Workshop 10 - Innovations - New Test Methods - New Service Models

Workshop-Key-Contributors and Moderators

Andreas Riel
Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

Thomas Fehlmann
Euro Project Office, Switzerland

The innovations workshop addresses new forthcoming topics which can become a full day workshop in future. This year 2 major thematic topics are addressed. Products, systems, software and services are changing and this will require new methods to be applied.

Part 1 - Innovation in Test Methods (Morning)

The Double-Decker Tilting Long-Distance Multiple Unit Trainset (D2TLDMUTS) serves as an example to explain the new concepts in this workshop. D2TLDMUTS is pronounced “Double-Tidelmutzz”, with a sharp “zz” hiss at the end. It refers to a large Intercity trainset, ordered by a railway operator, which is being commissioned since more than a year, by now. Normally, commissioning a train takes three months or less. After the first year of commissioning, the number of bugs found, and problems encountered, piled higher than ever. Suppliers and train service operator realized that they are only half-way through before letting the D2TLDMUTS run operational services. Such kind of failure is common not only with train operators; several similar cases occurred in the last few years in aircraft industry as well and is likely to happen with autonomous cars.
The problems encountered with the D2TLDMUTS are basic: it is virtually impossible for humans to create complete test suites for such a complex, software-intense system. Consequently, commissioning such a train set takes very long, much longer than ever planned. Defects touching across the various systems are detected in this trial period only. This is very late, because every modification of train software requires an extra re-certification and a new admission procedure. Key of testing complex systems is understanding the needs (or values) of the train operator, in our case, or the needs of the customer, in general. The needs of the train operator are the key means for distinguishing relevant test cases from unnecessary tests, allowing test automation and finally Autonomous Real-time Testing (ART). In the workshop, we’ll set up the test case generators that are needed to test the various aspects of the D2TLDMUTS.

Part 2 - New Service Innovation Models (Afternoon)

Implementing e-mobility, intelligent infrastructures and industrial processes, Internet of things based solutions, etc. will require new strategies for innovation coming up with new service models, new business models, new stakeholder networking strategies, new innovation roadmapping concepts,  etc.

Workshop Program 20.9.2019

Workshop 10 - Innovations - New Test Methods - New Service Models
09.00 - 10.00
Testing Artificial Intelligence
Thomas Fehlmann, Euro Project Office AG, Switzerland
Artificial Intelligence helps making Quality Assurance processes leaner
Alexander Poth, Volkswagen AG, Germany, Quirin Beck, Volkswagen AG, Germany, Andreas Riel, Grenoble Alps University, France
10.00 - 11.00
Software Testing: A Changing Career
Rory V. O’Connor, Paul M. Clarke, Dublin City University, Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Center, Ireland, Sean Cunningham, Jemil Gambo, Aidan Lawless, Declan Moore, Dublin City University, Ireland, and Murat Yilmaz, Cankaya University, Turkey
Interactive Workshop/Discussions about how to do testing and quality assurance for AI (Artificial Intelligence) - Moderation by Thomas Fehlmann and Andreas Riel
Artificial Intelligence (AI) based algorithms are about to gain significant terrain in several industry sector. In the Artificial Intelligence (AI) field,machine learning algorithms were able to progress significantly over the recent years mainly thanks to their application in image classification and recognition based on the availability of enormous amounts of image data. Their increasing use in quality-critical domains like automotive brings up new challenges for the software quality management and assurance. At the same time, such algorithms also have the potential of supporting the testing processes themselves in a novel way. The first part of this workshop proposes contributions to both these aspects, and will involve participants in the elaboration of a V-model extension to appropriately take into account the specification and testing of AI algorithms.
10.00 - 11.15
Coffee Break
11.15 - 12.00
Key Note: Touring Tomorrowland, Taz Daughtrey, Central Virginia Community College, USA
12.00 - 13.15
Lunch Break
13.15 - 14.15
Startup Engagement as Part of the Technology Strategy Planning – How Rheinmetall Automotive Increases Innovation by Using Corporate Venturing
Martin Neumann,Rheinmetall Automotive AG, Germany, Dominik Hintzen, Fontys International Business School, Netherlands, Andreas Riel, Grenoble Alps University, France, Gert Waldhausen,Rheinmetall Automotive AG, Germany, Heinrich Dismon,Rheinmetall Automotive AG, Germany
A New Approach to Analysing and Visualizing the Management of Corporate Innovation Projects
Karolin Gebhardt, Grenoble Alps University, France, and Bayer AG, Germany, Andreas Riel, Grenoble Alps University, France, Tom Maes, Bayer AG, Germany
14.15 - 15.15
Interactive Workshop Moderation by Andreas Riel, Karolin Gebhardt,
and Thomas Fehlmann
Beyond Gantt & Cie.: Towards a new planning method & tool for leading innovation projects to success.
In an era where innovation needs to be an intrinsic part of organization culture, Innovation Management still has a central role to play in particular in large industrial organizations. In order to keep pace with the almost frenetic rhythm of innovation cycles, these organizations increasingly establish very close cooperation with agile and highly specialized start-ups, up to the point of completely integrating them. Such Corporate Venturing (CV) activities challenge the all the innovation partners to the utmost level over the entire CV life cycle. In particular, the greatest challenge is to develop efficient and effective strategies for spreading new ideas, innovations and cultural traits in large, complex organizational structures. The second part of this workshop will give food of thought for both CV and internal innovation spread strategies. Based on the two respective workshop keynotes, it will invite participants to experience and shape a novel method and tool for planning and analyzing innovation projects and strategies.
15.30 - 16.00
Best paper Award together with the ASQ and Outlook to 2020 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Announcing additional future topic workshops starting from 2020.

Important Information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • New Test Methods, such as
  • Modern SW Testing Process targeting
  • Testing AI applications
  • Testing Microservices Kubernetes Concerts
  • Testing Privacy Protection
  • Testing Safety Risks in Software
  • Secure Software Engineering (SSE)
  • New innovation service topics, such as
  • Innovation Management (Service oriented)
  • Service models for e-mobility
  • Serivice models for intelligent infrastructures
  • New business models
  • New stakeholder/customer networks/concepts
  • New innovation roadmapping strategies.

Submission Dates

12.04.2019 First Thematic Paper Submission
10.05.2019 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
21.06.2019 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
16.08.2018 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
13.09.2019 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.

How to submit

Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guide. More...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more information

Additional Information

Key Contributors

The goal of this workshop community is to deal with new forthcoming topics, to develop ideas for the future and to share best practices about how to manage the future challenges in business, engineering, and testing.

Join this workshop and discuss your experiences.

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • Best practices concerning new test methods dealing with new aspects such as artificial intelligence, cloud, privacy protection, risk managment, security
  • Best practices concerning new service and business models needed to develop the future visions
  • etc.
Each presentation will be discussed towards these main topics of interest. A panel discussion at the end shall come up with a summary of the solutions presented and with new research topics to focus on to solve this integrated approach (work for next year to meet at next EuroAsiaSPI² and share again).