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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.

Review the conference program here.
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National Medal of Technology and Innovation Recipient Mary Shaw to Deliver Keynote at SATURN 2015

For pioneering leadership in the development of innovative curricula in computer science, Dr. Mary Shaw of Carnegie Mellon University received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony in November 2014. The SATURN 2015 program committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Shaw will deliver a keynote presentation at SATURN 2015, which will be held at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, April 27-30.


Mary Shaw is the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science in the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University, where she has been a member of the faculty since completing her PhD in 1972. The medal is the nation’s highest honor for achievement in the field of technology, innovation, and invention.

Shaw’s work on software architecture helped establish it as a recognized discipline. Selecting an appropriate architecture is now recognized as a critical step in the engineering of complex software systems for everything from the anti-lock braking systems in cars to the international banking system.

For 2015, the SATURN program committee has redesigned the event’s technical program to accommodate growth, expand opportunities for interaction and education, and offer participants greater flexibility in designing their conference experience. To learn more about changes to this year’s program, see SATURN 2015 Expands to Three Days, Offers New Options on the SEI website.

Proposals for the SATURN 2015 technical program are now being accepted. Please submit proposals for presentations of 15, 30, and/or 90 minutes to the online submission system no later than January 16, 2015.

For more information about SATURN 2015, please visit http://www.sei.cmu.edu/saturn/2015/.

Scott Hanselman Interviews Len Bass at SATURN 2014

Portland, Oregon native and well-known writer and blogger Scott Hanselman spoke at SATURN 2014 this year (“JaveScript, the Cloud, and the New Virtual Machine”) and, while there, he interviewed Len Bass for The Hanselminutes Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers. Len is a senior principal researcher at NICTA in Australia. During his long and distinguished career at the SEI, Len was co-author many seminal publications in the field of software architecture including Software Architecture in Practice.

In the podcast, Stories of Computer Science Past and Present with Len Bass, Len shares stories from his 40+ year career in software.

Great Feedback from SATURN 2013 Attendees

Read this great review of SATURN 2013 on DZone from Simon Brown and listen to this podcast reviewing key SATURN 2013 takeaways by Bett Correa and Russ Miller.

Mary Poppendieck, Expert on Lean Software Development, Will Keynote SATURN 2013

Mary Poppendieck, award-winning author and expert on Lean software development, will deliver a keynote address at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute’s annual software architecture conference. The SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) 2013 Conference, which will be held April 29 through May 3, 2013, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will feature three keynote addresses by leaders in the field of software architecture.

Mary Poppendieck

Here is a press release announcing Mary Poppendieck’s keynote address at SATURN.


SEI Contributes to a National Supercomputing Initiative

For more than 10 years, scientists, researchers, and engineers used the TeraGrid supercomputer network funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct advanced computational science. The SEI has joined a partnership of 17 organizations and helped develop the successor to the TeraGrid called the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). This post at the SEI blog, which is the first in a multi-part series, describes SEI work on XSEDE that allows researchers open access—directly from their desktops—to the suite of advanced computational tools and digital resources and services provided via XSEDE. This series is not so much concerned with supercomputers and supercomputing middleware, but rather with the nature of software engineering practice at the scale of the socio-technical ecosystem.

SEI Contributes to a National Supercomputing Initiative, at SEI blog.

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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Press Release: Three Internationally Celebrated Leaders to Keynote SATURN 2012 Conference

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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.

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Rick Kazman on Evaluating Software Architectures

Evaluating software architectures is a critical part of software architecture life-cycle processes. The book Evaluating Software Architectures: Methods and Case Studies covers the software architecture evaluation topic in detail focusing on evaluation frameworks such as Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM), Software Architecture Analysis Method (SAAM), and Active Reviews for Intermediate Designs (ARID). The authors also discuss in the book some case studies in applying these frameworks as well as comparison of the software architecture evaluation methods.

InfoQ spoke with Rick Kazman, Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and a co-author of the book, about the significance of evaluating software architectures and how to perform the architecture evaluations in Agile and Lean software-development organizations. They also talked to him about the emerging trends.

Read InfoQ’s interview with Rick Kazman.

Join the SEI Architecture Team

The mission of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is to improve the practice of software engineering worldwide. The SEI Research, Technology, and System Solutions (RTSS) Program conducts and applies research on the structure and behavior of systems. Working at the SEI provides staff members with the opportunity to build a strong reputation in their chosen fields, interact with world-class colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, and have a seminal and lasting influence on an emerging body of technical research and practice.

The RTSS Program at the SEI is currently seeking qualified candidates for positions with the Advanced Mobile Systems and Architecture Practices teams.

Here is more information about open positions with the SEI RTSS Program.