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Atego will apply their extensive background in modeling and asset reuse to the problem, helping evolve the VARIES variability architecture and approach. We will also extend our Artisan Studio variability modeling and Atego Asset Library variant reuse to support this approach and provide an example tool-chain. These tools will then be applied on the industrial partners example projects.


VARIES is an industry driven research project in the ARTEMIS program on the topic of variability in safety critical embedded systems. Embedded Systems (ES) are rarely entirely conceived from scratch. Companies developing ES constantly face decisions about whether to use and adapt existing products or product assets or whether to develop new assets.

Determining the long term risk and benefits of such decisions is very challenging. VARIES addresses the following question: How can the benefits offered by introducing variability into ES outweigh the increased product complexity caused by variability. Its objectives are to:

  • Enable companies to make informed decisions on variability use in safety critical ES;
  • Provide effective variability architectures and approaches for safety-critical ES; and
  • Offer consistent, integrated and continuous variability management over the entire product life cycle

In addition, VARIES will create a Center of Innovation Excellence (CoIE) for managing variability in ES. VARIES started in May 2012 for a duration of 3 years, and involves 23 partners from 7 countries.

To learn more about VARIES view the related links below.

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