The submission period closed on January 7, 2013.
The SATURN 2013 technical program will cover topics including, but not limited to, the following:
1. Front-end architectures: impact of living on the edge
- Deciding between front-end design patterns and platforms such as browser-based user interfaces and native rich clients; tactics to preserve conceptual integrity across user channels
- Identifying architectural concerns regarding front-end technologies and platforms such as frameworks for mobile client development, HTML5, JSON and WebSockets, and social-networking software
- Architecting for usability, privacy, and interoperability in handheld devices; dealing with diverse, novel, or unknown user communities
2. Back-end architectures and application hosting: go to the cloud or stay on the ground?
- Addressing complex integration challenges with service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and systems of systems
- Evaluating modern information-management and computing styles—big data, NoSQL, MapReduce
- Engineering high-scale, high-volume systems such as web applications, enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages, and control systems
- Establishing guidelines for different deployment and virtualization options such as standalone vs. multi-tenant, cloud-enabled vs. cloud-centric applications, and online vs. offline processing
3. Methods and tools: go with the flow or go your own way?
- Tailoring analysis, design, and evaluation methods such as Unified Process (UP), Quality Attribute Workshop (QAW), Attribute-Driven Design (ADD), Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM), and others
- Combining methods from different communities; for example, object-oriented analysis and design techniques, lean and agile practices, and architectural methods and notations
- Enforcing architectural decisions through architecturally evident coding styles, component interface design principles, or architectural patterns
- Managing software evolution and technical debt, enterprise architecture frameworks, and design for operations
4. Technical leadership: hard skills and soft skills
- Adopting agile collaboration practices when working with stakeholders, improvement approaches, and dealing with complicated situations
- Empowering project management with architecture—planning agile pregames, conducting architectural spikes and sprint zeros, managing technical risk, providing architectural coaching, establishing communities of practice, and supporting make-or-buy decisions
- Succeeding in hard-sell situations; for example, risk identification or assessing business value of refactoring and legacy-system modernization
There will be three types of proposals for SATURN 2013: (1) 20-minute conference presentations; (2) 5-minute lightning talks; and (3) half-day tutorial sessions.
- Conference presentations are based on experience reports, lessons learned, methods, models, or study results.
- Lightning talks, included for the first time at SATURN 2013, are 5-minute talks given within a 30-minute session.
- Tutorial sessions actively involve participants in applying innovative practices, methods, concepts, models, etc.
Download a PDF of the call for submissions.