Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Keywords : Real-Time Component Models.
Artist2 (Network of Excellence)
The strategic objective of the ARTIST2 Network of Excellence is to strengthen European research in Embedded Systems Design, and promote the emergence of this new multi-disciplinary area. Artist2 gathers together the best European teams from the composing disciplines, and will work to forge a scientific community. Integration will be achieved around a Joint Programme of Activities, aiming to create critical mass from the selected European teams.
The ARTIST2 Network of Excellence on Embedded Systems Design is implementing an international and interdisciplinary fusion of effort to create a unique European virtual centre of excellence on Embedded Systems Design. This interdisciplinary effort in research is mandatory to establish Embedded Systems Design as a discipline, combining competencies from electrical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, and control theory. The ambition is to compete on the same level as equivalent centres in the USA (Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon), for both the production and transfer of knowledge and competencies, and for the impact on industrial innovation.
ARTIST2 addresses the full range of challenges related to Embedded Systems Design, covering all aspects, ranging from theory through to applications. In this way, ARTIST2 is perfectly in line with the IST priority on embedded systems, and in particular with the focus area called “system design”.
The Triskell team is taking part in two Artist2 clusters: the Real Time Components cluster (led by Albert Benveniste, Irisa, and Bengt Jonsson, at Uppssala university, Sweden) and the Adaptive Real Time Middleware (led by Giorgo Buttazzo, Italy).
The current cooperation topics within the Real TimeComponents cluster are the use of various formalisms for timed behaviour descriptions, the definition of an architecture for interconnecting simulation and verification platforms for these behaviours. The Triskell team has designed a process and a tool chain to support specification, validation and monitoring of time issues in software components. This tool chain was implemented by integrating and extending existing tools from partners of the RTC cluster.
Within the Adaptive Real Time cluster, Triskell is participating in the common definition of quality of service dictionary, in the context of middleware runtimes. The Triskell project has also proposed a new metamodel for expressing quality of service properties of software components. The proposal is being compared and evaluated with respect to other metamodels proposed by Artist partners (including the Marte profile for UML proposed at OMG), in order to build a common Artist2 metamodel for quality of service.
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