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Currie Colket <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 28 Aug 2003 11:04:12 -0400
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    To Members and Friends of Baltimore & DC SIGAda

    Please forward to friends/colleagues in the Baltimore/DC Area

Next Meeting:

    Our Next Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 9 September 2003, as a Joint
    Meeting of the Baltimore and DC SIGAda Chapters. Currie Colket and
    Bill Bail will be speaking on "Highlights of the 8th International
    Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (Ada-Europe 2003),
    Held at Toulouse, France from 16-20 June 2003".

    The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00
    P.M.) at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in
    Laurel, Maryland

    Munchies and soft drinks will be served at 7:00 PM, the general meeting
    will start at 7:30 PM, followed by the program.

Abstract:   Highlights of the 8th International Conference
            on Reliable Software Technologies (Ada-Europe 2003)

    Ada-Europe is an international organization, set up to promote the use of
    Ada. It aims to spread the use and the knowledge of Ada and to promote
    its introduction into academic and research establishments. Above all,
    Ada-Europe intends to represent European interests in Ada and
    Ada-related matters. It was established according to Belgian Law and
    currently has member organizations of: Ada-Belgium, Ada-Denmark,
    Ada-Deutschland, Ada-France, Ada-Spain, Ada in Sweden, Ada in
    Switzerland and Ada UK.

    The best-known of Ada-Europe's activities is its annual conference, the
    International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies. Also known
    as Ada-Europe, this conference provides an international forum for
    researchers, developers and users of reliable software technologies.
    Presentations and discussions cover applied and theoretical work currently
    conducted to support the development and maintenance of software

    The conference contained much relevant information on the software
    engineering of real-time and distributed systems useful to those building
    such systems. The highlights on Tuesday night will compress a week's
    worth of knowledge into a valuable packet so you can take advantage of
    the technical work presented at the conference without your actually
    attending the conference. Of particular interest to you will be a summary
    of the WG9 plans to evolve the Ada standard, ISO/IEC 8652: The Ada
    Programming Language, which many people are calling Ada 2005.

    For more details, see the Ada-Europe 2003 Conference Home Page at:


    1. Currie Colket

    Mr. Currie Colket is the Chair of ACM SIGAda, the Chair of the SIGAda
    Ada Semantic Working Group, and Chair of the ISO WG9 ASIS
    Rapporteur Group. Mr. Colket is currently a software systems engineer
    for MITRE. His current tasks involve software engineering support for a
    variety of programs. He recently retired from the DoD where he served in
    the Air Force as an Airborne Surveillance Officer on AWACS, the Navy
    Deputy Director for the Ada Joint Program Office (AJPO), and a
    computer scientist for the United States Navy. Prior to his affiliation with
    MITRE, he was a consultant for the Software Program Manager's
    Network (SPMN). He has a Bachelor of Science from Case Institute of
    Technology, a Master of Business Administration from the University of
    Southern Mississippi and a Master of Science in Computer Science from
    the Ohio State University. His coordinates are:

        Currie Colket
        The MITRE Corporation
        7515 Colshire Drive
        McLean, Virginia 22102-7508

        Phone: +1 (703) 883-7381
        FAX: +1 (703) 883-1339
        Email: [log in to unmask]

    2. Bill Bail

    Since 1990, Dr. Bail has worked for The MITRE Corporation in McLean
    VA as a Computer Scientist in the Software Engineering Center (SWEC) .
    MITRE is a not-for-profit corporation chartered to provide systems
    engineering services to the U.S. Government agencies, primarily the DoD,
    the FAA, and the IRS. Within MITRE, the SWEC focuses on supporting
    various programs with consultation, particularly transitioning emerging
    technologies into practice.

    Dr. Bail's technical areas of focus include dependable software design and
    assessment, techniques for software specification development, design
    methodologies, metric definition and application, and verification and
    validation. At MITRE, Dr. Bail is currently supporting the U.S. Navy,
    focusing on the practice of software engineering within PEO IWS
    (Integrated Warfare Systems), particularly as applied to large real-time
    systems. Prior to 1990, Dr. Bail worked at Intermetrics Inc. in Bethesda

    Previously, Dr. Bail taught part-time at The University of Maryland from
    1983-1986 in the Computer Science Department for undergraduate
    courses in discrete mathematics, computer architecture, and programming
    language theory. Since 1989 he has served as an part-time Adjunct
    Associate Professor at the University of Maryland University College
    where he develops instructional materials and teaches courses in software
    engineering, in topics such as Software Requirements, Verification and
    Validation, Software Design, Software Engineering, Fault Tolerant
    Software, and others. He has also presented tutorials in Cleanroom
    Software Engineering at SIGAda in 2000, and at AdaEurope in 2002, as
    well as tutorials in Ada in the early 1990s.

    Dr. Bail received a BS in Mathematics from Carnegie Institute of
    Technology, and an MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the
    University of Maryland.

        Bill Bail
        The MITRE Corporation
        7515 Colshire Drive
        McLean, Virginia 22102-7508

        Phone: +1 (703) 883-7590
        FAX: +1 (703) 883-1339
        Email: [log in to unmask]

Directions From Washington, DC

    From the Capital Beltway (I-495), Take the I-95 North exit;
    10 miles to Columbia exit (MD Rte. 32 West);
    2.5 miles to Washington, DC, exit (U.S. Rte. 29 S);
    1.5 miles to make a logical RIGHT to go WEST on Johns Hopkins Road
    (There is now a new style dual-traffic circle overpass/interchange which
    replaced the traffic light at this intersection.)
    APL is located to the right, just past the service station;
    Turn right at the sign: "Building 1 Visitor Parking";
    Use Building 1 entrance near the flag-pole; The meeting is in the cafeteria.

    Detailed Directions and Maps are available at:

Slides From Karl Nyberg's Presentation Available:

    At the DC SIGAda meeting on 8 May 2003, Karl Nyberg of the Grebyn
    Corporation gave an excellent presentation titled: Optical Character
    Recognition (OCR) of Cryptographic Source Code. Slides from his
    presentation are available online as a Powerpoint Presentation at
    (ppt, 118KB).

Please Put on Your Calendar:

      o 9 October 2003 - The next meeting of the ACM DC SIGAda
        Chapter Meeting for Thursday - Steve Grimaldi and Victor Giddings
        of OIS will be speaking on Distributed, Real-Time CORBA.
      o 11 November 2003 - The next meeting of the ACM Baltimore
        SIGAda Chapter Meeting for Tuesday - Lester Sussman will be
        speaking on Writing and Filing US Patents - From a Software
      o 7-11 December 2003 - SIGAda 2003 will be held in San Diego,
        California. Details at

DC SIGAda Home Page and Maillist:

    Please visit the DC SIGAda Web site at for additional information.

    Please provide suggestions on the Web site and its contents. We are
    particularly interested in ways the DC SIGAda Home Page can serve you

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    Please forward this message to people who might be interested in
    attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and interests

    Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors, speakers, advisors,
    and friends, who are involved in helping to produce and attend the

Jeff Castellow, Chair, DC SIGAda