Over 4 days, the 2021 Software Architecture Gathering will feature more than 40 speakers.

Details of this year’s conference programme will be revealed soon.

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Dear speakers, friends and all those interested!

The next virtual edition of the iSAQB Software Architecture Gathering (SAG) will take place October 11-14, 2021. For several years, SAG has provided unparalleled information that software architects and aspiring software architects need to succeed in their roles. The conference covers the full range of topics in the software architecture profession. It also provides a forum to network and hear what other professionals have learned in real-world experiences.

We would like to invite you to send us your session and workshop ideas. The conference includes two workshop days with half-day, full-day workshops, as well as two conference days with 45-minute talks and 20 minutes lightning talks.

Please send us your submissions by May 19, 2021.


  • Architecture basics/foundations – the fundamental skills that software architects and aspiring software architects need for success.
  • Architecture trends — the trends that are emerging and changing, including DDD, new/improved concepts for modeling, observability, documenting, etc.
  • Beyond technology — Soft skills, communication improvement, navigating interpersonal relationships, business skills, personal growth .
  • Technology and impact — New types of tools and technology that affect architectural work.
  • Hands-on — Capitalizing on success and learning from failure with case studies and real-world application of concepts
  • Outside the box — Software architects need to understand a wide range of subjects; these talks explore topics that do not fit into the mentioned categories, but are still important for software architects.

We look forward to receiving your exciting submissions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The SAG team

Key Facts about the 2021 Software Architecture Gathering


The Software Architecture Gathering Advisory Board evaluates and selects which speakers and topics will be included in the conference programme.

Carola Lilienthal
Carola Lilienthal

WPS - Workplace Solutions

Carola Lilienthal studied computer science at the University of Hamburg from 1988 to 1995, and in 2008 she received her doctoral degree in computer science at the University of Hamburg (Supervising Professors: Christiane Floyd and Claus Lewerentz). Today, Dr. Carola Lilienthal is managing director of WPS – Workplace Solutions GmbH and is responsible for the department of software architecture. Since 2003, Dr. Carola Lilienthal has been analyzing architecture in Java, C #, C ++, ABAP and PHP throughout Germany, and advising development teams on how to improve the longevity of their software systems. In 2015, she summarized her experiences from over a hundred analyzes in the book ‘Long-living software architectures’. She is particularly interested in the education of software architects, which is why she is an active member of iSAQB, the International Software Architecture Quality Board e.V., and regularly disseminates her knowledge at conferences, in articles and training courses.

Mahbouba Gharbi
Mahbouba Gharbi

ITech Progress

Mahbouba Gharbi’s professional range includes activities as a software architect, trainer, system developer, reviewer, and lecturer. On top of that, she is CEO of the ITech Progress GmbH and has specialized in design and development of software architectures of medium to large software systems over a period of more than 15 years. In the field of architecture assessment, she contributes years of professional experience as well as the necessary enthusiasm, which she passes on to her audience through lectures. As co-founder and board chairwoman of the International Software Architecture Qualification Board (iSAQB), she is also actively involved in the creation of standardized curricula and training plans for software architects.

Uwe Friedrichsen
Uwe Friedrichsen

codecentric AG

Uwe Friedrichsen is a long-time traveler in the IT world. As CTO of codecentric AG, he is always on the lookout for innovative ideas and concepts. His current focus topics are (distributed) system design and the IT of (over)tomorrow. He regularly shares and discusses his ideas at conferences, as an author of articles, blogposts, tweets and in direct conversation.