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Bio-Phoenix project kick-off in Athens, Greece

We are pleased to announce that July 4-5th BlueSoft has participated in a new H2020 project related to the topic of IT infrastructure security and resiliency.

The kick-off meeting was hosted by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), ICCS department. NTUA is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology.

BIO-PHOENIX aims to develop a fundamentally novel computational model for reconstructing complex software systems, following some massive internal failure or external infrastructure damage. Recovering system operations is a challenging problem. It may require excessive system reconstruction using a different infrastructure (i.e., computational and communication devices named system cells) from the one that the system was originally designed for. Thus, software functionality may have to be re-modularized and allocated onto devices with very different characteristics than those initially used but with some generic capabilities.

BIO-PHOENIX aims to develop a bio-inspired paradigm for reconstructing nearly extinct complex software systems based on a novel computational DNA (co-DNA) oriented systems modeling approach. The co-DNA will encapsulate logic and program code and enable the use of analogs of biological processes for transmitting, transforming, combining, activating, and deactivating it across computational and communication devices.

The purpose of encoding the co-DNA of a system, and computational analogs of biological processes using it, is to enable other computational devices receiving the co-DNA to act as parts of the system that needs to be reconstructed, realize chunks of its functionality, and spread further the system reconstruction process.

The BIO-PHOENIX approach will bring a breakthrough in the current software system design and engineering paradigm. This will be through, not only a fundamentally new way of engineering mechanisms to support the resilience, continuity, and recovery of software systems but also the initiation of a new paradigm of designing and implementing software systems, based on the encoding of a system co-DNA that can trigger processes of self-regulated and incrementally expanding system functionality.

As software specialists with a strong focus on software architecture, BlueSoft will be looking at those new paradigms and researching the possibilities of an entirely new approach to the software architecture design.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation staff exchange program (RISE) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 823951

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