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Collaborative and network distributed learning environment

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.

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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Muenchen

Germany

Administrative Contact

Andreas JEDLITSCHKA

Participants (24)

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BLEKINGE TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA

Sweden

DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG

Germany

DELTA DANISH ELECTRONICS, LIGHT & ACOUSTICS

Denmark

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE

Germany

FRAUNHOFER CENTER MARYLAND

United States

FUNDACION EUROPEAN SOFTWARE INSTITUTE

Spain

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

MARKET MAKER SOFTWARE AG

Germany

METHOD PARK SOFTWARE AG

Germany

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

PSIPENTA SOFTWARE SYSTEME GMBH

Germany

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

SOFTLAB GMBH

Germany

SOLID INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Finland

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"

Italy

UNIVERSITA DELL'INSUBRIA

Italy

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Canada

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: IST-2000-28754

  • Start date

    1 August 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2003

Funded under:

FP5-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 874 932

  • EU contribution

    € 1 750 000

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany