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From: Sward Ricky E LtCol USAFA/DFCS <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 07:59:41 -0700
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Call for Participation - SIGAda 2004
14-18 November 2004, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Sponsored by ACM SIGAda
http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2004
<http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2004>
(Approval pending by ACM)

Constructing highly reliable software is an engineering challenge that can
now be met in many domains.  The SIGAda 2004 conference focuses on how the
application of software engineering methods, tools and languages interrelate
and on how features in Ada affect the quality of the resulting software.
Papers that analyze Ada with respect to these factors or in comparison to
other languages are especially welcome.  SIGAda 2004 gathers industry
experts, educators, software engineers, and researchers interested in
developing, analyzing, and certifying reliable, cost-effective software.
Technical or theoretical papers as well as experience reports with a focus
on Ada are solicited.  A brief list of topics include safety and high
integrity issues, real-time and embedded applications, Ada & software
engineering education, Ada in other environments such as XML and .NET, Ada
and other languages, metrics, standards, analysis, testing, validation, and
quality assurance.  For a more extensive list of topics visit the SIGAda
2004 web page.

Contributions are solicited in six categories:  Technical articles, extended
abstracts, experience reports, workshops, panels, and tutorials.

We openly welcome contributions from educators and students.  Educator
grants are available that include conference and tutorial registration fees.
These fees will also be waived for student authors whose papers are accepted
for publication.  An Outstanding Student Paper Award will be given for the
best student contribution to the conference, and the winner will receive
$500 and an Xbox (TM) video game system.  Technical articles or experience
reports from students could focus on such projects as comparing applications
implemented in other languages and then re-implemented in Ada, mixed
language development of applications, how Ada is used with XML or .NET
applications, and/or software engineering education experiences with Ada.

Keynote speakers include Pam Thompson, Director of Software Engineering at
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corporation, and Watts Humphrey, Fellow and
Research Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute.

Please see the full Call for Participation on the SIGAda 2004 web site for
submission details.  http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2004
<http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2004>

The deadline for submission is 2 May 2004.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Ricky E. Sward
SIGAda 2004 Program Chair

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