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Collaborative and network distributed learning environment

Objective

ESERNET increases the competitiveness of European industry in using the rapidly developing software engineering methods. The main objective is to establish a world-leading network of excellence in experimental software engineering (ESE). The object of experimentation is in component-based software engineering. ESERNET will perform co-ordinated and repeatable experiments across a wide variety of applications and cultural environments. The results will be packaged and made available through web-based repositories, web-pages, conferences, and other dissemination actions. ESE research requires the co-operation of industry and academia. ESERNET includes an open consortium with a unique combination of 29 members and additional associated organisations from industry, academia, and research with a complementary expertise covering all the required technical competencies.

OBJECTIVES
To establish a world-leading network of excellence in Experimental Software Engineering (ESE), the object of experimentation is in Component-based Software Engineering. The results are used for continuous product and process improvement as a means to improve industrial competitiveness and innovation potential.
1) Establish an infrastructure for a collaboration network.
2) Experimental evaluation and packaging of software engineering methods
3) Use ESE methods to facilitate systematic introduction of new methods
4) Create synergy from a variety of projects and organisations
5) To disseminate and exploit all the results
6) Accelerate community-wide learning in software engineering.
7) Collaboration and knowledge exchange within and between industry and research

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
ESERNET reuses results from various European (ESPINODEs, VASIE) and global networks (ISERN), from past projects (PROFES, PERFECT, REBOOT, ESSI etc.) and current EU and national projects (CORONET, CLARIFI, etc.).

ESERNET has a strong basis in a very successful network called International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN), which was initiated in 1994.
1) MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION. A clear management structure and responsibilities ensure effective performance of the project. Web-based communication and information sharing infrastructure facilitate effective communication. Regular workshops and technical meetings further improve communication.
2) EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. ESERNET provides a public information centre for experimental software engineering. It will include a web-based repository, on-line tutorial, and links to experts and service providers.
3) EXPERIMENTS. Co-ordination of the parallel replicated experiments. Coaching the experiments will be provided by the ESERNET experts. The work in the experimental projects is not included in ESERNET.
4) SOFTWARE ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE REPOSITORIES. Packaging the results of the experiments. Already before the experiments are carried out, the web-based repository will be populated by existing information (e.g. PROFES project repositories) and by close bi-directional links with VASIE.
5) EXPLOITATION. The exploitation activities will have strong industrial focus. The 13 industrial members ensure immediate exploitation, which is further enhanced by the six applied research partners via their international clientele.
6) DISSEMINATION. European wide dissemination via workshops, conferences, web repositories, newsletters, publications, training courses, and short-term personnel exchange.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
Germany

Participants (24)

BLEKINGE TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA
Sweden
Address
Campus Gräsvik, Valhallavägen 1
Karlskrona
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
70567 Stuttgart
DELTA DANISH ELECTRONICS, LIGHT & ACOUSTICS
Denmark
Address
Venlighedsvej 4
2970 Hoersholm
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
Address
Via San Martino Della Battaglia 56
Roma
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE
Germany
Address
Haid-und-neu-strasse 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
FRAUNHOFER CENTER MARYLAND
United States
Address
4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 500
College Park, Maryland
FUNDACION EUROPEAN SOFTWARE INSTITUTE
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio 204
48170 Zamudio
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
221 00 Lund
MARKET MAKER SOFTWARE AG
Germany
Address
Karl-marx-strasse 16
67655 Kaiserslautern
METHOD PARK SOFTWARE AG
Germany
Address
Wetterkreuz 19A
91058 Erlangen
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Address
Hoegskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
PSIPENTA SOFTWARE SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
Dircksenstrasse 42-44
10178 Berlin
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-platz1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
SOFTLAB GMBH
Germany
Address
Zamdorfer Strasse 120
81677 Muenchen
SOLID INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Elektroniikkatie 8
90570 Oulu
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Address
Gottlieb-daimler-strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI
Italy
Address
Piazza Umberto I, 1
70121 Bari
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"
Italy
Address
Via Orazio Raimondo 18
00173 Roma
UNIVERSITA DELL'INSUBRIA
Italy
Address
Via Ravasi 2
21100 Varese
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0316 Oslo
UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Canada
Address
2500 University Drive N.w.
T2N 1N4 Calgary
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02044 Espoo