As the field of software architecture has matured over the years, its concepts and terminology can be barriers to newcomers. In past years, the SATURN program was geared toward those who had attended SEI courses or had otherwise steeped themselves in the canon (a pretty hefty bookshelf). For those who had not yet done so, the SEI offered its introductory courses before the conference began.
This year, at no additional cost, the SATURN 2015 technical program includes a series of sessions intended for beginners, novices, and aspiring software architects. This Architecture Boot Camp will be held early in the conference program and led by experienced instructors from the SEI technical staff. You don’t have to attend every Boot Camp session, and you can interleave them with the main schedule.
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Tagged architecture evaluation, architecture review, Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method, ATAM, documentation, quality attributes, SATURN 2015, SATURN Conference, SEI, software architecture, software architecture evaluation, software architecture requirements, software architecture review, software design, software development, software engineering, Software Engineering Institute
by Anthony Tsakiris
Ford Motor Company
Architecture development activities as presented in books, articles, and classes are sometimes “heavy” – that is, they require a lot of time and people resources relative to what is available. That’s my view from an automotive embedded-control-systems environment. An argument can be made that that’s what it takes, but there’s another reality that time and resources are truly in short supply. It’s difficult to get stakeholders who are busy with multiple projects and production concerns to commit big chunks of their time to an activity like a Quality Attribute Workshop for a new project.
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Tagged non-functional requirements, QAW, quality attributes, Quality Attributes Workshop, SATURN 2014, SATURN Conference, software architecture, software architecture requirements, software design, software development, software engineering
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
Submission Deadline: February 7, 2013
Acceptance Notification: February 28, 2013
Camera-Ready Version: March 7, 2013
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.