Educators Workshops

SEI Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) Workshop for Educators

Ninth SEI Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) Workshop for Educators

The Ninth SEI Software Architecture Workshop for Educators was held at the Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 6–8, 2012. This workshop offered the Advanced Topics in Service Oriented Architecture course as the centerpiece.

The format was similar to previous workshops. The workshop began with the two-day course Advanced Topics in Service Oriented Architecture. This course provides guidance in architecting and designing service-oriented systems, implementing SOA governance, securing service-oriented systems, and testing service-oriented systems.

The third day was a group session, facilitated by SEI team members, to share experiences, ideas, and tangible artifacts for introducing software architecture and product line topics into the college curriculum. The 2010 workshop attendees suggested this presentation and discussion of tangible artifacts as the "entry fee" to formalize the sharing that has traditionally taken place in the Educators Workshops.

This community of educators and their influence on the direction of software engineering education continues to grow. Through these participants, hundreds of students annually are exposed to software architecture and product line concepts. Attendees every year have stated that as a result of the Educators Workshop they incorporate new material into their courses including software architecture, software product lines, SEI methods, the Pedagogical Product Line, and the Hard Choices game.

The Educators Workshop represents a unique opportunity to interact with like-minded teaching colleagues face to face as well as to connect with the growing community who has attended other workshops. It has created a network of collaboration both for research and for education.


Martin Barrett, East Tennessee State University
Shawn Bohner, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Luis Castro, Metropolitan University
Humberto Cervantes, Metropolitan University
Roger Champagne, University of Quebec
Mike Deutsch, University of New Hampshire
John Hunt, Covenant College
Suradet Jitprapaikulsarn, Naresuan University
Carol Keene, Colorado Technical University
Bhabani Misra, University of St. Thomas
Sajjan Shiva, University of Memphis
Mei-Huei Tang, Gannon University
Perla Verlasco, Centro de Inverstigación en Matemáticas


August 6–7, 2012
Advanced Topics in Service Oriented Architecture: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

August 8, 2012
Brainstorming session on using the material: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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

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