Educators Workshops

SEI Software Engineering Workshop for Educators

Sixth SEI Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) Workshop for Educators

The Sixth SEI Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) Workshop for Educators was held at the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Center in Pittsburgh, PA on August 3-5, 2009.

This year's workshop began with the two-day course, Software Product Lines, which introduces the world of software product lines and the basic concepts behind it.  The course also provides an overview of the essential technical and management practices needed to succeed with software product lines, and guidelines and patterns for applying product line techniques.  This course is based on the book Software Product Lines: Practices and Patterns.

The third day of the workshop was a brainstorming session, led by the SEI architecture team members.

There was no charge for the workshop. However, attendees were responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. 

This workshop resulted in a half-day tutorial presented at CSEET on March 11, 2010

  • Marty Barrett, Ayse Bener, Steve Chenowith, Amine Chigani, Larry Jones
  • Outline
  • Overview of software architecture
  • Quality attributes and their role in architecture
  • Eliciting quality attributes
  • Architectural style guide example
  • An example of using quality attributes to create a software architecture
  • Software architecture in the curriculum


Reghu Anguswamy, Virginia Tech
Ayse Bener, Bogazici University
Luis Castro, Metropolitan University
Humberto Cervantes, Metropolitan University
Roger Champagne, University of Quebec
Amine Chigani, Virginia Tech 
Jorge Diaz-Herrera, Rochester Institute of Technology
John Hunt, Covenant College
Lisa Jamba, University of North Florida
Suradet Jitprapaikulsarn, Naresuan University
Bhabani Misra, University of Saint Thomas   
Melvin Perez-Cedano, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jeria Quesenberry, Carnegie Mellon University
Hazem Said, University of Cincinnati
Arturo Sanchez, University of North Florida
Raj Sooriamurthi, Carnegie Mellon University
Mei-Huei Tang, Gannon University     
Cui Zhang, California State University Sacramento


August 3-5, 2009
Software Product Lines course - 8:30AM - 5:00PM

August 6, 2009
Brainstorming session on using the material - 8:30AM - 3:30PM

Note: The workshop was open to any accredited college-level educator. It was not open to the general public.


Site hosting by the SEI