Program for Thursday, 16 November 2000

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, 16 November 2000 at 7:30 P.M.
Bill Pritchett
from DCS Corporation
will be speaking on
AdaSTAT, an Ada95 Code Analysis Tool
at the Baltimore SIGAda Venue
(Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland)
for a joint meeting with the Baltimore SIGAda Chapter

Please plan to attend the ACM SIGAda 2000 Conference URL => http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2000/ from 12-16 November 2000 at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laural, Maryland. Whether you are from industry, government, or adcademia, if you are interested in where Ada is today and where it is going, this is a conference you need to attend. Highlights are summarized in the Advance Program, See http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada2000/sa2kap.pdf

Please mark 14 December on your calendar when James W. Moore will be speaking on Software Engineering Standards.


To Members and Friends of DC SIGAda

Next Meeting:

Our Next Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 16 November 2000, as a Joint Meeting of the Baltimore and DC SIGAda Chapters. Bill Pritchett, of from DCS Corporation will be speaking on AdaSTAT, an Ada95 Code Analysis Tool

The presentation will start at 7:30 P.M. (Refreshments and Social at 7:00 P.M.) at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland

A deli tray and soft drinks will be served at 7:00 PM, the general meeting will start at 7:30 PM, followed by the program.

Abstract: AdaSTAT, an Ada95 Code Analysis Tool

AdaSTAT is static analysis tool for Ada 95 based on the Ada Semantic Interface Specification (ASIS). AdaSTAT is an easy to use tool used to:

  1. Collect and display both functional and object-oriented metrics; and
  2. Check source code for violations of language restrictions.

AdaSTAT was developed entirely in Ada 95 and uses both the ASIS and GTKAda interfaces.

Presenter: Bill Pritchett

Bill Pritchett is the manager of the Embedded Systems Section for DCS Corporation. At DCS, Mr. Pritchett supports the U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in the development of future ground combat vehicles. He is also the Product Development manager of AdaSTAT, a static analysis tool for Ada 95. Mr. Pritchett holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Computer Science from George Washington University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Information Technology from George Mason University where he is researching object-oriented metrics for Ada 95. His email address is wpritchett@dcscorp.com.

Please RSVP

Please RSVP to Charlene Hines at charlene.hines@jhuapl.edu by noon Monday the week of the meeting if you plan to come for the deli tray so that we can quantify our order. Late RSVPs are also welcome, and you can always attend even if you have not RSVP'd.

Directions From Washington, DC

>From the Capital Beltway (I-495), Take the I-95 North exit;
10 miles to Columbia exit (MD Rte. 32 West);
2.5 miles to Washington, DC, exit (U.S. Rte. 29 S);
1.5 miles to Johns Hopkins Rd.;
Turn right at traffic light;
APL is located to the right, just past the service station;
Turn right at the sign: "Building 1 Visitor Parking";
Use Building 1 entrance near the flag-pole; The meeting is in the cafeteria.

Detailed Directions and Maps are available at: http://www.acm.org/sigada/locals/dc/Directions_JHU_APL.html

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updated 2 November 2000