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Member of the editorial board of the journal Software Process: Improvement and Practice (Wiley).

Involved in the organization or program committees of the following academic events or projects:
  • Member of the ISERN: International Software Engineering Research Network and co-chairman (with Professor Barry Boehm) of the 2004 ISERN meeting at Redondo Beach, California
  • Co-chair, together with Professor Victor R. Basili, of the 1st International Doctoral Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (IDoESE 2006)
  • Co-Chair, together with Dr. Hakan Erdogmus, Professor Michael Cusumano, and Professor David Raffo, of the Economics-Driven Software Engineering Workshop (EDSER-6, 2004).
  • Co-Chair, together with Dr. Shawn Butler, of the 5th Economics-Driven Software Engineering Workshop (EDSER-5, 2003).
  • Program Committee Co-Chair, together with Professor Reidar Conradi, of the 7th European Conference on Software Quality, 2002.
  • Program Committee member of the 2007 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (ISESE 2007).
  • Member of the Steering Group of the 20th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T 2007)
  • Program Committee member of the 2007 International Conference on Software Process (ICSP 2007), 19-20 May, 2007, Minneapolis, USA (co-located with ICSE 2007)
  • Program Committee member of the first IEEE Computer Society Conference on Exploring Quantifiable Information Technology Yields, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 19-21, 2007
  • Program Committee member of the 2006 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (ISESE 2006), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Program Committee member of the 2006 Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), Turtle Bay, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii, April 19-21, 2006.
  • Program Committee member of the 2006 workshop on Value-based Software Engineering for Dependable Software-Intensive Systems (VBSE DSS), at the International Dependability Conference Bridging Theory and Practice, April, 20th - April, 22nd 2006, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
  • Program Committee member of the 32nd EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), co-organizer of the Special Session on Value-based Software Engineering (VBSE), Cavtat/Dubrovnik, Croatia, August 28 to September 1, 2006.
  • Program Committee member of the Software Process Workshop (ProSIM) 2006, 20-21 May, 2006, Shanghai, China (co-located with ICSE 2006).
  • Steering Committee member of the 8th International Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research (EDSER-8), Shanghai, China, 20-28 May 2006.
  • Program Committee member of the 16th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2005), Taipei, Taiwan, July 14-16, 2005.
  • Program Committee member of the 2005 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (ISESE 2005).
  • Program Committee member of the 2005 11th International Symposium on Software Metrics, 19-22 September, 2005 Como, Italy.
  • Program Committee member of the Track on Software Process and Product Improvement at the 31st EUROMICRO Conference, Porto, Portugal, August 30 to September 3, 2005
  • Program Committee member of the 2005 Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)
  • Program Committee member of the 2005 PROFES Conference  (The 6th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement)
  • Program Committee member of the Software Process Workshop 2005, Beijing, China, May 24-26, 2005
  • Program Committee member of the Strategic Software Engineering Minitrack at the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38)
  • Program Committee member of the 2004 10th International Symposium on Software Metrics, Sept 14-16, 2004.
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the ESEIW: Empirical Software Engineering International Week, 2004.
  • Program Committee member of the 2004 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (ISESE 2004).
  • Program Committee member of the 2004 XP/Agile Universe
  • Program Committee member for the scientific track in the European Software Process Improvement Conference (EuroSPI 2004)
  • Organizing Chair of the International Workshop on Software Engineering Data, 1995.
  • Technical coordinator for the European Union ESPRIT project N° P5365 VITAL - A Methodology-Based Workbench for KBS Life Cycle. 1990-94.
  • Reviewer for the ESPRIT project N° P5248 KADS-II: An Advanced and Comprehensive Methodology for Integrated KBS Development. 1990-94.
  • Co-Organizer for the IJCAI-91 workshop on software engineering for knowledge-based systems, Sydney, 1991.
Reviewer for the following journals: Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal, IEEE Computer, IEEE Software, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.

Pre-examiner or Opponent of Doctoral Theses

  • Pre-examiner (with Professor Pekka Abrahamsson) on Luka Milovanov’s doctoral dissertation titled “Agile Software Development in an Academic Environment”, Abå Akademie, Turku, 2006.
  • Opponent on Marianne Kinnula’s doctoral dissertation titled "The formation and management of a software outsourcing partnership. A case study ", University of Oulu, 2006.
  • Pre-examiner (with Professor Terry Amburgey) and opponent on Majid Aramand’s doctoral dissertation titled “Developing Dynamic Design Capabilities in Software Product Development Companies”, Tampere University of Technology, 2006.
  • Opponent on Daniel Karlström's doctoral dissertation titled "Integrating Management and Engineering Processes in Software Product Development", Lund University in Sweden, Dec 8, 2004.
  • Pre-examiner (with Professor Vic Basili) and opponent (with Professor Hannu Jaakkola) for Seija Komi-Sirviö's doctoral dissertation titled "Development and evaluation of software process improvement methods", University of Oulu, 2004.
  • Pre-examiner (with Professor Veikko Seppänen) for Petri I. Salonen's doctoral dissertation titled "Evaluation of a Product Platform Strategy for Analytical Application Software", Helsinki School of Economics, 2004.

Master Theses Supervised:

  • Jesse Karjalainen: “Increasing the Market Power of a Vertical Software Firm: A Strategic Partnering Approach”, TKK, 2008
  • Timo Kettunen: “Business Value of Network-Based Storage Virtualization in Small and Medium Sized Organizations”, TKK 2008
  • Petteri Vainikka: “Use of networks to increase the competitiveness of growth-oriented vertical software firms”, TKK, 2008
  • Eero Eloranta: ”Kartoitus suomen ohjelmistotuoteyritysten kehityksestä vuosina 2000-2005”, 2007
  • Topias Uotila: “Customer Value -Based Pricing Model for Application Service Management”, 2007
  • Pontus Backlund: “Cross-border Venture Capital Firms’ Influence on the Foreign Market Entry Modes of High-Tech Ventures”, TKK, 2007
  • Kaius Perttula: “Productization of ICT services: a platform approach”, TKK, 2007
  • Mika Ahokas: “Managing Scalability of the Software Firm’s Output”, TKK, 2006
  • Niilo Fredrikson: “Internationalization of Small Software Product Firms: The Effect of Resource Scarcity”, TKK, 2005
  • Maija Anneli Perttula: ”Organization and Management of Large-Scale Software Development”, TKK, 2005
  • Johanna Tikkala: “How to define and communicate the business requirements of a product for a product development project”, TKK, 2005
  • Ville Rissanen: “The evaluation model for IT-company’s service portfolio”, TKK, 2005
  • Olli Hänninen: “Radical Software Innovations in the Finnish Software Product Industry”, TKK, 2004
  • Tomas Granö: “Evaluation of four fundamental principles of process modelling via a case study conducted in a process consultancy context”, TKK, 2004
  • Pertti Kasanen: “ E-Business Software Tools in Technology Paradigm Shift”, TKK, 2004
  • Erkka Tahvanainen: “Design of a Generic Mobile Client for Enterprise Resource Planning Systems”, TKK, 2004
  • Jussi Räikkälä: “ Switching Costs when RFIC-simulator Is Changed to APLAC-simulator in EDA-design Flow”, TKK, 2004
  • Shi Hao: “Firewall Business in China”, TKK, 2004
  • Tomas Kujala: “Experiences from applying ISO/IEC 15504 in a small organisation”, TKK, 2003
  • Mikko Kaasinen: “Risk management for software development at Soft Ltd”, TKK, 2001
  • Jyri Sarha:“Object Oriented Software Design and Implementation of 64-kbit/s Level Path Protection for SDH Equipment”, TKK, 2000
  • Johan Kullas: “A study of a software company’s contracting process”, TKK, 1999
  • Vesa Kemppainen “Internet content based call control”, TKK, 1999
  • Tomi Kankaanpää: "Design and implementation of conceptual network and ontology editor", TKK, 1999
  • Johan Sundström “Business-driven process improvement planning: A case study using assessment and experience-based approaches”, TKK, 1998
  • Eero Hyvärinen: “Product process development – a case study in an NTC R&D unit”, TKK, 1998
  • Tomas Nyström: “Comparison of Software Reference Processes Definitions”, TKK, 1997
  • Mika Suortti: “A Life-cycle based development methodology for knowledge-based systems”, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, 1991