Results and lessons learned in system, software & service process improvement & innovation (editorial)

M. Biró, R. Messnarz, R. Colomo-Palacios. Results and lessons learned in system, software & service process improvement & innovation (editorial). Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, volume 28, number 11, pages 946-949, DOI 10.1002/smr.1833, 11, 2016.

  • Miklós Biró
  • Richard Messnarz
  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
JournalJournal of Software: Evolution and Process

EuroSPI22015 was held on 30.9.-2.10.2015 at Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey in cooperation with the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE). To emphasise Europe and Asia wide SPI collaboration, the conference was held in Turkey. The Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey, the Turkish Standards Institution and Turkish industry participated at the conference.

In 2015, EuroSPI2 continued with the open workshop communities aligned with the conference and focusing on specific SPI topics. This included in 2014 the communities for Creating Environments Supporting Innovation and Improvement, SPI and Product-System-Software Design with a focus on Functional Safety, SPI manager education based on the SPI manifesto, and SPICE assessors exchanging experiences about best practices to implement traceability.

The EuroSPI 2015 program had 4 international workshops on day 1, and international key notes on conference days 2 and 3, more than 60 presentations from leading industry and research institutions, and a joint paper award with the American Society of Quality. Among the 18 countries represented at EuroSPI22015, the contributions were highly relevant for the European and worldwide industry also appearing in this special issue. The SPI manifesto, from 2009, created a future vision. The extension of SPI to the systems and product level led to the involvement of major European firms. The building of workshop communities for specific topics created further networking opportunities, and the contributions included good practices for their achievement.