Conference attendees interested in forming Birds of a Feather get together with colleagues or who would like to organize Working Group meetings with those who share an interest, should contact the TRI-Ada '96 conference manager R. E. Abraham and Associates at 919-419-8242; E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
|ASIS||WG||Tue 12/3||8am - 5:30 pm||Room 413|
|Ada-SAGE||BOF||Wed 12/4||5:30 - 9:00 pm||Room 304|
|ASIS||BOF||Wed 12/4||7:00 - 9:00 pm||Room 307|
|Patterns||WG||Wed 12/4||7:00 - 9:00 pm||Room 412|
|Reuse||WG||Wed 12/4||7:00 - 9:00 pm||Room 308|
|Aircraft Manufacturers||BOF||Wed 12/4||7:00 - 9:00 pm||Room 414|
|Real-Time Object Technology||BOF||Wed 12/4||5:45 - 7:30 pm||Room 408|
|GNU||BOF||Wed 12/4||6:30 - 8:00 pm||Room 401|
Please consult the Final Program Addendum for possible additional sessions.
This is actually the second meeting of the budding working group. At Ada Europe '96, a small group meet to discuss organizational issues. Brad Balfour took notes & will make them available at the meeting. Patrick de Bondeli had a draft form for describing patterns that we may request people to fill out. We tentatively decided to run meetings in the fashion of the highly success Ada-Language Issues WG (ALIWG), where people brought patterns that they wanted to discuss and resulting minutes published (in our case, we plan to set up a web page).
The following is the preliminary schedule for the TRI-Ada meeting
Bring patterns to review.
|0800 - 0830||Arrive and Settle|
|0830 - 0845||Welcome and Orientation; Administrivia|
|0845 - 0900||Meeting Goal Setting, (Currie Colket)|
|0900 - 0915||Coordination with Others (Currie Colket)|
|0915 - 1000||Open Issues/New Issues|
|1000 - 1030||Break|
|1030 - 1115||Open Issues/New Issues (continued)|
|1115 - 1200||Address input to ASIS Working Draft|
|1200 - 1300||Lunch|
|1300 - 1500||Finalize the Working Draft for ASIS 95|
|1500 - 1530||Break|
|1530 - 1615||Finalize the Working Draft for ASIS 95|
|1615 - 1630||Miscellaneous Planning (Bill Thomas)|
|1630 - 1645||Action Item review (Clyde Roby)|
|1645 - 1700||Closing Comments (Currie Colket)|
(1) Discussion of OMG's Real-Time SIG (Object Management Group: www.omg.org)
a. Request for Information (Due Feb 97) -- will provide some copies
b. Supporting White Paper and initial requirements -- will provide some copies
c. Eventual Request for Proposal (Out about Sep 97)
1.1 Also mention the POSIX 1003.21 work on Real-Time Distributed Systems Communication
(2) Discuss how Ada Community should respond by showing how Ada-95 already has built-in linguistic support for Real-Time/Concurrent/Distributed programming.
a. Show how the Ada-95 runtime systems already designed might be modified to support future standards(eg. GNARL, GNAT, GARLIC)
b. Discuss the portability of Ada-95 and the role of POSIX
c. Discuss the ease of developing Real-Time Systems through native support for building Schedulers, etc.
d. Utilize the Ada-95 LRM and Rationale sections on requirements, and metrics as they could apply to future requirement on Real-Time ORBS (Object Request Brokers).
(3) Raise concerns that eventual standards might make it hard for Ada-95 programmers to use their own native real-time features and instead be required to use external ORB/API calls for things like 'delay', 'semaphores', etc. - So Ada needs to hide these low level calls in the language itself, and layered architectures like GNAT could become very useful.