2nd European Conference on Interoperability for Embedded Systems Development Environments
Are you interested in interoperability among models, tools and other life-cycle assets in order to achieve more efficient embedded systems development?
Are you moreover interested in achieving synergy among the multiple efforts that are today addressing interoperability?
Then this conference, which takes place on December 3rd
nearby Stockholm and collocated with the Artemis-ITEA2 cosummit 2013
, is the right place to be!
An interested audience during the keynotes of the interoperability conference.
The conference has two main goals:
1. Providing a meeting place for Interoperability
Specifications (IOS) related efforts, fostering better
communication between the networks, and
providing a first step towards a common understanding
of the main IOS related challenges to overcome.
2. Proposing and discussing ways forward to achieve
sustainable interoperability for embedded systems
The conference features the following keynotes:
Johansson, COO, EUROSTEP AB - Title: Interoperability experiences and lessons
learned - perspectives from STEP/PDM/PLM
Short bio: Mattias is Managing Director, Eurostep AB, and Chief
Operating Officer, Eurostep Group AB. The focus is on operations management,
which means Mattias is responsible for the development, design, operation, and
improvement of the processes that create and deliver the Eurostep
Formerly Mattias worked as Director of
Software Products at Eurostep AB. In this position Mattias was responsible for
the overall design of the product, the planning and execution of the
Share-A-space™ product implementation and the marketing and sales of
Along with the responsibility as manager
Mattias acts as expert for process development, pre-study or implementation
projects at customer sites. In this work Mattias main area of expertise is
information management in the product life-cycle. Mattias has an in-depth
knowledge of information modelling and exchange in product, process,
manufacturing system and maintenance development. Mattias has extensive
knowledge in business process development and information management for
Extended Enterprise and Engineering and Support Supply Chain businesses
spanning across the product life-cycle from requirements to in-service
Mattias completed his Ph.D. thesis at
Woxéncentrum within the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. The research has
a main focus on the use of standard information models for integrated product,
process and manufacturing system development and has had a significant impact
on the ISO10303-214 standard. Mattias has worked extensively as an expert on
the ISO10303-214 development team making him a leading expert on the AP214
Abstract: Dr Mattias
Johansson’s presentation will cover the history of ISO 10303 as well as
experiences from the development of the ISO 10303-214 "Core data for automotive mechanical design
processes”. The STEP standard has been used by industry business critical applications
for more than 15 years and lessons learnt from this period will be described
and analyzed. Dr Johansson has a long experience of the 10303-233 "Systems
engineering” and 10303-239 "Product Life Cycle Support” and he will also
present these STEP standards.
The STEP standard has been implemented in many
different ways over the years and different implementation methods will be
defined and elaborated on. Moreover, based on the experience from the
development and marketing of the Eurostep product Share-A-space®, a tool used
for collaborative Systems Engineering and PLM, different principles of
information integration over the life cycle of a product will be presented and
discussed. The concept of Openness is a fundamental part of information
integration today and as an answer to openness, the Codex of PLM Openness will
be described and positioned.
Matthews, IBM - Title: Interoperability experiences and lessons learned -
perspectives from ALM and OSLC
Short bio: Sky is currently the CTO for Systems
Solutions in IBM Rational. He is responsible for technical strategy and
initiatives across the portfolio of tools for Systems and Software Engineering
and industrial sector. Sky has lengthy experience working with clients in
complex and embedded systems development across many industries, including
telecom equipment, aerospace/defense, automotive, and electronics.
areas of focus include design methods and technologies for
machine-to-machine/internet-of-things, and product line architecture. Prior to
his current role, he was the technical lead for integrating the Telelogic tools
in to the Rational portfolio. He has over 20 years of experience working on
tools for engineering of complex and embedded systems. Sky is based in Research
Triangle Park, North Carolina and holds a BSc in Computer Science.
Abstract: Loose coupling and encapsulation have been the
guiding stars of software engineering since the early days of large scale
systems development. Modern engineering environments needed for product
development certainly qualify as "large scale systems". Loose
coupling and encapsulation principles, combined with best practices learned
from the evolution of the World Wide Web, have strongly influenced the
integration philosophy embodied by the Open Services for Lifecycle
Collaboration (OSLC) initiative. The "Linked Data" approach adopted
by OSLC encourages linking of artifacts rather than import/export, and employs
standard HTML/web user interface techniques for decoupling the data location
and source from its presentation. The experiences of developing cross-ALM
integrations over the past few years have also led to a new standards
governance process for OSLC based on Agile/Lean concepts, and leading to an
evolving standard that values real-world adoption and continuous evolution.
technical talk: Experiences on tool interoperability, by Mats Berglund,
Abstract: The Agile & Lean
transformation in the industry as well as within Ericsson has moved silo
oriented ways of working into team collaboration. This has led to loads of
yellow stickers, but also an explosion of new tools in the landscape. Those
tools are often poorly coordinated between teams and projects, and must at the
same time coexist with legacy systems. How can this be managed? What changes to
the tools landscape must take place? Is streamlining to fewer solutions, or
integration of tools the answer?
This presentation will guide you through a set of
conceptual models of the tools landscape, introduce you to integration
strategies and techniques (in particular the Open Services for Lifecycle
Collaboration), and present an example of implementation at Ericsson.
The conference moreover features:
- experience presentations from several industrial and academic domains,
- an exhibition including demos and posters
- a panel debate on how to progress towards sustainable tool interoperability
- 08.30-09.30: Registration and payment (coffee from 09.00)
- 09.30-09.40: Introduction and welcome
- 09.40-16.45 (Lunch served 12-13)
- Keynotes by industrial leaders
- Experience presentations
- 16.45-17.30: Panel debate
- 17.30-17.40: Conclusions and closing
- - 18.00: Closing mingling and discussions with refreshments.
Mingling and discussions during the exhibition of the interoperability conference.
BACKGROUND: The evolving functionality and scope of embedded systems based products is challenging current development paradigms by involving more and more specialists, often in distributed teams, that make use of a wide variety of tools, and generate a multitude of information that needs to be appropriately managed. The information produced as well as the tools, are heterogeneous, reflecting the different concerns and diversity of the involved stakeholders.
This conference is concerned with promoting interoperability among such heterogeneous tools and information artefacts.
The potential gains in achieving cost-efficient interoperability are enormous by reducing waste in trying to find information, providing standardized methods and techniques to set-up or maintain (previously ad hoc) integrations, paving the way for new added-value services such as change analysis, providing new market opportunities for tool vendors, reducing lock-in allowing end-users to choose preferred tools, etc.
Achieving interoperability is however a complex task sometimes appearing as a 'catch 22' setting. Progressing towards sustainable interoperability will require establishing some suitable level of consensus regarding how to achieve integration, pushing standards and creating a momentum for
Given the strong industrial needs to overcome current integration problems, a multitude of efforts are now addressing interoperability. They range from industrial efforts, commercial developments, Artemis research projects such as Crystal, iFEST and MBAT, or other initiatives and organizations such as Eclipse, OMG and OSLC.
The conference provides a continuation of the Artemis technology conference held in March 2012
Ludmilla Ohlsson, Ericsson
Tiberiu Seceleanu, ABB
Werner Damm, OFFIS
Gray Bachelor, IBM
Koen Bertels, Delft Univ.
Thomas Söderqvist, Volvo
Christian El Salloum, AVL
Heinrich Daembkes, Cassidian
Axel Reichwein, Koneksys
Matthias Frische, Siemens
Martin Törngren, KTH
Andreas Keis, EADS
Rainer Ersch, Siemens
Frederic Loiret, KTH/Offis
Parham Vasaiely, EADS
Martin Törngren, KTH (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andreas Keis, EADS
Ingrid Kundner, AVL
Rainer Ersch, Siemens
Frederic Loiret, KTH/OFFIS (email@example.com)
The event is organized in collaboration with the ARTEMIS projects CRYSTAL
, and the EIT ICTLabs