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PROGRESS strategic research centre is established at Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden. PROGRESS is dedicated to find methods for cost-efficient handling of the increasing complexity of software in computer-based products by adopting a software-component approach to engineering and re-engineering of embedded software systems.

PROGRESS is hosted by Mälardalen Real-Time Research Centre (MRTC), which in the last decade has established itself as a national leader in real-time and embedded systems research, with extensive collaborations with leading Swedish industries, including ABB, Bombardier, Ericsson, Scania, and Volvo.


Research includes theories, methods, and tools for:

(i) Predictable embedded software development from software components and legacy code.

(ii) Interfacing components with the underlying platform and synthesising platforms from application requirements.

(iii) Adopting and applying real-time modelling and analysis techniques across all stages of the component-based design and development chain.


DICES established a very successful cooperation with PROGRESS from the beginning. We have closely cooperated on developing ProCom component model and PRIDE environment that supports building systems with ProCom model.

Every year PROGRESS organizes a workshop where previous year's results are presented, and future work is discussed. DICES researchers participated these workshops 2008., 2009. and 2010.



PROGRESS workshop, 19 - 24.10.2008., Alicante, Spain

This was our first attendance to PROGRESS workshop and we took advantage to present the DICES project and our current work. We discussed our common research interests and possible cooperation areas between DICES and PROGRESS.


Jan Carlson giving a talk about the ProCom component model



PROGRESS workshop, 17 - 21.10.2009., Split, Croatia

Main task of DICES reseachers on PROGRESS workshop held in Split was to present work done on the demo release of the PRIDE tool. Also, researchers from PROGRESS had the opportunity to meet researches from Split University and exchange information about ongoing projects.


Team building and rafting at Cetina river


PROGRESS workshop, 10 - 14.10.2010., Palma de Mallorca, Spain

At the Palma de Mallorca workshop researchers from DICES presented new wersion of the PRIDE tool and participated in discussions about DICES and PROGRESS projects and plans for future work.