Research in the field of sustainable software systems explores new approaches in support of the evolution of highly sustainable hard- and software systems. In order to avoid a knowledge gap between software specifications and the actual evolution-influenced system behaviour, an anti-aging cycle for software has been introduced. The practical realisation of such evolution support is based on the “active components” approach. It uses software components that autonomously acquire, save and document knowledge, and in addition automatically test these specifications against actual system behaviour. By doing so, evolutionary changes can be recognised and influences on the original requirements can be estimated.
Respective research is carried out in cooperation with the Automation Technology group (Prof. A. Fay) of the Helmut-Schmidt-University (HSU) in Hamburg and other academic partners as part of the project “Forever Young Production Automation with Active Components” (FYPA²C) which itself is part of the DFG Priority Pprogramme 1593 “Design for Future-Managed Software Evolution” (DFG-SPP).
Cooperation partners: Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Prof. A. Fay) and other academic partners as part of the DFG Priority Pprogramme 1593 “Design for Future-Managed Software Evolution”