Ada is a very expressive and robust programming language, chosen for applications where failure would result in catastrophic losses in terms of human life, economic damage, or major breach of security. Ada-Switzerland is a non-profit organization which promotes the use of Ada in Switzerland.
14 May 2018

2nd Swiss Ada Event

At the general assembly it was decided that there should be another Ada Switzerland event this year. The form of the event, date and location are to be defined, so check back for updates. Suggestions are invited from the membership.

14 May 2018

Upcoming Website Update

We are going to migrate this website to Bootstrap v4 towards the end of this year. With that, support for old browsers like Internet Explorer 8 and 9 or Netscape will be dropped.

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2 Feb 2019

FOSDEM

ULB Campus du Solbosch
Av. F. D. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium

There will be an Ada room at FOSDEM'19. Urs and Ahlan are going to attend this event, and all members are encouraged to join them. Please contact president@ada-switzerland.ch if you want to know how they are getting there and where they are staying.

7 Mar 2019

Ada-Switzerland 2019 General Assembly

Restaurant Obergass
Schulgasse 1
8400 Winterthur

We have set a date for our next general assembly. As usual the event will take place at the restaurant Obergass in Winterthur, about ten minutes walk from SBB main station (map). We will meet upstairs in the "Säli" at around 18:15 and start the official part at 18:30. Afterwards we will have the opportunity to dine à la carte.

10-14 June 2019

24th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies

Warsaw
Poland

The next Ada-Europe Conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland. As usual there will be presentations and talks from Tuesday to Thursday, along with tutorials on Monday and Friday. Please visit the conference website for more information.

The conference is seeking presentations! This year there is a new 100 € discount off the conference price for contributors. Submissions should be made no later than 14 January 2019. Please refer to the Call for Presentations for additional information. Please also note the CfP distributed with the AUJ issue 39-3 had wrong dates in the header ‐ this is corrected in the document linked above.

Ada has a long and successful track record in Switzerland in the development of mission-, safety-, and security-critical applications. A sample of some Swiss-based projects that owe much of their success to Ada are illustrated in the following slideshow images.

Ada-Switzerland is a non-profit organization and a member of Ada-Europe. It acts as a forum for persons and parties interested in the Ada programming language, its applications, and related technologies such as software engineering methods, development tools and bindings. The group promotes contacts and information among its members and interested parties. We organize meetings, seminars, conferences, and other activities related to our mandate which is to promote the use of the Ada programming language in Switzerland.

Membership

We currently offer two kinds of membership:
  1. Ada-Switzerland plus Ada-Europe membership for CHF 70 per year.
  2. Ada-Switzerland alone without Ada-Europe membership for CHF 20 per year.

Membership lasts from January 1st to December 31st.

If you wish to apply please contact us and provide the following details:

  • first name, last name
  • address
  • phone number
  • whether or not you want to become Ada-Europe member as well
The membership fees should be transferred to our PostFinance account 85-356348-7. Electronic payment is preferred.

Please not that in order to become a member of Ada-Switzerland you have to have an address in Switzerland. If you live outside of Switzerland and want to be part of the Ada community you should definitely have a look at the official list of national Ada organizations or contact the General Secretary.

At the 2017 general assembly it was decided that we would organize a networking event for Ada users in Switzerland where people could present aspects of their projects. The first event took place on 21 September 2017 at the HSR Rapperswil. We had six very interesting presentations of about 30 min each, followed by an Ápero, which was kindly sponsored by Paranor. 18 people attended the event. The detailed program, presentations, and a link to our sponsor's website can be found below.

Program
Astronomical Ada Ahlan Marriott & Urs Maurer, White Elephant GmbH
A common time base for parallel jobs in a distributed and embedded real-time system Peter Vogelsanger, Rheinmetall Air Defence AG
Muen ‐ An x86/64 Separation Kernel for High Assurance Reto Bürki & Adrian-Ken Rüegsegger, HSR Rapperswil
TKM ‐ An IKEv2 Key Manager written in Ada 2012 Reto Bürki & Adrian-Ken Rüegsegger, HSR Rapperswil
Recent developments in Zip-Ada, Part 1 (Overview, Deflate) Gautier de Montmollin
Recent developments in Zip-Ada, Part 2 (LZMA) Gautier de Montmollin

Sponsors:

Ada is an expressive and robust language in which the default for every programming construct is inherently safe. It was designed to allow programs to be engineered rather than crafted and that is why Ada is chosen for applications where failure would result in catastrophic losses in terms of human life, economic damage, or a major breach of security. Ada 2012, the latest revision, brought design by contract and support for multicore platforms to the language.

Learning Ada

A brief introduction to Ada using small examples to explain the basics.

Ada Programming is a comprehensive 200-page Wikibooks project that covers the Ada 2012 standard.

AdaCore University is a dedicated e-learning center to teach the Ada language and the use of related technologies.

Language Documentation

Ada 2012 Reference Manual, the official ISO/IEC 8652:2012(E) standard.

The Ada 2012 Rationale describes the new features in Ada 2012 and gives reasons for the changes from Ada 2005.
Note: Important corrections to the published version of the Rationale are available here.

Journals and Technical Papers

Ada User Journal Archive

AdaCore has an excellent selection of technical papers.

Ada-Switzerland
c/o White Elephant GmbH
Beckengässchen 1
8200 Schaffhausen
Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)52 624 29 39
PostFinance account: 85-356348-7

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Members of the Board

The current board was elected on the meeting of 15 March 2018.

President

Ahlan Marriott
White Elephant GmbH
Beckengässchen 1
8200 Schaffhausen
Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)52 624 29 39
Email: president@ada-switzerland.ch

Vice-President

David Mirfin
Les Savounettes A46
Route de la Jorette 11
1899 Torgon
Switzerland
Email: vice-president@ada-switzerland.ch

Treasurer

Marcel Schneider
Oerlikonerstrasse 31
8057 Zurich
Switzerland
Email: treasurer@ada-switzerland.ch