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Comprehensive Modelling for Advanced Systems of Systems

Comprehensive Modelling for Advanced Systems of Systems

Objective

The design of innovative products and services that take advantage of Systems of Systems (SoS) technology is in its infancy. It is hampered by the complexity caused by the heterogeneity and independence of SoS constituent systems and the difficulty of communication between diverse stakeholders. The state of the art in SoS engineering lacks models and tools that help developers to make trade-off decisions during design and evolution, and assist in working out and recording precise contracts between constituents and the global SoS. This leads to sub-optimal design and expensive rework during integration and in service.COMPASS will augment existing industry tools and practice with an underlying modelling language in which SoS architectures and contracts can be expressed. A formal semantic foundation – the first to be developed specifically for SoS engineering – will enable this language to support analysis of global SoS properties. The language and methods will be supported by an open, extendible tools platform with integrated prototype plug-ins for model construction, dynamic analysis by simulation and test automation, static analysis by model-checking and proof, and links to an established architectural modelling language (SysML). These strengthened foundations and tools will support enhanced methods guidelines that help users embed this new technology in industrial SoS practice.Technical advances in COMPASS are focussed on industry needs evaluated through substantial industry-led case studies in three diverse and complementary areas. These will be augmented by challenge problems solicited from a range of SoS stakeholders and developer organisations through a special interest group. The open platform, tools plug-ins, semantics, development guidelines, industry case study experience and challenge problems will ensure that COMPASS's outputs can be readily exploited by SoS developers and stakeholders as well as in future research and development.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Address

Kings Gate
Ne1 7ru Newcastle Upon Tyne

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 563 520

Administrative Contact

John Fitzgerald (Dr.)

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE PERNAMBUCO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 550 000

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 522 560

INGENIORHOJSKOLEN I AARHUS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 126 700

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

BANG & OLUFSEN AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 294 472

INSIEL - INFORMATICA PER IL SISTEMA DEGLI ENTI LOCALI S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 257 902

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 020 946

ATEGO SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 663 900

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 287829

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 September 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 148 533

  • EU contribution

    € 6 000 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom