Educators Workshops

SEI Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) Workshop for Educators

Fifth SEI Software Architecture Workshop for Educators

The Fifth SEI Software Architecture Workshop for Educators was held at the Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, on  August 18-20, 2008. This  workshop offered the Software Architecture Design and Analysis course as its centerpiece. 

The format was similar to previous workshops. The workshop  began with the two-day course, Software Architecture Design and Analysis. This two-day course provides in-depth coverage of the concepts needed to effectively design and analyze a software architecture. The essential considerations for defining any architecture are carefully examined and then illustrated through application of the SEI Attribute-Driven Design (ADD) software architecture design method. This course also explores architecture analysis in-depth and introduces the SEI Quality Attribute Workshop (QAW) and the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM). Through multiple exercises, participants study an application of these methods and get a chance to apply them to sample problems.

The third day was a brainstorming session, led by SEI architecture team members, on the inclusion of SEI software architecture design and analysis concepts and methods in academic courses. There was no charge for the workshop. However, attendees were responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. 


Eduardo Almeida, Recife Center for Advanced Studies and Systems (C.E.S.A.R), Brazil
Martin Barrett, East Tennessee State University
Ayse Bener, Bogazici University
Steve Chenowith, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Amine Chigani, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bill Frakes, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Suradet Jitprapaikulsarn, Naresuan University
Bhabani Misra, University of St. Thomas
Gregory Morrill, Saint Michael's College
Raj Sooriamurthi, Carnegie Mellon University
Mei-Huei Tang, Gannon University
Cui Zhang, California State University Sacramento


August 18-19, 2008
Software Architecture Design and Analysis course - 8:30AM - 5:00PM

August 20, 2008
Brainstorming session on using the material - 8:30AM - 3:30PM

Note: The workshop was open to any accredited college-level educator. It was not open to the general public.


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