6th AMASS General Meeting

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The AMASS consortium gathered together in Bilbao on October 16th, 17th, and 18th for the 6th General Meeting of the project. The meeting was hosted by TEC. Forty people attended the meeting. They outlined the work performed during the fifth semester of the project, presented the ongoing work, and discussed the work in the next six months. Both technical and non-technical aspects were covered.

The discussions on technical aspects strongly focused on the finalisation of the third prototype of the AMASS Tool Platform (aka Prototype P2) and on its use and evaluation in the project’s industrial case studies. The new, advanced features of the Platform for architecture-driven assurance, multi-concern assurance, seamless interoperability, and assurance reuse were presented, including demos, and how they could be applied in the case studies was discussed. The consortium agreed upon a release plan for the prototype, for validation in addition to for usage. Special attention was also paid to the provision of a comprehensive methodological guidance that facilitates the use of the AMASS Tool Platform.

Regarding the non-technical aspects, the status on networking, community building, industrial impact, exploitation, dissemination, and standardisation was outlined. The main actions to take on these areas until the end of the project were agreed. The actions include the organisation of another EAB workshop, the preparation of external training activities, and a roadmap for result transfer to potentially interested parties.

Among the deliverables that will materialise the meeting outcomes, the final deliverables from the technical development work packages (WP3-6) are about to be released, WP2 will finish the methodological guidance and the reports on the V&V and the integration activities, and WP1 will start documenting the application of the AMASS Tool Platform in the industrial use cases.

The next and last general meeting will be held in Trento (hosted by FBK) at the end of January or at beginning of February 2019. This meeting will focus on project closure, including the benchmarking of the AMASS Tool Platform, the final actions to ensure project impact, and the preparation of the last project review by ECSEL.