First VARIES paper accepted “Rotary Dial Model – A Model-Driven Methodology for Autonomic Network Design”

Rotary Dial ModelDesigning and developing complex multi-domain systems such as embedded systems is not only a creative but also a systems engineering challenge. Current systems engineering methodologies are unsuitable, as a multi-domain systems require the knowledge of several domains and comes with its own set of requirements and challenges. Thus we introduce a new model-driven systems engineering methodology, called the Rotary Dial Model (RDM), whose functioning is inspired by the standard telephone rotary dial. The RDM model is intended to provide both robustness and flexibility for the system design process.

Arun Prakash, Ina Schieferdecker, Michael Wagner, and Christian Hein, “Rotary Dial Model – A Model-Driven Methodology for Autonomic Network Design” in 4th International Workshop on Management of Emerging Networks and Services (MENS) , IEEE GLOBECOM 2012

Focusing Innovation In Dynamic Software Company

Today’s changing global environment pushes software companies to create products faster than their competitors. Additionally, companies are confronted with an unseen plethora of technological possibilities that can offer new innovation options. At the same time, the change in the global environment urges software organizations to constantly seek ways to focus their innovation. This paper demonstrates how to apply the Software Innovation Canvas in a market pull and technology push environment by means of a multiple case study. It introduces a way to focus innovation in software companies in such environments. Clear innovation targets may help companies focus their innovation improvement efforts in such environments The case study illustrates how this approach can be tailored to such contexts and how it was done in two different companies.

Minna Pikkarainen, Olivier Biot, Jeroen Deleu, Mikko Korkala, “Focusing Innovation In Dynamic Software Company” , Proceedings of The XXIII ISPIM Conference 2012 Barcelona, Spain – 17-20 June 2012 ISBN 978-952-265-243-0.