adesso looks back on 20 years of software development with its “The Essence of Software Engineering” conference

Dortmund | 28. September 2017

adesso is approaching the highlight of this year’s anniversary events. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the IT service provider will play host to software experts from the fields of academia and industry at an international conference in Essen’s Zollverein on 16 November 2017 that boasts high-calibre speakers. The programme will give guests the opportunity to meet outstanding representatives of the international software engineering community.

A who’s who of the software sector will be attending adesso’s “The Essence of Software Engineering” conference. The title says it all: adesso has succeeded in attracting leading international representatives in science and research as keynote speakers to accompany the guests on a thoroughly exciting day. These experts from the fields of education and research will cover the entire spectrum of the “essence of software engineering” – from the discipline’s pioneering foundations to the state-of-the-art, current trends and visions of the future in software development. adesso is hosting this exclusive event to address business decision-makers in the areas of IT, application development, software engineering and software architecture for companies as well as members of the international software engineering community at university level.

The organisers and guests are particularly looking forward to presentations by the following renowned software engineering experts: Prof. Leon J. Osterweil of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Prof. Ivar Jacobson of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Prof. Richard N. Taylor of the University of California, Irvine, Prof. Bertrand Meyer of the ETH Zurich, Prof. Carlo Ghezzi of the Politecnico Milano and Prof. Manfred Broy, a recent lecturer and researcher at the Institute for Systems and Software Engineering of the Technical University of Munich.

The host has just published the details on the presentation topics and the main themes of the speakers on its conference website:

Volker Gruhn, the founder and Supervisory Board Chairman of adesso and professor of software engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, will open and host the conference. “Connecting the knowledge gained from research, science and education with the needs of business has always been a central tenet of our corporate philosophy,” he stated. “At adesso, this takes the form of numerous collaborations with universities and through research projects. We are delighted to bring both sides together on a joint platform at this conference that serves to inspire and promote dialogue and cooperation.

Interested parties can find out more details on this event at adesso’s website.

Key information on The Essence of Software Engineering conference, held in English:

Date:Thursday, 16 November 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. followed by a reception
Place: Zollverein in Essen, UNESCO World Heritage Site – SANAA-building
Costs:participation is free of charge
Cooperation partner:Springer Verlag: publication of conference material
Representatives of the press who want to attend the conference should send an e-mail to

Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn, founder and chairman of the supervisory board of adesso AG

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