Skip to main content

European Network of Excellence on Aspect-Oriented Software Development

Project description

Open development platforms for software and services AOSD-Europe: Excellence in aspect-oriented software development

As software systems becoming increasingly large, distributed and ubiquitous, we are observing at least an order of magnitude rise in development complexity. Developers and architects must overcome the challenge of developing software systems that are resilient to change in the face of such complexity. In order to do so they must balance a number of qualitative properties, such as security and context awareness, as well as business needs, for instance, volatile business rules that may change rapidly.

Existing software development methodologies, such as object-oriented development, do not provide any intrinsic means to manage such system-wide properties. Aspect-oriented software development techniques are specifically targeted at managing these systemic properties by complementing an organisation’s existing development methodologies and processes.

Aosd-Europe is a large-scale academia-industry collaboration aimed at developing aspect-oriented software development tools and techniques suited to real-world industrial context. The project has developed a software workbench – the Atelier for Aspect-Oriented Software Development – that integrates a developer tool suite, a range of toolkits for engineering aspect-oriented programming languages and a methodology to support deployment of aspect-oriented techniques in an organisation’s existing development practices.

Other key results from the project include analytical and empirical studies of the return on investment (ROI) for aspect-oriented techniques compared to traditional development practices, and a range of training materials and courses designed for both SMEs and large organisations.

One of the major challenges facing software engineering techniques is the large gap between research and practice. Aosd-Europe bridges this gap with respect to aspect-oriented technologies by not only providing extensive analyses of their potential benefits to industry but also offering an end-to-end software workbench for practitioners to explore the use of aspect-oriented techniques in pilot projects.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-IST-2
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YR Lancaster
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (15)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEMENS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64 289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle El Ejido S/n - Edificio Rectorado
29071 Malaga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Domaine De Voluceau
78153 Le Chesnay
THE PROVOST FELLOWS & SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IBM UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
North Harbour
PO6 3AU Portsmouth, Hampshire
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
20 Avenue Des Buttes De Coesmes
35043 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment A3 Cite Scientifique
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES TECHNIQUES INDUSTRIELLES ET DES MINES DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Departement Informatique
44307 Nantes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments