Keynote speakers

Claes Wohlin
Claes Wohlin
Professor of Software Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Computing at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Claes Wohlin is a Professor of Software Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Computing at the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. He has previously held professor chairs at the universities in Lund and Linköping. Claes Wohlin received a PhD in Communication Systems from Lund University in 1991. His research interests include empirical methods in software engineering, software process improvement, software quality, and global software engineering. He was the recipient of Telenor’s Nordic Research Prize in 2004, and elected as a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2011. Contact him at or visit his website at
Is there a Future for Empirical Software Engineering?
Empirical studies of different kinds are nowadays regularly published in software engineering journals and conferences. Evidence-based software engineering through the use of systematic literature studies (reviews and maps) has emerged. Methodological support and guidelines for empirical studies and systematic studies have been documented. However, more is needed! We still need to improve! The keynote is focused on the needs for the future as seen by the presenter. Synthesis has proven hard, and improvements are needed when it comes to both primary studies and secondary studies. Thus, software engineering decisions in industry are mostly not made based on empirical evidence. Furthermore, theories are needed in software engineering, but it comes with requirements on the empirical researchers. The points made are highlighted through examples from systematic literature studies, industry collaboration and research on developing empirically based software engineering theories.

Joe Peppard
Joe Peppard
Professor at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, Germany.
Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia, Australia.

Joe Peppard is a Professor at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin Germany and an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia. He has formerly held academic appointments at Cranfield School of Management (UK), Loughborough University (UK), Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland), Groningen University (the Netherlands), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), and University of Sydney (Australia). In 2011 he was Dean’s Distinguished Scholar at the University of Southern Queensland (Australia). The focus of Professor Peppard's research and teaching is on the area of information, information systems and information technology, primarily focusing on the domains of leadership, strategy, innovation and value realization. Through his research he seeks to challenge dominant orthodoxies as he believes that these are making a significant contribution to the problems that organizations have as regards leveraging information technologies, both operationally and strategically.
What about the Benefits? A Missing Perspective in Software Engineering
The software engineering community has always sought to build great software and continues to seek out ways and approaches for doing this. The UX movement emphasizes the usability of the developed product. Agile approaches like scrum focus on aligning the functionality and features of the final product more closely with requirements. The recent interest in DevOps has brought to the fore the need to address the challenges once software goes into production. Despite this, in an organizational environment, great software does not necessarily translate into real business benefits; few projects fail because the software didn’t work. This presentation will introduce the concepts and practices of benefits management and benefits realization that have emerged over the last 20 years. It highlights the issues and challenges in deploying software to deliver expected business outcomes. It suggests that this is a missing perspective in software engineering. Suggestions for how this perspective might be more closely integrated with software engineering are proposed.

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