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Unibap AB – Supplier

Unibap is a supplier of safety-critical vision processing solutions currently considering intelligent visual perception solutions. Competitors to Unibap’s space products are primarily in-house built computers by satellite integrators, intelligent automation and quality assurance as combinations of subsystem providers and integrators. Sensor product competitors are companies like Hexagon, Cognex, Roboception, Stemmer Imaging, while programming free software interface competitors are companies like RoboMaster.

Blended modeling is for Unibap a way to improve their own engineering processes and the tools/services they provide to third parties, and thereby give them an edge on their competition. The results of BUMBLE will be exploited in a two-fold manner: (i) they will be integrated in the current solutions Unibap provides to their customer for developing software for Unibap’s hardware products, and (ii) they will improve the development process at Unibap regarding software/hardware co-programming. Additionally, with BUMBLE, Unibap will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with industrial actors which already apply the MDE paradigm successfully.

Volvo Technology AB – OEM in automotive domain

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, and services.

BUMBLE will provide results that will make development of in particular embedded vehicle systems more efficient and give Volvo an edge on its competitors. As complex engineering information is produced, used and maintained, multiple editing capabilities is a crucial feature. By using the appropriate notation for each task, engineers will be able to work with efficiency, correctness and creativity with the corresponding positive effects on products and services.

Mälardalen University – University

MDH has a strong focus on MDE for complex software-intensive systems. More specifically, MDH is internationally recognized to have provided several novel solutions in the MDE field, e.g., for the transition between EMF-based graphical modeling artifacts to textual code artifacts and back in industrial contexts.

Since most of the research carried out at MDH is based on collaborative initiatives with industry, new collaborations with European companies established in BUMBLE represents a direct advantage for drawing up future research initiatives. The expertise gained through BUMBLE and the open-source results will give MDH even more international visibility, thus potentially improving the chances for future research funding both nationally and internationally.

Saab AB – OEM in surveillance domain

During the last decades mission and safety critical systems are increasingly reliant upon software. The rate of functional change has also increased dramatically in the industry. More and more customers expect ready-to-use off-the-shelf products. This induces a significant turnaround in the development process for projects conducted by this industry. In this context, the ability to quickly react on changing requirements to provide customer adapted solutions which seamlessly integrate in the customers’ landscape is crucial for success. Saab is using a variety of domain models, where the integration of blended models will enhance productivity, and make the handover between engineering disciplines seamless.

HCL Technologies – Tool and service provider

HCL Technologies is a global services company with >175000 employees. HCL Software is a division of HCL Technologies. HCL RTist is part of HCL Software that develop, market, sell, and support over 20 product families in the areas of Customer Experience, Digital Solutions, Secure DevOps, Security & Automation. HCL RTist is an Eclipse-based modeling and development environment for creating event-driven real-time applications. It supports the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and its real-time profile (UML-RT).

Systems engineers use RTist for specifying and documenting the structure and behavior of complex application architectures using UML diagrams of various kinds. Software engineers use RTist for developing application code which to a large extent can be automatically generated from the UML model. Highly efficient C and C++ code can be generated, which together with a run-time library can be built into executable applications.

HCL is participating in BUMBLE to investigate how blended modeling, especially textual state machines, can improve the user experience, make users more effective and simplify compare and merge operations as well as refactoring of models. The aim is to attract a new generation developers to create real-time applications by model-driven development in HCL RTist Primary focus is to extend the current Eclipse-based product, but also looking at other IDEs (VS Code, Theia, …) for potential next product generation

University of Gothenburg – University

The researchers at the University of Gothenburg are one of the leading research teams on traceability in Europe.

Pictor Consulting AB – AB – Consultancy company in safety critical software engineering

Pictor provides technology solutions and expertise to its customers. Competitors and substitutes are system technology providers and system developers. Pictor consulting is providing for system architecture and network architecture expertise in embedded and other safety critical software projects. In the system development of safety critical system development, the model based system engineering (MBSE) is a basis for successful implementation.

From Pictor’s perspective the results achieved with BUMBLE represent a competitive advantage by enabling tool sets that will have a major impact to both shorten the development time and improving product quality. Blended modeling is for Pictor Consulting a way to improve their own engineering processes.

Working on BUMBLE technology allows Pictor, as a partner, the ability to shape it to match its professional and industry needs overall. The progress envisioned for blended modeling will provide not only extended profits when comparing to traditional technology, but also increase product quality according to the planned expectations.

Pictor takes over the project coordinating role after Alten and is excited to work with different industry partners and universities that share its passion towards creating value and innovation in the model-driven development of complex systems.

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Canon Production Printing Netherlands B.V. – OEM in professional digital printing domain

Canon Production Printing develops high-end inkjet-based printers in three categories: 1) industry-leading continuous-feed printers for massive print volumes and fast, high-quality results in full color or black & white; 2) highly efficient, high-volume printers for in-house printing or publishing; 3) large format printers for stunning display graphics and high-quality CAD/GIS applications. Canon Production Printing also provides workflow solutions for print service providers based on the PRISMA portfolio. The large variability in printers considerably impacts product development in all disciplines and servicing the install-base. By applying BUMBLE results to couple models of the same and different engineering disciplines and providing collaborative blended modeling facilities in the context of variability management, Océ expects to improve development efficiency by 15% and service efficiency by 10% within 5 years from the start of BUMBLE.

Modeling Value Group – Tool and service provider

MVG is an innovative tool and service provider with a special focus on DSMLs developed using both Eclipse- and MPS-based technologies. MVG has extensive experience on MDSE projects and expertise on declarative modeling and transformation languages and standards. MVG develops DSMLs for customers for insurance, document-exchange and rule-intensive (government) organisations. These DSMLs have both textual and diagrammatical syntaxes. The MVG uses both EMF related tools as well as MPS.

The results of the BUMBLE project will help MVG to provide better integrated MDSE solutions to their customers. The competitive advantage brought by BUMBLE will come from the extension of the declarative modeling languages and rule engines produced by MVG so to support blended modeling. Also, it is expected that the results of the BUMBLE project will lead to a more widespread usage of MDSE technologies in larger commercial and governmental organizations, thus helping MVG in further enlarging their market share. As an example, the Dutch tax-office is already willing to employ blended modeling technologies, specifically for building incremental transformations between many textual syntaxes and a shared runtime model.

Sioux Embedded Systems BV – Service and technology provider

VU University Amsterdam – University

The Software and Services group of the VU will bring its unique combination of expertise in the fields of model-driven and empirical software engineering. In 2017 we coined the term Collaborative Model-Driven Software Engineering and laid its foundations. Also, we are in the organization board of all the editions of COMMitMDE, the international workshop on collaborative modeling in MDE.

With BUMBLE, VU will have the unique opportunity to transfer its research on collaborative modeling and influence the industrial practice with respect to blended modeling. This will strengthen the scientific position of the VU. New synergies with industrial partners will likely emerge during the project, which will allow us to build the foundation for future research initiatives and collaborations. Also, those new industrial synergies will allow us to offer an attractive and supportive research environment within our Master programs.

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AVL List GmbH – Tool and service provider

AVL is the world’s largest privately-owned company for development of powertrains (combustion engines, hybrid systems, electric drive) as well as simulation and test systems for passenger cars, trucks and marine engines. For both AVL and its direct competitors, the most competitive factor is the level of expertise on how complex test facilities must be to satisfy customers’ needs. The level of mastering the digital transformation will be the differentiating factor in the future between AVL and its competitors and will more and more shift expertise to a digital twin of the company’s products. Applying blended modelling will be essential for AVL to remain as No.1 for test facilities in the future.

EclipseSource Services GmbH – Tool and service provider

EclipseSource is a technology and service provider specialized in Eclipse technologies. As BUMBLE proposes a well-integrated approach for combining textual and graphical modeling languages, it is expected to gain a significant increase of flexibility when developing domain-specific modeling environments. This will make the open-source technology ecosystem a lot more attractive in comparison to existing proprietary tools (IBM, SparxSystems) and give EclipseSource a strong competitive advantage. With respect to competitors in the open-source service market, BUMBLE enables EclipseS to establish a leading role for the technologies created during BUMBLE.

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TU Wien – University

TU Wien is highly engaged and renowned in the scientific community working on model-driven software and systems engineering. TU Wien has made significant contributions in the fields of model versioning, model evolution, modeling language development, modeling language extensions, model transformations, analysis and reuse, executable metamodeling, and executable UML. It is expected that TU Wien can position itself as one of the world-leading research institutions on blended modeling techniques, therewith gaining competitive advantages in raising further research funds in this area and for establishing new industry collaborations. Collaborations established through this project will further contribute to this competitive advantage over other research institutions.

WU Vienna – University

WU is renowned in the scientific community for research on software-language engineering and language-oriented programming, including active development, maintenance, and research on open-source software (in particular, the Next Scripting Framework NSF). WU Vienna contributes expertise in conducting academic and applied research in the area of model-based engineering and empirical software engineering. The project is expected to strengthen WU’s long-term research efforts towards collecting empirical evidence on software-language development, adoption, and usage. This is because these efforts are highly dependent on trusted access to industry partners and industry data. Research-wise, on the short run, the project outcomes will provide for both immediate and invaluable case-study and field-study material on method engineering in the context of model-driven software development. These competitive advantages will translate into raising further research funds and for establishing new industry and new research collaborations.

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Ford Otosan – OEM in automotive domain

Ford is a major automotive OEM in Turkey, designing and producing heavy duty trucks, light/medium commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles and diesel engines for these automotive applications. Ford has been the bestselling automotive brand in Turkey for 12 consecutive years. It is Turkey’s export leader in automotive, thanks to an extensive export program supported by its competitive production. Ford is currently working on several core R&D projects for CNG and LPG Ecotorq Engines, Damage Models programmed in the engine ECU, Connected Intelligent Powertrain Systems for adaptive cruise control, smart charging, etc. and Calibration for new generation B-Car Ford engines.

HERMES İletisim

HERMES İletisim’s main job is creating digital solutions especially in Information Communication Technologies and Business Process Management area. HERMES İletisim serves Corporate Customer Solutions for more than 12000 Customers. HERMES provides Model Driven Engineering Solution for the development of Rule Based Workflow and Business Process Management Systems for various domains. Our aim is to design and implement a model-driven engineering platform to ensure Business Process Management for Debt-Collector Advocates, shortly called BPM4DCA.

Mantis Software Company

Mantis Software Company adopts the principle of providing increasing added value to its customers and partners by investing on R&D for advanced technologies, innovative products, and services for the business solutions. Alongside its expertise in search, information retrieval, data mining, decision support systems and big data analytics; Mantis has specialized in the areas of software development and technical consultancy. Mantis aims to contribute to the development of the hybrid modelling language with a particular focus on the needs of practitioners working for diverse industries in Turkey. Mantis will develop an extensible language whose textual and visual notation sets can be extended in terms of their syntax and semantics depending on the needs of particular domains. Mantis also enables the integration with other popular modelling languages and tools to benefit their advantages such as formal verification, simulation, code generation.

UNIT Information Technologies R&D Ltd.

UNIT has expertise in Model-Driven Software Development, Software Product Line Engineering, Multi-model consistency checking. In the EU market, there are highly competent Eclipse-based tooling companies that provides professional support for modeling and language development (e.g., Obeo). However, what BUMBLE technology offers is to come up with a new platform that benefits from both type of language engineering, and UNIT therefore positions itself in the market specializing in tooling services and training support for blended language development.