System Architecture Study Group
The System Architecture Study Group (SASG), initially a Philips initiative, is an active group of over 160 system architects. Members exchange their experiences during regular meetings on system / software architecture.
The SASG goal is to disseminate system / software architecture knowledge and best practices between the members, particularly for embedded systems and software or technology intensive systems, and to provide a platform for individual contacts between the members.
Three times a year SASG meetings (one full day, normally from 9:30 to 17:00) are organised, sometimes in collaboration with other parties. These meetings are highly interactive, in such a way that is calls upon everyone's experience / education etc. Members act as local hosts, so the meetings are organised at various locations, mostly in the southern part of the Netherlands, because most of the SASG members are employed there.
The topic of the meeting will be mailed to members roughly 1 month before the meeting. After this mailing the members can apply for attending the meeting. To ensure that the meetings can be highly interactive, the maximum number of attendees per meeting is set to ca. 35 (usually but not always excluding speakers and host). In case of over-application, the SASG steering committee determines a fair representation for each company (where the 'first come, first served' principle is used per organisation).
The SASG meetings are as a rule always on the first Tuesday of February, June and October. So the next meetings are scheduled for:
- 2 October 2012
- 5 February 2013
- 4 June 2013
- 1 October 2013
A selection of presentations from previous SASG meetings (those that can be made publicly available) is listed here.
The requirements for becoming a SASG member are that the person in question:
- is professionally active in the field of system architecture (of embedded systems);
- is willing to share his/her knowledge in an active setting;
- is willing to help organise the meetings, occasionally.
The ambition is an even distribution on members over various companies. People interested in becoming an SASG member are invited to join if they fit the profile above. If you are interested in the SASG membership, please send your personal details (resume / CV of about ½ A4), why you want to join and what you can contribute and, if possible, a reference to roland (AT) sasg.nl.
Note that membership is a prerequisite but not a guarantee of being able to join an SASG meeting (see 'Activities').
Embedded Systems Institute
040 - 2478216
roland @ sasg.nl