Q-Rapids consortium consists of seven organisations from five countries.
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is one of the leading Spanish technical universities. It is dedicated to higher education and research that specialises in the fields of architecture, science and engineering. Its schools and research centers are points of reference, both nationally and internationally. UPC is involved in dozens of international projects, included EU-funded. The Software and Service Engineering Group (GESSI) is one of the 156 UPC Research Groups. GESSI members conduct research in many fields of software engineering, with particular emphasis on requirements engineering, software quality, software architecture, service-oriented computing, open source software, software modeling and empirical research. In the Q-Rapids project, UPC is responsible of the project coordination and defining and implementing the Q-Rapids Dashboard. Key roles in the project are Project Coordinator Xavier Franch, Work Package 3 Leader Lidia López and assigned researchers Claudia Ayala, Cristina Gómez, Xavier Burgués and Marc Oriol.
The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and multidisciplinary universities in Finland, with over 70 research focus areas. Empirical Software Engineering in Software, Systems and Services (M3S) is a research unit that has its origins in M-Group. M3S is the largest software engineering research unit in Finland. M3S focuses on empirical software engineering and data intensive systems and services. The main topics of research include: methods and processes for software and data intensive systems, continuous and rapid software development processes, new software and data intensive systems and services including architectural and security issues, data analytics and big data, cloud software development and cloud-based systems and software quality. M3S has very strong industry collaboration and a proven track record in making a high impact in industry. The research of the group has been rated as excellent (5/6) in a recent international external research evaluation. In the Q-Rapids project, M3S is responsible for scientific management and defining and implementing a software life cycle integrating quality requirements and functional requirements. Key roles in the project are Scientific Manager Markku Oivo, Work Package 2 Leader Pilar Rodriguez and assigned researchers Woubhset Behutiye and Pertti Karhapää.
For more than 20 years, Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern has been one of the worldwide leading research institutes in the area of software and systems engineering methods. It addresses innovation topics such as Industry 4.0, Big Data, and Cyber-Security. The institute is a technology and innovation partner for digital transformation in the areas of Autonomous & Cyber-Physical Systems and Digital Services and performs research on the interaction between embedded systems and information systems in digital ecosystems.
Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. Complementing its communications and connectivity solutions, Bittium offers proven information security solutions for mobile devices and portable computers. Bittium offers its customers also healthcare technology products and services in biosignal measuring in the areas of cardiology, neurology, rehabilitation, occupational health and sports medicine. See more www.bittium.com
ITTI sp. z o.o. is an SME working in IT and telecommunications sectors, located in Poznan, Poland.
The activities of ITTI can be grouped into three categories: technical consulting in the area of telecommunications and IT, applied R&D in the area of IT and telecommunications and development of innovative applications and software solutions (e.g. in crisis management, health and space sectors). ITTI carried out research activities in the following programmes: EU-funded initiatives, currently in the Horizon 2020 (formerly also FP7, FP6 and FP5), European Defence Agency (EDA) programmes as well as Action Grant CIPS II and NATO Industrial Advisory Group studies. ITTI has been also involved in the European Space Agency (ESA) projects. In R&D activities the company cooperates closely with numerous universities and research institutes based in Poland as well as around Europe.
In the Q-Rapids project ITTI leads WP4 focusing on the platform design, prototyping and integration, contributes to WP1 in tasks related to data gathering and analysis, as well as provides one of software development use-cases.
Nokia is a global leader in innovating the technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing. From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience. In the Q-Rapids project Nokia provides use cases and leads Dissemination, Communication and Collaboration activities. Key roles in the project are Partner Representative Jussi Särkkä and Dissemination and Collaboration Leader Sanja Aaramaa.