- Project Dates: From April 2000 to March 2003
- Project Leader: Prof. Cliff Jones
- Staff: Dr. Marta Pietkiewicz-Koutny, Prof. Sascha Romanovsky, Dr. Robert Stroud, Prof. Brian Randell
- Sponsors: EU Framework V
- Partners: TU Wien,QinetiQ, INRIA,Rocquencourt, LAAS-CNRS,LRI Paris-Sud, Ulm
The overall objective of DSoS is to develop significantly improved means for composing a dependable "system of systems" (SoS) from a set of largely autonomous component computer systems. Reusing existing legacy systems in a dependable fashion without the need for extensive re-engineering is a key problem currently faced by industry. Thus, DSoS will contribute directly towards the Community's economic and social objectives by improving industrial competitiveness and hence employment prospects.