Define and implement concrete plans to exploit the developed technology
in three main directions:
Commercial take-up of the tool extensions and new modules led by the tool
vendors. Existing distribution channels and marketing forces will be used
to sell the tools.
Introduction of the new methods and tools to industry led by the end-users
and academics. Expected recipients of the project technology are primarily
Transfer of project results on the notations (SDL, MSC and TTCN) to the
relevant standardisation bodies (ITU-T and ETSI) led by the academics and
Create an interest group made of major telecom players and tool providers
in Europe, to guide the project work by sensible industrial concerns, to
assess incrementally the project results and to make sure that they correspond
to an industrial reality.
Description of work:
The project will produce a Technology Implementation Plan (TIP) composed
of a marketing plan for the project results, and the individual exploitation
plans provided by each partner. Each individual plan will be in line with
the role of the partner in the project, and exploitation actions will be
defined correspondingly. The work items to address for the TIP are the
Market analysis and positioning of the developed technology in the development
process of telecommunication systems; study the relationship with external
technology in use in the domain.
Impact analysis of the innovative features for real-time systems design
on current industrial practices (e.g. product validation and testing) and
identification of barriers to be removed.
Realisation of the technology exploitation and transfer plans.
Identification of the customer profile and expectations: CASE tool user,
expertise in the use of formal specification techniques, compliance with
existing technologies, flexibility and performance of the delivered solutions,
return on investment.
Training and support of the industrial partners to the new technological
capabilities by the academics and the tool providers.
Transfer project results on timed extensions of the three formalisms to
the standardisation process.
Set-up of the necessary marketing and dissemination actions to promote
the acceptance of the project results throughout the telecommunication
industry but also to other domains with similar needs, for example in aeronautics
and automotive industries.