MODELWARE - MODELling solution for softWARE systems

Action Line: Open development platforms for software and services
Coordinator: THALES, FRANCE

The goal of MODELWARE is the large-scale deployment of Model-Driven Development. To achieve this, MODELWARE will develop a solution to enable a 15-20% increase of software systems development productivity thanks to Model Driven Development (MDD), lead its industrialisation and ensure its successful adoption by the industry.
There is a growing gap between the demands of the end-users and the solutions the currently used methods of software development achieve. A paradigm to close this gap consists of the use of models for the construction of software. Model Driven Development (MDD) puts this concept on the critical path of the software development. The ultimate goal of the project MODELWARE is the large-scale deployment of Model Driven Development.
MODELWARE has three major objectives:
Objective A: To develop a solution to enable a 15-20% productivity increase of software systems development. This solution will be based on MDD.
Objective B: To lead the industrialisation of the solution.
Objective C: To ensure the successful adoption of that solution by industry.
Based on the exploitation of higher levels of abstractions in the specification and design of software systems, MODELWARE provides a rigorous and coherent framework bringing major improvements in engineering processes. The framework automates the production of most software artefacts (tests, documentation, code, etc) and allows better capitalisation of know-how.
MODELWARE establishes the missing link between advanced formal approaches proposed by the academic communities and more traditional industry driven engineering solutions.
MODELWARE defines and develops the complete infrastructure required for large scale deployment of Model Driven Development strategies and validates it in several business areas. MODELWARE combines innovations in modelling technologies, tool development (both generic and domain specific), standardization, experimentations, change management, and users-suppliers relationships.

Project details
Start Date: 2004-08-01
Duration: 24 months
Project Cost: 20.23 million euro
Contract Type: Integrated Project
End Date: 2006-07-31
Project Status: Execution
Project Funding: 10.94 million euro

Participants
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG
DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.: GERMANY
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE: FRANCE
AS APROTE: ESTONIA
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID: SPAIN
SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK
FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE: NORWAY
FUNDACION EUROPEAN SOFTWARE INSTITUTE: SPAIN
FRANCE TELECOM: FRANCE
IMBUS AG: GERMANY
UNIVERSITE PARIS VI PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE: FRANCE
UNIVERSITY OF YORK: UK
ZUHLKE ENGINEERING: GERMANY
THALES ATM S.A. SOFTEAM: FRANCE
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD: ISRAEL
WESTERNGECO AS: NORWAY
Enabler Informatica, S.A.: PORTUGAL
ADAPTIVE LIMITED: UK
IBM UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED