III Symposium on Innovative Software Technology (IST'2009)

Tartu, Estonia, 26-27 November 2009

IST'2009 is the third edition of an annual series of symposiums that bring together the Estonian software technology community and a line-up of international speakers. The symposium deliberately mixes the academic and industry viewpoints with the aim of creating stronger bridges between these communities.

The event is organized by the Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu, the Estonian Center of Excellence in Computer Science and the Software Technology and Applications Competence Centre.


Dorpat Conference Center, Tartu. (Venue map)


Participation in the symposium is free of charge, but registration is required.


  • The symposium gathered over 80 participants, 50% from industry and 50% from academia.
  • Slides and screencasts have now been posted. A picture gallery is available here.


Thu 26 Nov 09

Fri 27 Nov 09


Software Business Models


Cloud & Services I

coffee break


Software Development Tools




Cloud & Services II

Modeling Tools & Paradigms


coffee break


Security & Privacy


Tarmo Ploom Credit Suisse, Switzerland
Jim Webber ThoughtWorks, UK
Aake Edlund Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Ingmar Vali Centre of Registers and Information Systems, Estonia
Dan Bogdanov Cybernetica, Estonia
Harald Gall University of Zürich, Switzerland
Jevgeni Kabanov Zero Turnaround, Estonia
Jyrki Kontio R & D-Ware Oy, Finland
Māris Ozoliņš TietoEnator SIA, Latvia
Marcello La Rosa Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Kuldar Taveter Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Thursday 26 November 2009

10.00-10.30 Registration

10.30-12.30 Session 1: Cloud & Services (part I)

Aake Edlund: Innovative Companies and Cloud Computing (slides, screencast)

Tarmo Ploom: Service-Oriented Business Applications (slides, screencast)

13.30-15.00 Session 2: Cloud & Services (part II)

Jim Webber: Guerilla SOA (slides, screencast)

15.30-17.00 Session 3: Security & Privacy

Ingmar Vali: Digital Signature Across Borders (slides)

Intermezzo. Jaak Vilo: STACC: Cementing the Estonian Software Industry of Tomorrow (slides)

Dan Bogdanov: Sharemind: Well-Kept Secrets in Your Business Applications (slides)

Friday 27 November 2009

9.30-10.30 Session 5: Software Business Models

Jyrki Kontio: The Software Business Now and in the Future (slides)

Maris Ozolins: Growing an Internationally Recognized Software Product (slides)

11.00-12.30 Session 6: Software Development Tools

Harald Gall: Of Changes and Their History: Ideas for Future IDEs (slides)

Jevgeni Kabanov JRebel: From Problem to Idea to Product (slides)

13.30-15.00 Session 7: Modeling Tools and Paradigms

Marcello La Rosa: Configurable Process Modeling (slides)

Kuldar Taveter: Agent-Oriented Modeling (slides)

15.00-15.10 Closing words



  • Marlon Dumas (marlon.dumas ät ut.ee)
  • Laura Kalda (laura.kalda ät ut.ee), +372 7375425
  • Jaak Vilo (jaak.vilo ät ut.ee)

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