AdaCore a Major Sponsor of the Inaugural Edition of the High Integrity Software Conference

AdaCore a Major Sponsor of the Inaugural Edition of the High Integrity Software Conference
New conference will focus on reliable, safe and secure software

NEW YORK and PARIS, September 3, 2014 – AdaCore today announced that, along with partner Altran, it will be a major sponsor of the inaugural High Integrity Software Conference (HIS) taking place in Bristol, UK on October 23rd 2014. HIS 2014 is a brand new UK conference for sharing information about key challenges and recent developments in high integrity software engineering. This important one-day conference will feature presentations on current industrial experience as well as keynotes from leading international software experts.

“Software is becoming ever more important in the unprecedented range of systems that touch our everyday lives in many different ways. The reliability, safety and security of this software is paramount and High Integrity Software 2014 will help developers understand the necessary processes required and techniques used to deliver ultra-reliable code, ” says Jamie Ayre, Marketing Director, AdaCore.

The comprehensive programme is based around four main themes – Languages and Technologies, Software Security, Software Safety and Applications. Talks will include perspectives from the space, automotive, security, medical and avionics industries, as well providing insights into safe and secure programming standards, techniques and processes. Martyn Thomas (Vice-President at the Royal Academy of Engineering) and Harold Thimbleby (Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University) will be giving keynote presentations to lead the discussions on the day. Parallel tracks will allow attendees to select the talks that are most appropriate to their industry and interests.

"It is very exciting for the SPARK team at Altran UK to be closely involved with the inception of this important new conference. HIS 2014 will provide a forum for engineers to share best practice in dependable software development across industrial sectors and address the key challenges facing our industry, " says Stuart Matthews, SPARK product manager at Altran UK.

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore's flagship product is the open source GNAT Pro development environment, which comes with expert on-line support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has an extensive world-wide customer base; see for further information.

Ada and GNAT Pro are seeing a growing usage in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including space-based systems, commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains, such as financial services. The SPARK Pro toolset, available from AdaCore, is especially useful in such contexts.

AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

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