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Service-oriented cross-layer infrastructure for distributed smart embedded systems

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034116

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 746 808

  • EU contribution

    € 8 599 274

Coordinated by:

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC GMBH

Germany

Objective

The goal of the SOCRADES project is to create new methodologies, technologies and tools for the modelling, design, implementation and operation of networked hardware/software systems embedded in smart physical objects. The smart embedded system is to be applied in perception and control systems in intelligent environments, in which enhanced system intelligence is achieved by cooperation of smart embedded devices pursuing common goals. These devices with embedded intelligence and sensing/actuating capabilities are expected to be heterogeneous yet they need to interact seamlessly and intensively over a network (wired/wireless).

The middleware technologies to be developed in this project will be based on the Service-Oriented Architecture approach, will be generic to any networking technology or transmission medium, and will provide open interfaces that enable interoperability at the semantic level to any 3rd party. A SOCRADES service is considered a software component which encapsulates device-specific functionality. This functionality is advertised to the system in order to be located and invoked by other networked devices.

The SOCRADES approach is to create system intelligence by a large population of small and smart networked embedded devices at a high level of granularity, as opposed to the traditional approach of focusing intelligence on a few large and monolithic applications. This increased granularity of intelligence distributed among loosely coupled intelligent physical objects facilitates the adaptability and reconfigurability of the system, allowing it to meet business demands not foreseen at the time of design. Focus from a functional view will be in managing the vastly increased number of intelligent devices and the associated complexity. Focus from a run-time infrastructure view will be in a new breed of very flexible real-time embedded devices (wired/wireless) which are fault-tolerant, reconfigurable, safe and secure.

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Coordinator

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC GMBH

Address

Gothaer Strasse 29
40880 Ratingen

Germany

Participants (15)

ABB AB

Sweden

APS GESELLSCHAFT FUER AUTOMATISIERUNG, PROZESSSTEUERUNG IN DER SCHWEISSTECHNIK MBH

Germany

ARM LIMITED

United Kingdom

BOLIDEN MINERAL AB

Sweden

INSTITUT FUER AUTOMATION UND KOMMUNIKATION E.V. MAGDEBURG

Germany

JAGUAR CARS LIMITED

United Kingdom

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

PRODATEC OY

Finland

SAP AG

Germany

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS

France

SIEMENS AG

Germany

TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034116

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 746 808

  • EU contribution

    € 8 599 274

Coordinated by:

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC GMBH

Germany