System Architecture Forum



Spring Meeting 2020

"The relation between system and software architecture”
April 1 - 2, 2020
Veghel, the Netherlands


Autumn Meeting 2019

"The value of architecture standards (e.g. TOGAF, DODAF, ISO-42010…), and approaches to adopt, internalize and operationalize such standards.”
November 20 - 21, 2019
Stevens Institute of Technology
Washington DC, USA


Spring Meeting 2019

"Interface descriptions” How do we describe interfaces, and how do we ensure that stakeholders understand these interfaces?
April 24 - 25, 2019
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Autumn Meeting 2018

""Cybersecurity & privacy and Architecting"
November 14 - 15, 2018
Böblingen, Germany


Spring Meeting 2018

"Portfolio architecture improvements in project-centric organizations (Incl. business cases for architecture improvement)"
March 13 - 14, 2018
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, USA


Autumn Meeting 2017

"Architecting for asynchronous developments and life cycles"
November 15 - 16, 2017
Eindhoven, Netherlands


Spring Meeting 2017

"Top-Down versus Bottom-up"
April 27 - 28, 2017
Indianapolis, USA


Autumn Meeting 2016

"A3 architecture overviews"
October 19 - 20, 2016
Bosch Thermotechnik
Wernau, Germany


Spring Meeting 2016

"Architecting Systems of Systems/Internet of Things"
April 19 - 20, 2016
Ingersoll Rand
Charlotte/Mooresville, NC


Autumn Meeting 2015

"Roadmapping for a Changing World"
October 21 - 22, 2015
Täby, Sweden


Spring Meeting 2015

"Agile and System Architecting"
March 16 - 17, 2015
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, USA


Autumn Meeting 2014

"Systems Integration"
November 18 - 19, 2014
Kongsberg, Norway



Spring Meeting 2012

"Experience Accelerator"
March 27 - 28, 2012
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, USA


Autumn Meeting 2011

"Architecture Modeling and Simulation"
November 2 - 3, 2011
Sindelfingen, Germany



Spring Meeting 2011

“Architectural Principles and Guidelines”
April 20 - 21, 2011
Boston, MA, USA



Autumn Meeting 2010

"Architecture Deployment"
November 2 - 3, 2010
Philips Healthcare
Best, Netherlands



Spring Meeting 2010

"Architecture renovation"
March 15 - 16, 2010
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, USA



Autumn Meeting 2009

"(Architecture) Re-use"
October 7 - 8, 2009
Nokia Research Center
Helsinki, Finland



Spring Meeting 2009

"Architecture Assessment"
April 14 - 15, 2009
Federal Aviation Administration
Washington DC area, USA



Autumn Meeting 2008

"Competence Development of System Architects"
October 15-16, 2008
Micronic Laser Systems AB
Täby (Stockholm), Sweden



Spring Meeting 2008

"Disruptive technologies"
March 5-6, 2008



Autumn Meeting 2007

"Role of the (Chief) Architect"
"Mode of Operation, governance"
November 6-7, 2007
Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace
Kongsberg, Norway



Spring Meeting 2007

"Reference Architectures"
"Value of Systems Architecting and Architectures"
March 12-13, 2007
Stevens Institute
Hoboken, NJ, USA


Autumn Meeting 2006

"Complexity and Right Sizing Architecture Descriptions"
"Facts and Cases of the Value of Architecting"

October 10-11, 2006
FEI Company
Eindhoven, Netherlands


Spring Meeting 2006

“Architectural Descriptions and Models”
March 21-22, 2006
The National Convention Center
Lansdowne, VA, USA


This is the second meeting of the System Architecture Forum. The first meeting laid the foundation for a common understanding of the role and value of system architectures and the practice of systems architecting. The second meeting will focus on architectural descriptions and models. In particular we want to examine closer the actual informational content that is communicated, and how and by whom this information is used. The delegates are asked to consider the following questions:

  • What are your preferred models/descriptions that are essential to articulate a system architecture?
  • Who are the users of these descriptions, what are their needs and how are they used?
  • How is the time dimension handled? How do the descriptions evolve, and how do their use change throughout the different life-cycle phases of the product/system?
  • Please bring examples if possible. Focus should be on the informational content to better understand the aspects of systems architectures that are critical to communicate.

Autumn Meeting 2005

“Kick-off meeting”
October 4-5, 2005
Helsinki, Finland