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Technical Report

Abstract or Description

The second Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Software Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Workshop was held April 25-26, 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A total of 61 software systems engineers, architects, technical managers, product managers, and researchers exchanged best practices and lessons learned in applying SEI software architecture technology in an architecture-driven development or acquisition project. In the closing session, workshop participants noted these highlights: presentations showing the methods in action, a comparison of multiple SEI Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) evaluations and cross-wise analysis, the workshop format using interactive presentations, a good mix of academic and industry perspectives, and a sharing of workshop results. This report describes the workshop format, discussion, and results, as well as plans for future SATURN workshops. Key topics covered in the workshop and noted by the participants were the future plans of the SEI's Software Architecture Technology Initiative, the overall integration of software architecture methods and techniques, and the experiences others shared in applying the methods and transitioning them for use. Slides for the presentations and recordings of the keynote talks are available at the SATURN workshop Web site.