Managing your legacy

Managing your legacy

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

Abstracts, recordings, demo


“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)


Theo Engelen and Aleksandar Beric, ASML

ASML SW Legacy Management

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

Software maintenance competences

Dennis Dams, ESI (TNO)

International Digital Enablement Week 2021
  • Tuesday April 13, 2021: Managing your legacy

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

  • Thursday April 15, 2021: Verification, validation, configuration - link

  • Friday April 16, 2021: MBSE applied link

  • Monday April 19, 2021: Data sharing, AI, and digital twinning link

  • Tuesday April 20, 2021: Reference architecting - link

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 has been an on-line event organized by ESI (TNO) and its national and international partners High Tech NL, Brainport Industries, OFFIS/DLR, SERC and TNO.

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