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Press Release: ACM Distinguished Paper to be Awarded for Best Contribution of QoSA 2013 Conference

QoSA is the premier forum for the presentation of new results in the area of software architecture quality. It brings together researchers, practitioners and students who are concerned with software architecture quality in a holistic way. As a working conference QoSA has a strong practical bias, encompassing research papers, industrial reports and invited talks from renowned speakers.

The best contribution of the conference will receive the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award.   To learn more, see the full press release about QoSA and the award.

SEI Virtual Event: Architecting in a Complex World

SEI Virtual Event: Architecting in a Complex World

Don’t let complexity defeat your system development effort. This SEI virtual event takes you in depth into three keys to succeed with system development in the midst of complexity.

Date: January 16, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Cost: Complimentary

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Reflections on 20 Years of Software Architecture: A Presentation by Robert Schwanke

Here is the third in our series of blog posts at the SEI blog that provides lightly edited transcripts of remarks by SATURN 2012 panelists on the theme of “Reflections on 20 Years of Software Architecture.” The session was moderated by Rick Kazman of the SEI, and panelists were Linda Northrop of the SEI, Doug Schmidt of Vanderbilt University, Ian Gorton of Pacific Northwest National Lab, Robert Schwanke of Siemens Corporate Research, and Jeromy Carriere of X.commerce/eBay.

Read the third in the series, Reflections on 20 Years of Software Architecture: A Presentation by Robert Schwanke, who reflected on four general problems in software architecture: modularity, systems of systems, maintainable architecture descriptions, and system architecture.

Still Available to View: “Use of Architecture-Centric Engineering for Improving a Software System”

On Thursday, October 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 Eastern time, Felix H. Bachmann of the SEI presented a free SEI webinar, titled “Use of Architecture-Centric Engineering for Improving a Software System.”

This well-received and informative webinar is still available for viewing here.

New SEI Book on AADL Helps Developers Optimize Their Model-Based Engineering Processes

To help developers make the most of the Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL), two SEI researchers have published Model-Based Engineering with AADL (Addison-Wesley Professional 2012). The book—the first guide to using this international standard to optimize development processes—is coauthored by Peter H. Feiler and David P. Gluch. Feiler, a senior member of the SEI technical staff, served as technical lead and author of the SAE AS-2C AADL standard. Gluch serves as professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a visiting scientist at the SEI.

Read more about the AADL book at the SEI website.

SEI Blog: Reflections on 20 Years of Software Architecture (Linda Northrop)

One of the most compelling and engaging events at SATURN 2012 was a panel discussion on the theme of “Reflections on 20 Years of Software Architecture.” The session was moderated by Rick Kazman of the SEI, and panelists were Linda Northrop of the SEI, Doug Schmidt of Vanderbilt University, Ian Gorton of Pacific Northwest National Lab, Robert Schwanke of Siemens Corporate Research, and Jeromy Carriere of X.commerce/eBay.

Today we began a series of blog posts at the SEI blog that will provide lightly edited transcripts of the remarks of our distinguished panelists.

Read the first in the series, Reflections on 20 Years of Software Architecture: A Presentation by Linda Northrop.

SATURN 2013, Minneapolis MN April 29-May 3: Call for Submissions

In 2013, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) software architecture onference will celebrate its 9th year. Each year SATURN attracts an international audience of practicing software architects, industry thought leaders, developers, technical managers, and researchers to share ideas, insights, and experience about effective architecture-centric practices for developing and maintaining software-intensive systems.

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Free SEI Webinar 10/17: Use of Architecture-Centric Engineering for Improving a Software System

On Thursday, October 17 from 1:30 to 2:30 Eastern time, Felix H. Bachmann of the SEI will present a free SEI webinar, titled “Use of Architecture-Centric Engineering for Improving a Software System.”

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New SEI Workshop in Software Architecture

The SEI is offering a new course in its software architecture curriculum on July 24-25 and October 29-20.   The new Advanced Software Architecture Workshop

  • allows participants to apply what they’ve learned in other SEI courses to a concrete architecture problem
  • integrates classroom knowledge with everyday practice
  • trains participants to use architecture-centric engineering methods effectively in their organizations

The Advanced Software Architecture Workshop debuted at the SATURN 2012 Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida, on May 7 and 8. Attendees agreed that it met their expectations, provided timely content, and was a good use of their time.

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Something for Everyone at SATURN 2012

Whether you are an aspiring software architect or an experienced practitioner, the SATURN 2012 Conference offers courses, presentations, tutorials, and talks tailored to your level of knowledge and experience.

Relative newcomers to architecture-centric engineering and development can take the introductory course in the SEI Software Architecture Curriculum, Software Architecture: Principles and Practices (SAPP) on Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8 at a discounted price. This popular course, offered each year at SATURN and taught this year by Rob Wojcik of the SEI, introduces participants to the essentials of software architecture. Also offered at SATURN this year is a half-day tutorial on Tuesday, May 8 by Peter Eeles of IBM Rational titled Software Architect 101. This tutorial (T1) provides attendees with a solid grounding in all aspects of software architecture and a framework on which they can build a deeper understanding of the role of the architect. Other Tuesday tutorials cover effective stakeholder collaboration (T2), integration of software architecture-centric methods into object-oriented analysis and design (T3), and architectural implications of cloud computing (T4).

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