The SIGAda Reuse Working Group will hold its regular annual meeting at TRI-Ada '97 on Wednesday, November 12, 9:30-11:30 pm. Four primary items are on the agenda: 1. Election of officers for the next two year term 2. Review of the Reuse Issues Action Team (RIAT) activities and its evolution into the Product Line Issues Action Team (PLIAT) 3. Presentation and discussion of the Patterns Working Group 4. Planning for for any new activities of the Reuse WG for the next year We will elect a Chair and Vice Chair/Secretary for the term 1997-1999. Current officers are Harry Joiner (SRC), Chair, and Roy Bell (Hughes Aircraft), Vice Chair/Secretary. ReuseWG subgroups include the Product Line Issues Action Team (PLIAT), chaired by LTC Gene Glasser (Army Reuse Center), and the PatternsWG, chaired by Ed Colbert (Absolute Software). This year, the RIAT, chaired by LTC Gene Glasser (Army Reuse Center), worked on the use of software architectures, particularly in the context of product lines of software-intensive systems. In cooperation with the Software Engineering Institute, they sponsored a workshop on "Software Architectures in Product Line Acquisitions" in June. As a result of the workshop and other factors, the RIAT agreed to disband and create a new group, the Product Line Issues Action Team (PLIAT), to focus on creating and disseminating a body of knowledge through sponsorship of a series of workshops on the use of software architectures in product line acquisitions. A fuller report of these developments will be given. The Patterns Working Group is developing a style guide for using Ada features and a web-based catalog of design & coding patterns. At this meeting we will discuss what makes a pattern good, what is a good representation for patterns, and how to classify patterns, as well as any suggested patterns or usage guides. If you would like to present a position, a pattern, or a guide, please send me E-mail to [log in to unmask] so I can make up a preliminary schedule, and bring 1 electronic copy and 20 hardcopies of your presentation. Meetings are open to all.