Managing your legacy

Managing your legacy

April 13, 2021 - 14h30-17h30
Venue: online
Keynote: Jan Bosch


“Legacy software grows like annual tree rings. Pruning legacy software feels like peeling an onion: layer by layer, tears come to your eyes." This quote captures the sentiment at many companies when it comes to maintaining their software. All too often, the desire to add new features prevails over the necessity to keep the software in good shape. The flip-side of success in cyber-physical systems is that the body of embedded software grows without structural changes being made.

This session is devoted to the challenges that arise when software maintenance is overdue.

Wouter Leibbrandt and Frans Beenker, ESI (TNO)


Keynote: Jan Bosch, Chalmers University

Why digitalization will kill your company too

Theo Engelen, ASML

ASML SW Legacy Management


Aleksandar Beric, ASML


Arjan Mooij, ESI (TNO)

Enhanced insight in the use of in-house libraries using static code analysis

Jurgen Vinju, CWI and Eindhoven University of Technology

Viable alternatives to legacy software migration

Dennis Hendriks, ESI (TNO)

Demo Transposition

Dennis Dams, ESI (TNO)

  • Wouter Leibbrandt and Frans Beenker, ESI (TNO): Opening IDEW'21

  • Keynote: Jan Bosch, Professor of Software Engineering, Director Software Center, Chalmers University of Technology

Chair: Theo Engelen, Senior Director Software Architecture at ASML

  • Theo Engelen, Senior Director Software Architecture at ASML

  • Jurgen Vinju, group leader at CWI and professor at TU/e

  • Arjan Mooij, Senior Research Fellow, ESI (TNO)

  • Dennis Hendriks, Senior Research Fellow, ESI (TNO)

Facilitator: Dennis Dams, ESI (TNO)

International Digital Enablement Week 2021

Are you working in the high-tech industry, in R&D, in systems engineering or systems architecting? Then you should not miss this event! Over the past decades, the high-tech industry has fully experienced the digitalization of their products and processes. Consequently, innovation in high-tech industry is now largely enabled by digital technologies. Complexity of systems is increasing, and with it the complexity of the system of systems.

Are you interested to know how to deal with your legacy? Would you like to be informed about latest verification and validation strategies? Is systems modeling part of your systems engineering strategy? Is platform-based engineering a concern or a benefit? How to use field data in conjunction with system models and artificial intelligence techniques?  These - and many other - questions will be addressed in a one-week event that will feature a varied program with interactive sessions inspired by contributions of industry and research organizations

Every working day from 13-20 April there will be an on-line event from 14h30-17h30 organized by
ESI (TNO) and its national and international partners High Tech NL, OFFIS/DLR, SERC and TNO.

  • Tuesday April 13, 2021: Managing your legacy - ESI
    Keynote: Prof. Jan Bosch, Chalmers University

  • Wednesday April 14, 2021: Hoe volg ik mijn klant?! (in Dutch) - ESI and High-Tech NL link

  • Thursday April 15, 2021: Verification, validation, configuration - ESI and OFFIS/DLR (Germany) link

  • Friday April 16, 2021: MBSE applied - ESI and SERC (USA) link

  • Monday April 19, 2021: Data sharing, AI, and digital twinning - ESI and TNO unit ICT  link

  • Tuesday April 20, 2021: Reference architecting - ESI link
    Keynote: Jim Koonmen, Executive VP ASML

Partners International Digital Enablement Week 2021