Software Services and Systems Network

S-CUBE, the Software Services and Systems Network, will establish an integrated, multidisciplinary and vibrant research community, which will help enable Europe to lead the software services revolution, in turn helping to shape the software services-based Internet that will form the backbone of our future interactive society.


Project team : Philippe Massonet


The project is motivated by the need to integrate research expertise, and a strong collaboration of researchers in the field of software services and systems is required to address the following key problems:

  • Research fragmentation: Every research community (e.g. grid computing, software engineering) concentrates mostly on its own specific techniques, mechanisms and methodologies. As a result, the solutions proposed are not aligned with, or influenced by, activities in related research fields.
  • Future challenges: One example is to build service-based systems in such a way that they can self-adapt, while guaranteeing the desired level of service quality. Such an adaptation may be required as a result of changes in a system’s environment or in response to predicted and unpredicted problems.

The S-CUBE project, which is expected to have a long-lasting impact on European research, will pursue the following objectives:

  • Re-align, re-shape and integrate the research agendas of key European players from diverse research areas. By synthesizing and integrating diversified knowledge, an enduring foundation for steering research and for achieving innovation at the highest level will be established.
  • Inaugurate a Europe-wide common programme of education and training for researchers and industry. This will create a common culture that will have a profound impact on the future of the field.
  • Establish a proactive mobility plan to enable cross-fertilisation, which will foster the integration of research communities and the establishment of a common software services research culture.
  • Establish trust relationships with industry. European Technology Platforms (specifically NESSI) will have a catalytic effect on shaping European research, strengthening industrial competitiveness and
    addressing the main societal challenges.
  • Define a broader research vision and perspective. This will shape the software service-based Internet of the future, as well as accelerate economic growth and improving the living standards of European citizens.

Key Results

The main outcomes of the project are the following:

  • S-CUBE Publications, which is a browsable repository of S-CUBE publications and deliverables.
  • Public deliverables, published by the S-CUBE consortium (including abstract and full text), and are grouped according to the work packages that released them.
  • S-CUBE Case Studies, which is a collection of S-CUBE case studies in service engineering.

CETIC is contributing to the area of quality-driven and adaptable service composition and service composition models. The aim is to integrate security and service monitoring research challenges into S-CUBE activities.

Partenaires du projet

Center for Scientific and Technological Research
City University London
Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
MTA SZTAKI – Computer and Automation Research Institute
Tilburg University
universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Université Claude Bernard Lyon
University of Crete, University of Duisburg-Essen
University of Stuttgart
University of Hamburg
Vienna University of Technology
Vrije University Amsterdam