Past research projects

Renaissance (01/2008 to 12/2008)

With the change in processor designs and the challenges that come with concurrent and parallel programming, we need to look for new programming paradigms. The need for correctness and the thinking in deterministic algorithms have governed the way we build software. However, with the change to parallel architectures as the norm, it seems that we need to focus on either guaranteed correctness or absolute performance. In this project, we investigate together with IBM Research and the Portland State University how programming models can work in such settings and how we can bound the expected errors to acceptable levels. 

ORION (01/2006 to 12/2007)

ORION is a scientific collaboration project with the Universidad de Chile funded by the Flemish Government. The project brings together experts in the development of reflectively implemented language features for open networks of mobile devices and experts in partial behavioural reflection which work on techniques to optimize the use of reflective hooks while retaining a maximum of expressiveness. The goal of the project is to investigate how these research strengths can be combined to produce practicable open reflective infrastructures for open networks.
Topic: Open Reflective Infrastructure for Open Networks.

CODAMOS (10/2003 to 09/2007)

Topic: Context-Driven Adaptation of Mobile Services.

ASPECTLAB (01/2005 to 04/2007)

Topic: Aspect Oriented Software Development applied.

WIT-CASE (01/2005 to 02/2007)

Topic: Workflow Innovations, Technologies and Capabilities for Service-Enabling.

Arriba (10/2002 to 09/2006)

The aim of this project was to provide a methodology and its associated tools in order to support the integration of disparate business applications that have not necessarily been designed to coexist. Inspiration came from real concerns resulting from an investigative effort on the part of some of the research partners in this consortium; the object of the investigation was the identification of mainstream ICT problems with a representative forum of Belgian enterprises (large and small) that rely on information technology for their critical business activities. An overview of concrete research results can be found in the folder distributed on the project's closing event.
Topic: Architectural Resources for the Restructuring and Integration of Business Applications.

Advanced Media Project (01/2003 to 12/2005)

The visionary context for this work was to provide an interactive media experience in which people no longer want to “sit back, relax, and consume the media”. Interactive media are the integration of a traditional content component (audio, video, …) with a behavioural component (software). Examples of such behavioural components are online gaming, quiz software, and virtual community worlds. The way in which this kind of software should be produced not only requires an advanced set of development tools but also a different view on development in general. Concretely we advocated a situation in which the interactive media producer writes down a high level specification (using a domain specific language) and pushes a button that automatically generates the corresponding software implementation(s) (using generative programming). All of this with special attention to the evolvability and reusability of the underlying generation system.
Topic: Software Automation and Knowledge Engineering Research Track.

Scientific Research Network on Foundations of Software Evolution (01/2001 to 12/2005)

The goal of this FWO network was to come to a consistent set of formally-founded techniques and associated tools to support software developers with the common problems they encounter when developing large and complex software systems. The interdisciplinary character of the research network was reflected in the uniform use of mathematical formalisms as a foundation for concrete tools to support software evolution throughout the entire software development life-cycle. This resulted in formally founded tools for forward engineering, reverse engineering, re-engineering and team engineering.

A Formal Foundation for Software Refactoring (01/2002 to 12/2004)

The aim of this FWO-funded project was to provide a solid foundation for software refactoring through the development of a suitable formal model. Graph rewriting was explored as the basis of a lightweight model, facilitating the investigation of basic properties of refactoring, as well as the design of tools supporting the refactoring process.

MOSAIC (01/2002 to 12/2004)

Bilateral Research Project together with Alcatel partly funded by IWT Flanders.
Topic: Integrating Service Value Enablers in the Mosaic of Access and Edge Network Environments.

Digital Platform VRT - MPEG Project (10/2001 to 09/2003)

The MPEG research project aimed to create a competence centre around MPEG in Flanders. It focused on developing a content management system allowing one to manage different kinds of multimedia. Part of the research investigated how existing multimedia can be converted into a digital format so as to enable broadcasting over already existing and future channels and platforms.

SEESCOA (10/1999 to 09/2003)

STWW project – Topproject ism KUL, RUG, LUC en PROG-VUB.
Topic: Software Engineering for Embedded Systems using a Component Approach.

3PSPP (01/2001 to 12/2002)

Bilateral Research Project together with Alcatel partly funded by IWT Flanders.
Topic: Processes and Tools for 3th party service provisioning for the PSS.

Component Development and Product Assembly in a Software Factory Organisation, Process and Tools - SoFa (01/1999 to 12/2002)

Sofa was an IWT-funded research project performed in collaboration with EDS Belgium andMediaGenix.

ADAPSIS (01/2000 to 12/2002)

IWT project ism Alcatel en Data4S.
Topic: Adaptation of IP Services based on Profiles.

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