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Project goal

Self-aware, self-adaptive and self-expressive autonomic components, running within environments which are called “ensembles”, have been proposed to handle open-ended, highly parallel, massively distributed systems that can span millions of nodes with complex interactions and behaviours. However, these complex systems are currently difficult to develop, deploy, and manage.



The goal of the ASCENS project is to build ensembles in a way that combines the maturity and wide applicability of traditional software engineering approaches with the assurance about functional and non-functional properties provided by formal methods and the flexibility, low management overhead, and optimal utilization of resources promised by autonomic, adaptive, self-aware systems.

Project information

Information Society Technologies (IST) project funded by the EU as Integrated Project (IP) in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) as part of the Future Emerging Technologies Proactive Initiative (FET Proactive).

Partners: 14
Countries: 6 EU member states and 1 associated state
Coordinator: Martin Wirsing, LMU Munich

Start: October 1st, 2010
End: September 30th, 2014


 
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Service-component ensemble language

Service-Component Ensemble Language (SCEL), developed as a multi-layer language for self-aware, autonomic service components (SCs) and service-component ensembles (SCEs) that integrates behavioural description with knowledge representation and reasoning about the environment.

Formal methods

Theoretical foundations and models for reliable and predictable system behaviour while exploiting the possibilities of highly dynamic, autonomic components.

Adaptation and self-expression

Adaptive systems for the integration of top-down and bottom-up approaches to adaptation and self-expression.

Swarm robotics

Generation of robot swarm with both autonomous and collective behavior.



Cloud computing

New science clouds with resource-aware cloud computing.

Energy saving e-Mobility

e-Vehicles, which are goal oriented and fully aware of its own, its neighbours’ and its environment’s resources.


Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 13:41