May 17 - 21, 2010 | Minneapolis, MN

Call for Participation

The call for SATURN 2010 proposals is now closed.


Topics for SATURN 2010

SATURN 2010 will be presented in collaboration with IEEE Software. We seek experience reports and discussions of architecture methods, techniques, and practices that enable organizations to continue to meet their business and customer goals in the face of persistent change. Topics of interest include but are not limited to 

  • managing system evolution through architecture-centric practices
  • preserving architectural support for important system qualities while moving to new technologies
  • case studies of architecting for change
  • techniques, methods, tools, and processes that support the ability to design for change
  • economic and managerial considerations for architecting in a changing environment
  • architecture reconstruction and conformance
  • dealing with technology obsolescence
  • using agile or open approaches to deal effectively with architecture in a changing environment
  • staging architectural decisions to account for resource constraints and changing business goals
  • enabling change through self-adapting systems

Submit a Proposal by November 9, 2009

Presentations run from 30-60 minutes and describe lessons learned from industrial practice.  Presentations should focus on the practical lessons that can be drawn from the experience and encourage interactive discussion on the presented topic, rather than offering a complete description of the system or enterprise. Your presentation proposal should be a maximum of two pages long and include a title, a 500-word abstract, three learner objectives for the audience, and brief biographies of the presenters. Selected papers will be featured in IEEE Software.

Half-day tutorials present a topic on proven experience with the goal of helping participants to expand their architecture knowledge and skills. The tutorial proposal should be two to three pages long and describe the topic and its background, the plan for conducting the tutorial, three learner objectives, and brief biographies of the presenters.

Submit a proposal for a presentation or half-day tutorial at SATURN 2010 by November 9, 2009 by doing the following:

  • Visit the SATURN 2010 submission site hosted by
  • Create an EasyChair account by completing the request form. A confirmation email will be sent to your email address.
  • Confirm your email address by clicking on the link in the email and entering your secret word.
  • Create your account.
  • Visit the SATURN 2010 submission site, enter your user name and password, and submit your proposal.


SATURN 2010 News

Architecture certification track to be included in SATURN 2010

Jim Highsmith, Leader of the Agile Movement, to Keynote at SATURN 2010

Minneapolis Hilton chosen as conference site

Learn about the architecture of ultra-large-scale systems
Review the recent presentation given by SEI staffer Len Bass.

Watch a webinar on how to effectively evaluate software architecture and identify risks
This webinar was led by SEI staffer Felix Bachmann.

SATURN 2010 will be presented in collaboration with IEEE Software

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