Workshop 8 - Accessability, Team Skills and Diversity


Gabriele Sauberer
TermNet, Austria

Mirna Munoz
CIMAT, Mexico

Projects and teams become more and more diverse and international or global. They require appropriate strategies and skills for improvement, change and innovation, to be successful and sustainable.

The success of projects and teams depends on the support from the organisation, the people and the environment. Managing innovation, change and improvement successfully is not just a technical job. A variety of organisational and “Human Factors” need to be taken into account – and managed well. Global communication, a common understanding of concepts and terms, an increasingly aging and diverse workforce are new challenges and success factors of SPI projects and teams.
This workshop will also receive all new ideas for the SPI Manifesto as an input to further elaborate how we understand the term SPI in the future (using terminology guidance from Termnet).

Workshop Program 18.9.2019

Workshop 8 - Accessability, Team Skills and Diversity
07.30 - 09.00
09.00 - 10.30
The Impact of Reverse Innovation on Localization and Terminology
Dulce Carrillo, University of Strasbourg, France, Gabriele Sauberer, International Network for Terminology, Austria
Easy-to-Read Language and Terminology: New Needs, New Rules, New Software?
Birgit Welch,BOW Translation, Germany, Gabriele Sauberer, International Network for Terminology, Austria
Open discussion about terminology
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30
Examining Unequal Gender Distribution in Software Engineering
Paul M. Clarke, Rory V. O’Connor, Dublin City University, and Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Center, Ireland, Alex Murphy, Ben Kelly, Kai Bergmann, Kyrylo Khaletskyy, Dublin City University, Ireland
The Importance of Trust for Interface Quality and Acceptance
Raeside Robert, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University, UK, Thomas Peisl, Munich University, Germany, Jesus Canduela, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University, UK
The Changing Role of the Software Engineer
Paul M. Clarke, Rory V. O’Connor, Dublin City University, and Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Center, Ireland, Edward Meade, Emma O’Keeffe, Niall Lyons, Dean Lynch, Dublin City University, Ireland, Murat Yilmaz, Ulas Gulec, Cankaya University, Turkey
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30
The Impact of Blockchain Technologies on Recruitment - Influencing the Employee Lifecycle
Thomas Peisl, University of Applied Science Munich, Germany, Bahadur Shah, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School,Scotland
Shifting Paradigms in Innovation Management – Organic Growth Strategies and Games in the Cloud
Richard Messnarz, ISCN GesmbH, Austria, Gabriele Sauberer, Termnet, Austria, Micheal Mac an Airchinnigh, EuroSPI Board, Ireland, Miklos Biro, SCCH, Austria, Damjan Ekert, ISCN GesmbH, Austria, Michael Reiner, University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
Educating Future Engineers - Meeting challenges at secondary school and university
Claudia Fussenecker, Jörg Niemann, Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
PRO-Heritage. Terminology and Training for Traditional Crafts used in Cultural Heritage
Gerald Wagenhofer – Karin Novotny, UBW Unternehmensberatung Wagenhofer,  Austria
Interactive Workshop
Discussions about future social and networking issues
Interactive Workshop
How will the presented approaches work for the attendees?
17.15 - 18.00
Updates to DRIVES - The Strategic EU Blueprint Project for Automotive, ACEA Petr Dolejsi, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), Belgium
Buses take the delegates from the university to the Ghillie-Dhu
18.45 - 20.00
Welcome and hot buffet

Important Information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Accessability as a chance for new services and innovation
  • Social and Complementary Skills needed in nowadays distributed and networked Engineering and Production
  • Effective Teams
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Terminology
  • Acceptance of Process Improvement
  • Organisational Leadership Styles
  • Design Patterns for effective Networks and Organisations

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
16.08.2019 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

Key contributions will come from European initiatives and networks, such as TermNet and FEDM, which developed best practices, as well as international certification and qualification within the framework of the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA). However, the workshop is open to include experts from all over the world, who are willing to share their best practices with the community.

TermNet, the international Network for Terminology, is the leading terminology community and collaborates with ECQA since many years. Jointly, they developed the ECQA Certified Terminology Manager, basic and advanced level, for various target groups and industries, such as automotive, engineering, health, international organisations, etc.

The concept of terminology management means to define a cross-company and cross-culture understanding of important knowledge, concepts and. Corporate language and terminology needs to be correct and consistent, so ensure quality, and to support safety and security. Even if the corporate language is “Global English” only, terminology needs to be managed well and used as a bridge for professional communication and cooperation at global level.

Managing the diversity of teams and projects means to leverage their potential for innovation and improvement. Similar to the diversity of systems and design, a diverse team and workforce contributes to quality, safety and reliability. Different genders, ages, backgrounds, etc. turned out to be vital for innovation, improvement and positive change, if this human diversity in teams and projects is appreciated and managed well.

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • What are good practices to repeat?
  • What are bad practices to be avoided?
  • How do successful organisational strategies work?
  • What are key success factors?
  • How do we implement diversity principles?
  • How do we introduce terminology management?
  • Do we need to extend our existing assessment models to cover this aspect?
  • Do we need a domain specific approach (Automotive versus IT service versus medical etc.)
  • How can we reinforce the teams toward high effective teams?
  • How can we integrate high effective teams?
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 EuroAsiaSPI and share again).