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System Composition and Large-Grain Component Reuse Support

Objective

The challenge in system construction is no longer in building new products from scratch, but in reusing and integrating existing components (ranging from large subsystem to complex/standardised software modules) supplied by different vendors, tailoring them to a specific market or architecture, and controlling the evolution of these products with respect to the evolution of the individual components. Such a strategy is widely used, and has strong impact on production processes, methods and tools.

The objective of the SCALE project is to support system construction strategies based on the intensive reuse of existing software components (ranging from fine-grain components to large-grain software products).
System construction strategies based on the intensive reuse of existing software components (ranging from fine grain components to large software products) have been developed. The system includes:
a set of product and process models for configuration management, system construction and change control;
a set of process support environments for supporting configuration management, system construction, change control, and system composition.

Requirements of the final process support environment have been defined. The global architecture of the final process support environment has been constructed. The first prototype of the environment supporting configuration management has been demonstrated.
SCALE is developing and will demonstrate:

- a set of product and process models for configuration management, system construction and change control.
- a set of process support environments for supporting configuration management, system construction, change control, and system composition.

SCALE will assess through internal case studies and demonstrators projects:

- the benefit of the models and support tools developed in terms of fitness of purpose, user acceptability, and overall quality (functionality, usability, reliability and performance).
- the further advances required from both the technological and human factors points of view.

The project will focus on configuration management, system construction, change control and reuse support. Real-life demonstrators and case studies based on industrial system engineering projects are being carried out as a central part of the work.

Coordinator

Intecs Sistemi SpA
Address
Via L. Gereschi 32-34
56127 Pisa
Italy

Participants (6)

ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA RECHERCHE LIFIA
France
Address
155 Cours Berriat
38000 Grenoble
Bull SA
France
Address
Tour Bull 1 Place Carpeaux Puteaux
92039 Paris La Défense
GIE-EMERAUDE
France
Address
68 Route De Versailles
78430 Louveciennes
Institut National de Recherches en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)
France
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay
Logica Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
64-68 Newman Street
W1A 4SE London
Société Française de Génie Logiciel SA
France
Address
14 Rue De La Ferme
92100 Boulogne-billancourt