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Architecture for Multi-criticality Agile Dependable Evolutionary Open System-of-Systems

Project description

Advanced Computing, embedded and Control Systems The objective of this research proposal is to bring time awareness and evolution into the design of System-of-Systems (SoS), to establish a sound conceptual model, a generic architectural framework and a design methodology including tools for prototyping, for the modeling, development and evolution of time-sensitive SoSes with possible emergent behaviors. Special emphasis is placed on evolution, emergence, dependability (e.g. safety, availability) and security, considering embedded devices and the computing cloud as the execution platform. The concept of evolution will be addressed from two complementary perspectives, considering both long-term evolution and unexpected short-term changes (e.g. failures) in the constituent systems.
The project starts with a study of industrial SoSs in the domains of disaster management, transport, and smart grid applications., where handling of time and evolution aspects will be in the centre of the analysis. The following development of the conceptual model, the architectural framework, the design methodology and some extensions to UML-based tools will form the core of the project work. Instead of using traditional guarantees that were the target for more closed and static systems, the architectural framework will be based on the concept of guaranteed best adaptation under the given constraints, sometimes just monitoring how the environment evolves, and influencing how the SoS takes mitigating actions.
The viability of the framework will be validated on a case study of a Cyber-Physical System, a small smart grid application, where guaranteed responsiveness, evolution, dependability and security are essential requirements. The research is based on the in-depth experience of some of the key researchers of the consortium in the fields of architecture design, real-time systems, dependability, security and the development of large systems-of-systems in such diverse domains as disaster management, the transport sector, and energy distribution.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2013-10
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 504 572
Administrative Contact
Andrea Bondavalli (Prof.)

Participants (7)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 470 452
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sibylle Kuster (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
621, Avenue Centrale
38401 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yann Le Roux (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 347 160
Address
Avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire 621
38041 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yann Le Roux (Mr.)
RESILTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 412 178
Address
Via B Gigli 27 Latignano Pisa
56021 Cascina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Brancati (Dr.)
THALES NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 438 897
Address
Zuidelijke Havenweg 40
7554 RR Hengelo Ov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Burghardt (Mr.)
EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR CYBER SECURITY COOPERATIEF UA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 292 540
Address
Prinses Beatrixlaan 800
2595 BN Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rob van Bekkum (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 16 200
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guillaume ROCHET (Mr.)