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SeCSE - Service Centric Systems Engineering

The primary goal of the SeCSE IP is to create methods, tools and techniques for system integrators and service providers and to support the cost-effective development and use of dependable services and service-centric applications. The proposal brings together IT companies, developers and research labs and is driven by the emerging needs in the automotive and telecommunications industries. Technically, SeCSE focuses on four areas for the engineering of sw systems: specification, discovery, design, and management of services for which new techniques and tools will be delivered. These tools and techniques will be integrated to provide a SeCSE development environment and, based on visionary scenarios from application partners, domain-specific adaptations. The SeCSE development environment will be made available as open source software while other project results will form the basis of contributions to relevant standardisation bodies. Exploitation will be achieved through different routes but with the common theme of partners incorporating these results in current or planned products. SeCSE is integrated in the following ways:

  • technically, through complementary problem areas addressed by strong research teams,

  • industrially, through multi-sectors application partners who share a common vision for the potential of services,

  • managerially, through a strong management structure based on entrepreneurial practices, internationally, with partners from 6 different countries,

  • personally, through strong existing working relationships between partners.

Project website: 


  • Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A

  • Lancaster University

  • European Software Institute


  • Centro Ricerche Fiat

  • The City University

  • Computer Associates

  • DaimlerChrysler

  • European Microsoft Innovation Centre

  • KD Software

  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

  • Atos Origin

  • Telecom Italia Lab

  • UniversitÓ degli Studi del Sannio


SeCSE is an EU Framework VI intergrated project


Last updated:28/01/2005