Program for Thursday, 14 October 1999

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, 14 October 1999.
Joe Wisniewski will be speaking on
A High Level Overview of the Ada Semantic Interface Specification (ASIS)
at Lockheed Martin in Rockville, Maryland


To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

Thursday, 14 October 1999, 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.)
At the Lockheed Martin Corporation in Rockville, Maryland
DC SIGAda will feature a presentation by Joseph R. Wisiewski, titled
A High Level Overview of the Ada Semantic Interface Specification (ASIS)

Abstract: A High Level Overview of ASIS

ASIS is a set of Ada packages, the spec of which is open and published by Ada compiler vendors that supplies an interface to the semantics of Ada programs. Formally speaking, ASIS is an interface between an Ada environment as defined by ISO/IEC 8652:1995 (Ada Reference Manual) and any tool requiring information from this environment. Since it is a published interface and is supported by multiple Ada vendors, the interface is independent (as is possible) from the compiler implementation.

The ease of making ASIS-based tools allows code developers of Ada applications with a powerful capability to develop their own tools to support their own specific analysis needs.


Joseph R. Wisniewski, Commercial Software Solutions, Ltd.
E-mail Address: wisniew@acm.org or joseph.wisniewski@lmco.com
Voice/Msg: 877/301-538-0136 and 301-640-3142
Fax: 301-987-9709 and 301-640-4036

Mr. Wisniewski, is the owner of his own software engineering firm, Commercial Software Solutions, Ltd. Joe has been involved in large-scale software engineering activities for 15 years. He specializes in aviation and defense-related projects including Honeywell/Boeing 777 AIMS cockpit aviation suite Ground-based C3I support of J-STARS for Motorola AARGM (upgrade to the Maverick missile), the DDC-I MLD (multi-language, multi-host, multi-target) new generation debugger TOLD (Takeoff and Landing software for Citation X and Gulfsteam V aircraft). Joe has designed EFIS for Falcon 2000, and several Ada/ASIS applications for Grumman and Lockheed Martin. Joe co-authored a book on software engineering and software process activities. His migration "eastward" was completed this past year; 7 years in LA, 7 years in Phoenix, now in rural Darnestown, Md, where he resides with wife and 3 children.


Lockheed Martin Corporation
9211 Corporate Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20874

From all points: Get to I-270 West from the I-495 Beltway,
  1. Take I-270 West to Shady Grove Exit;
  2. Turn left at light;
  3. Turn right on Corporate Dr (at light);
  4. Turn right at end of access road (can only turn left or right);
  5. Go to end of driveway.
  6. The building for the meeting is on the right, opposite the open courtyard area. It is building #9211, as marked. Parking lots are on the left and right.
  7. Enter main lobby. Stop at guard desk to check in.
Also, to obtain a map of the location, visit Mapquest, select Driving Directions for the destination address: "9211 Corporate Drive, Rockville, Md."

DC SIGAda Home Page

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Please provide suggestions on the Web site and its contents. Comments will be heeded as intelligently as they are sincerely offered! Provide feedback via the DC SIGAda Web site.


We will have light foods and refreshment at 7:00. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm.

Special! The ACM SIGAda Annual International Conference (SIGAda'99) is announced for Redondo Beach, California from October 17 through 21, 1999. The Conference theme this year is The Engineering of Industrial Strength Real-Time and Distributed Systems, Using Ada and Related Technologies. Many tutorials, exhibits, and workshops are planned. Make plans to attend!

Please note, at present, a consolidation effort is being made between various DC SIGAda mailing list sources. Please be advised that some e-mailings may occur more than once.

Topics for talks are welcome. Please make suggestions for topics. Some suggested topics:

Many thanks to all earlier participants, contributors, speakers, advisors, and friends, who are involved in helping to produce and attend the meetings.

Please forward this message to people who might be interested in attending. We welcome all new members as our attendance and interests grow.

Consider registering for inclusion on our e-mail list. Registration instructions are provided on the DC SIGAda Web site.

Jeff Castellow, Vice Chair (Acting Chair), DC SIGAda

If you have comments or suggestions, email me at josh.kemp@eds.com

updated 4 October 1999