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ASCENS

Project reference: 257414
Funded under

Autonomic Service-Component Ensembles

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-2009-5See other projects for this call

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

EU contribution: EUR 930 952


Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München
Germany
Administrative contact: Martin Wirsing
Tel.: +49 89 2180 9154
Fax: +49 89 2180 9175
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 486 939


Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 BRUXELLES
Belgium
Administrative contact: Marco Dorigo
Tel.: +32 2 6503169
Fax: +32 2 6502715
E-mail
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 36 100


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Hannes Bleuler
Tel.: +41 21 693 5927
Fax: +41 21 693 7807
E-mail
ASSOCIATION MOBSYA
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 260 197


AVENUE ALEXANDRE VINET 7
1004 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Francesco Mondada
Tel.: +41 21 693 73 57
E-mail
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 431 872


Ovocny trh 5
11636 PRAHA 1
Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Frantisek Plasil
Tel.: +420 221914266
Fax: +420 221914323
E-mail
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 379 001


Berliner Ring 2
38436 WOLFSBURG
Germany
Administrative contact: Olga Hieb
Tel.: +49 05361 897 1222
Fax: +49 05361 897 3409
E-mail
ZIMORY GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 332 270


STRALAUER PLATZ 34
10245 BERLIN
Germany
Administrative contact: Maximilian Ahrens
Tel.: +49 30 340600 251
Fax: +49 30 340600 251
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 502 159


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Tobias Rechmann
Tel.: +49 2241 14 2565
Fax: +49 2241 14 2386
E-mail
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1
France

EU contribution: EUR 501 802


Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
38041 GRENOBLE
France
Administrative contact: Leslie HOLLETT
Tel.: +33 4 76514488
Fax: +33 4 76635956
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 509 370


NATIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL PARK, PLASSEY
- LIMERICK
Ireland
Administrative contact: Michael Hinchey
Tel.: +353 61 233607
Fax: +353 61 213036
E-mail
SCUOLA IMT (ISTITUZIONI, MERCATI, TECNOLOGIE) ALTI STUDI DI LUCCA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 226 481


PIAZZA SAN PONZIANO 6
55100 LUCCA
Italy
Administrative contact: De Nicola Rocco
Tel.: +39 0583 4326230
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 488 207


VIA UNIVERSITA 4
41121 MODENA
Italy
Administrative contact: Mauro Dell'Amico
Tel.: +39 0522 522612
Fax: +39 0522 522209
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 453 625


LUNGARNO PACINOTTI 43/44
56126 PISA
Italy
Administrative contact: Paola Fabiani
Tel.: +39 050 2212722
Fax: +39 050 2213113
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 279 025


Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
Administrative contact: Pugliese Rosario
Tel.: +39 055 4237450
Fax: +39 055 4237436
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


Rue Michel -Ange 3
75794 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Guillaume Rochet
Tel.: +33 476 88 79 24
Fax: +33 476 88 11 74
E-mail
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


AVENUE FELIX VIALLET 46
38031 GRENOBLE CEDEX 1
France
Administrative contact: Clementine Glelzal
Tel.: +33 476 575 038
Fax: +33 476 574 813
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 72 000


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
00185 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Susanna Tosi
Tel.: +39 06 4993038
E-mail
Record Number: 95141 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11