At the Architectural Concepts Podcast, SATURN 2014 Technical Chair Michael Keeling discusses techniques for exploring and uncovering the shortest path to amazing architectures, mapping the idea of design modes to software architecture. In the podcast, Michael also discusses the rapid software architecture workshop, based on these ideas, that he delivered at SATURN 2014. Listen now.
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.
Introducing new software languages, tools, and methods in industrial and production environments incurs a number of challenges. Among other necessary changes, practices must be updated, and engineers must learn new methods and tools. These updates incur additional costs, so transitioning to a new technology must be carefully evaluated and discussed. Also, the impact and associated costs for introducing a new technology vary significantly by type of project, team size, engineers’ backgrounds, and other factors, so that it is hard to estimate the real acquisition costs. This blog post at the SEI blog presents research conducted independently of the SEI that aims to evaluate the safety concerns of several unmanned aerial vehiclesystems using the Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL) and the SEI safety-analysis tools implemented in OSATE.
"SATURN has become my favorite annual professional event," says Eltjo Poort at Eltjo's Solution Architect Blog. Read Eltjo's review of SATURN 2014.