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ASCENS

Project reference: 257414
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Autonomic Service-Component Ensembles [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2010-10-01 to 2015-03-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 7 936 263

EU contribution:

EUR 5 890 000

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-5

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
Future software-intensive systems, such as sensor networks, power grids, satellite and robot swarms, will generally exhibit a number of characteristic features:
  • Massive numbers of nodes, nodes with complex behavior, or complex interactions between nodes.
  • Operation in open and non-deterministic environments with variable network topology.
  • Need for adaptation, e.g., to changing environments and requirements.
We call this future generation of software-intensive systems ensembles. The potentially huge impact - both positive and negative - of ensembles means that we need to understand ways to reliably and predictably model, design, and program them.
Although there is a lot of research in this area, so far no theoretically well-founded technique for building ensembles exists. The goal of the ASCENS project is to develop such a method and to demonstrate its feasibility in three important application domains: robot swarms, cloud computing and e-mobility.

Objective

Future software-intensive systems, such as sensor networks, power grids, satellite and robot swarms, will generally exhibit a number of characteristic features:<br/>* Massive numbers of nodes, nodes with complex behavior, or complex interactions between nodes.* Operation in open and non-deterministic environments with variable network topology.* Need for adaptation, e.g., to changing environments and requirements.<br/>We call this future generation of software-intensive systems ensembles. The potentially huge impact - both positive and negative - of ensembles means that we need to understand ways to reliably and predictably model, design, and program them.<br/>Although there is a lot of research in this area, so far no theoretically well-founded technique for building ensembles exists. The goal of the ASCENS project is to develop such a method and to demonstrate its feasibility in three important application domains: robot swarms, cloud computing and e-mobility.

Related information

Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Oettingenstr. 67
München, Germany
Administrative contact: Martin Wirsing
Tel.: +49 89 2180 9154
Fax: +49 89 2180 9175
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
BRUXELLES, Belgium
Administrative contact: Marco Dorigo
Tel.: +32 2 6503169
Fax: +32 2 6502715
E-mail
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
LAUSANNE, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Hannes Bleuler
Tel.: +41 21 693 5927
Fax: +41 21 693 7807
E-mail
ASSOCIATION MOBSYA
Switzerland
AVENUE ALEXANDRE VINET 7
LAUSANNE, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Francesco Mondada
Tel.: +41 21 693 73 57
E-mail
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czech Republic
Ovocny trh 5
PRAHA 1, Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Frantisek Plasil
Tel.: +420 221914266
Fax: +420 221914323
E-mail
ZIMORY GMBH
Germany
STRALAUER PLATZ 34
BERLIN, Germany
Administrative contact: Maximilian Ahrens
Tel.: +49 30 340600 251
Fax: +49 30 340600 251
E-mail
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
Berliner Ring 2
WOLFSBURG, Germany
Administrative contact: Olga Hieb
Tel.: +49 05361 897 1222
Fax: +49 05361 897 3409
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
HANSASTRASSE 27C
MUNCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Tobias Rechmann
Tel.: +49 2241 14 2565
Fax: +49 2241 14 2386
E-mail
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1
France
Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
GRENOBLE, France
Administrative contact: Leslie HOLLETT
Tel.: +33 4 76514488
Fax: +33 4 76635956
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL PARK, PLASSEY
LIMERICK, Ireland
Administrative contact: Michael Hinchey
Tel.: +353 61 233607
Fax: +353 61 213036
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
VIA UNIVERSITA 4
MODENA, Italy
Administrative contact: Mauro Dell'Amico
Tel.: +39 0522 522612
Fax: +39 0522 522209
E-mail
SCUOLA IMT (ISTITUZIONI, MERCATI, TECNOLOGIE) ALTI STUDI DI LUCCA
Italy
PIAZZA SAN PONZIANO 6
LUCCA, Italy
Administrative contact: De Nicola Rocco
Tel.: +39 0583 4326230
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
LUNGARNO PACINOTTI 43/44
PISA, Italy
Administrative contact: Paola Fabiani
Tel.: +39 050 2212722
Fax: +39 050 2213113
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Piazza San Marco 4
Florence, Italy
Administrative contact: Pugliese Rosario
Tel.: +39 055 4237450
Fax: +39 055 4237436
E-mail
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
AVENUE FELIX VIALLET 46
GRENOBLE CEDEX 1, France
Administrative contact: Clementine Glelzal
Tel.: +33 476 575 038
Fax: +33 476 574 813
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Rue Michel -Ange 3
PARIS, France
Administrative contact: Guillaume Rochet
Tel.: +33 476 88 79 24
Fax: +33 476 88 11 74
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Susanna Tosi
Tel.: +39 06 4993038
E-mail
Record Number: 95141 / Last updated on: 2015-07-21