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Lotosphere

Objective

The aim of the LOTOSPHERE project was to foster the exploitation by industry of mathematically sound formal design techniques. This was to be achieved by project engineering and by using a viable, fully tool-supported, formal system design and development methodology.
The aim of the LOTOSPHERE project was to foster the exploitation by industry of mathematically sound formal design techniques. This was achieved by project engineering and by using a viable, fully tool supported, formal system design and development methodology.

The methodology was centred on the emerging international standard formal description technique (FDT) LOTOS (IS8807). The LOTOSPHERE project intended to convert LOTOS into an industrial tool applicable to system design and system implementation. This included the development of design structuring techniques, integrity preserving transformations, a test theory and methods, language enhancements, and an integrated toolset. These methods and tools will be applied to industrial pilot specifications and implementations.

Until now FDTs have been primarily developed and used with the objective of reporting the architectural design and specification phase. The aim has been the development of correct, implementation independent specifications that faithfully reflect an architecture. LOTOS is a particularly flexible and expressive FDT which can support a variety of specification styles (object oriented, constraint oriented, etc). This makes LOTOS a natural and appropriate foundation on which to base high quality software engineering of concurrent and distributed systems. Such a LOTOS environment will support the entire implementation path, thus permitting the rapid development of correct and high quality implementations from architectural specifications.
The methodology was centred on the emerging international standard Formal Description Technique (FDT) LOTOS (IS8807). The LOTOSPHERE project intended to convert LOTOS into an industrial tool applicable to system design and system implementation. This included the development of design structuring techniques, integrity-preserving transformations, a test theory and methods, language enhancements, and an integrated toolset. These methods and tools will be applied to industrial pilot specifications and implementations.

Until now FDTs have been primarily developed and used with the objective of reporting the architectural design and specification phase. The aim has been the development of correct, implementation-independent specifications that faithfully reflect an architecture. LOTOS is a particularly flexible and expressive FDT which can support a variety of specification styles (object-oriented, constraint-oriented, etc). This makes LOTOS a natural and appropriate foundation on which to base high-quality software engineering of concurrent and distributed systems. Such a LOTOS environment will support the entire implementation path, thus permitting the rapid development of correct and high-quality implementations from architectural specifications.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN TWENTE
Address
Drienerlolaan, 5217
7500 AE Enschede
Netherlands

Participants (16)

ALCATEL SESA
Spain
Address
Ramirez De Prado, 5
28045 Madrid
ASCOM TECH AG
Switzerland
Address
Belpstrasse, 23
3000 Bern
British Telecom plc (BT)
United Kingdom
Address
British Telecom Centre 81 Newgate Street
EC1A 7AJ London
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
7 Avenue De Colonel Roche
31077 Toulouse
Consorzio Pisa Ricerche
Italy
Address
Via Risorgimento 9
56100 Pisa
Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung mbH
Germany
Address
Hardenbergplatz 2
10623 Berlin
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique - INRIA
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau-rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Moruzzi, 1
56127 Pisa
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via G. Moruzzi 1
56124 Pisa
OCE NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
St. Urbanusstraat, 43, 101
5900 MA Venlo
PTT NETHERLANDS RESEARCH
Netherlands
Address
St.paulusstraat, 4421
2260 AK Leidschendam
Syseca SA
France
Address
4 Square René Cassin
35100 Rennes
Technische Universität Berlin
Germany
Address
Franklinstraße 28-29
10587 Berlin
Tecsiel SpA
Italy
Address
Via Santa Maria 19
56100 Pisa
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Campus De Montegancedo
28660 Madrid
University of Stirling
United Kingdom
Address

FK9 4LA Stirling