Past Conferences

SATURN 2018

203 attendees at SATURN 2018 represented 18 countries and 104 organizations. 92 participants started their conference experience by attending one of these one-day SEI courses: Big Data, taught by John Klein; a DevOps security course taught by Hasan Yasar of CERT; or a new SEI course on microservices taught by Paulo Merson.

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SATURN 2018

Plano, Texas

May 7-10, 2018

The 14th annual SATURN Conference continued its tradition of offering keynotes and sessions on both essential skills and cutting-edge methods for software architects. Talks covered topics on strong foundations in architecture as well as craftsmanship for those pushing the state of the art in the field.

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SATURN 2017

Denver, Colorado

May 1-4, 2017

In 2017, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference celebrated its 13th year. As the premier software architecture conference for senior engineers, SATURN 2017 offered keynotes and sessions on both essential skills and cutting-edge methods for software architects.

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SATURN 2016

San Diego, California

May 2-5, 2016

The 12th annual SATURN Conference, the premier software architecture conference for senior engineers, offered keynotes and sessions on both essential skills and cutting-edge methods for software architects. The conference named the first winner of the Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award.

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SATURN 2015

Baltimore, Maryland

April 27-30, 2015

The 11th Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) conference was designed for practitioners who are responsible for producing robust software architectures as well as for those who view software architecture as a critical element in the achievement of their business or organizational missions.

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SATURN 2014

Portland, Oregon

May 5-9, 2014

SATURN 2014, held in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, had 198 participants from 20 countries and 111 organizations. Themes included evolution, architectural modeling, scalability, DevOps, and architecting in the enterprise. Attendees heard keynotes from Team Wikispeed, IBM Watson, and Netflix.

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SATURN 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 29 - May 3, 2013

SATURN 2013 had a record 208 participants. The conference consisted of three days of tutorials and SEI architecture courses, and two days of technical presentations, including four keynotes. The program also included lightning talks, hosted table discussions, and a facilitated birds-of-a-feather session.

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SATURN 2012

St. Petersburg, Florida

May 7-11, 2012

The eighth annual SATURN Conference, held in collaboration with IEEE Software magazine, included keynote and plenary talks from luminaries at Siemens, Vanderbilt University, ABB, and an original signer of the Agile Manifesto. Two panels of distinguished panelists discussed the past 20 years of architecture.

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SATURN 2011

Burlingame, California

May 17-21, 2011

In 2011, the seventh SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference  took place in Burlingame, California. 166 attendees enjoyed tutorials, presentations, and keynote speeches on the SATURN 2011 themes of "Architecting for Change" and "7 things you need to know about the next 7 years in Architecture."

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SATURN 2010

Minneapolis, Minnesota

May 17-21, 2010

In 2010, the sixth Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference  took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 160 attendees enjoyed tutorials and presentations on the theme of "Architecting for Change." Keynote talks covered organizational agility and architecture for the Smart Grid.

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SATURN 2009

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

May 4-7, 2009

SATURN 2009’s program featured presentations on everything from aligning software, system, and enterprise architectures to governance and architecture competence, design, and improvement. These were presented by practitioners who deal with these issues every day and know firsthand what works and what doesn’t.

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SATURN 2008

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 30 - May 1

Software architects from around the world attended the Fourth Annual Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Workshop, where they exchanged best practices in developing and acquiring software architectures and using them to build predictable, high-quality systems.

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SATURN 2007

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

May 14-16, 2007

This SATURN workshop included four tutorials, two keynote presentations, 11 presentations on practitioner experiences in using SEI software architecture technology methods and techniques, a panel on experiences in using the SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method®(ATAM®), and four working sessions.

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SATURN 2006

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 25-26, 2006

The second SEI Software Architecture Technology User Network Workshop (SATURN 2006) was open to anyone who had taken some of the courses in the Software Architecture Curriculum or read some of the SEI publications about architectural methods and techniques and had an interest in applying them in their organization.

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SATURN 2005

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 6-7, 2005

The first Software Architecture Technology User Network Workshop (SATURN 2005) attracted 48 persons from 24 organizations. In addition to the three keynotes, there were presentations from nine participants. Three working sessions focused on gaps in the methods, what to measure, and the relationship of architecture and process. 

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