Network Resources

Institutional Web Sites

The following institutional efforts to support Ada-related Web sites exist:

ACM SIGAda -- the ACM Special Interest Group on the Ada programming language -- has its own home page, where you can find the latest information about ACM SIGAda's activities, and some scattered pieces on the Ada programming language in general.

The SIGAda home page points to information on SIGAda, including the many different Working Groups within SIGAda (covering topics such as bindings, software standards, reuse, performance issues, and AI just to name a few). There is also information on the many local SIGAda organizations found world wide.

SIGAda also sponsors a set of pages dedicated to the needs of educators and students.

Ada Information Clearinghouse
Financed by the U.S. DoD, the Ada IC has developed a server with a strong focus on the needs of DoD developers.

The Public Ada Library at WUArchive, USA. If you already know the PAL, you may prefer to go directly to the short welcome page or to the PAL directory.

There is a European mirror of PAL. It offers a catalog of most frequently asked software (very short at the present time), and an index page to explore names of files, directories and READMEs. The index uses a database which is automatically updated twice in a week. It is located at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris (CNAM).

AdaBasis consists of about 560 MB public domain source code and documents, mainly taken from the Public Ada Library (PAL). The software has been classified and is presented in a hierarchical manner, separated in different application domains, and, for some domains, with an additional multi-faceted searching facility.

The intent is to provide students, teachers and researchers with a large collection of reusable Ada components and systems for use in language and software engineering courses.

AdaBasis was set up by the Programming Languages Group of the Institut für Informatik at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. They plan to enlarge the library in the future, and welcome free public domain contributions. For more informations or to make suggestions you should contact

Ada-Belgium organizes an annual seminar, an annual Ada Tools Exhibition, small workshops, publishes 3 issues of its newsletter a year, and has two e-mail lists for the Ada community in Belgium. On demand, training seminars can be organized. They also manage an Ada archive (with material from the PAL, see above).

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center operated since 1984 by Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. The SEI is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense through the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). The SEI objective is to provide leadership in software engineering and in the transition of new software engineering technology into practice. This site has a lot of material about Software Engineering in general, and some about Ada in particular.

Page last modified: 1998-02-10