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EASE Final Future Workshop October 15 at 13–16

Since 2008 the EASE research program has increased the knowledge base on applied software engineering. The objective of EASE has been to ensure that the industrial partners have a competitive advantage concerning competency and innovation of novel solutions and effective engineering, of embedded software applications with physical and logical mobility.  Axis, Sony, Ericsson and Softhouse have been the industrial partners. An additional objective has been to strengthen the research environments at Lund University and Blekinge Institute of Technology.

During the afternoon of October 15, we summarise key findings and results, and also let experienced representatives from our industry partners discuss their view on the future needs of applied research in the domains of Embedded Applications and Software Engineering.

Programme

Location: Medicon Village in Lund, Hörsal 302.

Moderator:  Lisa Kirsebom

13.00 Introduction and welcome

Welcome by Viktor Öwall, Dean LTH

Ten years of EASE     
Professor Per Runeson, LTH, EASE Director of Research presents and summarises the research programme

13.20 Panel discussion on visions of industry-academia research collaboration 

In the panel:
-   Johan Paulsson, CTO, Axis
-   Johan Svenér, V.P. Research & Incubation, Sony
-   Stefan Johansson, CEO Softhouse Invest
-   Linda Persson, Head of Site & Product Development Baseband, Ericsson, Lund 

14.30 Coffee break & demo - Interact with Things 

Reader Mattias Wallergård
Internet of Things is a phenomenon that gradually melds into our daily lives. However, it comes with challenges of a not-so-tech-savvy end-users who have to discover, configure and directly interact with numerous connected things at home, at work, and in new environments. We have explored core concepts in interaction models, as well as in systems models, in order to understand what constitutes future proof models. Some of these has been evaluated in experimental demo settings, which are available to try out.

15.00 Highlights from a decade of EASE

EASE researchers present some highlight samples from the EASE.

Parallelize computing
Professor Håkan Grahn
Parallel computing is based on dividing computational tasks into smaller ones that can be executed in parallel on multi-processors. However, dividing the tasks is often a labor intensive, and disturbing job for programmers. What if the execution environment takes a linear program and speculates what can be parallelized? We explored this challenge, developed a patented solution and found that it doesn?t work well for high-performance benchmarks, but improves the performance significantly for many apps in daily use.

Mind the gaps
Senior lecturer Elizabeth Bjarnason
Software engineering is conceptually described as a smooth flow of progress from an initial product idea to a delivered product. However, whether developed stage-based or iteratively, there are always gaps in the flow, where information is lost or misinterpreted. We explored these gaps and found e.g. cognitive and geographical distances creating gaps, which we encapsulated as “a theory of distances”. This work has opened a new line of research with the International Workshop series on Requirements Engineering and Testing, and specific outcomes on test effectiveness and exploratory testing.

Let the machine decide
Adjunct lecturer Markus Borg
Software engineering management includes a lot of decisions, from overarching strategic ones, to assigning a bug to the right team for fix. With the trend of machine learning solutions, we explored whether the machine may assist of some of the decisions. We conducted experiments on industrial large scale data, assigning bugs to teams, that demonstrated an accuracy matching the current manual processes, and thus the company decided to adopt a version of the bug assignment into their tool set.  

15.30 Triple excellence for industrial competitiveness

Opinions from the audience: How should education, research and co-production interact to create industrial excellence?

16.00 Programme closure

Participation

Participation is free of charge.

Please register at: http://ease.cs.lth.se/oct15reg/

Venue

When: October 13.00 – 16.00

Fee: Participation is free of charge.

Location: Medicon Village, Lund,  Hörsal 302.