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Methodology and supporting toolset advancing embedded systems quality

Objective

Software quality is of primary importance in the development of embedded systems that are often used in safety-critical applications. Moreover, as the life cycle of embedded products becomes increasingly tighter, productivity and quality are simultaneously required and closely interrelated towards delivering competitive products.
Incorporating Formal Description Techniques (FDTs) into the SW development process remains the most widely-used approach for improving software quality. Further to this, the use of CASE tools for the transformation of FDT specifications/models into software quality implementations is widely used in order to improve productivity.
Despite the extensive use of FDTs and CASE tools, industrial experience has shown that software quality for embedded systems still remains a significant challenge. This situation has proven to favour large embedded system development companies against SMEs, as the former have the resources and know-how to apply expensive Total Quality Management (TQM) methods and iterative quality/design/development cycles.
MODUS will develop and validate a set of technical methodologies, as well an open and customisable toolset, advancing embedded systems quality, by enabling:
- Model verification by guiding the selection of existing open-source model verification engines and producing inputs to be fed into them.
- Interfacing with standard platforms for HW/SW co-simulation.
- Software performance-tuning optimisation through automated design transformation.
- Customisable source-code generation towards respecting coding standards and conventions.
The project will provide methodologies and open interfaces for customising and extending the MODUS toolset for use with different (domain-specific) FDTs, modelling practises, programming languages, target platforms, etc.
MODUS will also define appropriate business models, centred on the role of SME Associations, towards the effective exploitation of the project results.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

KENTRO KAINOTOMON TECHNOLOGION AE
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Alketou 25
116 33 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 240
Administrative Contact
Michael Loupis (Prof.)

Participants (11)

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Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Coombe Lane The Old Stable
SO510HN Awbridge, Romsey
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Denis Carroll (Mr.)
ENOSI MIHANIKON PLIROFORIKIS & EPIKINONION ELLADOS (Greek Association of Computer Engineers)
Greece
EU contribution
€ 108 215,70
Address
Karageorgi Servias 7
10563 Athens
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Odysseas Pyrovolakis (Dr.)
IKT MREZA UDRUZENJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 77 573
Address
Kralja Milana 4/4
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rade Cvetkovic (Mr.)
UDRUGA ZA PROMICANJE POSLOVNE INFORMATIKE BIT
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 58 532
Address
Trg J F Kennedya 6
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mirjana Pejic-Bach (Prof.)
MILTECH HELLAS BIOMICHANIA EMPORIOANTIPROSOPEIES ILEKTRONIKON OPTIKON KAI MICHANOLOGIKON EIDON AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 600 702
Address
Metaxa Street 90
19002 Pagkrati Paiania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Spanoudakis (Mr.)
BITGEAR WIRELESS DESIGN SERVICES DOO
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 234 302,30
Address
Ul Stevana Markovica 8
11080 Beograd Zemun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dramićanin Dejan (Mr.)
M3 SYSTEMS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 12 516
Address
Rue Du Soleil Levant 26
31410 Lavernose Lacasse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Gruyer (Mr.)
TELETEL TECHNOLOGIA AERODIASTIMIKIS KAI AMINAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 13 951
Address
Kifissias Avenue 124
11526 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vangelis Kollias (Dr.)
SEPROTRONIC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 149
Address
Heimsheimer Strasse 28
70499 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brigitta Olma (Mrs.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 19 200
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Berger (Prof.)
DRUSTVO ZA INFORMACIONE SISTEME I RACUNARSKE MREZE INFORMACIONO DRUSTVO SRBIJE UDRUZENJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 131 119
Address
Tadeusa Koscuska 52
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Miodrag Ivkovic (Prof.)