Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


  • Program: FUI - AAP 15

  • Project acronym: MoNoGe

  • Project title: Atelier de Modélisation de Nouvelle Génération

  • Duration: 2013 - 2016

  • Coordinator: Softeam

  • Other partners: Industry (DCNS), Research and University (ARMINES AtlanMod, LIP6) and Vendors and service providers (Softeam, Soft-Maint, Mia-Software)

  • Abstract: There is currently in companies a wide diversity of models and modeling tools according to the application domains, services or contexts which are concerned. This implies different problems forbidding their plain exploitation: traceability, global coherence, continuity between works, knowledge management, etc. All are largely penalized by this situation that harms the mastering of the complexity of the related systems and software. The MoNoGe project has for objective to bring innovative solutions allowing to ensure the agility of the models and modeling tools. The term agility is here referring to the properties of interoperability, extensibility and evolution of models. The dynamic extension mechanism to be developed in MoNoGe, potentially inspiring from the OMG MEF standard currently under definition, is intended to preserve the original metamodel which can be conserved, partially hidden or extended. Thus, the legacy data and models can stay operational with the extended metamodel. The user does not have to deal with heavy migration or conversion operations, and can this way focus on its modeling activities while continuously exploiting past models.

  • Program: ANR - ARPEGE program

  • Project acronym: Galaxy

  • Project title: Galaxy

  • Duration: 2010 - 2013

  • Coordinator: Airbus

  • Other partners: Industry (Airbus), Research and University (Armines -AtlanMod-, IRIT, LIP6) and Vendors and service providers (AKKA, Softeam)

  • Abstract: GALAXY (http://galaxy.lip6.fr ) proposes to deal with the model driven collaborative development of complex systems. Galaxy aims at defining an open and flexible architecture particularly designed to be scalable. One of the key points is related to the fragmentation and distributiveness of huge models, their synchronization and relationship with communication means classically used by development teams. The work is being driven by use cases provided by a company (Airbus), which describe scalability issues they face during systems developments. Our work in this project is composed of two main parts: 1) the conception of efficient mechanisms for multiple views of complex (large) models; 2) the definition of a solution for the automation of modeling tasks on large model repositories, like the execution of large amounts of transformations, the orchestration of their execution, and the effective browsing of repositories for finding specific models. In this context we have developed MoScript, a scripting language (and corresponding execution engine) to write batch processing modeling tasks.

  • Program: FUI - AAP 13

  • Project acronym: TEAP

  • Project title: TOGAF Entreprise Architecture Platform

  • Duration: 2012 - 2014

  • Coordinator: Obeo

  • Other partners: Industry (DCNS), Research and University (Inria AtlanMod) and Vendors and service providers (Obeo, Capgemini)

  • Abstract: The fast evolution of technologies (SOA, Cloud, mobile environments), the systems complexity and the growing need for agility require to be able to represent information systems as a whole. The high-level approach promoted by Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a key element in this context and intends to address all the systems dimensions: software components, associated physical resources, relationships with the companies requirements and business processes, implied actors/roles/structures, etc. The objective of the TEAP project is to specify and implement an EA platform based on the Open Group international standard named TOGAF and on the SmartEA technical solution. In addition to its base modeling capabilities, this platform will allow data federation from different existing sources (e.g. for reverse engineering purposes such as retro-cartography) as well as the definition of possible transformation chains (for governance and modernization). As part of this project, we are notably using in practice (and improving) some of our works such as Virtual EMF, ATL or some MoDisco components.

  • Program: FUI - AAP 13

  • Project acronym: ITM Factory

  • Project title: Information Technology Modernisation Factory

  • Duration: 04/2012 - 10/2014

  • Coordinator: Soft-Maint (Groupe SODIFRANCE)

  • Other partners: Mia-Software (Groupe SODIFRANCE), ACAPNOS, MMA and Inria AtlanMod.

  • Abstract: Application maintenance represents about 80 per cent of the computer market (at the French and global level). The challenge of software maintenance is to keep running applications with technologies that are no longer required to be maintained and with changing development teams and whose skills are not always validated on ancient languages. The main goal of the ITM Factory is to propose a software modernization framework, based on the ModDisco project and including: (i) an integrated workbench for software modernization engineers and (ii) a set of ready to use modernization cartirdges, i.e., a solution brick that meets a business challenge level, as opposed to a technical bricks that provides technical solutions that are integrated into a business solution.