Mo.S.I.S. (Modular Software Engineering for Interoperative Systems)

Project Description

An important goal of the CCIOS cooperation (Competence Centre for Interoperative Systems, Fraunhofer institute IIS-A) is to elaborate a universal hardware-independent developing strategy for adaptive/reconfigurable interoperative systems and especially for mobile devices. In order to provide a faster and more efficient engineering process, two major fields of interest arise: Optimised software engineering through the use and improvement of modern and mostly platform independent engineering methods and tools Conception and realisation of new applications and service-provider scenarios, in particular within the pilot project HORN (Home and Office Replenishment Nuremberg), which is an initiative of the Fraunhofer Institute ATL, Nuremberg We therefore concentrate our research work on a development strategy that covers all phases from the design phase up to the implementation, even for lightweight devices. Our new technique will allow rapid software prototyping to obtain an open reconfigurable mobile device. In the same way, the infrastructure installed for mobile services will be dynamically reusable for new services. Our concept aims on platform independence by using dedicated design patterns. A global service or application has to be separated into collaborating and exchangeable software modules to enable modular reconfiguration over wireless networks. Platform interoperability is reached via a profile based generic reconfiguration mechanism, permitting the (re-)use of existing local infrastructures to reconfigure various mobile terminals. Software interoperability can be reached by the use of light-weight data oriented interfaces rather than through a middleware approach.

Project Period

    2001-10-01 – 2006-12-31

Project Members

  • Dr.-Ing. Winfried Dulz
  • Dipl.-Ing. Sébastien Truchat

Sponsored by

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
  1. Gerhard Fuchs, Sébastien Truchat und Falko Dressler, “Distributed Software Management in Sensor Networks using Profiling Techniques,” Proc. of 1st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Communication System Software and Middleware: 1st International Workshop on Software for Sensor Networks, New Dehli, India, Januar 2006
  2. Sébastien Truchat und Alexander Pflaum, “Reconfigurable consumer direct logistics systems,” Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen, Bonn, Kaiserslautern, pp. 104-111, 28.2.-3.3.2005
  3. Gerhard Fuchs, Sébastien Truchat und Falko Dressler, “Profilbasierte Rekonfiguration kleiner Endgeräte – Roboter unterstützte Sensornetzwerke,” Fernuniversität in Hagen Fachbereich Informatik, 2. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Ortsbezogene Anwendungen und Dienste, technischer Report 324-5/2005, 2005
  4. Sébastien Truchat, “Systembeschreibung zu Rekonfigurierbaren mobilen autonomen Diensten – Rekonfigurierbare Navigationssoftware,” Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, technischer Report 01/05, 2005
  5. Sébastien Truchat, Kai-Steffen Jens Hielscher und Alexander Pflaum, “Towards Cost Efficient Mobile Services,” 2nd Int. Conf. on Advances in Mobile Multimedia, Bali, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 179-188, September 2004
  6. Sébastien Truchat, “Interoperative Systems for Replenishment,” Advances in PervasiveComputing, Wien, Linz, pp. 161-166, April 2004
  7. Sébastien Truchat, “Erste Systembeschreibung zur Diplomarbeit: Mobile autonome Dienste und ihr Profiling,” Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, technischer Report 02, 2004
  8. Sébastien Truchat, “Interoperative Systeme – Eine Studie über vorhandene Plattformen,” Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, technischer Report 04, 2002