Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
S-Cube (Network of Excellence)
S-Cube, the Software Services and Systems Network, will establish an integrated, multidisciplinary, vibrant research community which will enable Europe to lead the software-services revolution, thereby helping shape the software-service based Internet which is the backbone of our future interactive society.
An integration of research expertise and an intense collaboration of researchers in the field of software services and systems are needed to address the following key problems:
Research fragmentation: Current research activities are fragmented and each research community (e.g., grid computing or software engineering) concentrates mostly on its own specific techniques, mechanisms and methodologies. As a result the proposed solutions are not aligned with or influenced by activities in related research fields.
Future Challenges: One challenge, as an example, is to build service-based systems in such a way that they can self-adapt while guaranteeing the expected level of service quality. Such an adaptation can be required due to changes in a system's environment or in response to predicted and unpredicted problems.
S-Cube will pursue the following objectives which will have a long-lasting impact on European research:
Re-aligning, re-shaping and integrating research agendas of key European players from diverse research areas. By synthesizing and integrating diversified knowledge, a long-lasting foundation for steering research and for achieving innovation at the highest level will be achieved.
Inaugurating a Europe-wide common program of education and training for researchers and industry. This will create a common culture that will have a profound impact on the future of the field.
Establishing a pro-active mobility plan to enable cross-fertilisation, which will foster the integration of research communities and the establishment of a common software services research culture.
Establishing trust relationships with industry. Via European Technology Platforms (specifically NESSI) a catalytic effect in shaping European research, strengthening industrial competitiveness and addressing main societal challenges will be accomplished.
Defining a broader research vision and perspective. This will shape the software-service based Internet of the future and will accelerate economic growth and improve the living conditions of European citizens.
Two INRIA project-teams participate to this NoE. Paris and Triskell. The Work in S-Cube clearly distinguishes between principles and methods for engineering and adapting service-based systems and the technology which is used to realize those systems while taking into account cross-cutting issues like Quality of Service (QoS) and SLA compliance. Consequently two two joint research activities has been designed. Triskell mainly participates to the first one. which is concerned with engineering and adaptation methodologies for Service-based applications. It combines different research efforts form the requirements engineering discipline, the human computer interaction discipline and the software engineering, adaptation and testing disciplines.
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Pohl (Project Coordinator), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany – Prof. Dr. Mike Papazoglou (Scientific Director), Tilburg University, The Netherlands
University of Duisburg-Essen, Tilburg University, City University London, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Center for Scientific and Technological Research, The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Politecnico di Milano, MTA SZTAKI - Computer and Automation Research Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, University of Crete, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University of Stuttgart