Section: Other Grants and Activities
AOSD-Europe is a Network of Excellence (NoE) in aspect-oriented software development within IST-FP6. It joins 11 research groups and among them members of the Jacquard project and other members from OBASCO, Pop-Art and Triskell INRIA projects. The NoE is led by Lancaster University, Darmstadt University and University of Twente. The goal of the NoE is to harmonise, integrate and strengthen European research activities on all issues related to aspect orientation: analysis, design, development, formalization, applications, empirical studies.
The INRIA project Jacquard together with the Prog-Ssel team focus on crosscutting concerns at the level of software architectures, component models and object-oriented programs. More specifically, we work together in CALA (Aspect-Oriented Software Development in Languages, Component Models and Architectures), an INRIA Associate Team project, (http://jacquard.lifl.fr/software/VUB/lifl-vub.html ) for elaborating and extending joint work we have already started in the field of AOSD on four particular topics: (1) logic pointcuts at the object-oriented programming level, (2) complex aspects, (3) the unification of aspects and components and (4) pointcuts at the architectural level.
S4ALL ('Services-for-All') is an ITEA project whose partners are Alcatel CIT, Bull, Capricode, Fraunhofer Fokus, HIIT, INRIA, Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes, INT, mCENTRIC, Nokia, PT Inovaçao, Schneider Electric, Thales, Université Joseph Fourier, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University of Kassel, Vodafone, and Xquark/Odonata. The main vision is to build ``A world of user-centric services that are easy to create, share and use''.
Our contribution in this project is to design and build a component-based framework to automatically deploy any kind of middleware and business components like J2EE components, OSGi services, and Web services.