Associations and Groups
- Team Ada
Team Ada is a highly informal organisation dedicated to telling the
world about the advantages of the Ada programming language. Faced with
a large amount of ignorance and misinformation about Ada, Teamers
respond by demonstrating Ada's advantages to others, and educating
them about Ada's strengths and weaknesses. Teamers are all volunteers
with a genuine enthusiasm for Ada that translates itself into a wish to
spread that enthusiasm to others.
- ACM SIGAda
ACM SIGAda publishes a bimonthly: Ada Letters, and
organizes an annual conference: TRI-Ada.
The SIGAda WWW Server
provides a lot of online information on SIGAda's mission, working groups,
conference, membership information, etc.
- National Ada Associations
There are many National Ada Associations, which organize conferences, meetings,
and training seminars, publish newsletters, and often have e-mail lists.
- ISO Working Group 9 (ISO-IEC/JTC1/SC22/WG9)
The ISO Working Group 9 deals with the programming language Ada
and related standards within the International Organization for
- Ada Resource Association
The ARA was founded "to promote and encourage the use of the Ada
programming language and related software engineering technologies, in
any and all application domains [government and commercial] where the
use of Ada can benefit the customer." The ARA has corporate,
government, academic, international, individual, and other memberships
- The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
The ACM itself is also online.
The ACM has numerous special interest groups and publications in computer science.
- The IEEE Computer Society
IEEE CS is online, with general information, e.g. a conference calendar,
lists of volunteers, etc.
They currently have abstracts of IEEE CS sponsored conferences up there. During
1995 the Computer Society Press was to implement an "experiment" where
they would put both PostScript and HTML versions of full conference proceedings
on-line. This would be done for a limited number of conferences to start,
with the number planned to grow over time. With any luck, they'd be in full
swing by the beginning of 1996.
[Well, we're not yet there. --MK]
- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
The IEEE itself is also online.
The IEEE has numerous special interest groups and publications in the electrical,
electronic, software and hardware fields.
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The ISO has opened "ISO Online". The following features are provided:
- The Catalogue of all ISO International Standards including drafts.
A search tool is provided to find information by keywords or by
ISO reference number. Information on how to order ISO standards
and publications is given.
- Complete lists of ISO members and technical committees.
- General background on ISO, its structure, the scope of responsibility
of each technical committee.
- Facts on the ISO 9000 Forum, the information service on ISO 9000, the
series of International Standards for quality management.
- And more.
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