SEI, IEEE Software To Collaborate on SATURN 2010 Conference

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SEI, IEEE Software To Collaborate on SATURN 2010 Conference

September 23, 2009—The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and IEEE Software magazine agreed recently to collaborate on the 6th Annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference, to be held in Minneapolis, Minn., May 17 to 21, 2010.

The annual SATURN Conference is the principal activity of the SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN), a community of architecture practitioners and researchers established by the SEI. For decades, the SEI has been identifying, developing, and advocating practices for producing high-quality software, and these practices have been adopted and validated by leading software-development organizations throughout the world. Since 2005, software, systems, and enterprise architects have met at the SATURN Conference to share ideas and learn about new and current architecture technologies and practices.

Through the recently signed agreement between the SEI and IEEE Software magazine, the IEEE Computer Society will participate on the SATURN 2010 advisory board. The collaboration will enhance content for conference attendees with presentations and talks by IEEE Software board members and increase opportunities for networking and publication through IEEE communication channels such as IEEE Software and Computing Now (http://www.computer.org/cn).

Frances Paulisch, chair of the IEEE Software Advisory Board, said she is looking forward to this new cooperative relationship with the SEI. She noted, “The magazine’s experts are planning to work with conference presenters to turn their insights into high-quality experience reports ready for publication in IEEE Software. This will be an excellent source of practical advice for our readers about developing complex systems.”

“We are grateful to our colleagues at IEEE Software for collaborating with us to bring information about architecture-centric engineering to their readers,” said Linda Northrop, director of the SEI’s Research, Technology, and System Solutions Program. “IEEE Software is one of the most prestigious and widely read publications in our field. We are excited about the many possibilities for increased dissemination of information and adoption of architecture best practices that this collaboration will afford.”

The theme of this year’s SATURN Conference, Architecting for Change, emphasizes the need for organizations to meet their business goals in rapidly and continuously changing environments. The conference will present experience reports and discussions of architecture methods, techniques, and practices that enable organizations to adapt to persistent change.

Proposals are being accepted for SATURN 2010 now through November 9. For more information about SATURN 2010, see the conference website at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/saturn/2010/.

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