WOSOCER 2012Enabling transfer of knowledge between industryand academia: are we really able to?                      GABRI...
SESM Advanced Decision Support and Knowledge Based Systems in the field of Air Traffic Management, Defence and Logistic Su...
SESM Facts & Figures                                                                                        Ricerca di res...
OUR SHAREHOLDERS MARKET & SOLUTION         AIRBORNE MISSION         ATC/ATM & AIRPORT        VTMIS &        ADVANCED I.T. ...
THEIR NUMBERSABOUT 25% OF ITS TURNOVERINVESTED IN R&D IN 2011                                                             ...
CRITICAL SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS AND INFRASTRUCTURE •  Software represents an horizontal business pillar •  Strict dependability...
The role of SW Integration,Verification and Validation (IV&V)•    Dependability and quality threats coming from SW integra...
The need for a reference (V-) model•  Complexity and high criticality   –  ask for a rigorous industrial process       •  ...
…and its drawbacks•  Rigorous should not mean unflexible!    –  Huge effort in producing heavy documentation    –  Difficu...
Therein lies the rub!•  Despite of the Intensive effort devoted to IV&V, accounting for the   50% of the complete software...
Promoting the TOK                   Ph.D.                                          NFR TESTING                            ...
Feeding the TOK            REQUIREMENTS   INDUSTRIES                        STAKEH                                        ...
Innovation HUB  NFR TESTING         REQUIREMENTS                      CASE STUDIES  EFFORT ALLOCATION  STRATEGIES  TECHNOL...
SESM as Open Innovation Hub: our model                                                         needs                      ...
SESM “University-Industry” R&D collaboration     and scholarships project In 2005 SESM has coordinated a number of scholar...
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  1. 1. WOSOCER 2012Enabling transfer of knowledge between industryand academia: are we really able to? GABRIELLA CARROZZA, Ph.D.
  2. 2. SESM Advanced Decision Support and Knowledge Based Systems in the field of Air Traffic Management, Defence and Logistic SupportThe CompanyFounded in 1990, SESM Soluzioni Evolute per laSistemistica e i Modelli s.c.a.r.l. is a no-profit privateresearch centre part of Finmeccanica Group with thefollowing share: • SELEX Sistemi Integrati S.p.A. (90%) • SELEX Galileo S.p.A. (10%)SELEX Sistemi Integrati and SELEX Galileo are two Italiancompanies of Finmeccanica Group, operating in thedevelopment of Large Systems for Homeland Protection, AirTraffic Control, Coastal and Maritime Surveillance.SESM promotes and manages research projects co-fundedby European Commission, by the MIUR (Italian Universityand Research Ministry) and by the Italian Regions (localgovernment), with particular interest in in the fields of airtraffic management, defense and logistic support forreliability and availability of Systems of Systems
  3. 3. SESM Facts & Figures Ricerca di research Base baseHighly qualified people: 3% Applied Ricerca applicata research•  Almost 120 employees across two 31% premises 33% Investment Investimenti PT•  Average age 35 years•  Over 30 academic researchers, thesis Pre- competitive students and scholarship holders Sviluppo development Precompetitivo average present.•  50 papers to International conferences 3% Industrial Sviluppo industiale development and journals in the last 5 years 30%•  Knowledge hub between university and Employees Qualifications industry.•  Partnership with more than 20 european universities.Mission 24% 88%•  SESM mission is to act as research and 76% precompetitive development centre, to consolidate the position of privileged hub 12% between University and Industry, with the objective to create a net of transversal competences and a group of qualified Post degree Graduate people for Shareholders needs. High school Graduate
  4. 4. OUR SHAREHOLDERS MARKET & SOLUTION AIRBORNE MISSION ATC/ATM & AIRPORT VTMIS & ADVANCED I.T. FOR SECURITY, SYSTEMS SYSTEMS MARITIME AWARNESS LOGISTICS AND AUTOMATION AIRBORNE, SURVEILLANCE & SECURITY SYSTEMSConsolidated world leader in Land and Naval radar sensorsKey global player in Naval Combat System Integration,C4I and Air Defense Systems and Air Traffic Control Systems 4World major player in Large Systems for Homeland Defense and Security
  5. 5. THEIR NUMBERSABOUT 25% OF ITS TURNOVERINVESTED IN R&D IN 2011 Germany UK Italy USA Saudi Arabia Venezuela UAE Nerviano Yemen Brazil La Spezia Kenia Genoa Malaysia Rome Giugliano Taranto Fusaro Revenues 765 €Million Backlog 1,600 €Million Employees 4,400 5 FINMECCANICA SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI ATC & ATP LAND NAVAL C4I SECURITY LOGISTICS
  6. 6. CRITICAL SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS AND INFRASTRUCTURE •  Software represents an horizontal business pillar •  Strict dependability requirements •  Safety & Security standards –  D0178-B –  CMMI 3 •  Huge variety of (sw) systems •  Middleware •  HMI & High Level Application •  Radar system software •  Advanced Combat Management Console •  Complex solutions –  Legacy systems –  Integrated (C)OTS
  7. 7. The role of SW Integration,Verification and Validation (IV&V)•  Dependability and quality threats coming from SW integration –  Additional sources of failures due to errors propagation among modules –  Transient manifestation of software failures –  Operational environment hard to reproduce•  IV&V becomes crucial in all the phases of SLC ( Sw Life Cycle) -  Requirements engineering -  Design -  Implementation -  Testing•  …aiming to –  Check software quality from different levels –  Address the as many bugs as possible before operational phase –  Minimize residual faults during operational phase•  Along three main directions –  Test granularity –  Testing techniques –  Testing tools
  8. 8. The need for a reference (V-) model•  Complexity and high criticality –  ask for a rigorous industrial process •  Documentation •  Responsibility allocation among different teams •  “Consolidated” tools and practices –  Unmask model dependability holes •  Very frequent delays due to the basic waterfall approach •  Unbalanced effort distribution effort across the different phases to respect milestone plans •  Lack of cooperation and gap among designers/ developers/testers teams
  9. 9. …and its drawbacks•  Rigorous should not mean unflexible! –  Huge effort in producing heavy documentation –  Difficulties in going backward in the process•  No risk management strategies to mitigate delays –  Design “bugs” propagate into code and tests prior to surface –  Late code deliveries result into shortened testing phases •  Start too late –  Integration reveals many bugs that could have been discovered / fixed during component level testing –  Bad surprises on site due to inaccurate testing campaigns in-house »  Crazy company costs increase!!! •  Lay down NFRs testing campaigns that should rather be improved for such critical application scenarios –  They are not a practice indeed
  10. 10. Therein lies the rub!•  Despite of the Intensive effort devoted to IV&V, accounting for the 50% of the complete software production, delivered solutions still do not exhibit the expected quality and reliability level•  Why ?? –  No room for NFRs extensive testing campaigns •  Load and stress testing •  Robustness testing •  Operational scenarios reproduction in-house –  No time for fault injection based exercises •  To stimulate system failures •  To feed failure prevention strategies definition –  Limited budget for infrastructure and technology investments •  Testing environments virtualization •  Cloud computing to support distributed testing –  No time for dedicated training, hence lack of skills –  Technology resistance –  Legacy solutions “ghost”
  11. 11. Promoting the TOK Ph.D. NFR TESTING R&D Associa tions EFFORT ALLOCATION STRATEGIESACADE MIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY SCOUTING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTIGATION EU Projects FAILURE PREDCTION National grants FAIULT DIAGNOSIS
  12. 12. Feeding the TOK REQUIREMENTS INDUSTRIES STAKEH OLDERS CASE STUDIES REAL SYSTEMS PROCESSES STANDAR DIZATION BODIES VALIDATION CERTIFIC PLATFORMS ATION ENTITIES FIELD DATA & NEEDS
  13. 13. Innovation HUB NFR TESTING REQUIREMENTS CASE STUDIES EFFORT ALLOCATION STRATEGIES TECHNOLOGY PROCESSES SCOUTING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTIGATION VALIDATION PLATFORMS FAILURE PREDCTION FIELD DATA & NEEDS FAIULT DIAGNOSIS
  14. 14. SESM as Open Innovation Hub: our model needs Italian European nds projects, Real world Requirements fu Competitive advantage Academia Open research groups Selection Innovative Improved Modeling and solutions Market Engineeri SolutionsMarket, Innovative Acquisition Verification products of and ng quality Innovation Rapid Prototype PrototypingR&D Associations ideas Technology scouting Agile methodologies application Real world feedback for new ideas and projects
  15. 15. SESM “University-Industry” R&D collaboration and scholarships project In 2005 SESM has coordinated a number of scholarships funded by Finmeccanica, with the aim of: •  promoting the collaboration with Italian Universities •  grant the education of students (Master thesis and/or PhD students) •  improve the exchange of innovation and R&D findings sharing. Scholarships have been realised under the “Centro Ricerche Radar” and “Iniziativa Software” umbrella. 9 Italian Universities have been involved as well as main companies from the FINMECCANICA group (Selex SI, Selex Galileo, Elsag Datamat, Ansaldo STS, Ansaldo Breda). The scholarships will end in 2013. As main result of the study the “U-I” collaboration model performed by FINMECCANICA has been identified and a book based on the presentation and discussion of this model has been published
  16. 16. Glad to answeryour questions! Page 16

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