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Scalable Hybrid Variability for Distributed Evolving Software Systems

Objective

HyVar proposes a development framework for continuous and individualized evolution of distributed software applications running on remote devices in heterogeneous environments. The framework will combine variability modeling from software product lines with formal methods and software upgrades, and be integrated in existing software development processes. HyVar's objectives are (O1) to develop a Domain Specific Variability Language (DSVL) and tool chain to support software variability for such applications; (O2) to develop a cloud infrastructure that exploits software variability as described in the DSVL to track the software configurations deployed on remote devices and to enable (i) the collection of data from the devices to monitor their behavior; and (ii) secure and efficient customized updates; (O3) to develop a technology for over-the-air updates of distributed applications which enables continuous software evolution after deployment on complex remote devices that incorporate a system of systems; and (O4) to test HyVar's approach as described in the above objectives in an industry-led demonstrator to assess in quantifiable ways its benefits. HyVar goes beyond the state-of-the-art by proposing hybrid variability; i.e., the automatic generation and deployment of software updates combines the variability model describing possible software configurations with sensor data collected from the device. HyVar's scalable cloud infrastructure will elastically support monitoring and customization for numerous application instances. Software analysis will exploit the structure of the variability models. Upgrades will be seamless and sufficiently nonintrusive to enhance the user quality experience, without compromising the robustness, reliability and resilience of the distributed application instances. To maximize impact and innovation, the consortium balances carefully selected academic and industrial partners ensuring both technology pull and push.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SANTER REPLY SPA
Address
Via Robert Koch 1/4
20152 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 511 250

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 386 750
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 495 000
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 703 750
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATBROX AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 397 120
Address
Haldens Gate 10
7014 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARELLI EUROPE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Viale Aldo Borletti 61/63
20011 Corbetta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)