Dear Colleague,

Please find enclosed the electronic brochure for the 13th Annual National Conference on Ada Technology to be held in Valley Forge Pennsylvania from 13-16 March 1995. The conference theme is Ada on the Information Superhighway. Keynote speakers include:

The electronic conference brochure below consists of:
  1. Conference at a Glance
  2. Welcome
  3. Technical Program
  4. Panels
  5. Tutorials
  6. General Information
  7. Conference Registration Form
  8. Hotel Registration Form
  9. History

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES FROM THE PRINTED ANCOAT'95 BROCHURE =>


THIRTEENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADA TECHNOLOGY


Conference at a Glance

MONDAY, March 13, 1995
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                  |                        Half Day:                        |  
                  |     TUTORIALS          3. Safety Critical Applications  |
                  |                              Using Ada                  |
 8:00am -  5:00pm |  Full Day:             4.  Group Support Systems        |  
                  |  1. Ada95              5.  Legacy Systems               |  
                  |  2. The World Wide Web 6.  DoD/Commercial Software      | 
                  |                              Standards                  |
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TUESDAY, March 14, 1995
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 8:30am - 10:00am |               Opening Session - Welcome                 |
                  |        Keynote Address: Hon. Emmett Paige, Jr.          |
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10:30am - 12 Noon |  Ada Resources on the Information Superhighway Panel    |
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12 Noon -  1:30pm |   Luncheon, Speaker:  Lt Gen Albert J. Edmonds, USAF    |
                  |      Director, Defense Information Systems Agency       |
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 2:00pm -  3:30pm |        Ada95 Panel         |The Information Superhighway|
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 3:45pm -  5:15pm |           Ada95            |      Student Papers        |
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 7:00pm - 10:00pm |               Vendor Hospitality Suites                 |
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WEDNESDAY, March 15, 1995
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 8:30am - 10:00am |    Opening Session - Keynote Address:  Kenneth Swimm,   |
                  | President, Management and Data Systems, Martin Marietta |
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10:30am - 12 Noon |  Information Superhighway |       Software Reuse        |
                  |   in Education Panel      |                             |
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12 Noon -  1:30pm |          Luncheon, Speaker:  Watts Humphrey,            |
                  |       SEI Fellow, Software Engineering Institute        |
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 2:00pm -  3:30pm |         Education I:       |   Ada-based Applications   |
                  |     Language Comparisons   |                            |
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 3:45pm -  5:15pm |  Education II:  OO Design  |Ada and Software Engineering|
                  |  and Software Engineering  |for Commercial Applications |
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 6:00pm - 10:00pm |              Special Event:  Lily Langtry's             |
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THURSDAY, March 16, 1995
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 8:30am - 10:00am |               Commercial Use of Ada Panel               |
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10:15am - 11:45am |             Best Commercial Practices Panel             |
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12 Noon -  1:00pm |            Keynote Speaker:  Elizabeth Wald,            |
                  | Program Manager for Computers, Office of Naval Research |
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                  |                     Best Paper Awards                   |
                  |            Closing Remarks: Christine Braun,            |
                  |                 GTE Information Systems                 |
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Welcome

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to invite you to the Thirteenth Annual National Conference on Ada Technology. The conference will be held March 13-16, 1995 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel. This year's theme is Ada on the Information Superhighway. The planned tutorials, keynote addresses, panels, and the selected papers will focus on the key role of Ada and software engineering technology in realizing the vision of the information age.

We've planned an exciting program with recognized experts from industry, academia, and government leading our exploration of timely technologies and challenges. This is traditionally a collegial, interactive, and involving conference. A balanced mix of professionals from industry, academia, and government ensures a wide-ranging and stimulating perspective. Sessions especially focused on the interests of educators and students encourage the continuing development of your software professionals. Sessions on leading- edge technology and today's business challenges benefit even the most seasoned professionals. Please take a close look at the enclosed "Conference at a Glance;" we're sure you'll find a lot to interest you.

So make your plans to join us for a stimulating week in Valley Forge. And while you're in the area, take the opportunity to visit the many local historic sites and tourist attractions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Christine Braun
GTE Information Systems
President, ANCOST, Inc.

Sponsored by: ANCOST, Inc.

With Participation by:

Conference Committee...

President:
MS. CHRISTINE L. BRAUN, GTE Information Systems

Treasurer:
MS. SUSAN MARKEL, TRW

Secretary:
DR. MURRAY KIRCH, Stockton College of New Jersey

President-Elect:
DR. MARTIN L. BARRETT, East Tennessee State University

Immediate Past-President:
DR. JAMES HOOPER, Marshall University

Academic Host Chair:
DR. M. SUSAN RICHMAN, Penn State University, Harrisburg

Academic Outreach/Student Papers:
DR. MARTIN BARRETT, East Tennessee State University

Budget Committee Chair:
MR. MICHAEL SAPENTER, Telos Federal Systems

Policies, Procedures & By-Laws Chair:
MS. DEE GRAUMANN, GDE Systems, Inc.

Panels Chair:
MR. CURRIE COLKET, U.S. Navy

Promotion Chair:
MR. STEVE LAZEROWICH, Empress Software, Inc.

Technical Program Chair:
DR. AKHTAR LODGHER, Marshall University

Tutorial Chair:
MR. JERRY MUNGLE, Nichols Processing Group

MR. MIGUEL A. CARRIO, JR., MTM Engineering
MR. RONALD G. DAMER, Software Productivity Consortium
MS. MICHELE DICKEY, Rational
MR. GEORGE HARRISON, Norfolk State University
MR. WILLIAM LOFTUS, WPL Laboratories, Inc.
DR. JOSEPH MONROE, North Carolina A&T State University
DR. EMMANUEL OMOJOKUN, Virginia State University
MR. GEORGE ROMANSKI, Thompson Software Products

Conference Director:
MS. MARJORIE Y. RISINGER, CMP, Rosenberg & Risinger

Advisory Members:

MR. CURRIE COLKET, U.S. Navy
MAJ. GERALD DEPASQUALE, U.S. Marine Corps
DR. C. RONALD GREEN, U.S. Army Space & Strategic Defense Command
MR. JEFFERY HERMAN, U.S. Army CECOM, SED
MR. DANIEL HOCKING, Army Research Laboratory
MR. HUET LANDRY, DISA/JIEO
MAJ. SHELTON LEE, DISA
MR. DON REIFER, DISA/JIEO
MR. E.V. (ZEKE) SALTER, DISA
MR. CARRINGTON STEWART, NASA JSC

Academic Co-Hosts ...

Penn State University, Harrisburg

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey


TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Tuesday, March 14, 1995

Opening Session: 8:30am - 10:00am
Keynote Address: Ada Resources on the Information Superhighway Panel: 10:30am - 12 Noon
Moderator: Susan Carlson, Ada Information Clearinghouse
See
Panels

Luncheon Keynote Address: 12 Noon - 1:30pm

Ada95 Panel: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Moderator: Tucker Taft, Intermetrics
see Panels

Information Superhighway Papers: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Chairperson: Mr. Carrington Stewart, LBJ Space Center, Houston, TX

Ada95 Papers 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Chairperson: Dr. James Hooper, Marshall University, Huntington, WV Student Papers: 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Chairperson: Dr. Martin Barrett, East Tennessee State University Vendor Hositality Suites: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday, March 15, 1995

Keynote Address: 8:30am - 10:00am The Information Superhighway in Education Panel: 10:30am - 12 Noon
Moderator: Tom Martin, Syracuse University
See Panels

Software Reuse: 10:30am - 12 Noon
Chairperson: Ms. Susan Markel, TRW Corporation

Luncheon Keynote Address: 12 Noon - 1:30pm Education I: Language Comparisons: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Chairperson: Dr. M. Susan Richman, Penn State University, Harrisburg Ada-based Applications: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Chairperson: Mr. Steve Lazerowich, Empress Software, Inc. Education II: Object-Oriented Design and Software Engineering: 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Chairperson: Dr. Murray Kirch, Stockton College of New Jersey Ada and Software Engineering for Commercial Applications: 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Chairperson: Mr. Currie Colket, US Navy Lily Langtry's Dinner and Show (Optional Activity): 6:00pm - 10pm

Thursday, March 16, 1995

Commercial Ada Panel: 8:30am - 10:00am
Moderator: George Romanski, Thompson Software Products.
See Panels

Best Commercial Practices Panel: 10:15 am - 11:45am
Moderator: Dr. Larry Druffel, Director, Software Engineering Institute
See Panels

Keynote Address: 12:00am - 1:00pm

Best Paper Awards/Closing Remarks:

PANELS

Ada Resources on the Information Superhighway
Tuesday, 14 March 1995, 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Moderator:
Ms. Susan Carlson, Ada Information Clearinghouse, IITRI
Panelists:
Ms. Mary Collella, IITRI, representing AdaIC's Internet Host,
Mr. Rick Conn, MITRE, representing the Public Ada Library,
Ms. Kristin Mead, IITRI, representing Ada Internet Resources
This panel will provide an overview of all the free Ada resources on the Information Superhighway. Attendees will walk away with all of the information they need to "surf" the Internet to find free and high quality Ada resources available for downloading. Ada resources include:
Ada 95
Tuesday, 14 March 1995, 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Moderator:
Tucker Taft, Intermetrics
Panelists:
Robert Dewar, New York University
Mike Feldman, George Washington University
To Ada83, Ada95 has added Object Oriented Programming (OOP), better support for programming in the large, improved support for reliable systems, and annexes around a core language to support special programming needs. These annexes support the special needs of system programming, real-time systems, distributed systems, information systems, numerics, safety, and security. Ada95 has already been approved by ISO; Ada95 is expected to be approved as an ANSI standard and a NIST FIPS in early 1995. Ada95 has been available from the Free Software Foundation in the form of the GNAT for over a year. GNAT and other commercially available compilers have been used to prototype applications under development. The validation suite for the validation of Ada95 compilers was frozen on 6 February 1995. Validated Ada95 compilers are eminent.

This panel will address the key changes to Ada83 incorporated by Ada95, the status of the Ada95 standardization process, early usage experience of Ada95 using GNAT, and the expected availability of commercial Ada95 validated compilers.

Impact of the Information Superhighway on Education Panel
Wednesday, 15 March 1995, 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon

Moderator:
Dr. Thomas H. Martin, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
Panelists:
Dr. Donald Day, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Jeffrey Guinter, IBM
The Information Superhighway is providing capability faster than our educational system is able to react. Computer information science departments will be incorporating Superhighway resources into courses. Course work might involve accessing databases over telnet/mosaic to searches for reusable components. In addition, the Superhighway will impact practically all curricula besides computer information sciences such as telecommunications, law, medicine, engineering, pure sciences, liberal arts, and the fine arts. Computer science departments may be asked to help lead the way to develop curricula for other disciplines.

Yet the Information Superhighway is not omnipresent at many schools. Schools often view access to the Internet as a potentially large cost in times of tight budgets and a source of friction with parents as students encounter nonprescribed material. Far more students access the network from home than from school. Currently, most undergraduates have not had access to the Internet before college. Students who have had access to the Internet before college, view it as liberating, often shaping career goals.

Issues the panel will address include:

Commercial Use of Ada
Thursday, 16 March 1995, 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Moderator:
George Romanski, Thompson Software Products.
Panelists:
Representatives from a cross-section of industry
Ben Brosgol, Brosgol Consulting and Training
Representative from Westinghouse
Representative from Reuters
Representative from commercial aviation (invited)
Representative from commercial communications (invited)
The Ada language has some strong support from certain non-defense- oriented companies. These commercial organizations selected a language based on commercial advantages rather than Government mandate. Why was the language chosen? What has been their experience? With hindsight, was this the right decision?

These questions will be posed to panelists from various industries to explore how Ada is used at particular companies, and in the commercial world as a whole.

The industries represented will include commercial aircraft manufacturers, where software quality and large scale integration of many subsystems are highly critical; the air traffic management systems industry, where re-use and re-configuration of software provides major commercial advantages; the nuclear power industry has traditionally been very conservative, yet Ada plays a role in the critical control systems.

The medical instrumentation, transportation and telecommunications industries have used Ada to some extent. What were the factors that limited the growth of Ada in these industries? Size, complexity, economics, tradition...?

The Commercial Use of Ada will also be explored through the experiences of a commercial Ada Educator. Why do people come to learn Ada? What do they expect from Ada courses? What are their expectations for the future from Ada95?

Best Commercial Practices
Thursday, 16 March 1995, 10:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

Moderator:
Dr. Larry Druffel, Director, Software Engineering Institute
Panelists:
Colonel Ellis Conoley, USAF, PM for Global Command & Control System (GCCS), DISA
Mr. Dennis J. Turner, Director, Software Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army. CECOM
Dr. Raghu Singh, Senior Manager, Software and Security Policy, SPAWAR, U.S. Navy
Representative from industry (invited)
A Defense Science Board task force was initiated in 1994 to recommend a strategy for how DoD could take advantage of best commercial practices and products in the acquisition of software systems. The task force recommendations are consistent with the intent of Secretary Perry's strategy for acquisition reform. This panel will address some of the technical and business issues associated with the implementation of the DSB recommendations.

The DSB recommendations were based on an underlying vision for the technical and business environment in which DoD will operate. The panel chair will describe this vision, highlight relevant recommendations, and introduce issues that need to be considered in the implementation. Panel members from government and industry will expand on specific issues. Participants from the audience will be encouraged to raise additional questions for the panel to consider.

The DSB based its recommendations on best commercial practices. The task force used an analysis prepared by the Software Engineering Institute that compared the advantages and disadvantages of DoD practices with those of best commercial practice. Recognizing that DoD has special constraints and needs, the intent was to recommend adoption of those best commercial practices that are appropriate. Two common misunderstandings of the DSB report have been that (a) the DSB believes all commercial practices are superior to those of DoD and (b) all commercial software organizations are consistent with best practices. The DSB asserted that DoD practices are not consistent with best commercial practices and in many cases those best commercial practices are superior to those of DoD. The DSB made no attempt to assess the breadth of adoption of best practices commercially.

The recommendations are also based on the realization that although DoD is a big customer, it is not a dominant force in the software marketplace. As a big customer, DoD can and does have influence. But like other customers, DoD must formulate its business strategy to take advantage of the marketplace. DoD must have access to the very best technology, and that is often available commercially. In many cases, the DoD needs are congruent with commercial needs. Time to market is one example. At the same time, the DoD has special needs and must either influence the marketplace or contract separately. Contracting separately is no longer an affordable option in most cases.

The vision the DSB tried to communicate is for DoD to recognize that many of its requirements can be met by integrating commercially available software (COTS) into its systems. To do so requires that the DoD manage its systems as product lines. Those product lines should be based on well- defined software architectures with open interfaces that exploit commercial standards.This vision requires significant changes in the approach to acquisition of systems that depend on software. While many of the recommendations can be adopted immediately, others will require more time before the vision will be realized.

Special Note

All paid conference attendees will receive the Walnut Creek Ada CD-ROM containing 1.1 gigabytes of Ada documentation, information, and source code. This CD-ROM is a copy of the Internet's Public Ada Library (PAL). In addition, it contains: This two-disk set is a valuable resource for any serious Ada developer. The ANCOST Board would like to thank SIGAda for making this CD-ROM available to our attendees.

TUTORIALS

Monday, March 13, 1995

Full Day Sessions

Ada95 - Michael Kamrad, Computing Devices International

This tutorial is designed for students and practioners already knowledgeable of Ada83. New Ada95 concepts, additions, and enhancements will be presented. Some of the key Ada95 topics to be covered are: object-oriented programming (OOP), real-time scheduling enhancements, increased support for database/MIS applications, security-related enhancements, etc. An overview of each of the six Ada95 annexes will be provided.

The World Wide Web - Bob Munck, Unisys Corporation

This tutorial will first examine the base technology of the Web, including the following: Web Clients and Servers; Universal Reference Locators (URLs); HyperText Transmission Protocol (http); HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and its relationship to SGML; other media supported (embedded images, sounds, and video); Image Maps, Forms, Server-side and Client-side procedures; and ftp, gopher, archie, wais and telnet queries.

The tutorial will also address the principles of building a good hypertext or hypermedia, including the following: attractive, readable page; helping the reader avoid "getting lost;" and tables of contents, indices, threads and search mechanisms. We will also discuss use of Web facilities for particular software engineering activities, including: domain and process modeling using IDEF; component-based and other kinds of reuse repositories; hypertext implementation of most or all of the development data base - specifications, source code, documentation, test plans and data, etc.; and HyperAda - a hypertext representation of Ada source code.

Course materials will include a floppy disk containing the newest public domain browser(s), Web pointers to other sources of the information covered in the tutorial, and an on-line version of the tutorial presentation slides.

Half Day Sessions:

Safety Critical Applications Using Ada - George Romanski, Thompson Software Products

This tutorial will provide an overview of software safety and review applicable safety guidelines and standards. The safe use of high-level languages will be addressed - in particular, C, C++, Ada83 and Ada95. A safe subset of Ada will be described with a rationale for the selection of language constructs. A safety certification process, together with verification techniques and tools will be addressed. The different approaches to certification by various industries will be described. Finally, some recommendations will be given to help avoid problems which may be encountered during the certification of a safety critical application.

Group Support Systems - Daniel Hocking, Army Research Laboratory

This 4-hour tutorial introduces participants to basic concepts of electronic meeting support and presents techniques for using electronic meeting support to enhance the success of various types of meetings. The tutorial begins with a presentation supported by an electronic meeting system wherein participants ask questions and make comments electronically. Following the presentation, a sample session will be used to demonstrate the power of parallel input, support for idea organization, consensus generation, prioritization, and documentation.

Software Reengineering: Leveraging Your Legacy Software System Assets,
Michael R. Olson, USAF/Software Technology Support Center and Chris Sittenauer, SAIC

This tutorial will discuss the reengineering domain, its various sub-domains, and what factors (including human factors) contribute to the successful implementation of reengineering technology. Topics include matching reengineering strategies to your organization's software systems, expected return on investment for typical reengineering projects, personnel issues, and the future directions of reengineering.

DoD/Commercial Software Standards - Reed Sorenson, TRW

This tutorial compares the use of software standards within the DoD and the commercial world. There is a particular focus of the DoD's current transition from DoD-STD-21676A to MIL-STD-498, and the DoD's ultimate objective to replace DoD standards with "best commercial practices." The impact of the DoD's recent decision to move toward "best commercial practices" upon both the software acquisition and development processes will be discussed. This tutorial is a "must" for DoD personnel who are involved in the software acquisition process and/or the management of software contractors and DoD software managers and developers.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Conference Management:

Registration:

Advanced registration is encouraged. Please use the form enclosed in this brochure. To take advantage of the Early Bird Discount Fees, registrations must be postmarked by February 20, 1995. No registrations will be processed without full payment.

To register by mail, send to:

To register by fax with credit card, dial: (310) 391-7597

All registrations must be paid in US currency. Attendees from outside the United States are asked to register by mail and to pay on-site with US Currency or Travelers Checks.

Hotel Accommodations:

Rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton Plaza Hotel (not to be confused with the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel, which is physically adjacent to it) at the Conference Rate of $70 single or double. To reserve a room, return the enclosed reservation form directly to the Sheraton or phone (610) 265-1500 and identify yourself as an Ada Technology Conference attendee.

IMPORTANT: We urge you to make your travel and hotel reservations EARLY!!!!!

Transportation:

Airport: The Sheraton Plaza Hotel is located 35 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport. You will find staffed SuperShuttle counters in the baggage claim areas in B, C, D, and E Terminals. Current cost is $17 per person one way. If you have any problems or questions, you can reach SuperShuttle at (215) 551-6600.

The hotel is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 76. From Philadelphia, take Schuylkill Expressway (Route 76) west to Exit #25. Bear right at first light onto Mall Blvd. (formerly Goddard Blvd.). Turn right at next light onto N. Gulph Road and proceed through 4 lights to First Avenue. Bear left entering the parking lot to reach the Sheraton Plaza Hotel.

Student Participation:

The ANCOST conference provides many chances for students to interact with other students, professors, industry and government professionals.

The conference provides an "up close and personal," nurturing environment for student attendees.

Student activities include a conference overview, a special student session, birds-of-a-feather meetings, and participation in all regular conference events. Take this opportunity to meet others in the Ada community. Bring your resume; you never know just who you'll meet!


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Ada TECHNOLOGY

March 13-16, 1995 - Sheraton Plaza Hotel - King of Prussia, PA

Name (Last, First, MI):  _____________________________________________________
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Conference Registration Rate Schedule:

Conference Before 20 February | After 20 February
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Industry _____ $295 | _____ $345
Academia _____ $250 | _____ $295
Students _____ $ 95 | _____ $125

I will attend (included in Conference rate):
Luncheon on Tuesday _____ Yes _____ No
Luncheon on Wednesday _____ Yes _____ No

Tutorials Before 20 February | After 20 February (full day/half day) | (full day/half day)
Government _____ $220/ _____ $110 | _____ $250/ _____ $125
Industry _____ $220/ _____ $110 | _____ $250/ _____ $125
Academia _____ $150/ _____ $75 | _____ $200/ _____ $100
Students _____ $ 75/ _____ $40 | _____ $ 95/ _____ $50

Full Day (Select One): _____ Ada95 _____ World Wide Web

or Full Day (Select One from Morning & One from Afternoon Session): For Half Day (Select One of the following):

Morning Sessions: _____ Safety Critical Applications with Ada _____ Group Support Systems

Afternoon Sessions: _____ Legacy Systems _____ DoD/Commercial Software Standards

Lilly Langtry's _____ $ 26 (Wednesday Evening Optional Activity)

Dinner Selection: _____ Beef or _____ Flounder

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $__________

Mail or fax your registration form. Fees are payable by Mastercard, VISA, Diners Club, Check, or Money Order. Payment must be postmarked by February 20, 1995 to qualify for the early rates. To fax: (310) 391-7597. For more information, call (310) 397-6338. Please make checks payable to Conference on Software Technology, Inc. and mail with completed form to:

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CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds will be given, less a $35.00 handling fee, if request is received in writing on or before February 27, 1995. All refunds will be mailed after the conference.

HOTEL REGISTRATION FORM

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Ada TECHNOLOGY

"Ada on the Information Superhighway"

March 13-16, 1995

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HISTORY

Valley Forge began as an iron forge on the Valley Creek in the 1740's. A sawmill and gristmill were added by the time of the Revolutionary War, making Valley Forge an important supply center for the colonists. However, it did not escape the attention of the British, who destroyed the forge and mills in 1777. Only ruins marked the site when George Washington chose Valley Forge as the place of his winter encampment of 1777-78.

The 3,000-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park was the site of the 6-month winter encampment by the Continental Army. From December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778, Gen. George Washington and 12,000 soldiers kept the British Army bottled up in Philadelphia. During that terrible winter some 2,000 troops died from disease brought on by supply shortages, severe weather and poor sanitation. Still, during those 6 months, the army was reorganized, Baron von Steuben developed a uniform system of drill and the Continental Army left Valley Forge a well trained, efficient force.

A self-guiding tour visits the reconstructed huts of Muhlenberg's Brigade, Washington's Headquarters and the original entrenchment lines and fortifications.

National Memorial Arch commemorates the patriotism and suffering of Gen. George Washington and the men who were under his command.

Washington's Headquarters, the Potts House, contains Revolutionary War-era furnishings.

Washington Memorial Chapel on SR 23 within the park, contains relics, wood-carvings and windows depicting the history of the country. A bell tower connected with the chapel houses the 58-bell Washington Memorial National Carillon.

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge was founded in 1949 to provide information on and to promote an appreciation of the nation's political, social and economic institutions. The 105-acre campus features the Independence Garden, the Medal of Honor Grove, the Faith of our Fathers Chapel and the Credo Monument. The Medal of Honor Grove and the campus are open to the public.


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