Tri-Ada '97
             St. Louis, Missouri, USA, November 9-13, 1997
                        Sponsored by ACM SIGAda

                          FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1997

The annual Tri-Ada conference is concerned with technical, business, and
educational issues related to the Ada programming language.  Authors are
invited to submit papers on original research or relevant experience.
We are also soliciting proposals for panel sessions, workshops, and

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

   o economics of the software marketplace

   o empirical comparisons with other programming languages

   o use of Ada in multilingual environments (including the use of Ada
     for "glue code")

   o the use of Ada in software engineering, data structures, and
     introductory programming courses

   o experience with the transition from Ada 83 to Ada 95

   o experience building Ada applications, and lessons learned,
      - nonembedded applications, such as finance
      - Internet applications and applets
      - distributed objects that "plug and play" in desktop and network
      - safety-critical applications

   o novel programming paradigms

   o real-time design patterns

   o the use of Ada with particular software-engineering and
     project-management methods

   o object-oriented analysis, design and programming; object-oriented
     design patterns

   o experience with formal methods

   o Ada bindings to operating systems, subsystems, and applications

   o Ada  application frameworks and component libraries

   o integrated development environments, application generators, and
     tool sets supporting Ada

   o Ada-95 compilation and run-time implementation techniques

   o implementation-defined enhancements to the standard predefined

All accepted papers will be presented at the conference and will appear
in the proceedings.

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Please e-mail an extended abstract, as either a plain ASCII or
PostScript file, to the Program Chairman, Norman H. Cohen,
[log in to unmask] by 5pm EST on Friday, May 16, 1997.  The abstract
should clearly state the contribution of the work being described, its
relationship with previous work by you and others (with bibliographic
references), results to date, and future directions.  Extended abstracts
should not exceed 2500 words (equivalent to approximately 5 pages
typeset 10-point on 16-point spacing).  Excessively long abstracts will
be rejected outright.

Please indicate the title of the paper and the names and affiliations of
authors.  Identify one author as a point of contact and provide an
e-mail address, postal address, phone number and fax number for this
author.  Please indicate whether a similar report on this work has been
submitted elsewhere.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by Monday, June 30, 1997.  Final
versions of full papers are due on Friday, August 15, 1997.  Authors of
accepted papers must sign an ACM copyright release form.

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A panel session gathers a group of experts on a particular topic who
present their views and then exchange views with each other and the
audience.  To suggest a panel session, e-mail a proposal of
approximately 500 words, outlining the proposed topic, moderator, and
panelists, to the Program Chair, Norman H. Cohen, [log in to unmask]

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A workshop is a focused work session for a limited number of
participants.  It provides a forum for a variety of knowledgeable
professionals to explore issues, exchange views, and perhaps produce a
report on a particular subject.  A list of planned workshops and
requirements for participation will be published in the Tri-Ada '97
Advance Program.

To suggest a workshop, e-mail a proposal of approximately 500 words to
the Tri-Ada '97 Program Chair, Norman H. Cohen, [log in to unmask]
The proposal should state the problem or issue to be addressed, the
coordinator(s), and criteria for participant selection.  Workshop
proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee and selected based
on their applicability to the conference and potential for attracting

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Half-day, full-day, and two-day tutorials offer the flexibility to
address a multitude of topics designed for a novice, intermediate, or
experienced audience.  Consideration will be given to a broad spectrum
of topics which are relevant to current software systems issues and the
communities we a re trying to reach.  Submissions will be evaluated
based on relevance, suitability for presentation in tutorial format,
presenter's expertise and past performance.

Proposals should be two to three pages, and include the following:
expected level of experience of participants; a tutorial abstract or
outline; the expected benefit to the participants; the qualifications of
the instructor(s); a list of previous presentations of the tutorial, if
any; the length of the tutorial (half, full, or two-day); and the
maximum number of participants desired.  Electronic submissions are
encouraged in the form of ASCII email to the Tri-Ada '97 Tutorial Chair,
Maj.  David A. Cook, [log in to unmask]; otherwise, mail six (6)
copies of your submittal to:

Maj David Cook, Deputy Dept. Head,
Dept. of Software Engineering
Air Force Institute of Technology
2950 P. St,
WPAFB, OH 45433-7765
E-mail:  [log in to unmask]

The deadline for tutorial submissions is May 16, 1997.