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A self-healing approach to designing complex Software Systems

Objective

The goal of SHADOWS is to increase the competitiveness of the European software industry by improving the reliability of the increasingly complex software systems, which have become critical to today's business environments.

The SHADOWS project targets the problem of growing software complexity and its detrimental impact on software reliability by introducing a new model-based paradigm for the development of self-healing software systems. This paradigm improves the reliability of complex software systems by implementing an innovative software solution for the automatic detection, localization, and healing of faults.

The prime deliverables of the project will be a widely-applicable methodology and an integrated set of coherent tools that provide capabilities for the self-healing of system failures during development time and production. Our notion of system failure is broad and includes functional deviations, performance bottlenecks, and concurrency problems. With these deliverables, we aim to achieve quantified and significant improvements in system design productivity, system robustness, maintainability and quality, and the ability to provide reliable services.

The SHADOWS approach extends the state-of-the-art in several ways:
- Developing techniques that enable self-healing of new and important problem areas for which no other approach provides a solution.
- Targeting industrial applications, moving the self-healing paradigm from academia into the realm of the practical.
- Integrating technologies that work at different abstraction levels and address different classes of problems.

Coordinator

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Israel

Participants (8)

ARTISYS SRO
Czechia
Address
Stursova 71
61600 Brno
COMVERSE LTD
Israel
Address
29 Habarzel St.
69710 Tel Aviv
NET TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
Address
2 Aetideon
15561 Holargos
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Boschdijk 525
Postbus 90050 Eindhoven
SCAPA TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
125 Mcdonald Road
EH7 4NW Edinburgh, Midlothian
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO - BICOCCA
Italy
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Germany
Address
Am Neuen Palais 10
Potsdam
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
Address
Antoninska 548/1
60190 Brno