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September 23, 2009—The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and IEEE Software
magazine agreed recently to collaborate on the 6th Annual SEI
Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference, to be held in
Minneapolis, Minn., May 17 to 21, 2010.
The annual SATURN
Conference is the principal activity of the SEI Architecture Technology
User Network (SATURN), a community of architecture practitioners and
researchers established by the SEI. For decades, the SEI has been
identifying, developing, and advocating practices for producing
high-quality software, and these practices have been adopted and
validated by leading software-development organizations throughout the
world. Since 2005, software, systems, and enterprise architects have
met at the SATURN Conference to share ideas and learn about new and
current architecture technologies and practices.
Through the recently signed agreement between the SEI and IEEE Software
magazine, the IEEE Computer Society will participate on the SATURN 2010
advisory board. The collaboration will enhance content for conference
attendees with presentations and talks by IEEE Software board members and increase opportunities for networking and publication through IEEE communication channels such as IEEE Software and Computing Now (http://www.computer.org/cn).
Frances Paulisch, chair of the IEEE Software
Advisory Board, said she is looking forward to this new cooperative
relationship with the SEI. She noted, “The magazine’s experts are
planning to work with conference presenters to turn their insights into
high-quality experience reports ready for publication in IEEE Software. This will be an excellent source of practical advice for our readers about developing complex systems.”
“We are grateful to our colleagues at IEEE Software
for collaborating with us to bring information about
architecture-centric engineering to their readers,” said Linda
Northrop, director of the SEI’s Research, Technology, and System
Solutions Program. “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
The theme of this year’s SATURN Conference,
Architecting for Change, emphasizes the need for organizations to meet
their business goals in rapidly and continuously changing environments.
The conference will present experience reports and discussions of
architecture methods, techniques, and practices that enable
organizations to adapt to persistent change.
Proposals are being
accepted for SATURN 2010 now through November 9. For more information
about SATURN 2010, see the conference website at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/saturn/2010/.