Record Number of Abstract Submissions for SATURN 2012

The SATURN technical committee and I are delighted by the number of people who showed interest in presenting at SATURN 2012 by submitting abstracts in response to our call for submissions. We had our highest number of abstracts ever this year, 92!, far exceeding our previous high of 73 submissions last year. Clearly there is growing interest in software architecture and in the SATURN Conference. The topic of this year’s conference–Architecture: Catalyst for Collaboration–spurred authors to submit on a wide variety of topics, including traditional uses of architecture (such as in coordinating large, distributed, or challenging projects), as well as more recent developments such as using architecture in Agile design evolution, outsourcing, and coordinating multiple Agile projects.

In the next several weeks, the program committee will be reviewing these proposals and crafting a high-quality technical program for SATURN 2012. We plan to notify presenters sometime during the first week in January about the status of their submissions. With such a large number of submissions, the conference must be more selective, and the acceptance percentage will be lower this year than in past years. My quick scan of the abstracts tells me that we will have some difficult decisions to make.

Thank you for your interest and engagement with SATURN 2012. We look forward to seeing you in St. Petersburg, Fl. May 7-11.

George Fairbanks
Technical Program Chair, SATURN 2012

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