Past Conferences

Past Conferences: SATURN 2010

SATURN 2010

SATURN 2010 took place from May 17-21, 2010 in Minneapolis, MN. 160 attendees enjoyed tutorials, presentations, and keynote speeches on the SATURN 2010 theme of "Architecting for Change."

On behalf of the SATURN 2010 team, thank you for joining us in Minneapolis, and we hope to see you at SATURN 2011!

Keynotes Presentations from SATURN 2010

Architects: Accelerators or Anchors to Organizational Agility?

Jim Highsmith explores the relationship between software architecture, agility, adaptability, and flexibility in this SATURN 2010 keynote speech.

Managing Scale and Agility: Transformational Architecture for the Smart Grid

In this SATURN 2010 keynote speech, Wayne Longcore talks about the use of the Agile Architecture methodology that his team employed to create the Smart Grid.


IEEE Software Presentations from SATURN 2010

Software Architecture and Agility: A Clash of Two Cultures?

In this presentation, Philippe Kruchten discusses how Agile and software architecture can support each other and coexist, where appropriate.

The Architect as Change Agent

Linda Rising shares research from social psychology on successful change agents that software architects can use to help influence teams and organizations to adopt good ideas.


Conference Presentations from SATURN 2010

Agile Architecting: Using Agile Principles to Agilitize the Architecting Process

Amine Chigani of Virginia Tech discusses using Agile in the context of software architecture and the rationale that guided them to follow an Agile approach to architecting.

An Architectural Decision Modeling Framework for SOA and Cloud Design

In this presentation, Olaf Zimmermann shows how reusable architectural decision models can support service-oriented architecture and cloud design through SOA Decision Modeling (SOAD).

Architects: Accelerators or Anchors to Organizational Agility?

Jim Highsmith explores the relationship between software architecture, agility, adaptability, and flexibility in this SATURN 2010 keynote speech.

Architecturally Focused Techniques for Managing System Evolution

In this presentation, William Koscho describes methods, tools, and lessons learned for gaining better insight to the customer goals, and more.

Architecture and Agile, Friends or Enemies?

In this 2010 presentation, Ger Schoeber teaches about the applied approach and the lessons that can be learned during the development of a high-tech consumer product.

Architecture Certification Panel: SATURN 2010

Mark H. Klein of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) explores the state of practice in architecture certification in this SATURN 2010 workshop panel.

Architecture Model Reconstruction Towards Change Scenario Evaluation

Jens Doppelhamer discusses the novel architecture reconstruction method and tools of the EU-project Q-ImPrESS and how he has applied it on a large-scale ABB software system from the process automation domain.

Assessing Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software in Industry Using ATAM and RUP Analysis

Marcel Derosier discusses the results of a series of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based implementations using Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) and modified Rational Unified Processes (RUPS).

Cloud Computing Architecture

In this presentation, Gerald Kaefar shares software and architectural aspects for cloud computing, along with lessons learned from real-world projects.

Designing and Building Large-Scale Systems in an Agile World

In this 2010 presentation, Stevie Borne and Dave Hendricksen explore the pros and cons of using the Agile approach when designing large-scale systems.

Engineering Lessons for Systems of Systems Learned from Service-Oriented Systems

Grace Lewis gives a bottom-up approach that focuses on abstracting the concepts and lessons learned from specific examples of engineering systems of systems (SoSs).

Enterprise Architecture for the Smart Grid: A Status Update

This 2010 presentation by Elizabeth Sisley includes excerpts from the second draft of the NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR), with a discussion about their creation.

Introducing Software Architecture Development Methods into a TSP-Based Development Company

This presentation describes an ongoing project whose aim is to introduce software architecture development methods inside Quarksoft, a leading Mexican software development company certified at CMMI level 3 (2010).

Lessons Learned Adapting an Existing Architecture in a Changing Business Landscape

Arthur Wright describes the order management and routing system of a major Swiss bank and the lessons learned through the making of a number of architectural changes in the organization.

Managing Scale and Agility: Transformational Architecture for the Smart Grid

In this SATURN 2010 keynote speech, Wayne Longcore talks about the use of the Agile Architecture methodology that his team employed to create the Smart Grid.

Managing Software Interfaces of On-Board Automotive Controllers

Anthony Tsakiris of Ford Motor Company describes an effort to commonize the software interfaces among embedded subsystem controllers in Ford Motor Company cars and trucks.

Promoting Data-Centric Architectures

This presentation was given by Michael C. Jaegar, Uwe Hohenstein, Gerald Kaefar, and Ravi K. Madipadaga of Siemens AG at the SATURN 2010 conference held in Minneapolis, MN.

Quality Attribute Workshop Experiences and Reflections

Pia Stoll, Anders Wall, and Roland Weiss describe experiences and reflections they made from performing Quality Attribute Works (QAWs) at three different business units within ABB.

Software Architecture and Agility: A Clash of Two Cultures?

In this presentation, Philippe Kruchten discusses how Agile and software architecture can support each other and coexist, where appropriate.

The Architect as Change Agent

Linda Rising shares research from social psychology on successful change agents that software architects can use to help influence teams and organizations to adopt good ideas.

The Use of Change Cases in Software System Architecting

In this presentation, J.D. Baker discusses how change cases relate to ATAM growth scenarios and how they can be employed in the development and assessment of software system architectures.

Using the Attribute-Driven Design for Automated Predictive Maintenance and Diagnostics of Complex Software Systems

Aldo Dagnino discusses how analyzing trends in changes of key performance indicators (KPIs) can help in the architectural configuration of a large-scale system.



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