Category Archives: Secure and Assured Mobile Computing Components

First Software Solutions Conference, Arlington, Va., Nov. 16-18, 2015

Software: Catalyst of Change

With the increasing reliance on and penetration of software into everyday lives, the need for organizations to predictably develop, acquire, and sustain high-quality software systems has never been greater. To address this need, the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is pleased to announce that it will host its first Software Solutions Conference (SSC) at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Va., from Nov. 16 through 18.

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1st ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft 2014)

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1st ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft 2014)
http://www.sigsoft.org/mobilesoft2014
June 2-3, 2014 Hyderabad, India
Co-located with ICSE 2014 May 31- June 7, 2014 (http://2014.icse-conferences.org)

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SATURN 2013 Mobile Computing Session (notes)

Notes by Frank M. Rischner

Architecture Patterns for Mobile Systems in Resource-Constrained Environments
Grace Lewis, Jeff Boleng, Gene Cahill, Edwin Morris, Marc Novakouski, James Root, and Soumya Simanta, SEI

First responders, soldiers, and other front-line personnel work in resource-constrained environments. It is necessary to use mobile systems in those environments. The systems are limited in performance and battery life.

This talk is about architectural patterns. The first pattern Lewis talked about is the Data Source Integration Pattern, which means the data source is on the server. Some of the operations on the data are very power consuming, so we don’t want them on the mobile device. The user defines the filters on the mobile device and sends them to the server. The second pattern is the Group Context Awareness Pattern. The users don’t go out in the field alone. The users’ devices are connected to the same controller, so all devices show the same view. Since the users are not in the field alone and probably operate in a close area, only one device needs the GPS has to be turned on. This model is a layered MVC pattern. Rule sets apply to the mission and are interchangeable. The third pattern is the Cloudlet-Based Cyber-Foraging Pattern. Cyber-foraging has been around for a while; the most known application is probably Siri from Apple. The Cloudlet-Based Cyber-Foraging base is on a VM manager.

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SATURN 2013 Cloud Computing Session (notes)

Notes by Frank M. Rischner

BestBuy.com’s Cloud Architecture
Joel Crabb, Best Buy, Inc.

Crabb works for BestBuy, the world largest multi-channel consumer.

In 2010, BestBuy built a team to experiment with cloud components. Smaller web properties have been stored in the cloud. Also, the test environments have been put in the cloud.

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International Workshop on the Engineering of Mobile-Enabled Systems (MOBS 2013)

International Workshop on the Engineering of Mobile-Enabled Systems (MOBS 2013)
in conjunction with ICSE 2013, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., May 25, 2013
http://www.sei.cmu.edu/community/mobs2013/

Registration for MOBS 2013 is open. Take advantage of early-bird rates until April 14, 2013.

Background

Mobile apps are becoming important in enterprise and mission-critical systems that make use of contextual information to optimize resource usage and drive business and operational processes. Mobile technology is also reaching people in the field across multiple domains, to help with various tasks such as speech and image recognition, natural language processing, decision making, and mission planning.

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SATURN 2013 Program Highlights from Conference Program Chairs

As program chairs for SATURN 2013, we would like to provide you an overview of the presentation program (note: information about keynotes by Stephan Murer, Scott Berkun, and Mary Poppendieck, the invited talk by Philippe Kruchten, and tutorial highlights is already available in other blog posts).

We received many high quality submissions covering the topics of front-end architecture, back-end architecture, methods and tools, and technical leadership. In total we got contributions from more than 40 companies and organizations across three continents.

On Wednesday morning you have the tough choice to decide between three great sessions. For example, Harald Wesenberg from Statoil speaks about architecting for the long term in Session 1. In Session 2, Chris Armstrong presents ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 in action, while Session 3 deals with agile practices at scale.

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SATURN 2013 Super-Early-Bird Registration Expires March 10

If you are a practicing or aspiring software architect, the SEI Software Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2013 Conference offers courses, presentations, tutorials, and talks providing technical advice and knowledge around four architectural themes:

  • Front-end architectures: impact of living on the edge
  • Back-end architectures and application hosting: go to the cloud or stay on the ground?
  • Methods and tools: go with the flow or go your own way?
  • Technical leadership: hard skills and soft skills

SATURN 2013 will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 29 through May 3, 2013. Register for the SATURN software architecture conference before March 10 at  to save $300 off the regular registration fee.

SATURN will feature thought-provoking and inspiring keynote and invited talks from leaders in the fields of software architecture and software development:

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Call for Papers: International Workshop on the Engineering of Mobile-Enabled Systems (MOBS 2013)

International Workshop on the Engineering of Mobile-Enabled Systems (MOBS 2013)
Co-located with the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013)
May 25, 2013 — San Francisco, CA USA
http://www.sei.cmu.edu/community/mobs2013

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: February 7, 2013
Acceptance Notification: February 28, 2013
Camera-Ready Version: March 7, 2013

BACKGROUND

Mobile apps are becoming important parts of enterprise and mission-critical systems that make use of contextual information to optimize resource usage and drive business and operational processes. Mobile technology is also reaching people in the field across multiple domains to help with various tasks such as speech and image recognition, natural language processing, decision-making, and mission planning.

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