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Concertation meeting of the projects of the 6FP of Software Technologies

Brussels, 12 July 2005


To build on the results of the Launch event held on November 4 th , 2004 and to further stimulate collaboration activities between the projects in the Software Technologies unit.

This meeting provided an opportunity for the projects to further strengthen the synergies identified during the launch event and to be aware about the progress made.

The final report of the meeting is available here .


10:00 - 10:25 Programme and Policy development (i2010, Call 5, Reviews, Technology Platform)
Jesús Villasante, European Commission, Head of the Software Technologies Unit
10:25 - 10:45 Clustering, dissemination and roadmapping needs
Enrica Chiozza, European Commission
10:45 - 10:50 IST Results
Kai Müller, Marketing Assistant IST Results
Software and Services Project Cluster, Support Action
Sergio Bandinelli, ESI
Supporting Action for Service Engineering towards FP7 Scenario
Ozelín Lopez, Atos Origin
10:50 - 11:30 - Complex Software Systems - Room A
- Service Engineering - Room B
- Free and Open Source Software - Room C
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 13:00 - Complex Software Systems - Room A
- Service Engineering - Room B
- Free and Open Source Software - Room C
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 15:00 - Complex Software Systems - Room A
- Service Engineering - Room B
- Free and Open Source Software - Room C
15:00 - 15:30 Feedback from Parallel Sessions and discussion
Parallel Workshops Chairpersons
15:30 - 15:40 Short demonstration of WIKI platform used by ASG
15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30 Software technologies projects: How to improve dissemination and impact?
Open discussion chaired by Jesús Villasante
16:30 - 17:00 Wrap-up and identification of future actions
Chaired by Jesús Villasante

Parallel Sessions

Complex Software Systems
Results of a workshop on Fundamental Research in Software Engineering
Pascal Drabik, European Commission
Synergies with other FP6 Projects
Philippe Millot, Thales
AOSD-Europe Interactions with other FP6 Projects
Awais Rashid, Lancaster University
PROMISE - Collaboration activities
Asbjørn Rolstadås, SINTEF
DeDiSys cooperation

Karl M. Goeschka, Vienna University of Technology

The remaining time was devoted to a discussion on where projects could collaborate and how they could improve their impact through such collaboration.

Collaboration areas identified during the launch event include:
Adaptability; Specifications and MDA; Dependability; Aspects and MDA; MDA and adaptability; Aspects and programming languages; Data replication; Shared tools; Formal and applied methods for dealing with complexity aspects in software systems.

Service Engineering
Anne-Marie Sassen, European Commission
Semantic Web Services Roadmap
Dieter Fensel, DERI Innsbruck
Adaptive Service Grid (ASG)
Peter Tröger, University of Potsdam
Web Services, Semantics and Standardization: an Overview
Hugo Haas, W3C
Services projects: an analysis of possibilities for future collaborations
Stefano de Panfilis, SeCSE,Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

The remaining time was devoted to a discussion on where projects could collaborate and whether the results of these collaborations were suitable candidates for submission to WSMO or one of the W3C activities. Also other activities that may have improved the impact of the projects were identified.

Other topic was: the Commission is planning to organise an event in November on the future of service engineering to which the projects can participate.

Panel discussion on the 3rd International Conference on Service Oriented Computing , Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 12-15, 2005.

Free and Open Source Software
The session was chaired by Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (MERIT) and Dirk van Rooy (European Commission).

The individual contributions are provided hereafter:

Alastair Burt, German Centre for AI (DFKI)
Julia Velkova, Internet Society, Bulgaria
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, MERIT

The presentations were followed by a discussion among all participants in the afternoon.

Emphasis was on directions of the FOSS research agenda and the role of international cooperation. The need for additional research and the identification of research gaps should be explored.

PYPY and EDOS are on-going examples of focused technological research, while FLOSSWorld and TOSSAD emphasize international aspects. CALIBRE bridges open source, research and industry. As open source has become a global phenomenon, the opportunities to forge international research alliance to increase the impact need to be better understood.

Other projects that adopt elements of the open source approach were encouraged to contribute.

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