Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Coordinator: Inria (DIVERSE)

  • Partners: SINTEF, Université de Rennes 1, Trinity College Dublin, Inria (DiverSE, SPIRALS)

  • Dates: 2013-2016

  • Abstract: DIVERSIFY explores diversity as the foundation for a novel software design principle and increased adaptive capacities in CASs. Higher levels of diversity in the system provide a pool of software solutions that can eventually be used to adapt to unforeseen situations at design time. The scientific development of DIVERSIFY is based on a strong analogy with ecological systems, biodiversity, and evolutionary ecology. DIVERSIFY brings together researchers from the domains of software-intensive distributed systems and ecology in order to translate ecological concepts and processes into software design principles.

  • Coordinator: SINTEF

  • Other partners: Inria, Software AG, ATC, Tellu, eZmonitoring

  • Dates: 2013-2016

  • Abstract: The idea of the HEADS project is to leverage model-driven software engineering and generative programming techniques to provide a new integrated software engineering approach which allow advanced exploitation the full range of diversity and specificity of the future computing continuum. The goal is to empower the software and services industry to better take advantage of the opportunities of the future computing continuum and to effectively provide new innovative services that are seamlessly integrated to the physical world making them more pervasive, more robust, more reactive and closer (physically, socially, emotionally, etc.) to their users. We denote such services HD-services. HD-services (Heterogeneous and Distributed services) characterize the class of services or applications within the Future Internet whose logic and value emerges from a set of communicating software components distributed on a heterogeneous computing continuum from clouds to mobile devices, sensors and/or smart-objects.

H2020 ICT-10-2016 STAMP
  • Coordinator: Inria (DIVERSE)

  • Other partners: ATOS, ActiveEon, OW2, TellU, Engineering, XWiki, TU Delft, SINTEF

  • Dates: 2016-2019

  • Abstract: Leveraging advanced research in automatic test generation, STAMP aims at pushing automation in DevOps one step further through innovative methods of test amplification. It will reuse existing assets (test cases, API descriptions, dependency models), in order to generate more test cases and test configurations each time the application is updated. Acting at all steps of development cycle, STAMP techniques aim at reducing the number and cost of regression bugs at unit level, configuration level and production stage.

    STAMP will raise confidence and foster adoption of DevOps by the European IT industry. The project gathers 3 academic partners with strong software testing expertise, 5 software companies (in: e-Health, Content Management, Smart Cities and Public Administration), and an open source consortium. This industry-near research addresses concrete, business-oriented objectives. All solutions are open source and developed as microservices to facilitate exploitation, with a target at TRL 6.

Collaborations in European Programs, Except FP7 & H2020

ICT COST Action MPM4CPS (IC1404)
  • Chair of the Action: Prof Hans Vangheluwe (BE)

  • Dates: 2014-2018

  • Abstract: Truly complex, designed systems, known as Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), are emerging that integrate physical, software, and network aspects. To date, no unifying theory nor systematic design methods, techniques and tools exist for such systems. Individual (mechanical, electrical, network or software) engineering disciplines only offer partial solutions. Multi-paradigm Modelling (MPM) proposes to model every part and aspect of a system explicitly, at the most appropriate level(s) of abstraction, using the most appropriate modelling formalism(s). Modelling languages’ engineering, including model transformation, and the study of their semantics, are used to realize MPM. MPM is seen as an effective answer to the challenges of designing CPS. This COST Action promotes the sharing of foundations, techniques and tools, and provide educational resources, to both academia and industry. This is achieved by bringing together and disseminating knowledge and experiments on CPS problems and MPM solutions. Benoit Combemale is a member of the management committee.

Collaborations with Major European Organizations

  • SINTEF, ICT (Norway): Model-driven systems development for the construction of distributed, heterogeneous applications. We collaborate since 2008 and are currently in two FP7 projects together.

  • Université du Luxembourg, (Luxembourg): Models runtime for dynamic adaptation and multi-objective elasticity in cloud management; model-driven development.

  • Open University (UK): models runtime for the Internet of Things.