Janne_JärvinenNeed for Speed – Transforming the software intensive industry for new digital economy
ABSTRACT—The internet  is  and  increasingly  will  be  the first truly  global platform for  the  digital  economy that will enable significant new business, economic and social opportunities. The complexity and competition around the new internet  infrastructure,  services  and  business  environment  will  increase  dramatically  and  will fundamentally  change  the  way  software  will  be  developed,  deployed  and  used  to  reach  business goals. Consequently, we are facing a fundamental systemic transformation towards a world where digital resources are constantly available online, and available for all to use. This keynote discusses experiences from Finnish N4S program (www.n4s.fi) that addresses these challenges introducing capabilities for real-time value delivery, deep customer insight and mercury business.
Janne Järvinen  |  Finland
Director, External R&D Collaboration at F-Secure Corporation
He led the Cloud Software program (www.cloudsoftwareprogram.org), and now leads the N4S program (www.n4s.fi) in collaboration with DIGILE Oy.
Janne Järvinen has over 25 years of experience in software engineering and software process improvement in various positions within software industry from programmer to VP Engineering in small and large software companies. Järvinen has also been active in academia in various research programmes such as European ESPRIT (BOOTSTRAP, PROFES) and ITEA (MOOSE, FLEXI). He is an IEEE member and holds a PhD in Information processing science from University of Oulu (2000).


The Maturing of Empirical Studies: Towards Industrial Benefits
ABSTRACT—Measurement and empirical studies have matured over the past decades. This includes the combination or quantitative and qualitative studies, the combination of controlled experiments and case studies, or the closer cooperation between academia and industry. This presentation surveys the achievements over the past decades, and proposes possible agendas for the future. The survey of achievements will be illustrated via concrete examples. Finally, the strategy of Fraunhofer IESE in Germany and Fraunhofer CESE in
the US for measurement and facts based cooperation with industry is outlined.
Dieter Rombach  |  Germany
Head of the Research Group for Software Engineering (AGSE) and of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)
Prof. Dr. H. Dieter Rombach studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Karlsruhe and obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern. Since 1992 he has held the Software Engineering Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern. In addition, he is the founding and executive director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (Fraunhofer IESE) in Kaiserslautern. Previous career steps included the Institute for Data Processing in Technology at the Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Center, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kaiserslautern, the University of Maryland and the Software Engineering Labor (SEL) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. In 1990, he received the “Presidential Young Investigator Award” (endowed with US $ 500.000) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the U.S. for his excellent work in the area of software engineering. In 2003, he received the Distinguished Postdoctoral Award of the College for Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences of the University of Maryland and in 2013 the Founder’s Award. In the year 2009, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany and the University of Oulu, Finland bestowed upon him an honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his lifetime achievements as a software engineer. He is a member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) and is a Fellow of the ACM (since 2010) as well as a Fellow of the IEEE Computer Society (since 2003).