AdaIC News Winter 1996

ASEET Team Expands Membership,
Tenth Symposium Set for June

What questions will Ada educators and trainers have
to answer in bringing Ada 95 to the classroom?

|"Ada95-The Next Generation" |Registering to Attend |Call for Papers|

A mainstay of Ada training in the DoD for ten years, the Ada Software Engineering Education and Training (ASEET) Team has recently moved to open a new membership category for those outside government.

In keeping with its charter, regular members of the ASEET Team will continue to be military or civilian government personnel. Now, however, associate membership is open to academicians with similar backgrounds and interests in Ada and software engineering. Associate membership is also open to other interested parties on a selected basis.

Membership is open to Ada professionals at all levels. The primary requirements for membership are dedication to the objectives of the organization and active participation in and support of ASEET activities. Recognition and support of the ASEET Team's orientation on military training and education is a very important consideration.

For information on membership, contact Major Drew Hamilton; Dept. of Computer Science; Texas A&M University; College Station, TX 77843-3112; tel: 409/845-9383; fax: 409/847-8578; e-mail:

ASEET Symposium: "Ada95 -- The Next Generation"

And if you want to see the ASEET Team at work, one excellent opportunity will be the Tenth Annual ASEET Symposium. It will be held June 24-27, 1996, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona; this year's symposium theme is "Ada95 -- The Next Generation." The conference will look at the questions Ada educators and trainers will have to answer in bringing Ada 95 to the classroom.

To be effective, Ada education and training must focus on the use of good software-engineering techniques and practices. With the next generation of Ada coming into use, the education and training world needs to reexamine its approaches to Ada. What will be the impact of this more powerful language on curriculum and textbooks? A great deal can be learned from early analysis of Ada 95 projects in multiple domains -- such as real-time with object-oriented programming (OOP) and mission-critical software systems, etc.

Registering to attend

To attend the ASEET Symposium, early-registration (before May 1, 1996) fees are:

conference and tutorials -- $200 ($50 for students and speakers)

Late-registration (after May 1, 1996) fees are:

conference and tutorials -- $250 ($50 for students and speakers)

Checks or money orders (no purchase orders) should be made payable to "ASEET Team" and mailed to Les Dupaix; OO-ALC/TISEB; 7278 Fourth Street; Hill AFB, UT 84056-5205.

Call for papers

Conference organizers are seeking papers that describe new software-engineering education and training techniques using Ada 95, as well as reports on early projects from industry using Ada 95.

Authors are invited to prepare an extended abstract (2-4 pages) and submit five copies to Dr. Dave Cook by Feb. 16, 1996. Authors of accepted papers will be notified March 15; full papers in electronic form (PostScript) and paper, camera-ready form will be due to Dr. Cook by May 10, 1996.

Proceedings will be published and distributed at the symposium and electronically.

Papers must be original and of high quality. All submitted abstracts will be anonymously refereed for their significance, clarity, and originality.

Submissions may be made via U.S. Mail or e-mail (PostScript or Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows):

Major David Cook Ph.D.
2950 P Street, Building 125
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765
tel: 513/476-4500 (DSN: 986-4500)
fax: 513/476-4550 (DSN: 986-4550)

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