From ERCIM Working Group Software Evolution

International projects

REMICS: Reuse and Migration of legacy applications to Interoperable Cloud Services

Funding: EU FP7 project
Partners:SINTEF, SOFT, Fraunhofer, ESI, Netfective, DISYS, DOME
Duration: 09/2010 - 08/2013
Budget: 4.5M

EVOLVE: Evolutionary Validation, Verification and Certification

Funding: EU ITEA2 project
Partners: Autoliv (Sweden), Barco (Belgium), Critical Software (Portugal), DS2 (Spain), Elektrobit (Finland), European Software Institute (Spain), FUDECO (Finland), I3B (Spain), Ibermatica (Spain), Ingeteam (Spain), Jönköping University (Sweden), K.U.Leuven DistriNet (Belgium), Lero (Ireland), Melexis (Belgium), Mondragon University MGEP (Spain), Nokia (Finland), Nokia Siemens Networks (Finland), Open License Society (Belgium), Triphase (Belgium), Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), VTT (Finland)
Duration: April 2008 - March 2011
The aim of the project is to create a methodological framework for early verification and validation of evolutionary products through the accredited/certified integration of each iteration and/or component in a Model Driven Engineering context.

FLOSSMetrics: Free/Libre/Open Source Software Metrics

Funding: EU FP6 ICT project FP6-033982
Partners: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Universiteit Maastricht, Wirtschatsuniversitaet Wien, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Conecta s.r.l., ZEA Partners, Philips Medical Systems
Duration: September 2006 - February 2009
Budget: 585100 euros
The main objective is to construct, publish and analyse a large-scale database with information and metrics about libre software development coming from several thousands of software projects, using existing methodologies, and tools already developed.

QUALOSS: Quality in Open Source Software

Funding: EU FP6 ICT
Partners : CETIC, University of Namur, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Fraunhofer IESE, Zea Partners, MERIT-Maastricht-, Adacore, PEPITe
Duration: October 2006 - September 2009
Budget: 2 million euros
The results of the QUALOSS project directly address the strategic objective 2.5.5 of providing methodologies to use open source software into industrial development, to enable its benchmarking, and to support its development and evolution.

SERIOUS: Software Evolution, Refactoring, Improvement of Operational & Usable Systems

Funding: EU ITEA Project
Partners: Philips Healthcare, Philips Applied Technologies, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Ibermatica, European Software Institute, University of Zurich, University of Antwerp, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Research Center, Tampere University of Technology, University of Helsinki, Calassa Labs, Bertin Technologies, Surlog, Softeam
Duration: September 2005 - August 2008
Budget: 17.7 million euros
The SERIOUS project aimed at the breakthrough of turning the current practice of handcrafted evolution to methodologically sound techniques supported by industry-adoptable tools, including corresponding development processes for the development of operational software-intensive systems.

Leg2NET: From Legacy Systems to Services in the Net

Funding: Marie Curie TOK-IAP
Duration: June 2004 - May 2008

RELEASE: Research Links to Explore and Advance Sofware Evolution

Funding: European Science Foundation
Scientific Network Number 106
Duration: The funding to support this network has ended in October 2005.

National projects


Evolvable Software Products

Funding: NABIIT, research council for nano-, bio- and information technologies, Danish government
Duration: January 2006 - December 2009
Abstract: Software products such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, game engines, and simulation software, are often built around a software kernel that encapsulates and provides core functionality. Specific software products are then developed by deploying and adapting this kernel, and can be further configured and customised. This project aims to develop methods and technologies for the design and implementation of evolvable software products based on software kernels. The project investigates software engineering techniques to achieve reliable and evolvable software products, and explores how software is created and maintained on a long term basis.


FRFC Research Center on Software Flexibility

Funding: Fondation Nationale de Recherche Scientifique
Duration: January 2009 - December 2012

Model-Driven Software Evolution

Funding: Actions de Recherche Concertée, Ministère de la Communauté francaise -- Direction générale de l'Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique.
Duration: July 2008 - December 2012

MoVES: Modeling, Evolution and Verification of Software

Funding: BelSPo Interuniversity Attraction Pole
Duration: January 2008 - December 2012
This project combines the leading Belgian research teams in software engineering, with recognised scientific excellence in model-driven engineering (MDE), software evolution, formal modelling and verification (FMV) and aspect-oriented software development (AOSD). The project aims to advance the state of the art in each of these domains. The long term objective of our network is to strengthen existing collaborations and forge new links between those teams, and to leverage and disseminate our research expertise in this domain at a European level.

FRFC Research Center on Software Restructuring

Funding: Fondation Nationale de Recherche Scientifique.
Duration: January 2005 - December 2008

FWO Research Project Formal Foundations for Software Refactoring

Funding: Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders.

Scientific Research Network Foundations of Software Evolution

Funding: Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders.
Duration: This network ended in December 2005.


S3M: Software Maintenance Maturity Model [1]

Software Maintenance process research - numerous projects underway French and English.


SEVO: Software EVOlution in Component-Based Software Engineering

Funding: Norwegian Research Councils IKT-2010 program.
Duration: Autumn 2004 - Spring 2008


Synchronizing Models and Code

Director: Prof. Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF project # 200020_131827)
Budget: 337'337 CHF
Duration: Oct 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2012

Bringing Models Closer to Code

Director: Prof. Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF project # 200020_121594)
Budget: 395'304 CHF
Duration: Oct 1, 2008 - Sept. 30, 2010


Funding: Hasler Foundation (project no. 1976)
Partners: Haute Ecole de Gestion Geneva, University of Zurich, University of Lugano
Budget: 865,000 CHF
Duration: Jan 1, 2006 - Dec. 31, 2009

Enabling the evolution of J2EE applications through reverse engineering and quality assurance

Director: Prof. Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern
Funding: Hasler Foundation (project no. 2234)
Budget: 352'820 CHF
Duration: Oct 1, 2007 - Sept. 30, 2010

Analyzing, Capturing and Taming Software Change

Director: Prof. Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern
Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation
Budget: 260'152 CHF
Duration: Oct 1, 2006 - Sep 30, 2008

NOREX: Network of Reengineering Expertise

Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation under SCOPES 2005-2008: Scientific Co-operation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland
Partners: Prof. Michele Lanza, Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Prof. Radu Marinescu, University of Timisoara, Romania, Prof. Oscar Nierstrasz, University of Bern.
Duration: Nov. 1, 2005 - Oct. 31, 2007

Recast: Evolution of Object-Oriented Applications

Funding: Swiss National Science Foundation (project number 620-066077)
Director: Prof. S. Ducasse
Duration: 2002 - 2006


METAMORPHOS: Methods and tools for migrating software systems towards web and service oriented architectures

Funding: Ministero dell'Universita della Ricerca, Programmi di ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale (PRIN), Grant number 2006098097
Duration: February 2007 - February 2009
Budget: 271430 euros
Partners: Prof. A. De Lucia, University of Salerno; University of Bari; University of Sannio; University of Turin
The objective of this project is to facilitate the selection and the adoption of reverse engineering and migration techniques and tools in industry. To pursue such an objective, the project aims at empirically evaluating reverse engineering and migration techniques and tools that can potentially fulfill industry needs. The empirical evaluation will be conducted in three different stages: a first stages aiming at surveying the state of the art and of the practice; a second stage aiming at assessing the different techniques in a controlled environment; and a third stage, in which techniques will be further experimented in industry with some case studies.


Squale: the Software QUALity Enhancement project

Funding: Fonds unique interministériel (FUI), supported by the Ouverture group and labeled by the System@tic Paris-Region competitive cluster.
Partners: Air France ; PSA Peugeot Citroen ; INRIA Lille research center ; LIASD University Paris 8 ; Paqtigo
3.1 million euros
Duration: June 2008 - June 2010

REMOOS: Remodularisation of Object Oriented System (REMOOS)

Director: Stéphane Ducasse
Funding: Direction des Relations et Internationales (DRI), Programme INRIA "Equipes Associées" (2008)
External partners: University of Bern (Switzerland); University of Montreal (Canada)
Budget: 24300 euros

Cook: Réarchitecturisation des applications industrielles objets

Director: Stéphane Ducasse
Funding: French ANR project (JC05 42872)
Duration: 2005-2008 Budget: 150K euros


ArQuE: Architecture-centric Quality Engineering

Funding: German Ministry of Education and Research
Partners: Fraunhofer IESE, University of Bremen, Alcatel-Lucent, Buren&Partner, Testo, Tynos, Wikon
Duration: May 2006 - April 2009
Budget: 1.6 million euros
ArQuE enables goal-oriented architecture analyses in an effort-efficient manner to achieve strategic innovations in the lifecycle of a software system or product line.