Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

  • Program: Artemis

  • Project acronym: CESAR

  • Project title:Cost-Efficient methods and processes for SAfety Relevant embedded systems

  • Duration: 2009 - 2012

  • Other partners: More than 50 partners

  • Abstract: The three transportation domains, automotive, aerospace, and rail, as well as the automation domain share the need to develop ultra-reliable embedded systems to meet social demands for increased mobility and safety in a highly competitive global market.To maintain the European leading edge position in the transportation as well as automation market, CESAR aims to boost cost efficiency of embedded systems development and safety and certification processes by an order of magnitude. CESAR pursuits a multi-domain approach integrating large enterprises, suppliers, SME's and vendors of cross sectoral domains and cooperating with leading research organizations and innovative SME's. In particular, we work on the Reference Technology Platform, which aims at tool integration. We propose to achieve tool integration by means of metamodeling and model transformations [46] . In the context of this project we are developing VirtualEMF (http://code.google.com/a/eclipselabs.org/p/virtual-emf/ ) , an approach and tool for the transparent composition, weaving and linking of heterogeneous models.

  • Program: ITEA2

  • Project acronym: OPEES

  • Project title:Open Platform for the Engineering of Embedded Systems

  • Duration: 2009 - 2012

  • Coordinator: Obeo

  • Other partners: Many other research labs and companies

  • Abstract:OPEES (http://www.opees.org ) mission statement is to settle a community and build the necessary means and enablers to ensure long-term availability of innovative engineering technologies in the domain of dependable or critical software-intensive embedded systems. In particular, within OPEES, our schema of open source industrial collaboration [37] (e.g. around ATL) will be tested and developed as a team contribution to this project. AtlanMod is also responsible for providing a model-driven interoperability solution for the integration of the ecosystem of OPEES components, based on metamodeling the domain data of each component and bridging, by model transformation, the specific data representations.

Collaborations in European Programs, except FP7

  • Program: Leonardo da Vinci (LifeLong learning programme)

  • Project acronym: MDEExpertise

  • Project title:Exchanging knowledge, techniques and experiences around Model Driven Engineering education

  • Duration: 2010 - 2012

  • Coordinator: Lublin University of Technology

  • Other partners: Potecnico di Milano, Universidad de Alicante

  • Abstract: MDE Expertise (http://www.learnMDE.org ) is an European Leonardo da Vinci project focused on the development of common educational materials for the Model Driven Engineering (MDE) area. The main aim of the project is to transfer and adapt the education in Model Driven Engineering concepts to the local IT education societies of the partner's countries, thus improving the partners' knowledge about up to date current software development methods. This results in the best preparation for professionals competing on the IT market. Direct results include: development of common MDE teaching methods, suited for the partners' local needs and market requirements; creation of teaching materials (with online version) localized for the partners' languages and definition of tools for e-learning and knowledge exchange. Indirect effects include improving the capability of local SMEs in solving complex software design problems through modeling, and evolving the software development job market.