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Call for Participation

11th International Real-Time Applications Workshop

IRTAW 11
9 -12 April 2002, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Over the last decade and 1/2, the International Real-Time Ada Workshops have
provided a focus for identifying issues with Ada 83 and 95, proposing
solutions for those problems and evaluating proposed language changes.

Since the standardization of Ada95, the International Real Time Ada
workshops have assisted in the review of the real time portions of the
Guidance in the Use of the Ada Programming Language for High Integrity
Systems, and has developed the Ravenscar Tasking Profile.

With the advent of Java and the development of Real Time specifications for
Java, the workshop has begun to consider the integration of embedded Ada and
Java systems, and their interoperability.

The goals of the 11th IRTAW are to:

* examine and develop paradigms for using Ada 95 for real-time single
processor, multiprocess and distributed systems (including issues of hard
and flexible scheduling);

* consider reports on experiences with using Ada 95 on actual real-time
projects;

* identify the benefits and impacts of using object-oriented programming in
multi tasking (potentially distributed) real-time systems;

* explore the use of Ada 95 in developing multi-tasking components which are
resilient to software design errors and hardware failures;

* refine criteria for the use of Ada 95 in high integrity systems,
especially those with real-time or embedded attributes;

* review the interactions between exceptions in Ada with those from other
languages such as Java and C++;

* examine the issues around the interoperability of Ada and real time Java
embedded systems.


Participation at the Workshop is by invitation following the submission of a
Position Paper addressing one or more of the above topics by 1 November
2001.  Position papers should be between five and ten pages.   All accepted
papers will appear in the Workshop Proceedings which will be published as a
special edition of Ada Letters.

How to submit:

Please submit your Position Paper to the Program Chair, Joyce Tokar,
[log in to unmask] preferably in Word Perfect or Word format.  Or mail four
paper copies to

          Dr. Joyce L. Tokar
          PO Box 1352
          Phoenix AZ  85001-1352
          USA

All the papers must be written in English.  The top of the first page of the
paper should include the title of the paper, the author(s)'s name(s),
position, organization, address, telephone number(s), fax number(s), and the
email address for the author responsible for correspondence.


Schedule:

     Receipt of Position Paper          1 November 2001
     Notification of Acceptance        15 December 2001
     Final Copy of Position Paper       1 February 2002
     Workshop Date                      9-12 April 2002