ICES Seminar: Platform Based Development in Practice
Platform Based Development in Practice, ICES seminar hosted by ABB Corporate Research on 31 March 2009.
The ICES seminar “Platform Based Development in Practice” took place at ABB Corporate Research’s facilities in Västerås on Tuesday 31st March. About 50 people attended the seminar, around 10 of whom were from companies/institutions which are not (yet) ICES members.
The seminar started with a Welcome from ICES Board member Jan-Erik Frey (ABB) and an introduction by ICES Director Martin Törngren (KTH) who discussed among other things the terminology around Platforms, in order to create a common understanding of the different concepts.
Speakers from ABB, ÅF, Enea and Microsoft presented Platform Based Development from different angles,
and gave the audience a good insight into both domain-specific issues
as well as more general aspects such as organizational issues
and impact on development time and cost.
After lunch and a demonstration of a new concept for wireless vibration monitoring on oil-platforms,
Johannes Helander, a chief architect from Microsoft gave an inspiring presentation and shared his view of future development methods of embedded platforms.
By the end of the day, we had a broadened view of developing products based on platforms, and some inspiration on platform based development that we can apply in future projects!