Press release

adesso celebrates its 20 years of software development by hosting the ‘Essence of Software Engineering’ conference

To celebrates its 20th anniversary, adesso will be hosting a conference that brings together distinguished speakers, academics and industry software experts on 16 November 2017 in Essen Zollverein. The conference will provide its participants with the opportunity to meet leading figures in the international software engineering community.

adesso's ‘Essence of Software Engineering’ conference will be attended by leading international representatives from the software, science and research industries. At the event, experts from various educational and research fields of the software world will share information about the essence of software engineering.

With the participation of professionals who are experts in the fields of IT, application development, software engineering and software architecture for companies, the conference will take a closer look at the past, present and future of software.

Software engineering experts that will speak at the event include: Professor Leon J. Osterweil of the University of Massachusetts, Professor Ivar Jacobson of the KTH Institute of Technology, Professor Richard N. Taylor of the University of California, Professor Bertrand Meyer of the ETH Zurich, Politecnico Professor Carlo Ghezzi from Milan and Manfred Broy, lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Systems and Software Engineering at the Technical University of Munich.

Volker Gruhn, Founder of Adesso, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and professor of software engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen, will open and host the conference. Gruhn shared his excitement about the event: “Combining the knowledge we have gained in the fields of research, science and education with business requirements have always been the most fundamental principle of our corporate philosophy. At adesso, we cooperate with universities and research projects to achieve this goal. We encourage dialogue and collaboration. We are very pleased to bring the two sides together with the common platform.”

Details of the program can be found on the conference website:

Key information about the Essence of Software Engineering conference:

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 10.00 - 18.00 (following the reception)

Location: Zollverein Essen, UNESCO World Heritage Site - SANAA-building

Fee: Participation is free.

Collaboration partner: Springer Verlag: publication of conference material


Press representatives who wish to participate in the conference should send an e-mail to

Do you have any questions?

There is no website or brochure which can replace a personal meeting to talk about your goals and topics. We are looking forward to an appointment on site.


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