S-CASE is seeking to create a software prototype which will significantly reduce development time by creating a rapid prototyping realm aimed at automating solutions for the extraction of system specifications and low-level architecture. The S-CASE realm will further contribute by automating solutions for the discovery and synthesis of composite workflows of software artefacts from distributed open source and proprietary resources that fulfil the inserted system requirements in the best possible way.
By saving time, S-CASE hopes to save developers money. Through the innovations it will introduce, the S-CASE project is expected to majorly reduce the time that is required between the conceptualisation of a software system and its first prototype, thus improving the development process in terms cost.
S-CASE will also provide an engine for transforming functional components into Web services that can be combined, indexed and published at the S-CASE cloud infrastructure. In this way, an ecosystem of services, along with the appropriate tools for service providers will be developed. In the long run, S-CASE will provide a pool for reusable software artefacts and eliminate the barrier of developing quality software for SMEs with an affordable budget.
Andreas Symeonidis, the project coordinator and Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, who were hosting the consortium in Greece, said:
“It is common knowledge that most software projects fail due to incomplete and/or misleading requirements (what the client envisions and how the developed system will support it). S-CASE will automatically transform requirements provided into reusable software artefacts, which will in turn be composed into fully functional cloud services. S-CASE is expected to enable: a) the identification of system specifications and the design of software from user input, and (b) the discovery and synthesis of composite workflows of software artefacts from distributed open source and proprietary resources that fulfil the inserted system requirements in the best possible way. S-CASE can be seen as a search-engine for software modules.”
For more information on the S-CASE project take a look at the project information page, or follow them on Twitter. You can also keep up to date with all the projects milestones and updates by joining the S-CASE LinkedIn group, not to mention the being able to keep in contact with all the project partners.
The consortium developed a strong bond over the few days in Thessaloniki and is looking forward to their first plenary meeting in Croatia this March. Keep up to date on all the S-CASE happenings right here and we are looking forward to sharing the project challenges and successes as time goes by.
The S-CASE Team