ESAPS - Engineering Software Architectures, Processes and Platforms for System Families

The goal of the ESAPS project was the definition and validation of methods and techniques for requirements- and experience-based product development using product-family-specific architectures and components.

ESAPS aimed at providing consistent product family concepts for software-intensive products. We focused on the following areas: requirements management, traceability, decision support, architecture definition and evaluation, component descriptions, component selection, and product composition.

The work of the University of Duisburg-Essen mainly referred to Work Package 1 in the project:

  • Context-based modelling language for the definition of the method fragments (deliverable E1.2a)
  • Guidance for project- and product-specific trace recording (deliverable E1.2b)
  • Guidance for trace usage (deliverable E1.2c)
  • Validator for project- and product-specific trace recording and goal-oriented trace usage (deliverable E1.3a)

In addition, our results were validated in the industry cooperation with Siemens Health Services.

Duration: 01.07.1999 – 01.06.2001

Funded by: Federal Minitry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Programm: Eureka/ITEA-Projekt

Type: Joint Research Project


  • Alcatel
  • Combitech
  • ESI
  • EESI
  • Ericsson
  • Fraunhofer IESE
  • Helsinki University of Technology
  • Ivorium
  • Market Maker
  • Nokia
  • Philips
  • Robert Bosch
  • Sainco
  • SERC
  • Siemens
  • Thales
  • Unión Fenosa
  • University of Essen
  • University Karlskrona/Ronneby
  • University Politecnica Madrid

Website: http://www.itea2.org/project/index/view/?project=5

Email: research(at)sse.uni-due.de