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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 21:45:54 -0400
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                Greetings!

                To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda, This is a reminder
                of the DC SIGAda group's next meeting.

Date/Time:      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)."
                Note: You MUST bring a picture ID to get inside the facility.

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

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. All must check in with guard at desk, and
                present a picture ID.

                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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