Greetings from the General Chairs

The Ada Connection, which combines the 16th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies – Ada-Europe 2011 – with Ada Conference UK 2011, sees a union of two Ada events that have both been very successful in their own right. The Ada-Europe series of conferences has become established as an international forum for providers, practitioners and researchers in all aspects of reliable software technologies. The Ada Conference UK has been running in its current form since 2006 as a series of biennial one-day events, to highlight the increased relevance of Ada in safety- and security-critical systems. By combining these events, the Ada Connection will provide a unique opportunity for interaction and collaboration between academics and industrial practitioners.

The menu on the left gives access to full details of the conference, including the programme of tutorials, technical papers, panel sessions, industrial presentations and vendor presentations, the comprehensive vendor exhibition and the keynote speakers, as well as the social programme, accommodation and travel details.

By holding the conference in Edinburgh, we achieve not only the benefits of a first-class conference destination, a capital city which needs very little introduction here, but we also have the happy coincidence of marking 25 years since the Ada-Europe conference was last held in that city. We are sure that, as on that occasion, this year’s conference will offer many opportunities and topics to discuss, debate and engage with other professionals in reliable software technologies.

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh in June.

Steve Riddle, Rod Chapman

General co-Chairs, The Ada Connection