Successful PhD thesis defense

30 October, 2007 - 17:02

On October 25, Magnus Andersson defended his doctoral dissertation “Heterogeneous IT Innovation” at the IT University of Göteborg. The defense was successful and we congratulate him on his effort. In short, the thesis reports an action research project involving Viktoria institute, vendors of embedded, mobile, and stationary transport systems, and transport organizations. Reflective of the dual goal of action research, the thesis makes two important contributions. First, a theoretical outcome of the research is a perspective that explains how architectural knowledge can be developed through a collective achievement to establish an industry-wide ubiquitous computing environment. Second, a practical outcome of the research is the creation of the Mobile-Stationary Interface Group Sweden, which is a commercial consortium of vendors of embedded, mobile, and stationary transport systems, truck manufacturers, and user organizations governing an interface standard that is now available to the transport industry. For more details about the thesis, please contact Magnus at: magnus.andersson [at] viktoria.se