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        Greetings,
                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                 (ASIS)." 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                 needs. Presenter: Joseph R. Wisniewski, Commercial Software Solutions, Ltd.                 E-mail Address: [log in to unmask]                                 [log in to unmask]                 Voice/Msg 877/301-538-0136                                 301-640-3142                 Fax 301-987-9709                                 301-640-4036 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                 3 children. 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:                 <http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/main.html>                         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:                 <http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada99>.                         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,                                                 Standardization Issues                                                 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                 interests grow.                         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:                 [log in to unmask], or [log in to unmask]                         Jeff Castellow, Vice Chair (Acting Chair), DC SIGAda.

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