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Validating Changes and Upgrades in Networked Software

Validating Changes and Upgrades in Networked Software

Objective

Europe relies on the availability and flawless functioning of distributed infrastructures, such as electricity, water, communication, transportation, and environmental management. This infrastructure is based on distributed networked IT systems for monitoring and control.
Technological innovation offers opportunities for more efficient infrastructure.Innovation in infrastructures and the resulting improvement in quality of life are hindered by the danger of upgrades:•\tin a new version, some of the existing functionality can be lost;•\tincompatibilities between the old and new version can result in major service outages;As it is infeasible to update the entire infrastructure at once, periods of coexistence between old and new components are inevitable.
As a result, infrastructure upgrades are done only once the existing infrastructure performs below acceptable levels. Lowering the risk of infrastructure updates will benefit society, infrastructure operators, and the European systems vendors. All existing validation solutions do not take upgrades into account. A solution for validating upgrades is in dire need because of shorter product lifecycles and increasing complexity and scale of networked systems.
PINCETTE will develop the technology to ensure safe infrastructure upgrades by validating continuously evolving networked software systems.PINCETTE will 1) reduce the cost and time to market of upgrades by several orders of magnitude; 2) increase the level of confidence in the safety of upgrades; 3) enable certification of upgrades.
The PINCETTE consortium is composed of the leading European research experts and prominent infrastructure providers. The PINCETTE technology will be validated at:•\tABB produces and sells components and systems used in utility, industrial, and public transportation infrastructures. A major share of the European power grid is built on ABB equipment.•\tVTT provides the monitoring and maintenance robot system for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.•\tIAI operates autonomous aircrafts for environmental monitoring, deployed worldwide.

Coordinator

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Address

94 Derech Em-Hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva

Israel

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 773 895

Administrative Contact

Ronen Levy (Mr.)

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 413 330

ABB SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 66 228

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 417 704

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 120 845

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 457 030

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 487 343

ABB AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 63 625

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 257647

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 173 406

  • EU contribution

    € 2 800 000

Coordinated by:

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel