PROGRESS is dedicated to find methods for cost-efficient handling of the increasing complexity of software in computer-based products. Adopting a software-component approach to engineering and re-engineering of embedded software systems, PROGRESS will provide theory, methods,
and tools that increase quality and reduce life-cycle costs. Competence
in this area is a key strategic issue for industrial sectors, such as
the automotive, telecom, and automation industries. PROGRESS' vision is
to be a worldwide-recognised centre in software engineering of embedded
real-time systems with extensive contacts/exchange with other leading
universities and to be the preferred partner for the industry. Research
will include theories, methods, and tools for (i) predictable embedded
software development from software components and legacy code, (ii)
interfacing components with the underlying platform and synthesising
platforms from application requirements, and (iii) adopting and
applying real-time modelling and analysis techniques across all stages
of the component-based design and development chain.
PROGRESS is hosted by Mälardalen Real-Time Research Centre (MRTC), which in the last decade has established itself as a national leader in real-time and embedded systems research, with extensive collaborations with leading Swedish industries, including ABB, Bombardier, Ericsson, Scania, and Volvo.