The mission statement of OPEES project is “to settle a community and build the necessary means and enablers to ensure long-term availability of innovative engineering technologies in the domain of dependable / critical software-intensive embedded systems”.
For OPEES partners and supporters has the goal of building an ecosystem in the open source frame, with the relevant business models, in order to ensure this long term availability of engineering tools and components.
The viability of such ecosystem requires several elements that the OPEES project aims at providing:
- An open and visible organization with an European and world-wide dimension.
- A common vision and roadmap.
- An open technical repository.
- A set of processes and guidelines for tools/components maturation, verification & qualification
The OPEES organization could not succeed if the necessary R&D activities, related to the definition and the experimentation of innovative processes & guidelines for components maturation, inspection, verification and qualification, were not run in the supporting ITEA2 OPEES project. That’s why a work package in the project structure is fully dedicated to these R&D activities, strongly interacting with the work package in charge of the vision and roadmaps and the work package dealing with experimentations. These three WP are tightly coupled and form the core R&D activities of OPEES. An important focus is also set on dissemination, which is crucial for such a project, with a dedicated work package. The last work package dealing with management will hold also the important issue of defining the relevant business models of OPEES organization.
The constitution of the project consortium has already contributed to give a European visibility to this initiative initially started in France. Spain, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Austria are taking part, Finland is willing to participate. With Germany, strong relationships are already established through the EICOSE innovation cluster. Thanks to the dissemination activities, which are important in the OPEES project, we will continue to spread the OPEES initiative in a larger number of European countries.
With all these dimensions (R&D activities on processes and validation of these processes through experimentations, strong study of business models, vision and strategic orientations, active communication and dissemination), the OPEES ITEA2 project will provide all the ingredients necessary to make OPEES a successful reality.