Software Center Skåne Day

Summary of the workshop on the 9th of May 2014:

News article (in Swedish) from Malmö University

The purpose of the event was to strengthen the connection between the companies in the region, and to introduce new companies with potential interest in the Software Center to our on-going research themes and projects. As the goal of the Software Center is to establish clusters of companies and universities that work together to accelerate the adoption of novel approaches to software engineering, we are looking to expand our collaboration to involve new companies and new universities. The Software Center Day in Skåne was one important step in this direction and it brought together a good mix of companies and researchers.

The event was hosted at Axis Communications, Lund, in excellent facilities. We had a full room with about 45 participants, and after a quick introduction we found that we had people from Jeppesen, Volvo Cars (Copenhagen), Grundfos, Axis Communications, Qlick, Combitech, HiQ, SONY, Ericsson (Lund), Swedsoft, SPIN-Syd, Lund University, Malmö University, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg in the audience. I would especially like to thank Fredrik Hugosson, Pontus Bergendahl and Baldvin Gislason Bern (Axis Communications) for their great help with arranging this event.

Helena H. Olsson opened the event as the organizer of the day. The participants got a warm welcome from Catarina Couqand (the dean of the School of Technology at Malmö University), from our hosts Pontus Bergendahl and Fredrik Hugosson at Axis Communications, and from Jan Bosch who introduced the Software Center, our unique model for collaboration, and the Software Center region concept. Also, Prof. Paul Davidsson from Malmö University presented the "Internet of Things" research center which is another great research initiative at Malmö University. After this, we presented selected results from our on-going Software Center research, i.e. operational performance metrics (Miroslaw Staron), end-to-end variability (Ulrik Eklund), data collection and feature experiments (Helena H. Olsson), and continuous integration and software architecture (Jan Bosch). The presentations got good feedback from the audience and several people were interested in learning more about our projects and the way in which we do research.

The event concluded with three excellent presentations by Jesper Meulengracht (Grundfos), Fredrik Hugosson (Axis Communications), and Peter Sutton (Jeppesen). They shared their experiences from the Software Center collaboration, and they gave the audience a feeling for what impact our collaboration has resulted in, as well as how they organise the SC projects internally in their organisations. To listen to how these companies experience the Software Center collaboration was most appreciated by the audience, and from the feedback we got we learnt that these "real-life accounts" were really helpful for companies interested in learning more about the Software Center. Thanks to Jesper, Fredrik and Peter, and Jan who summarised the event, the day concluded full of energy and with an impressed audience that was looking forward to learning more.

A big thanks to all of you that participated and contributed to this event.


On behalf of Malmö University, I would like to thank the Software Center for giving us the opportunity to organise this event. It was a great pleasure and a great experience                                          Helena Holmström Olsson,
                                          Department of Computer Science
                                          Malmö University


Slides from Software Center Skåne Day:


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