Conference Announcement - SIGAda 2004

14-18 November 2004, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Sponsored by ACM SIGAda

The SIGAda 2004 conference offers a top-quality technical program focused on
important strengths of the Ada programming language. Three days of technical
papers, keynotes, and invited presentations will report on how Ada is
achieving success in the challenging realm of software engineering. We are
pleased to announce that three leaders in the software engineering
community, Pam Thompson from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Watts Humphrey
from the Software Engineering Institute, and Stephen Cross from the Georgia
Tech Research Institute, will provide keynote addresses. We are also
fortunate to have key members of the WG9 Ada Rapporteur Group (ARG) who will
participate in a 3-hour panel on the significant improvements that WG9 has
approved for inclusion in the Ada 2005 Amendment. The Panel will be chaired
by IBM Rational's Pascal Leroy, Chair of the WG9 ARG.

Beyond the formal conference of selected papers and presentations, SIGAda
2004 offers two days of outstanding tutorials led by some of the most
respected technical leaders in the industry. SIGAda's tutorials and
workshops provide full- or half-days for those working the same issues to
share with each other and leverage everyone's accomplishments; workshop
products are "delivered" to the community. The broad offerings of
career-enhancing tutorials include basic Ada 95 introductions for software
engineers new to Ada, intermediate and advanced Ada topics for practitioners
striving to expand their Ada expertise, and several language-independent
technology topics. Join us in understanding how these topics mutually
support the disciplined development and evolution of serious, high quality
software systems.

The following tutorial was added after the
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Program was published:  A#: Programming PDAs and .NET devices with Ada -
This tutorial describes A#, an Ada environment for programming the Windows
.NET and .NET Compact Frameworks.  Attendees will learn how to create Ada
applications that take advantage of the rich set of libraries available with
the .NET Framework, and also how to deploy Ada applications onto PDAs using
the .NET Compact Framework.

For more information on the conference schedule, registration options, and
hotel information visit the SIGAda 2004 web site at the following link.


Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.

Ricky E. Sward
SIGAda 2004 Program Chair