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SEI to Host 11th ACE Educators Workshops


June 12, 2014—From August 4–6, 2014, educators from leading institutions will gather at the SEI's Pittsburgh headquarters for the 11th annual Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) Workshop for Educators. The SEI hosts this annual event to foster an ongoing exchange of ideas among educators whose curricula include the subjects of software architecture and software product lines. The event is free of charge and open to any accredited, college-level educator.

This year's event will incorporate the SEI's Advanced Software Architecture Workshop, a course designed to enhance participants' architecting skills through practical feedback as they address or resolve the challenges posed by customized examples.

Facilitating this year's workshops are the SEI's Rick Kazman and Grace Lewis.

Kazman conducts research in the areas of software architecture, software engineering economics, design and analysis tools, and software visualization. He has authored more than 100 technical papers and co-authored several books, including Software Architecture in Practice and Evaluating Software Architectures: Methods and Case Studies.

Lewis serves as deputy lead for the SEI's Advanced Mobile Systems (AMS) initiative and is principal investigator for the Edge-Enabled Tactical Systems (EETS) research team. Her main research interests are mobile computing, cloud computing, software architecture, and service-oriented architecture.

"We're excited to once again be hosting this event," said Lewis. "Each year the participating educators drive an excellent exploration of the topic, and they leave armed with material they can use in their own courses." Lewis noted this year's event provides participants the opportunity to complete the SEI's Advanced Software Architecture Workshop at no cost.

Educators interested in participating in this year's ACE Educators Workshop should visit or write