Artificial Intelligence Working Group (AIWG)
Artificial Intelligence Working Group Charter
Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera (SEI), chair
Janet F. Johns (MITRE Corp.), vice-chair
Aims and Objectives
Typically, AI languages are higher-level than more traditional languages
for embedded systems such as Ada, but they are lacking in several
areas. Currently, LISP (and its many derivatives) is the language of
choice among DoD Artificial Intelligence implementers, its continued
use may retard the expected benefits and widesp read use of Ada.
The purpose of this working group is to respond to the issues brought
about by the interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Ada. It
encompasses primarily the use of the Ada language and software
engineering approaches to the development of AI systems to identify
specific requirements from AI community and collect and disseminate
information in the subject area, such as:
- lessons learned (technical reports)
- available applications (survey reports)
- engineering technology (catalogue of components and guidelines of approaches)
- workshops and tutorials published proceedings, and special
reports in SIGAda's newsletter
Long Term Goals
- Identification of minimal facilities for engineering AI Software
(preparation of guidelines/handbook)
- Identification and preliminary design of set of reusable AI
components that will grow into a common set of standard interfaces.
- Explore Ada-CommonLISP interface requirements and eventually
propose an interface annex
- Penetration in the AI community Activities
- Organize AI-Ada workshops and publish proceedings.
- Publish annual reports in Ada letters.
- Conduct tutorials on AI-Ada to both communities.
- Conduct surveys in order to locate and summarize Ada usage for AI
- Identify requirements from the AI community (laboratories, industry
and government) that have incidence on the Ada language through
- Conduct in-depth studies on issues related to applying software
engineering to AI software development. Publish findings.
Membership of the AIWG is open to all persons who address any of the officers in
writing expressing their wishes to join the group, after which they will be added
to the membership list. This list becomes the mailing list of the group. Members
are encouraged to be active participants in the group activities, but they do ha
ve formal duties.
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For Information on the AIWG contact:
Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera
Software Engineering Institute, MSE Program
Carnegie Mellon University
4500 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburg, PA 15213-3890
Copies of the 1994 Summer SIGAda
AIWG Workshop Proceedings are now available.
To obtain a copy of the proceedings, please contact the
AIWG Vice-Chair at the following address:
Janet Faye Johns
ACM SIGAda Vice-Chair
202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730