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Biologically Inspired Complex Software System Reconstruction at Near Extinction States

Objective

Phoenix aims to develop a fundamentally novel computational model for reconstructing complex software systems, following some massive internal failure or external infrastructure damage. Recovering system operations is a challenging problem as it may require excessive system reconstruction using a different infrastructure (i.e., computational and communication devices named system cells) from the one that the system was originally designed for. Thus, software functionality may have to be remodularised and allocated onto devices with very different characteristics than the ones originally used but with some generic capabilities. Phoenix aims to develop a bio-inspired paradigm for reconstructing nearly extinct complex software systems based on a novel computational DNA (co-DNA) oriented systems modelling approach. The co-DNA will encapsulate logic and program code and will enable the use of analogues of biological processes for transmitting, transforming, combining, activating and deactivating it across computational and communication devices. The purpose of encoding the co-DNA of a system, and computational analogues of biological processes using it, is to enable other computational devices receiving the co-DNA to act as parts of the system that needs to be reconstructed, realise chunks of its functionality, and spread further the system reconstruction process. The Phoenix approach will bring a breakthrough in the current software system design and engineering paradigm. This will be through, not only a fundamentally new way of engineering mechanisms to support the resilience, continuity and recovery of software systems, but also the initiation of a new paradigm of designing and implementing software systems, based on the encoding of a system co-DNA that can trigger processes of self-regulated and incrementally expanding system functionality.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 276 000

Participants (6)

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 220 800
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
EU contribution
€ 165 600
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal-cite Descartes-champs-sur-marne 6-8
77455 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BLUESOFT SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 276 000
Address
Ul. Aleje Jerozolimskie Nr. 96
00 807 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CABLENET COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 220 800
Address
41-49 Ay. Nicolau Street, Nimeli Court, Block A Engomi
2408 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPHYNX TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
C/o Asvito Ag Chollerstrasse 35
6300 Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPHYNX ANALYTICS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 165 600
Address
Athanassas 62, Strovilos
2012 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)