SINTEF is a multidisciplinary applied research and development organisation. SINTEF is Scandinavia's largest independent research organization with about 2000 employees, 1300 of which are located in Trondheim and 450 in Oslo. Contracts for industry and the public sector in Norway and internationally generate over 90% of its income. Contract research carried out by SINTEF covers multiple scientific and technical areas, and ranges from basic research through applied research to commercialisation of results into new products and business ideas, for both the domestic and international markets.
The partner in this project, SINTEF ICT, is a department specialized in information and communication technology. SINTEF ICT has extensive experience over many years of participation in Norwegian and EU R&D projects, in both technical and co-ordination roles.
SINTEF ICT will contribute with expertise in software and service engineering. We include experts on development methodologies, formal validation of service components, mobile computing and self-adaptive software. The expertise has been gained through decades of experience in the domain of teleservices, and more recently through doctoral work (Floch 2003 , Sanders 2007 ) and participation in the EU R&D projects SIMS and MUSIC.
SINTEF ICT will also contribute with expertise in end user programming and composition environments, acquired through recent doctoral work (Stav 2006).
Role in the project:
SINTEF ICT will contribute to the specification of the architecture of UbiCompForAll tools and MW and to the development of visual composition methods and tool prototypes. We will also provide guidelines for designing service building blocks that can easily be reused during composition by end users.
SINTEF ICT is also responsible for the project co-ordination.
Interest in project results:
SINTEF ICT will use the results from the project in future research and development projects for Norwegian and European software industry.