Industrial deployment of system engineering methods providing high dependability and productivity


About Deploy Project


Dissemination and exploitation Workpackages: WP14-WP15


DEPLOY will deliver advanced formal engineering methods for the development of complex dependable systems. The dissemination and exploitation WPs aim to connect the project with the external world in a bidirectional way: DEPLOY will influence the external world by providing a set of tools, methods and documents, the external world provides DEPLOY with feedback and other possible contributions (compatible tools and documents, extra research work). The dissemination and exploitation workpackages have the following objectives, helping us to ensure successful deployment of the DEPLOY methods and tools:

  • To increase industry awareness of DEPLOY tools and methods,
  • To facilitate acceptance in industrial development processes,
  • To ease involvement of external developers to the extension of the tooling,
  • To encourage academic world to contribute to theoretical topics.
  • To enlarge user community and make European industry aware of DEPLOY capabilities.
  • To cross fertilize DEPLOY outcomes with relevant ICT projects

Description of work and role of partners

Increasing industry awareness of DEPLOY tools and methods. Industry is not specifically waiting for DEPLOY. An important communication effort is required to properly inform industrialists, at least those acting in the domains of the deployments. To address this issue, project partners will present their work in conferences in their domain (automotive, transportation, space and business information; several Industry Days will be organized as well as Focused Industry Days. Dedicated hands-on sessions will be organized on demand for the on-site assessment.

Facilitating acceptance in industrial development processes. Deployments in the specific sectors will precisely report on how the DEPLOY tools and methods are used and integrated into the existing practices. Collecting feedback from the industry is in the core of this work to allow us to improve the ongoing work on tools and methods, and to specifically address the issues that have not been identified yet.

Easing involvement of external developers to the extension of the tooling. External developments require evidences of the platform usability (testimonies) and a strong support (well documented API, examples, short term bug tracking, and simple mechanisms of feature requests). The EPL licence has been chosen for the platform as it enables the development of royalty-free applications. Having an industrial structure maintaining the platform and a coordination structure defining the long-term strategies and development priorities, demonstrates stability and is a positive factor attracting developers.

Encouraging academics to contribute to theoretical topics. Having an open platform widely spread in industry, with several success stories, accompanied by theoretical work publicly available on the central DEPLOY website, will encourage academics to naturally participate in the addressing relevant research challenges, during and after the lifetime of the project. We expect at least six PhD theses to be developed within DEPLOY, helping us to make DEPLOY contribution to research more visible.

Collaborating closely with ICT SSAI&E Projects. DEPLOY will actively organize synergies with relevant ICT projects. Joint activities, production of dissemination material, co-ordination of standardisation efforts and contribution to repositories of reference implementations will give DEPLOY results more weight on the international scene.

This work is conducted within WP14 on Dissemination of the results and WP15 on Exploitation of the results. WP14 includes 3 tasks: T15.1 on Electronic dissemination, T15.2 on Public exhibitions and T15.3 on Collaboration with ICT SSAI&E projects.

WP15 includes 3 tasks: T15.1 on Active dissemination, T15.2 on Management intellectual property and T15.3 on Ensuring usability of the DEPLOY platform during and beyond the project.

WP14-WP15 are lead by ClearSy and require a strong involvement of all partners: quality of the tooling (WP9), accuracy of the methods (WP6-WP8), clarity of deployment return of experience (WP1-WP4) and documentation produced (WP1-WP11) are all key items which will help DEPLOY tools to become much more than another formal tool on the market.

This work is tightly coupled with all other WPs as most resources required are produced in the industrial sector workpackages: WP1-WP4 for the sector deployments reports, WP6-WP8 for the academic involvement, WP9 for the developer support and for technical coordination of tool and platform development, WP10 for the educational resources, and WP11 for the quantifiable return of experience.

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