Open seminar with the LIM-IT project

Welcome to an open seminar featuring a presentation by Dr. Lars Geyer-Blaumeiser with the title "FOSS Platforms for IoT and Automotive solutions".

Date: Thursday 15 November 2018 (09:15-12:00)
Venue: E108 (in the E-building, ground floor), University of Skövde
Registration: The number of seats is limited. Registration in advance is required. Please register for this event by sending an email with subject "LIM-IT: Open Seminar" containing your name and affiliation to this email address by latest 12 November.

09:15-10:00: Walk-in networking and LIM-IT exhibition (informal networking and gathering)

10:00-10:15: Welcome and introduction to the LIM-IT project (Björn Lundell)

10:15-11:15: Presentation by Dr. Lars Geyer-Blaumeiser: "FOSS Platforms for IoT and Automotive solutions" [slides]

11:15-12:00: Q&A related to the presentation by Dr. Lars Geyer-Blaumeiser, followed by LIM-IT exhibition and networking

Abstract for presentation by Dr. Lars Geyer-Blaumeiser:
In the past 20 years, software has become increasingly important for industrial manufacturers, a trend that is expected to continue in the future. At the same time, the share of open source technologies in the software business has increased rapidly. However, while closed software development is considered "daily business", active participation in open source communities is still a fairly new approach for industrial manufacturers.

Recognizing the relevance of open source for its future business, Bosch has increased its open source activities significantly in the last years. Major FOSS platforms, like Eclipse IoT, and open ecosystems, like OpenADx, have been co-initiated together with industry partners. This follows a clear strategy towards openness and collaboration in the future markets like IoT or autonomous driving. Lars Geyer-Blaumeiser offers an overview of the major activities and reveals insights into Bosch’s motivation.

Lars is software engineer at Bosch Software Innovations GmbH working in an organization that is supporting Open Source efforts within companies. Currently, Lars is, together with the Bosch Autonomous Driving Division, building up the OpenADx community, an open source ecosystem for the development of toolchains in the autonomous driving area. In addition, he supports the Open Source Management infrastructure topics and consults companies in the application of Open Source strategies. He earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern.

Björn Lundell (bjorn.lundell [at], University of Skövde

Further information about the LIM-IT project can be found here.