Registration Opens for SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2010 Conference

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Kelly Kimberland, APR
Tel: 412-268-4793
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Pittsburgh, PA, February 3, 2010—The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has announced the opening of registration and the availability of the preliminary program for the sixth annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference. The SEI will present SATURN 2010 in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine in Minneapolis, Minn., from May 17 to 21. The SATURN Conference is the annual event where architecture practitioners and researchers meet to share ideas, network, and learn about new and current architecture technologies and practices.

The theme of SATURN 2010, “Architecting for Change,” emphasizes the need for organizations to meet their business and mission goals in rapidly and continuously changing environments. In line with this theme, the conference will include keynote addresses from internationally celebrated experts, including acclaimed author and leader of the Agile movement Jim Highsmith. Highsmith will discuss how architects can help accelerate agility in their organizations in his keynote address titled Architects: Anchors or Accelerators for Organizational Agility. SATURN 2010 will also include experience reports and discussions of architecture methods, techniques, and practices that enable organizations to adapt to persistent change.

Conference Chair Ipek Ozkaya notes that in addition to tutorials, popular SEI courses, and presentations by world-class architects, attendees at SATURN 2010 will also enjoy programming that is new to the conference. “We’ve seen a growing emphasis on new approaches, technologies, and concerns in the past few years, so we’ve tailored the program to feature new content that meets attendees’ interests,” says Ozkaya.

New elements to the program include a one-day software architecture course for executives and acquisition professionals, special events in agile software development and software architecture, and presentations and talks by IEEE Software board members Linda Rising and Philippe Kruchten.

To register, view the preliminary program, and find more information, please visit the SATURN 2010 website at www.sei.cmu.edu/saturn/2010/. Early bird registration ends April 16, 2010.

About SATURN 2010
Each year, the SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference brings together experts from around the world to exchange best architecture-centric practices in developing, acquiring, and maintaining software-reliant systems. Architects at all levels meet to share ideas and lessons learned, network, and learn about new and existing technologies. The SATURN 2010 Conference is being held in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, which will publish selected papers from the conference. For more information go to http://www.sei.cmu.edu/saturn/2010/.

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.

The authority on translating theory into practice, IEEE Software delivers reliable, leading-edge information to software developers and managers. Peer-reviewed articles and insightful columns by real-world experts cover all aspects of the industry, including development techniques and tools, process improvement, project management, web applications, testing, usability, and much more. For more information, visit the IEEE Software website at http://www.computer.org/software.

About the Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI website at http://www.sei.cmu.edu.

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