The CAiSE Adventure
What was to become a series of annual international, scientific conferences celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013 came out of a modest, perhaps even an accidental start. The following gives an account of the early history of the CAiSE conference series, and of the considerations on setting up the organization and the guiding principles of the conferences. The first conference was arranged in Stockholm in May 1989 in Stockholm and was originally intended for a mixed audience of Nordic practitioners and scientists. Soon the conferences developed more into a meeting place for academic researchers, and have stayed as such for the remaining sequence of annual conferences up to this date.