Since 2010, the SEI and IEEE have been conferring two attendee-selected awards at SATURN. The IEEE Software SATURN Architecture in Practice Presentation Award is given to the presentation that best describes experiences, methods, and lessons learned from the implementation of architecture-centric practices. Anthony Tsakiris of Ford Motor Company, Jeromy Carriere of eBay, Inc., Michael Keeling of Vivisimo, and Simon Brown of Coding the Architecture received this award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 respectively. This year’s award winners were Will Chaparro and Michael Keeling of IBM for their presentation titled Facilitating the Mini-Quality Attributes Workshop.
The second award, the IEEE Software SATURN New Directions Presentation Award, is given to the presentation that best describes innovative new approaches and thought leadership in the application of architecture-centric practices. Olaf Zimmermann, with his work on SOA architecture decision modeling, Walter Risi of Pragma Consultores, with his work on sourcing non-traditional talent and revamping existing talent, Arjen Uittenbogaard of Inspearit for his work on storytelling and mythology for architects, and Darryl Nelson of Raytheon for his work on next-generation web architecture for the cloud era received this award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 respectively. This year’s award winners Rick Kazman of the SEI, Jungyoo Rwoo of Pennsylvania State University, and Humberto Cervantes of Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana–Iztapalapa for their presentation titled Approaching Security from an “Architecture First” Perspective.
In addition to reflecting the high regard of SATURN attendees, these awards also contribute to the maturation of the practice of software architecture by recognizing sound and innovative practices.