Software Solutions Conference 2015

Arlington, VA — November 16-18, 2015

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Thanks for Attending the First Software Solutions Conference

179 people attended the inaugural Software Solutions Conference (SSC) in Alexandria, Virginia, November 16-18, 2015.

Tutorials on Monday, November 16, were well attended and positively received by attendees.  A preliminary review of conference-evaluation forms and impressions from a feedback session held at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 18 indicate that the program was also well received and valued by attendees, many of whom said that they planned to attend again next year.

Program Highlights

Veiw Full Program


3 Technical Tracks
that organize sessions into three parallel tracks: Project Experiences, Research Topics/Emerging Technology, and Acquisition Practice.


SEI Research Summary
by SEI CTO Kevin Fall.


Expert Panel Discussion
about open systems architecture.

Mortor board

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Podeum Man

Joint Presentations
by SEI staff with DoD and government collaborators.


Social Events & Networking
with industry leaders, conference speakers, peers, and experienced innovators in the field of software engineering.


Broad Range of Topics
Cloud computing
Computing at the tactical edge
Decision-support systems
DevOps in the federal government
High-assurance software for real-time systems
Large-scale agile development and agile for
defense programs
Legacy-system modernization
Measurement and analysis
Software architecture
Software sustainment
System and software testing
System complexity
Systems of systems
Technical debt

"All presentations were very professional. It was clear the presenters were motivated and driven to promote quality software engineering."

Kent Thomas, Raytheon

Keynote Speakers

David Duma

David Duma

U.S. Department of Defense

Kevin Fall

Kevin Fall

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

Philip Koopman

Philip Koopman

Carnegie Mellon University

Tim Rudolph

Tim Rudolph

Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC)

Arun Seraphin

Arun Seraphin

Senate Armed Services Committee

Hilton Crystal City, VA

Crystal City

The conference took place at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Conveniently located next to Reagan National Airport, the Hilton Crystal City was the perfect base to see the sights of the USA’s capital city.


Software-Reliant Systems Are Evolving Rapidly
Software increasingly defines the way we live our lives and conduct business. Innovations in software technology enable today’s systems to deliver rich functionality, enhance productivity, spur innovation, and provide competitive advantage. However, with opportunity comes risk: the rapid evolution of software-reliant systems creates risks to society along with unprecedented technical and management challenges. With the increasing reliance on and penetration of software into our lives and society, the need for organizations to predictably develop, acquire, and sustain high-quality software systems has never been greater.

About the SEI

For three decades, the SEI at Carnegie Mellon University has been helping government and industry organizations acquire, develop, operate, and sustain software systems that are innovative, affordable, enduring, and trustworthy.

We serve the nation as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.


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