Workshop: Innovation Challenges till 2030 – Empowerment of the Drivers of Change


Workshop-Key-Contributors and Moderators

Mag. MBA Bruno Wöran (lead moderaor)
PMU, Austria

Prof. Tom Peisl (lead moderator)
Hochschule Munich, Germany

Joanne Hyland
rInnovation Group,USA

Dr Georg Macher
TU Graz, Austria

MA Samer Sameh
VALEO, Egypt

MA Juergen Dobaj
TU Graz, Austria

BA Laura Aschbacher
ISCN GmbH, Austria

Dr Richard Messnarz
ISCN, Austria

Olaolu Segun Odeleye
Deloris Mundo, Nigeria

Babatunde Adedotun Salawu
Deloris Mundo, Nigeria
Innovation Challenges in the 21st Century

Dr Richard Messnarz, Dr Georg Macher and MA Jürgen Dobaj are WP leaders in the EU Blueprint project DRIVES, which developed a skills agenda for the future automotive industry. The project delivered studies about drivers of change, new skills needs, and new developments towards a networked smart car which is connected to other services around. One outcome was that is a need for more innovation in creating new business models that fit with the new expected changes. The concept of an innovation agent skills profile has been created.

Mag. Bruno Wöran together with Dr Messnarz developed in the past an innovation manager training, and they drift now to a new paradigm that instead of having an  innovation manager centrally controlling an innovation database in times of radical innovation we need to empower agents in all teams to unleash the ideas of how to use the new functional options that come up.

Prof. Tom Peisl is a highly recognised researcher at Hochschule München and teaches innovation and business models and has numerous projects with industry in that area as well. He will contribute with recent studies about human centred innovation strategies which are imposed by the innovation agent concept.

MA Samer Sameh is moderator of the EG-SPIC and improvement coach and ASPICE assessor in VALEO and works with research teams in new topics such as big data analysis, artificial intelligence, using agile in Automotive SPICE etc. He is contributor t the DRIVES workshop series for the innovation agent.

Joanne Hyland is the President of the rInnovation Group and former Vice President, New Venture Development at Nortel Networks. She is a strategic innovation expert and consults fortune 1000 companies and contributed her ideas to DRIVES about the future skills of innovation agents.

Laura Aschbacher has a degree in information design from the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum, Graz. She is a member of the EuroSPI innovation agent workshop series program committee and in the DRIVES project created the innovation agent key note and lecturing videos and co-moderates the innovation agent trainer interaction workshops.  She is a researcher in digital innovation and has also a Master degree in communication and interaction design at the University of Applied sciences Joanneum. Currently in a cooperation between TU Graz and ISCN she does an MBA study (in parallel to her job) for digital business innovation. See also online key notes for the EU Blueprint DRIVES community (

Olaolu Segun Odeleye and Babatunde Adedotun Salawu from Nigeria are members in the EU project TIMS in which training for the new ISO 56000 Innovation Management System norm is being developed and an ISO 56000 assessment system will be established in Europe and Nigeria. Deloris Mundo acts as an innovation contact point for European organisations in Nigeria.

See the KEY NOTE from Prof Peisl in the EuroSPI Youtube Channel, held at the DRIVES innovation workshop.
  • Study results from EU Blueprint DRIVES
  • The new human centred innovation concepts
  • The human centred innovation agent strategy
  • Papers from innovation research
  • creative workshop about future business functions/options in a connected environment (with automotive networked)

Go to Paper Submission Page


Call for Papers

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).

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

Thematic Paper Topics

  • New Test Methods, such as
  • Modern SW Testing Process targeting
  • Testing AI applications
  • Testing Microservices Kubernetes Concerts
  • Testing Privacy Protection
  • Testing Safety Risks in Software
  • Secure Software Engineering (SSE)
  • New innovation service topics, such as
  • Innovation Management (Service oriented)
  • Service models for e-mobility
  • Serivice models for intelligent infrastructures
  • New business models
  • New stakeholder/customer networks/concepts
  • New innovation roadmapping strategies.

Submission Dates

22.03.2024 First Thematic Paper Submission
30.04.2024 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
19.06.2024 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
30.07.2024 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
30.08.2024 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation
02.09.2024 Free Technology Day
04.09.-06.09.2024 Conference

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 970000 (nine hundred seventy thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.


Additional Information

Key Contributors

The goal of this workshop community is to deal with new forthcoming topics, to develop ideas for the future and to share best practices about how to manage the future challenges in business, engineering, and testing.

Join this workshop and discuss your experiences.

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • Best practices concerning new test methods dealing with new aspects such as artificial intelligence, cloud, privacy protection, risk managment, security
  • Best practices concerning new service and business models needed to develop the future visions
  • etc.
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 EuroAsiaSPI² and share again).