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AOSD-Europe

Project ID: 004349
Funded under

European Network of Excellence on Aspect-Oriented Software Development

From 2004-09-01 to 2008-10-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 0

EU contribution:

EUR 4 400 000

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP6-2003-IST-2See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

NoE - Network of Excellence

Description

AOSD-Europe: Excellence in aspect-oriented software development

As software systems becoming increasingly large, distributed and ubiquitous, we are observing at least an order of magnitude rise in development complexity. Developers and architects must overcome the challenge of developing software systems that are resilient to change in the face of such complexity. In order to do so they must balance a number of qualitative properties, such as security and context awareness, as well as business needs, for instance, volatile business rules that may change rapidly.

Existing software development methodologies, such as object-oriented development, do not provide any intrinsic means to manage such system-wide properties. Aspect-oriented software development techniques are specifically targeted at managing these systemic properties by complementing an organisation’s existing development methodologies and processes.

Aosd-Europe is a large-scale academia-industry collaboration aimed at developing aspect-oriented software development tools and techniques suited to real-world industrial context. The project has developed a software workbench – the Atelier for Aspect-Oriented Software Development – that integrates a developer tool suite, a range of toolkits for engineering aspect-oriented programming languages and a methodology to support deployment of aspect-oriented techniques in an organisation’s existing development practices.

Other key results from the project include analytical and empirical studies of the return on investment (ROI) for aspect-oriented techniques compared to traditional development practices, and a range of training materials and courses designed for both SMEs and large organisations.

One of the major challenges facing software engineering techniques is the large gap between research and practice. Aosd-Europe bridges this gap with respect to aspect-oriented technologies by not only providing extensive analyses of their potential benefits to industry but also offering an end-to-end software workbench for practitioners to explore the use of aspect-oriented techniques in pilot projects.

Objective

Aspect-Oriented Software Development (AOSD) supports systematic identification, modularisation, representation and composition of crosscutting concerns such as security, mobility, distribution and resource management. Its potential benefits include improved ability to reason about the problem domain and corresponding solution; reduction in application code size, development costs and maintenance time; improved code reuse; architectural and design level reuse by separating non-functional concerns from key business domain logic; improved ability to engineer product lines; application adaptation in response to context information and better modelling methods across the lifecycle.AOSD-Europe will harmonise and integrate the research, training and dissemination activities of its members in order to address fragmentation of AOSD activities in Europe and strengthen innovation in areas such as aspect-oriented analysis and design, formal methods, languages, empirical studies and applications of AOSD techniques in ambient computing. Through this harmonisation, integration and development of essential competencies, the AOSD-Europe network of excellence aims to establish a premier virtual European research centre on AOSD. The virtual research centre will synthesise the collective viewpoints, expertise, research agendas and commercial foci of its member organisations into a vision and pragmatic realisation of the application of AOSD technologies to improve fundamental quality attributes of software systems, especially those critical to the information society. It will also act as an interface and a centralised source of information for other national and international research groups, industrial organisations and governmental bodies to access the members� work and enter collaborative initiatives. The existence of such a premier research base will strengthen existing European excellence in the area, hence establishing Europe as a world leader.

Coordinator

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 0


Bailrigg
LA1 4YR Lancaster
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Awais Rashid
Tel.: +44-1524-592647
Fax: +44-1524-593608
E-mail

Participants

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 0


OUDE MARKT 13
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Joosen Wouter
Tel.: +32 16 32 76 53
Fax: +32 16 32 79 96
E-mail
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 0


PLEINLAAN 2
1050 BRUSSEL
Belgium
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Viviane Jonckers
Tel.: +3226292967
Fax: +3226292870
SIEMENS AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


WITTELSBACHERPLATZ 2
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
Activity type:
Administrative contact: Christa Schwanninger
Tel.: +49 89 63649477
Fax: +49 89 63645450
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


KAROLINENPLATZ 5
64 289 DARMSTADT
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Mira Mezini
Tel.: +49-6151-165311
Fax: +49-6151-165410
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 0


CALLE EL EJIDO S/N - EDIFICIO RECTORADO
29071 MALAGA
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Lidia Fuentes
Tel.: +34-952-132810
Fax: +34-952-131397
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


DOMAINE DE VOLUCEAU
78153 LE CHESNAY
France
Administrative contact: Pierre COINTE
Tel.: +33-2-51858200
Fax: +33-2-51858249
E-mail
THE PROVOST FELLOWS & SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 0


COLLEGE GREEN
2 DUBLIN
Ireland
Administrative contact: Siobh Clarke
Tel.: +35316082224
Fax: +35316772204
E-mail
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 0


TECHNION CITY
32000 HAIFA
Israel
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Shmuel Katz
Tel.: +972 4 829 4322
Fax: +972 4 829 3900
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 0


DRIENERLOLAAN 5
7522 NB ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Lodewijk Bergmans
Tel.: +31-53-4894271
Fax: +31-53-4893247
E-mail
IBM UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 0


NORTH HARBOUR
PO6 3AU PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE
United Kingdom
Activity type:
Administrative contact: Adrian Colyer
Tel.: +44 1962 816329
Fax: +44 1962 816329
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


3, RUE MICHEL-ANGE
75794 PARIS CEDEX 16
France
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


20 AVENUE DES BUTTES DE COESMES
35043 RENNES CEDEX
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


BATIMENT A3 CITE SCIENTIFIQUE
59655 VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


RUE DU THABOR 2
35065 RENNES CEDEX
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES TECHNIQUES INDUSTRIELLES ET DES MINES DE NANTES
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


DEPARTEMENT INFORMATIQUE
44307 NANTES
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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