PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 2, 2011—The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) announced today the keynote speakers for the upcoming SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2011 Conference to be held May 16-20, 2011, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, California. Delivering keynote addresses at the SATURN 2011 Conference are three recognized leaders in the field of software engineering and software architecture: Jan Bosch, vice president of Engineering Process and head of the Central Mobile Technologies group at Intuit Inc; David Chaiken, chief architect at Yahoo!; and Dave Thomas, CEO of Bedarra Research Labs.
with the SATURN 2011 conference theme "Architecting the Future," the three
keynote speakers will explore the changing nature of software engineering and
the search for creative solutions to emerging systems problems, as well as the
implications that these have for software architecture.
- Jan Bosch
has two decades of
experience in the software engineering industry as an engineer, professor,
consultant, and executive and is the author of Design and Use of Software Architectures:
Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach. Bosch will discuss the trends toward composition of systems
from open-source, commercial, and proprietary components; emphasis on building
only functionality that is competitively differentiating; and short development
cycles and frequent or continuous deployment.
- David Chaiken is Yahoo!'s chief architect and
works on consumer, advertising, and publishing products. As chief
architect, Chaiken ensures that his virtual team of technologists have the
talent, processes, and tools required to balance the functionality,
operability, and time-to-market of Yahoo!'s products. During his many years of
coding, Chaiken has built
voice search products, mobile enterprise applications, network management
systems, project management software, and large-scale multiprocessing systems. Chaiken
will discuss architecture at internet scale and the management of complexity.
- Dave Thomas has a wide spectrum of experience in the software industry
as an engineer, professor, consultant, architect, executive, and investor. Thomas
is best known as the founder, past CEO, and president of Object Technology
International Inc. (formerly OTI, now IBM OTI Labs) and is a founding director
of the Agile Alliance. Thomas will discuss the role of
the architect and why architecture needs to be intimately composed and refined by
architects with "code on their hands."
"Each of the keynote speakers for the SATURN 2011 Conference
is a visionary who has contributed a great deal to shaping the future of
software and systems architecture," said Nanette Brown, SATURN 2011 technical chair.
"We are excited that these celebrated leaders will be sharing their ideas and
experiences with all in attendance."
In addition to the keynote presentations, the SATURN 2011 Conference
includes a robust program of more than 30 technical
sessions and tutorials as well as courses and networking opportunities with
software and systems professionals from around the world.
more about the SATURN 2011 keynotes, register for the conference, and view the
preliminary technical program at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/saturn/2011.
About SATURN 2011
Each year, the SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference brings together experts
from around the world to discuss architecture-centric practices for developing,
acquiring, and maintaining software-reliant systems. Architects at all levels
meet to share ideas, network, and learn about new and existing technologies.
The SATURN 2011 Conference is being held in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, which will
publish selected papers from the conference. For more information, go to http://www.sei.cmu.edu/saturn/2011.
About the IEEE Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career development needs of today's computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.
The authority on translating theory into practice, IEEE Software delivers reliable, leading-edge information to software developers and managers. Peer-reviewed articles and insightful columns by real-world experts cover all aspects of the industry, including development techniques and tools, process improvement, project management, web applications, testing, usability, and much more. For more information, visit the IEEE Software website at http://www.computer.org/software.
Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and
development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by
Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measurable
improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical
leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more
information, visit the SEI website at http://www.sei.cmu.edu.