The aim of Sensoria is to provide a novel, pragmatic approach to Service Oriented Computing, but based on proven mathematical foundations. 18 partners across Europe, including ATX Technologies, participate in 12 work pages, each focussed on different areas of SOC, such as modelling, process calculi and industrial case studies. ATX Technologies is heavily involved in research dealing with the migration of legacy systems to Service Oriented Architectures.
ATX has been involved in various R&D European projects, together with prestigious partners from industry and academia.
Software Engineering for Service-Oriented Overlay Computers
official site: http://www.sensoria-ist.eu/
From Legacy Systems to Services in the Net
The evolution of the Internet and wireless communication, the pillars of the so-called "e-Economy", keeps inducing more challenges to the way companies and organisations operate and need their processes supported through software systems. Additionally, most organisations have to rely on what are called "legacy systems": systems that were constructed without having the ability to change as a first-class design goal.
Leg2Net, a collaboration between ATX and the University of Leicester financed by the Marie-Curie transfer of knowledge program, focused on the methodologies and technologies that addressed the challenges that companies and organisations were facing for evolving their systems to operate and compete in the e-Economy.
This project was concerned with research in the area of software reengineering at the architectural level with particular focus on the reengineering of legacy systems to SOA arcitectures.
official site: http://www.cs.le.ac.uk/people/jfiadeiro/Leg2Net/
Architectures for Mobility
Architecture-based approaches have been promoted as a means of controlling the complexity of system construction and evolution, namely for providing systems with the agility required to operate in turbulent environments and adapt very quickly to changes in the enterprise world. Advances in communication and distribution have made mobility an additional factor of complexity.
In AGILE, ATX participated in achieving the means for addressing this level of complexity by, together with several partners, having developed an architectural approach in which mobility aspects can be modelled explicitly and mapped on the distribution and communication topology made available at physical levels. The whole approach is developed over a uniform mathematical framework based on graph-oriented techniques that supports sound methodological principles, formal analysis, and refinement.
official site: http://www.pst.informatik.uni-muenchen.de/projekte/agile/