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Demonstration of PROSPECTRA Methodology and System

Objective

PROSPECTRA-D aimed to show the feasibility of applying the PROSPECTRA methodology and its support tools to real-life industrial projects, as well as providing feedback to PROSPECTRA itself. The two projects were tightly coupled.
PROSPECTRA (project 390) provided a rigorous methodology for developing correct software based on transformations, together with a comprehensive support system. Both the method and the tools represent a significant departure from current practice in the industry.
PROGRESS AND RESULTS
Technology transfer actions by means of courses taught by some academic members of the PROSPECTRA project were undertaken. The transfer has also been made more effective by having some members of the PROSPECTRA-D project participate directly in PROSPECTRAitself.
Preliminary experiments were conducted on specifying some examples with the specification language PANNDAA-S. Data was collected about the way the PROSPECTRA methodology is understood by its users, and this feedback has influenced the PROSPECTRA system design and architecture.
EXPLOITATION
The partners have gradually introduced this new technology into their industrial practice. Its effectiveness and efficiency are being tested by applying both the methodology and the support system to a class of larger problems.
The project aimed to show the feasibility of applying the PROSPECTRA methodology and its support tools to real life industrial projects, as well as providing feedback to PROSPECTRA itself. The two projects were tightly coupled. PROSPECTRA provided a rigorous methodology for developing correct software based on transformations, together with a comprehensive support system. Both the method and the tools represent a significant departure from current practice in the industry. Technology transfer actions by means of courses taught by some academic members of the PROSPECTRA project were undertaken. The transfer has also been made more effective by having some members of the project participate directly in PROSPECTRA itself. Preliminary experiments were conducted on specifying some examples with the specification language PANNDAA-S. Data was collected about the way the PROSPECTRA methodology is understood by its users, and this feedback has influenced the PROSPECTRA system design and architecture.

Coordinator

ALCATEL STANDARD ELECTRICA SA
Address
Ramirez De Prado 5
28045 Madrid
Spain

Participants (1)

SYSECA SA
France
Address
315 Bureaux De La Colline
92213 Saint-cloud