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SATURN 2014 marks the 10th Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) conference--the largest conference dedicated to software architecture in North America. Since 2003, an international audience of practicing software architects, industry thought leaders, developers, technical managers, and researchers have gathered at SATURN to share ideas, insights, and experiences about effective architecture-centric practices for developing and maintaining software-intensive systems. SATURN 2014 will take place in Portland, Oregon from May 5--May 9, 2014.
Submissions for the SATURN 2014 technical program are now being accepted. Please submit proposals for 30-minute experience-report presentations, 90-minute participatory sessions, and half-day tutorials to the online submission system no later than January 10, 2014. For proposals that are submitted before November 22, 2013, the program committee will provide feedback that submitters can use to refine their proposals before the final deadline. Visit the SATURN 2014 website for specific submission instructions, important deadlines, and compensation details. This year's technical program will cover a variety of subjects organized into three themes: (1) Technology, (2) Methods and Tools, and (3) Leadership and Business. See the suggested topics below for ideas on what topics your submission might cover. TechnologyThis theme comprises topics related to technology in the context of software architecture. Specific examples and stories (success or failure) that explore how system properties are promoted or inhibited by technology choices are a good fit. Diagrams and code are welcome. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Methods and Tools
This theme comprises topics related to experiences tailoring and using software architecture analysis, design, and evaluation methods and supporting tools. Innovative new methods and tools are just as important as variants and lessons from the field using existing methods and tools. Evidence-based experiences and anecdotes are welcome. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Leadership and Business
This theme comprises topics related to the software architect's role in leading teams and making business decisions. Topics relevant to both organizations and professionals that address the human elements of software architecture are a good fit. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
This year, in addition to 30-minute presentations and half-day tutorials, the program will also include 90-minute participatory sessions in which at least 50% of the time is dedicated to hands-on, active learning activities with attendees, such as writing code or practicing techniques. Further details are available on the SATURN 2014 website. All proposals must be submitted to the online submission system no later than January 10, 2014, for consideration in this year's conference. Proposals will undergo peer review by a program committee of software architecture experts. This year, the program committee will provide feedback on proposals received before November 22, 2013. This feedback can then be used to refine the proposal before the final deadline. Visit the SATURN 2014 website for specific submission instructions.