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  1. Software Architecture LaboratorySAL Head of the lab.: Professor Francesco Tisato Web site: www.sal.disco.unimib.it

  2. SAL in brief • Base and applied research in the software architectures area • Main objective: define, develop and experiment architectural models, methodologies and tools facing the challenges of emerging application domains • Research activity is supported by:MIUR, EU, Regione Lombardia, Consorzio Milano Ricerche • SAL “numbers”: • Seven scientists and a variable number of external collaborators • About 20 workplaces • 60 articles in proceeding of international conferences and in international journals • 10-15 graduated students per year Software Architecture Laboratory

  3. SAL activities • SAL activities range from basic research to applications • basic researchaimed at defining innovative architectural models • pilot projects aimed at developing prototypal platforms that both reify the devised models and experiment emerging technologies • applications aimed at transferring the acquired knowledge into solutions of concrete problems through tight collaboration with productive realities and final users • experiences gained from applicative projects provide the insight of emerging and critical issues, which influence the SAL research themes Software Architecture Laboratory

  4. SAL topics • Research areas • Space awareness • Time awareness • Architectural reflections • Application domains • Prevention and management of emergencies • Traffic monitoring and control • Environmental monitoring and control • Supply chain • Video surveillance • Adaptive information systems • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) • Robotics • Projects • SAL is - and has been - involved in several research projects Software Architecture Laboratory

  5. SAL approach Research Areas Tune research themes according to domain needs Exploit architectural modelsto meet domain needs Application Domains Recognize emerging needs from project experience Develop concrete architecturesto solve real problems Projects Software Architecture Laboratory

  6. SAL research areas • Complex IT systems are aware of… • time • space • themselves • Time awareness • Reasoning about time • Time-driven behavior • Space awareness • Locating objects in virtual spaces • Behaving according to spatial location • Self awareness: architectural reflection • Observing and controlling the system itself: QoS, behaviour, resources (power, MIPS, memory, bandwidth, devices...) • Adaptive behavior via architectural reflection Software Architecture Laboratory

  7. SAL focus Awareness Time Awareness Space Awareness Self Awareness Software Architecture Laboratory

  8. Projects: some examples • InSyEme: Integrated System for EmergencyThe project aims at studying and experimenting innovative methodologies and tools for the realization of integrated systems oriented to prevention and management of emergencies caused by natural disasters. • Funding: MIUR-FIRB • Partners:University of Roma “La Sapienza”, University of Florence, University of Pisa, Politecnico of Milan, Consorzio Milano Ricerche, University of Salerno Software Architecture Laboratory

  9. Projects: some examples • TRADE: Tracking RFID-based Agents in Distributed EnvironmentsThe research project aims at defining innovative technologies, models, algorithms, and solutions to support and improve some of the processes involved in the Supply Chain. Activities focus on different sensor devices (RFID and cameras) to obtain information from actual material flow. • Funding:Regione Lombardia-Metadistreti • Partners:SEAM S.p.A., Microsystems, Siemens Informatica, Consorzio Milano Ricerche Software Architecture Laboratory

  10. Projects: some examples • MAIS: Multichannel Adaptive Information SystemsThe goal of the MAIS project is the development of models, methods and tools that allow the implementation of multichannel adaptive information systems able to provide services with respect to different types of networks and of access devices. • Funding:MIUR-FIRB • Partners:Cefriel, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Politecnico of Milan, STMicroelectronics S.r.l., University of Lecce, University of Roma “La sapienza”, University of Roma “Roma Tre” Software Architecture Laboratory

  11. Projects: some examples • ESCORT: European Standard Controller for Intersections with Advanced Road Traffic SensorsThe goal of the ESCORT project is to define and develop a standard interface (SIM/IPS) that enables the interconnectivity of heterogeneous applications and devices at the intersection level. • Funding:EC • Partners:Consorzio Milano Ricerche, Project Automation, ETRA, INRETS, ATM Milano Software Architecture Laboratory

  12. SAL permanent staff • Francesco TisatoFull Professor and Head of the laboratory • Daniela MicucciResearcher • Claudia RaibuletResearcher • Marzia AdorniJunior research fellow • Diego BerniniJunior scientist • Christian TosiJunior scientist • Marco ZanoniJunior scientist Software Architecture Laboratory

  13. Recent publications • Book chapters: • M. Adorni, et. Al., Reference Architecture and Framework, Mobile Information Systems: Infrastructure and Design for Adaptivity and Flexibility, Chapter 2, Barbara Pernici (ed.), Springer, 2006, pp. 25-46 • M. Adorni, et. Al., The MAIS Approach to Web Service Design, Advanced Topics in Database Research, Vol. 5, Chapter XI, Keng Siau (ed.), Idea Group Publishing, 2006, pp. 187-204 • International journals • D. Micucci, G.D. Sorrenti, F. Tisato, and F.M. Marchese, Localisation and World Modelling: an Architectural Perspective, in International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (ARS), Special Issue on Software Development and Integration in Robotics, Volume 3, Number 1, pp. 79-84, March 2006 • F. Arcelli, C. Raibulet, F. Tisato, M. Adorni, Designing Ubiquitous Systems through Architectural Reflection, IEEE Pervasive Computing: Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems Journal, Ubiquitous System Software – Vol. 3, No. 3, Works in Progress Section, July-September 2004, pp. 58 Software Architecture Laboratory

  14. Recent publications • International conferences: • M. Adorni, D. Micucci, and F. Tisato, RA3: Enabling Adaptivity via a Reflective Architecture, In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering as part of the 26th IASTED International Multi-Conference on Applied Informatics, February 2008, Innsbruck, Austria, pp. 214-219 • S. Ceriani, C. Raibulet, L. Ubezio, A Java Mobile-Enabled Environment to Access Adaptive Services, In Proceedings of the 5th Principles and Practice of Programming in Java Conference (PPPJ 2007), ACM Press, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5th, 2007, pp. 249-254 • D. Micucci, M. Oldani, and F. Tisato, Time-Aware Multi Agent Systems, In Proocedings of Multiagent Systems and Software Architecture (MASSA). D. Weyns and T. Holvoet (Eds.), September 2006, Erfurt, Germany, pp. 71-78 • C. Raibulet, F. Arcelli, S. Mussino, M. Riva, F. Tisato, L. Ubezio, Components in an Adaptive and QoS-based Architecture, In Proceedings of the ICSE 2006 Workshop on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems (SEAMS 2006), IEEE Press, Shanghai, China, May, 21st-22nd, 2006, pp. 65-71 Software Architecture Laboratory