Richard Weatherly, The MITRE
   Corporation, and Joel Sherrill, OAR Corporation
- "Multi-Language Programming with Ada",
   Quentin Ochem, AdaCore, France
- "Embedded Systems Engineering with the AADL: Modeling&  Analysis",
   David Gluch, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and
   Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- "Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Concepts and Implementations
   for Ada", Ricky E. Sward, The MITRE Corporation

Papers and Presentations
- 3 keynotes and 1 invited presentation
- 12 refereed technical papers
- vendor presentations by exhibitors

- 3 exhibitors already committed:
   AdaCore, Ellidiss Software, Lockheed Martin
- others expressed interest

Evening events
- Monday: SIGAda Extended Executive Committee Meeting (open to all)
- Tuesday: private visit to and conference dinner at the famous
   Salvator Dali Museum<>
- Thursday: Workshops and Birds of a Feather meetings

- early registration discount up to Friday October 23, 2009
- additional discount for ACM members
- reduced rate for full-time students, grants to educators
- registration includes proceedings at event (hard copy&  USB stick)
- includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks and Tue social event
- payment possible by credit card

The conference hotel has reserved a block of rooms at a reduced price:
reservations must be received by October 9.

For more info and latest updates see the conference web site at
<>  or contact the conference
chair Greg Gicca at<gicca at>.


Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.
Please circulate widely.