Software Catalog – DAS

In addition to the software in the highlights section, the team develops many tools and prototypes to support empirical research.
Please have a look to the sofware listed in the Inria Software Information Base about the Dynamic Adaptive Systems (DAS) research axis of the team. (Sorted in alphabetical order)


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  • Collaviz
    • The aim of Collaviz software is to allow to design, deploy and share collaborative virtual environments (CVE). Collaviz allows VR developpers to concentrate on the behavior of virtual objects that can be shared between users in a CVE. Indeed, Collaviz provides a software architecture that hides the network programmation details of the distribution and the synchronization of the content of the CVE, and that facilitates the coupling with the 3D graphics API used for rendering. Collaviz is written mainly in Java and is runnable on multiple hardware configurations: laptop or desktop computer, immersive room, mobile devices. The PAC-C3D software architecture of Collaviz makes it possible to use various 3D APIs for graphic rendering: Java3D, jReality, jMonkeyEngine, OpenSG, Unity3D (work in progress) and Havok Anarchy (work in progress), and also to use various physical engines such as jBullet and SOFA. The distribution over the network can be achieved using TCP or HTTP. A collaboration with DIVERSE team intended to extend Collaviz using a Model Driven Engineering approach in order to provide high-level tools to generate a large part of java code of virtual objects.
  • Kevoree
    • Kevoree is an open-source models@runtime platform to properly support the dynamic adaptation of distributed systems. Models@runtime basically pushes the idea of reflection one step further by considering the reflection layer as a real model that can be uncoupled from the running architecture (e.g. for reasoning, validation, and simulation purposes) and later automatically resynchronized with its running instance.
    • Kevoree is an open-source models@runtime platform (http://www.kevoree.org ) to properly support the dynamic adaptation of distributed systems. Models@runtime basically pushes the idea of reflection [132] one step further by considering the reflection layer as a real model that can be uncoupled from the running architecture (e.g. for reasoning, validation, and simulation purposes) and later automatically resynchronized with its running instance.

      Kevoree has been influenced by previous work that we carried out in the DiVA project [132] and the Entimid project [135] . With Kevoree we push our vision of models@runtime [131] farther. In particular, Kevoree provides a proper support for distributed models@runtime. To this aim we introduced the Node concept to model the infrastructure topology and the Group concept to model semantics of inter node communication during synchronization of the reflection model among nodes. Kevoree includes a Channel concept to allow for multiple communication semantics between remoteComponents deployed on heterogeneous nodes. All Kevoree concepts (Component, Channel, Node, Group) obey the object type design pattern to separate deployment artifacts from running artifacts. Kevoree supports multiple kinds of very different execution node technology (e.g. Java, Android, MiniCloud, FreeBSD, Arduino, …).

      Kevoree is distributed under the terms of the LGPL open source license.

      Main competitors:
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      \item the Fractal/Frascati eco-system (http://frascati.ow2.org ).

      \item SpringSource Dynamic Module (http://spring.io/ )
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      GCM-Proactive (http://proactive.inria.fr/ )

      OSGi (http://www.osgi.org )

      Chef

      Vagran (http://vagrantup.com/ )

      Main innovative features:

      distributed models@runtime platform (with a distributed reflection model and an extensible models@runtime dissemination set of strategies).

      Support for heterogeneous node type (from Cyber Physical System with few resources until cloud computing infrastructure).

      Fully automated provisioning model to correctly deploy software modules and their dependencies.

      Communication and concurrency access between software modules expressed at the model level (not in the module implementation).

      Impact:

      Several tutorials and courses have been performed this year at EJCP for French PhD student, at ECNU summer school for 82 chineese PhD students. See also the web page http://www.kevoree.org .

      In 2015, we mainly created a new implementation in C# and we created an implementation for system containers for driving resources using Kevoree. We also use Kevoree in the context of Mohammed's PhD to create testing infrastructure on-demand.

    • http://kevoree.org/
  • SAFDIS