SEAA 2017 Distinguished Paper Award to Fagerholm, Hellas, Luukkainen, Kyllönen, Yaman, Mäenpää

The paper "Patterns for Designing and Implementing an Environment for Software Start-up Education" authored by Fabian Fagerholm, Arto Hellas, Matti Luukkainen, Kati Kyllönen, Sezin Yaman, Hanna Mäenpää has won the Distinguished Paper Award at SEAA 2017, Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications.

The paper describes the experiences gained during 7 years of Software Factory set-up at our department and reports on teaching start-up knowledge and skills. The paper is a valuable example of collaboration among researchers from different research groups, therefore congrats goes to all! The paper is here and the abstract is as follows:

Today's students are prospective entrepreneurs and employees in modern, start-up like environments within established companies. In these settings, software development projects face extreme requirements in terms of innovation and attractiveness of the end-product. They also suffer severe consequences of failure such as termination of the development effort and bankruptcy. As the abilities needed in start-ups are not among those traditionally taught in universities, new knowledge and skills are required to prepare students for the volatile environment that new market entrants face. This paper reports experiences gained during seven years of teaching start-up knowledge and skills in a higher-education institution. We offer a collection of patterns that help educational institutions to design, implement and operate physical environments, curricula and teaching materials, and to plan interventions that may be required for project-based start-up education.

 

 

16.11.2017 - 12:49 Sezin Yaman
16.11.2017 - 12:49 Sezin Yaman