The DC SIGAda group announces their next meeting.
Attention: To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda;
Next Meeting: On Thursday, 14 October 1999, 7:30 pm, social and
refreshments at 7:00 pm.
DC SIGAda will feature a presentation titled
"An Overview of the Ada Semantic Interface Specification
Address: Lockhead Martin Corporation
9211 Corporate Boulevard.
Rockville, Maryland 20874
Presentation: A high level overview of ASIS.
ASIS is a set of Ada packages, the spec of which is open and
published by Ada compiler vendors that supplies an interface
to the semantics of Ada programs.
Formally speaking, ASIS is an interface between an Ada
environment as defined by ISO/IEC 8652:1995 (Ada Reference
Manual) and any tool requiring information from this environment.
Since it is a published interface and is supported by multiple
Ada vendors, the interface is independent (as is possible) from
the compiler implementation.
The ease of making ASIS-based tools enables code
developers of Ada applications with a powerful capability to
develop their own tools to support their own specific analysis
Presenter: Joseph R. Wisniewski, Commercial Software Solutions, Ltd.
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Profile: Mr. Wisniewski is the owner of his own software engineering
firm, Commercial Software Solutions, Ltd. Joe has been involved
in large-scale software engineering activities for 15 years. He
specializes in aviation and defense-related projects including
Honeywell/Boeing 777 AIMS cockpit aviation suite Ground-based
C3I support of J-STARS for Motorola AARGM (upgrade to the
Maverick missile), the DDC-I MLD (multi-language, multi-host,
multi-target) new generation debugger TOLD (Takeoff and Landing
software for Citation X and Gulfsteam V aircraft).
Joe has designed EFIS for Falcon 2000, and several Ada/ASIS
applications for Grumman and Lockheed Martin.
Joe co-authored a book on software engineering and
software process activities. His migration "eastward" was
completed this past year; 7 years in LA, 7 years in Phoenix,
now in rural Darnestown, Md., where he resides with wife and
Directions: From all points: Get to I-270 W from the I-495 Beltway,
Take I-270 W to Shady Grove Exit.
Turn left at light, turn right on Corporate Dr (at light),
turn right at end of access road (can only turn left or right).
Go to end of driveway.
The building for the meeting is on the right, opposite the
open courtyard area. It is building #9211, as marked.
Parking lots are on the left and right.
Enter main lobby. Stop at guard desk to check in.
Escort issues will be worked out.
Also, to obtain a map of the location, visit Mapquest
<www.mapquest.com>, select Driving Directions and enter the
destination address as: "9211 Corporate Drive Rockville, Md".
Please visit the DC SIGAda Web site at:
Please provide suggestions on the Web site and its
contents. Comments will be heeded as intelligently as they are
sincerely offered! Provide feedback via the DC SIGAda Web site.
Business: Social and light refreshments at 7:00 pm, a donation kitty
will be provided. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.
Special! The SIGAda 99 Conference, sponsored by the ACM
annually, is announced for Redondo Beach, CA, October 17 through
21, 1999. The Conference theme this year is The Engineering of
Industrial Strength Real-Time and Distributed Systems, Using Ada and
Related Technologies. Many tutorials, exhibits, and workshops are
planned. Make plans to attend! See the SIGAda'99 URL at:
Please note, at present, a consolidation effort is being
made between various DC SIGAda mailing list sources. Please be advised
that some e-mailings may occur more than once.
Topics for talks are welcome. Please make suggestions for
topics. Some suggested topics: SIGAda 99 Conference Highlights,
Ada In 2000,
Ada and CORBA
Ada and the WWW.
Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors,
speakers, advisors, and friends, who are involved in helping to
produce and attend the meetings.
Please forward this message to people who might be interested
in attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and
At present, DC SIGAda is in the process of restructuring the
DC Maillists. If you have a preferred e-mail address, to send it either:
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Jeff Castellow, Vice Chair (Acting Chair), DC SIGAda.