Pervasive at ICSE’15

The 37th International Conference on Software Engineering was held in Florence, Italy last week. It and the many co-located events and workshops drew a wide range of contributions from Pervasive computing.

ICSE'15, May 16-24 2015

ICSE’15, May 16-24 2015

The week started of with a co-located Mobilesoft, the 2nd ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems where Jari-Pekka Voutilainen presented his paper “On the Design of a Responsive User Interface for a Multi-Device Web Service”

Jari-Pekka’s paper, co-authored with prof. Tommi Mikkonen and Gofore’s software architect Jaakko Salonen, was about the tools and libraries used in building responsive user interfaces in the day where most users have more than one device. The paper’s focus is in customizing existing software both from the viewpoint of what works and what does not.

Ponte vecchio seen from the conference's visit to Uffizi

Ponte vecchio seen from the conference’s visit to Uffizi

In the Joint Software Engineering Education and Training track of the main event Assistant professor Petri Ihantola spoke about the possible emotional design effect in the context of teaching introductory object-oriented programming. The paper was written in true Finnish collaboration with Aalto University’s Lassi Haaranen and Juha Sorva and Helsinki University’s Arto Vihavainen.

After the main conference, the 2nd International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering, RCoSE, saw an active contribution from pervasive researchers especially those working in the N4S project. Anna-Liisa Mattila talked about the work done together with Solita’s Timo Lehtonen with addition pervasive authors prof. Kari Systä, prof. Mikkonen and Henri Terho. They introduce an approach for a mashup visualisation of software engineering data from issue management, software development and production use. This can help to decrease the amount of unfinished work and thus help maintaining a mindset of continuous delivery.

Marko Leppänen, Terhi Kilamo and prof. Mikkonen wrote about the benefits gained from implementing a completely continuous delivery workflow using a domain specific productized development infrastructure. Marko presented how embracing the continuous delivery mindset throughout the development pipeline makes it possible to gain fast insight on new business directions and lends the software to live experimentation to add end-user value. To complete our conference effort, Insta’s Aapo Koski presented his and prof. Mikkonen’s paper “Reflections on building a large-scale dependable information system for public sector” that presents real-life experiences from several years of planning, designing, implementing, testing and deploying  large and extremely mission critical information system for emergency services as a service.

Conference souvenirs

Conference souvenirs

And Anna-Liisa, Jari, Marko, Petri, Terhi and Tommi even brought the department some Italian candy as a souvenir.


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