Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, IEEE Software Collaborate for Second Year on Annual SEI Architecture Conference

Oct 21, 2010, 10:11 ET from Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and IEEE Software magazine recently announced that they will collaborate for a second year on the annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference, to be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, California, May 16-20, 2011.

The SATURN Conference is the flagship event of the SEI Architecture User Network (SATURN), a community of architecture practitioners and researchers from around the world. The annual conference is held to provide software architecture practitioners and researchers with a venue to meet, share ideas, network, and learn about new and current architecture technologies and practices.

As part of the recently renewed agreement between the SEI and IEEE Software magazine, representatives from the IEEE Computer Society will serve on the SATURN 2011 advisory board. The extended collaboration also continues to enhance program content for conference participants with talks by IEEE Software board members, networking events, and the opportunity to be published in an issue of IEEE Software magazine.

"We are delighted to continue collaborating with our colleagues at IEEE Software to bring software practitioners together for thought-provoking exchanges of ideas, insights, experiences, and methods," said Nanette Brown, SATURN 2011 conference chair. "This partnership provides an increased opportunity for the sharing of information that can work to improve the state of architecture and architecture-centric engineering across our entire discipline."

The theme for the SATURN 2011 conference is Architecting the Future, which focuses on architecture methods, techniques, and practices that will shape the future of architecture and enable architecture to shape our future. In celebration of the conference's seventh year, discussions will explore "7 Things You Need to Know about the Next 7 Years in Architecture," and include topics such as

  • Architecture Is Not Just for Architects (the role of Developers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Testers, Financial Analysts, Executives)
  • Architecture, Agile Development, and Business Agility
  • Soft Skills for Architects
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud Computing
  • Architectural Knowledge Management
  • Architecting to Meet Tomorrow's Global Challenges—Health Care, the Smart Grid, the Environment
  • Model-Driven Architecting

"Architecture has a huge impact on the productivity and quality of software-intensive systems," said Dr. Frances Paulisch, chair of the advisory board of IEEE Software. "As such systems become more pervasive and increasingly complex, the impact of good architecture becomes even more important. IEEE Software has long had a strong focus on architecture-related topics, as seen in the regular columns of Grady Booch and Frank Buschmann, and we welcome the forward-looking architecture theme of SATURN 2011."

Presentation and tutorial abstracts are now being accepted for the SATURN 2011 conference through November 30, 2010. For more information about SATURN 2011 and details about submitting an abstract, visit

About SATURN 2011

Each year, the SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference brings together experts from around the world to exchange best architecture-centric practices in developing, acquiring, and maintaining software-reliant systems. Architects at all levels meet to share ideas and lessons learned, network, and learn about new and existing technologies. The SATURN 2011 Conference is being held in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, which will publish selected papers from the conference. For more information, go to

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology. The Society serves the information and career development needs of today's computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, certifications, and online courses.

The authority on translating theory into practice, IEEE Software delivers reliable, leading-edge information to software developers and managers. Peer-reviewed articles and insightful columns by real-world experts cover all aspects of the industry, including development techniques and tools, process improvement, project management, web applications, testing, usability, and much more. For more information, visit the IEEE Software website at

About the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measurable improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI website at

SOURCE Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute