ICSSP 2018 Keynotes

ICSSP 2018 is proud to announce two inspiring keynotes:

Gaining maturity in Open Source – a model based on Sony Mobile’s journey

by Carl-Eric Mols

Carl-Eric Mols holds since 2008 the position as the Head of Open Source in Sony Mobile. As such, he has the responsibility to drive and evolve Sony Mobile’s abilities and capabilities of handling and govern Open Source in all its aspects, i.e. to evolve Sony Mobile’s Open Source Maturity.


The keynote will give experiences from Sony Mobile, which has gone from developing phones based on proprietary software to developing smartphones products which would be impossible to develop without Open Source. The experiences from Sony Mobile as well other companies who have embarked the journey of Open Source have been used to formulate a model which describes how to go from an ad-hoc view on usage of open source to a way of working where open source is part of the strategic decisions and the business. The talk will present the model for scaling up a software business with Open Source, with examples of pattern activities at different phases of the model. Pattern activities are such as how to enable a company to interact with Open Source communities, how to decide which parts to keep proprietary or implement with open source, and foremost, how to work with long-term strategical business opportunities when you base your business on Open Source. In short, how to manage and govern Open Source in an industrial setting while benefiting of growing and extending your business. The model was developed in the ITEA project SCALARE, which resulted among other with the book “Scaling a software business”, available as an free eBook courtesy by Vinnova – Sweden’s Innovation Agency.”

Success Factors of SPICE in the Automotive Industry

by Professor Bernd Hindel

Bernd Hindel founded the Method Park Group in 2001. He is a professor of software engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. In the years 2004 to 2012 he had been a guest lecturer at the Universities of Augsburg, Würzburg and at the AutoUniversity of Volkswagen on the topics SW Engineering, Project Management and Automotive SPICE. In addition, Bernd Hindel is co-founder of the iNTACS society (international Assessor Certification Scheme for SPICE Assessors). He was President of iNTACS from 2003 to 2005 and is currently a member of the iNTACS Advisory Board. From 2006 to 2009 he was the Head of the German Delegation to ISO for all Software and System Engineering Standards. During that time he was also a member of the ISO Working Group that created SPICE.


Why is Automotive SPICE® so successful? What does it take to make an ISO-Standard popular and useful for the Industry? The right timing, the right people and companies involved, a community that is enabled to create an easy to understand interpretation of the standard, a business model that allows a win-win situation, quality checks on the standard and its application, the possibility to renew the standard in short cycles, and many other aspects. The presentation will talk about the milestones of building the Automotive SPICE® community in the special context of the automotive industry.