This page presents the partners involved in the SeCSE project.
| Engineering company coordinates the project and participates in the project through its R&D Laboratory, with specific competencies in the field of Software and Service Engineering. In particular Engineering involvement will focus on the design and development of the SeCSE Platform (Activity 5) but also specific competencies will be provided in the specific research activities (Activity 1, 2, 3 and 4) and in the definition of the SeCSE Methodology. Target of the participation in the project is the strengthening and the improvement of the competencies in the service oriented computing and a reinforcement of the market position.
Contact Persons: Matteo Melideo (Project Coordinator) - Debora Desideri
| CEFRIEL is a research center with competences on various aspects of information technology. It participates to the project through the Software Engineering area that is mainly interested in the definition of all methods and platforms to support service-oriented engineering and delivery. In particular, CEFRIEL participates to the scientific coordination of the project, coordinates Activities 3 and 4, and also participates in Activity 5 for what concerns the definition of the conceptual model defining the terminology and main aspects of interest of the project. Target of the participation in the project is the acquisition of new competences in the service-oriented system engineering area that will be then exploited in dissemination, education, and consultancy activities.
Contact Persons: Elisabetta di Nitto
| CRF is an industrial research centre, its mission is to promote, develop and transfer innovation to his partners: Fiat sectors. The participation of CRF in the project is therefore aimed to test new WS technologies that will help the development of more flexible service oriented applications that will gradually substitute the existing legacies. The outcomes of SeCSE will be presented to the FIAT management by means of regular and periodical reports and demo. CRF leads the A6 activity which is firstly devoted to collect industrial requirements in the automotive and telematics fields and then to test and validate the SeCSE platform by using the methodologies and tools provided by the other activities.
Contact Persons: Roberto Tola
| City University is responsible for and undertakes most research on service discovery in Activity A2. This covers all aspects of service discovery, from requirements-based discovery in the early stages of development, to run-time replacement of services in deployed systems. It also contributes to service monitoring work in A4 and the SeCSE process in A5. Its target in the project is to undertake world-class basic and applied research in service discovery that both informs and is tailored to systems engineering practices of the application partners, and to evaluate the uptake of results of this research in large-scale industrial case studies.
Contact Persons: Neil Maiden
| CA is one of the leading security and enterprise management software companies and as such is interested in all aspects of services, service centric computing and it’s impact on business and business processes. CA is working on a number of research aspects of the project, including quality of service, service level agreements monitoring and managements of services and security and compliance implications of the service centric model. CA is also heavily involved in many standards bodies and is leading the standardisastion plan. CA’s focus on this project is to enrich its experience of service centric computing, to use this experience to ensure that standards evolve in the best direction for the wider IT community and to enhance its products using the results of this world class research.
Contact Persons: Peter Matthews
|Daimler Chrysler AG plans to enrich their commercial telematics services with the results from the SeCSE project which may lead to a new generation of telematics platform and services. These include the exposition of services, the dynamic composition of telematics services and the dealing with service provision levels. DaimlerChrysler participates in the work packages regarding service discovery, service delivery and the service-centric systems application scenarios. The development of a pilot application according to the automotive / mixed scenario utilizing SeCSE framework components will be the main responsibility of DaimlerChrysler. Our commercial business unit expectations are that SeCSE allows a more flexible, faster, and more cost efficient service development, integration, reuse, and offering. Further they expect that services and platforms will be of higher quality for our customers and will provide better monitoring capabilities.|
| European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) has a variety of tasks and responsibility in SeCSE. As main responsibility, EMIC will coordinate Activity 8 with a particular care to the standardisation workpackage. Then, because of its web service platform, it will integrate and prototype changes on the platform to evaluate and help the design. EMIC will also be involved with the research and design methods for finding web services dynamically and creating a richer description language which is more appropriate for enterprise and high-availability web services. As a large vendor of web service platforms and application servers today, Microsoft will bring a lot of experiences with web services to the consortium, and specifically play a role in helping design and integrate the changes and extensions to web services that are needed to make them more valuable. Microsoft will also use its current web service platform as a basis to prototype the research and new technology on, and help disseminate the results through industry and the standards effort.
Contact Persons: Olivier Nano
| European Software Institute (ESI) is a research center focused on eService technologies, which is working on methodological approaches for services compositions, as well as service specification and service monitoring approaches. ESI is responsible of Activity 7, which assesses the level of industrial adoption of the SeCSE technologies and also provides guidelines for improving the SeCSE platform. Our team contributes mainly to Activity 3, with a particular interest in researching about dynamic service composition, hybrid systems and variability management. In Activity 4, the main focus of our contribution is related to the application of IT Infrastructure Library® as support to service delivery process. Besides, ESI leads the training activities of SeCSE results within the Activity 10.
Contact Persons: Guillermo San Miguel
| KD Software is small (SME) independent software vendor (ISV) from Czech Republic. KD is an industrial partner in SeCSE project, the company main role is the technology provider, user and evaluator of the SeCSE results. For this role the company like the traditional software producer has an extensive knowledge of the software requirements specification, software design and development, the good experience in the web service development and deployment. KD is mainly responsible for the evaluation and testing results within Activity 6, other smaller tasks has company also in activities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Because the company build all products on the internet technology, the main aim of the participation is service oriented software development improvement and easier use for SMEs. Also better competitiveness on software market is awaited through SeCSE project results use.
Contact Persons: Petr Donth
| The Computing department of Lancaster University includes expertise in distributed systems, middleware and software engineering. Our contribution to SeCSE is focused on A1, which we lead, with contributions to A3, A4 and A5. In A1, we bring our experience of service- and viewpoint-oriented requirements engineering to the development of an extensible, structured specification mechanism for services that supports the needs of both service providers and service consumers/integrators. We are also deploying our experience of system dependability to investigate fault-tolerance and general quality of service mechanisms for service-centric systems. Finally, since many service-centric systems will integrate legacy and other components within a service architecture, we are investigating hybrid service engineering and the challenges it poses for integrators.
Contact Persons: Peter Sawyer
|Rijksuniversiteit Groningen University (RUG) Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is one of the ten faculties in the university. One of the departments within the faculty is the department of computing science, consisting of six major research groups. One of them is the software engineering research group, focussing on software architecture. Typical research subjects are architecture design and evaluation, elicitation and management of (tacit) architectural knowledge, scenario-based architecting, architectural patterns, software product families, component- and service-based systems. Research is typically performed in an empirical manner through extensive co-operation with software industry. Within the SeCSE project, the group contributes mainly to Activity 3, service-centric systems engineering. It is involved in architectural validation and verification, patterns for service composition, hybrid systems, variability management and transaction management.|
| The topic of SeCSE is very important for Atos Origin. Especially, since, in the following years, the company will need to make the transition from a being a software integrator to being a service integrator. Our participation in the SeCSE project will help the company to define on the grounds of the experience gained what it will mean being a service integrator. On the other side we can use the SeCSE tools ourselves to develop services. Another important fact is that through this project we can set up combined services with, for instance, Telefónica. Atos will contribute to this project defining the overall architecture and also developing the Integration Framework which will allow users to ease their own developments in these challenging technologies.
Contact Persons: Alberto Capellini
| Telecom Italia Lab (TILAB) (the innovation department of Telecom Italia group) participates to a variety of tasks in SeCSE. The main involvement concerns A6 activity which aims at defining industrial requirements and use cases to be addressed by SeCSE platform. Within A6 Tilab has also been providing TLC service components and a running test bed for testing SeCSE prototypes in a “trial”environment. Moreover Telecom Italia participates to A3 research activity providing its expertise on (Web) service composition, execution and (dynamic) binding. Another relevant involvement concerns A4 research activity in which Telecom Italia will infer its expertise on Identiy management for service centric systems along with other experts within the consortium. Target of the participation in the project is the acquisition of new competences in the service-oriented system engineering area that will be then exploited in the effort for applying a SOA paradigm in a TLC operator environment.
Contact Persons: Maria Bonifati
| Telefónica I+D’s main mission is to carry out Research and Development activities contributing to Telefónica Group’s competitiveness in the telecom market. Web service (WS) technologies will have a significant impact on service and business models of telecom operators. So R&D activities related to WS are being performed by Telefónica I+D in order to incorporate these technologies into the development of innovative services that can substantially extend and differentiate Telefónica’s service portfolios. Within the SeCSE project Telefónica I+D contributes mainly to A6, but it is also involved in A1, A3 and A8. The principal objective of Telefónica I+D in the project is to investigate service development methodologies, service architecture and service platforms that will allow an operator offer to service providers and service integrators its own services and capabilities (e.g. localisation, call identifier, messaging services…) in such a way that this capabilities and services can be easily discovered and utilised to implement more advanced services.
Contact Persons: Francisco Garijo
| The University of Sannio, contributes to SeCSE with software engineering expertises from people belonging to RCOST, the Research Centre on Software Technology. RCOST members are well-recognized researchers in the area of software engineering, in particular software maintenance and reverse engineering, software testing and empirical software engineering. The involvement of the University of Sannio is related to testing of services (A1) and of service compositions (A3), dynamic binding and negotiation (A3), and to support the selection of services during the discovery phase (A2). Also the team is involved in the development of the SeCSE conceptual model (A5).
Contact Persons: Massimiliano Di Penta
| MIP intends to take up in SeCSE a role consistent with its mission, provide methodologies principally on management of industrial requirements and as a university entity, the focus of MIP with respect to exploitation is especially on the dissemination of results. One form of dissemination takes place through the incorporation of project results in existing courses in the bachelor and master curricula of our computing science and software engineering programs and, where possible, through the development and inclusion of new courses based on the project results. Members of the MIP economics research group present tutorials or demos at conferences on a regular basis. The intention is to develop one or more new tutorials based also on the results developed through the new approach on software engineering offered by SeCSE.
Contact Persons: Paola Fantini
| National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is the oldest and most comprehensive university in Greece. Its primary role in SeCSE is to undertake basic and applied research for integrating the results produced by the SODIUM project (IST-FP6-04559) related to heterogeneous service description, discovery and invocation with the results of SeCSE. Specifically, the contribution of NKUA is in the areas of: (a) discovery of web services from other registries beyond the SeCSE registry, namely UDDI and ebXML and (b) description, discovery and invocation of p2p JXTA services. NKUA will also investigate the possibility to use the SODIUM query language (USQL) and its associated engine for the integration of the three SeCSE discovery tools. Such integration will be facilitated by the flexibility and extensibility of USQL & USQL Engine. In particular, integration will be accomplished by: (1) introducing a number of language extensions to allow the expression of ESD and ASD query requirements by means of the USQL language; and (2) implementing a number of appropriate plug-ins to the USQL Engine in order to support the interpretation of such language extensions.
Contact Persons: Aphrodite Tsalgatidou
| FORECA Ltd is the first private weather service company of Northern Europe, established in Helsinki, Finland in 1996. The subsidiary Foreca Consulting Ltd (http://www.forecaconsulting.com) provides weather related research and development projects, training and consultancy. For SeCSE, the transport domain pilot using SeCSE development platform will be delivered, utilizing a set of real data, products and services from 24/7 weather service and road authority data feed. Road transport domain utilizing the latest Internet and mobile technologies and telematic systems is one of the key customer sectors of Foreca. The potential of fast market penetration in the EU and also in the neighbouring countries is an extra benefit motivating the testing and evaluation of SeCSE concept and tools.
Contact Persons: Pirkko Saarikivi