The SATURN 2012 Program Committee has made a change to one of the tutorials scheduled for the morning of Friday, May 11 at SATURN. Tutorial 6 (T6) will now be Strategic Management of Technical Debt, by Robert Nord and Ipek Ozkaya of the SEI.
Nord and Ozkaya, along with Philippe Kruchten of the University of British Columbia, will conduct a workshop on managing technical debt at the International Conference on Software Engineering in June and are editors of a forthcoming special issue of IEEE Software devoted to the topic. Here is more information about the SEI’s work in shaping a research agenda for managing technical debt.
The SATURN 2012 technical committee has put together a robust program of technical sessions, courses, tutorials, keynote presentations, and plenary talks that will allow practitioners at every level to walk away with knowledge that they can use at their organizations immediately.
Choose your path at the SATURN 2012 Conference on May 7-11, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Technical sessions will be divided into 8 tracks designed around aspects of software architecture from collaboration within an organization, to large-scale systems’ use of architecture-centric engineering. Architects at any level can delve deeper into the aspects of software architecture they choose. Personalize your SATURN 2012 experience by choosing from the 8 technical tracks: Continue reading
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Tagged agile, architectural patterns, architecture certification, architecture evaluation, Architecture-Centric Engineering, documentation, enterprise architecture, Large-scale, SATURN 2012, SATURN Conference, software architecture
Pittsburgh, Pa., March 19, 2012—The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2012 Conference to be held May 7-11, 2012, at the St. Petersburg Bayfront Hilton Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida. Three software engineering and software architecture thought leaders will keynote the SATURN 2012 Conference: Andy Hunt, co-founder of The Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, an Agile publishing and training company; Michael Stal, principal engineer at Siemens Corporate Research and Technologies; and Douglas C. Schmidt, professor of computer science at Vanderbilt University.
Many systems—particularly cyber-physical systems—are subject to stringent size, weight, and power requirements. The quantity of sensor readings and functionalities is also increasing, and their associated processing must fulfill real-time requirements. This situation motivates the need for computers with greater processing capacity. For example, to fulfill the requirements of nano-sized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), developers must choose a computer platform that offers significant processing capacity and use its processing resources to meet its needs for autonomous surveillance missions. This blog post at the SEI blog discusses these issues and highlights SEI research that addresses them.
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Tagged multicore, real-time scheduling, real-time systems, SEI, software architecture, software architecture requirements, software design, software development, software engineering, Software Engineering Institute
More than 630 people from 68 countries joined the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) three-hour, live virtual event entitled Architecting Software the SEI Way: Essential Steps Toward Mastery on February 28, 2012. The three hour-long webinars from the event are now available for on-demand viewing at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/go/architecting-software-the-sei-way/.
In the three webinars, SEI researchers Rob Wojcik, Felix Bachmann, and John Klein share insights from their work, including
- what software architecture is and why it is important
- why architecture evaluation methods can continuously ensure the creation of successful systems
- how a system-of-systems perspective improves the analysis of enterprise architectures
To watch the webinar recordings, download the webinar slides, and get more information about software architecture, please visit http://www.sei.cmu.edu/go/architecting-software-the-sei-way/.
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Tagged architecture evaluation, architecture review, Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method, ATAM, EA, enterprise architecture, SEI, software architecture, software architecture evaluation, software architecture requirements, software architecture review, software design, software development, software engineering, Software Engineering Institute, system of systems
As SATURN 2012 approaches, look past the conference venue for a number of exciting things to do and see in St. Petersburg, Florida during your stay. Here is our take on the Top 5 Ways to Experience St. Pete:
1. Peek Out From the Pier
The St. Petersburg Pier, a five-story inverted pyramid 3000 feet from the water’s edge, houses specialty shops, bars and restaurants, and the Pier Aquarium. Rent a bike at Wheel Fun Rentals and glide past palm trees and docked sailboats. Dive into the water for dolphin cruises, fishing, and boat rentals, or hang out on the Pier for live music on Sundays from 1pm-4pm.