Past Events


  • Invited talk on 'Single-Vendor Open Source at the Crossroads'

Speaker:
Professor Dr. Dirk Riehle
University of Erlangen-Nuermberg, Germany

Title: 
Single-Vendor Open Source at the Crossroads

Time and Location:
Friday, 8.March.2019 at 11:00am to 12:00pm
Room 37-310

Abstract: 
Most venture capital funding in open source flows to single-vendor open source firms a.k.a. companies with an open core model. With the struggles over licensing in the cloud, these companies find themselves at the crossroads: Stay true to open source or move to proprietary licenses, abandoning the goodwill and opportunities that come with open source. In this talk I will review how this business model works, discuss the challenges posed to vendors by large cloud providers, and review the current options on the table.

Bio:
Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A., is the Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Riehle founded the Open Symposium, now the international conference on open collaboration. He was also the lead architect of the first UML virtual machine. He is interested in open source and inner source software engineering, agile software development methods, complexity science and human collaboration, and software system architecture, design, and implementation. Prof. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He welcomes email at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!, blogs at http://dirkriehle.com
, and tweets as @dirkriehle.

 


  • Invited talk on AI Applications in the Design of Socio-Technical Systems

Speaker:
Professor Dr. Aurilla Aurelie Bechina Arntzen


Title:
AI Applications in the Design of Socio-Technical Systems

 

Time and Location:
Thursday 25 October 2018, 14:00 - 15:15
Room 37-310


Abstract:
From robotics to chatbots, artificial intelligence is taking up and start to shape ways to approach business segments. But, what is AI? What is the value for business and society?  Why super intelligence is raising fears? Is AI up to its promises? Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined as  an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Several Initiatives around the use of AI in developing intelligent systems have emerged from academia and business sectors. This seminar through concrete projects will present concepts of AI and machine leaning and potential applications that could leverage business opportunities. Although the promises of AI applications in so many disciplines, fears about losing jobs, or ethical issues rise and need to be addressed. The talk will discuss briefly the challenges of developing systems based on AI concepts.


Bio:
Dr. Aurilla Aurelie Bechina Arntzen is Professor at the University of South-East Norway. She is the vice-president of the Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS).  She is the co-founder of the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Management in South East Asia (Bangkok, Thailand). She is co-founder  of  the  research  group  of   “Advance of Cognitive Systems Engineering and Data Science”. As independent consultant, she has been working with customers in project management, training, business process improvement, information and knowledge management systems. She has participated and co-leaded several European projects. She served as an expert evaluator for the European commission and the Norwegian research council. She is author and co-author of several technical and scientific publications.

 


  • GECON 2018

The 15th International  Conference on the Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services - GECON 2018 was held September 18-20, 2018 in Pisa, Italy

 


  • Invited talk on 'Design for Customization: A New Paradigm for Product-Service System Development'

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Bernd Krämer


Title of talk: 
„Design for Customization: A New Paradigm for Product-Service System Development“

Time and Location:
Tuesday, April 10th, 12:00 to 13:00
in Room 37-310

Abstract:
In the traditional software development cycle, requirements gathering is considered the most critical phase. Getting the requirements right first time has become a dogma in software engineering because the correction of erroneous or incomplete requirements in later software development phases becomes overly expensive. For product-service systems (PSS), this dogma and standard requirements engineering (RE) approaches are not appropriate because classical RE is considered concluded, once a product service is delivered. For PSS it is impossible to foresee all future context conditions and customization needs customers may come up with after product deployment. In addition, the services supporting a complex hardware-software product depend on the individual product configuration a customer requires. For example, when a standard laser machine is equipped with one or more special sensors, new services may be needed that depend on sensor data from these new sources combined with other data generated by the standard machine configuration. Thus, we claim that RE needs to be extended to the deployment phase of a product and an agile approach is required to cope with emerging hardware and software requirements as a PSS is marketed. In this seminar, a novel view-based model-driven engineering approach is proposed that enables collaborative product-service design and customization and copes with evolving, incomplete and unforeseen requirements. A prototype has been implemented as a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) and is currently validated on four industrial pilot cases as part of the Horizon 2020 project ICP4Life.

Bio:
Bernd J. Krämer is a professor emeritus in Computer Science of FernUniversitt in Hagen, Germany, and a founder and chairman of the Scientific Academy for Service Technology (ServTech),  non-profit research institute. He also co-founded edu-sharing.net<http://edu-sharing.net>, a non-profit association promoting a networked educational resource sharing platform. He is a board member and past president of the Society for Design & Process Science and was a guest professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, UC Berkeley, and Monash University in Melbourne. He has been an advisor to the European Commission, the state government of North Rhine-Westfalia in Germany, and an IT consultant and board member of corporations in Germany and abroad. As a member of the expert group Intelligent Education Networks, he acts as a consultant of the Federal Government on digital education issues. His long-term research area is software engineering but he was also active in service-oriented computing and e-learning technology. He is currently involved in an EU funded Horizon 2020 project developing an innovative product-service systems methodology and supporting framework including an advanced customization component allowing end-user to configure products and related services to meet their needs. He has published extensively on his research topics. He has founded the open access journal "e-learning and education“ and acted as editor-in-chief for several journals. Currently, he is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (World Scientific) and ”Innovations in Systems & Software Engineering” (Springer). 

 


  • GECON 2017

The 14th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services - GECON 2017 was held from September 19-21, 2017, in Anglet, France. 


 

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