Workshop: Accessibility, Team Skills and Diversity



Gabriele Sauberer
TermNet, Austria

Mirna Munoz
CIMAT, Mexico

Projects and teams become more and more diverse and international or global. They require appropriate strategies and skills for improvement, change and innovation, to be successful and sustainable.

The success of projects and teams depends on the support from the organisation, the people and the environment. Managing innovation, change and improvement successfully is not just a technical job. A variety of organisational and “Human Factors” need to be taken into account – and managed well. Global communication, a common understanding of concepts and terms, an increasingly aging and diverse workforce are new challenges and success factors of SPI projects and teams.
This workshop will also receive all new ideas for the SPI Manifesto as an input to further elaborate how we understand the term SPI in the future (using terminology guidance from Termnet).



Workshop Program 9.9.2020

Workshop - Accessibility, Team Skills and Diversity
09.00 - 10.30
Social and Human Factor Classification of influence in Productivity in Software Development Teams  
Liliana Machuca-Villegas, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, Gloria Piedad Gasca-Hurtado, Luz Marcela Restrepo Tamayo, Solbey Morillo Puente, Universidad de Medellin, Colombia
What motivates VSEs to adopt an international standard such as ISO/IEC 29110? An exploratory analysis 
Mirna Munoz, Jezreel Mejia, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Mexico, Adriana Pena, CUCEI de la Universidad de Guadalajara,  Mexico, Claude Laporte, École de technologie superieure, Montreal, Canada, and Gloria Piedad Gasca-Hurtado, Universidad de Medellin, Colombia
Accessibility for EuroSPI: The Accessibility Projects IMPACT, ACT, LTA and Train2Vaildate
Gabriele Sauberer, ECQA, Austria
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30
Educating Future Engineers – Meeting challenges at secondary school and university
Claudia Fussenecker, Jörg Niemann, Alexander Paul, Marius Schöning, Martin Schlösser, Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Motivating software development improvement while keeping people motivation
Samer Sameh, VALEO, Egpt, Mirna Munoz, CIMAT, Mexico
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30
The value of a Net Promoter Score in driving a company’s bottom line: a single-case study from IBM Training Services
Alexander Ziegler, Edinburgh Napier University, UK, and Dr. Thomas Peisl, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Exploring Technology Acceptance and Planned Behaviour by the Adoption of Predictive HR Analytics during Recruitment
Thomas Peisl, University of Applied Science Munich, Germany,  and Raphael Edlmann, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
Terminology and Training for Traditional Crafts used in Cultural Heritage and in General
Gerald Wagenhofer, UBW Unternehmensberatung Wagenhofer GmbH, Austria
17.15 - 18.00
Key Note: Updates to DRIVES - The Strategic EU Blueprint Project for Automotive, ACEA Petr Dolejsi, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
18.30 - 19.00
Buses take the delegates from the university to the Dusseldorf City Center
19.00 - 24.00
To the Key Brewery in Dusseldorf - Traditional beer garden


How do I submit my paper?


Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).


Thematic Paper Topics

  • Accessibility as a chance for new services and innovation
  • Social and Complementary Skills needed in nowadays distributed and networked Engineering and Production
  • Effective Teams
  • Communication
  • Compliance
  • Terminology
  • Acceptance of Process Improvement
  • Organisational Leadership Styles
  • Design Patterns for effective Networks and Organisations

Submission Dates

10.04.2020 First Thematic Paper Submission
30.04.2020 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
05.06.2020 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
07.08.2020 (now 14.08.2020)  Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
28.08.2020 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.


Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guideMore...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more information


Additional Information

Key Contributors

Key contributions will come from European initiatives and networks, such as TermNet and FEDM, which developed best practices, as well as international certification and qualification within the framework of the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA). However, the workshop is open to include experts from all over the world, who are willing to share their best practices with the community.

TermNet, the international Network for Terminology, is the leading terminology community and collaborates with ECQA since many years. Jointly, they developed the ECQA Certified Terminology Manager, basic and advanced level, for various target groups and industries, such as automotive, engineering, health, international organisations, etc.

The concept of terminology management means to define a cross-company and cross-culture understanding of important knowledge, concepts and. Corporate language and terminology needs to be correct and consistent, so ensure quality, and to support safety and security. Even if the corporate language is “Global English” only, terminology needs to be managed well and used as a bridge for professional communication and cooperation at global level.

Managing the diversity of teams and projects means to leverage their potential for innovation and improvement. Similar to the diversity of systems and design, a diverse team and workforce contributes to quality, safety and reliability. Different genders, ages, backgrounds, etc. turned out to be vital for innovation, improvement and positive change, if this human diversity in teams and projects is appreciated and managed well.

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • What are good practices to repeat?
  • What are bad practices to be avoided?
  • How do successful organisational strategies work?
  • What are key success factors?
  • How do we implement diversity principles?
  • How do we introduce terminology management?
  • Do we need to extend our existing assessment models to cover this aspect?
  • Do we need a domain specific approach (Automotive versus IT service versus medical etc.)
  • How can we reinforce the teams toward high effective teams?
  • How can we integrate high effective teams?
Each presentation will be discussed towards these main topics of interest. A panel discussion at the end shall come up with a summary of the solutions presented and with new research topics to focus on to solve this integrated approach (work for next year to meet at next EuroAsiaSPI and share again).