Overview

DECOS - Dependable Embedded Components and Systems is an Integrated Project within the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6). DECOS started in July 2004 and will end June 2007. The DECOS project is coordinated by ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH and involves 19 project partners, among them TU Vienna´s Real Time Systems Group.

DECOS - Dependable Embedded Components and Systems is an Integrated Project within the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6).
DECOS started in July 2004 and will end June 2007.
The DECOS project is coordinated by ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH and involves 19 project partners, among them TU Vienna´s Real Time Systems Group.

Dependable embedded real-time systems are an enabling technology for the information society. Their economic impact reaches far beyond their immediate market size, since the success of many industrial products depends on the provision of reliable control systems. As the rapidly growing functional and non-functional system requirements cause an enormous increase in system complexity, it is necessary to move into component-based design: to provide pre-validated hardware and software components and an appropriate integration methodology for the design of next generation dependable embedded real-time systems. The major objective of the proposed FP 6 Integrated Project DECOS is to perform research in and to develop a set of generic hardware and software components within the framework of the Time-Triggered Architecture.

DECOS is an integrative project that will develop the basic enabling technology to move from a federated distributed architecture to an integrated distributed architecture in order to reduce development, production and maintenance cost and increase the dependability of embedded applications in many application domains. DECOS plans to develop technology invariant software interfaces and encapsulated virtual networks with predictable temporal properties such that application software can be transferred to a new hardware and communication base with minimal effort (legacy re-use). The DECOS methodology and the tools will be evaluated by building three applications in the automotive, aerospace and control domain, respectively. DECOS builds on the substantial results of previous European research projects (NextTTA, FIT, TTA, SETTA, RISE, X-By-Wire, PDCS, DEVA, DSOS). The components and tools developed within DECOS will cover: cluster design, middleware and code generators, validation and certification as well as systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) for high dependability applications.

DECOS aims at maintaining and significantly enhancing Europe's pre-eminent competitive position in technology and application areas and will open an emerging market for tool suppliers. The integrating effect of the project will result in continued future cooperation between the partners and will create the basis for an emerging technology platform for dependable embedded systems.

http://www.decos.at/