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May 6, 2010—Imagine that you’re at the SEI’s SATURN 2010 conference in Minneapolis to learn about what’s happening in software architecture. The presentation that you’re attending is wonderful—the speaker is engaging, her slides are informative, and she even makes you laugh a few times. You approach her afterwards to give her your business card and mention how much you liked her presentation…but what if you could do more than that? What if you could directly influence the publication of her results in IEEE Software?
The Software Engineering Institute is pleased to join with IEEE Software to award the IEEE Software Onsite Awards at the SATURN 2010 conference in Minneapolis, May 17-21, 2010. These honorary awards will be based directly on feedback from conference attendees.
The two IEEE Software Onsite Awards will be awarded at the end of the conference. The September/October issue of IEEE Software will provide a one-page summary of the conference, which will also include an announcement of the winners of these awards.
Conference attendees have the chance to win as well. Attendees who vote for the best presentation can win one of two one-year subscriptions to IEEE Software.
Onsite award recipients will be asked to contribute an experience report to IEEE Software. But that’s not all. IEEE Software will also invite other selected presenters at SATURN 2010 to provide short experience papers (2,000-3,000 words apiece). These additional presenters will be chosen by a committee made up of IEEE Software board and SATURN Technical Committee members. IEEE Software will establish a mentoring process for those invited to write papers and follow its standard editorial process for all submitted papers, in preparation for final publication.
“Both the awards and the experience papers are opportunities that have resulted from the collaboration between SATURN and IEEE Software magazine. We believe they will not only help to improve the quality of the conference, but will also provide venues to help mature our practice,” said Linda Northrop, director of the SEI’s Research, Technology, and System Solutions Program. “We are grateful to our colleagues at IEEE Software for collaborating with us to bring information about architecture-centric engineering to their readers—IEEE Software is one of the most prestigious and widely read publications in our field. We are excited about the many possibilities for increased dissemination of information and adoption of architecture best practices that this collaboration will afford.”