One of my minions (from Queens’ University) pointed out an interesting document titled “Robotics 2020 Multi-Annual Roadmap.” from Spark -The Partnership for Robotics in Europe.
It is a very interesting read, especially for those, like me, who are involved in the Eclipse PolarSys Rover project and the Papyrus Industry Consortium!
I especially like the following blurbs:
From printed page 248 (go to page 258 in the PDF):
“Model based methods are needed at the core of all complex robot systems and through
the lifecycle. To address increasing complexity, a shift from human-oriented document-driven
approaches to computer-assisted tools and a computer processable model-driven approach is
needed in order to gain from design support processes”
And from printed page 251 (go to page 261 in the PDF):
“Model-driven software development and domain specific languages are core technologies
required in order to achieve a separation of roles in the robotics domain while also improving
composability, system integration, and also addressing non-functional properties”
Many of these aspects are are already part of work that has been one on me.
This is exactly where I can and will make a difference!
Shoutout to my minion GD for making me aware of this!
On Friday, March 31th at 16:00 CET, 15:00 GMT, and 11:00 EDT, the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (Me-IC!) Research and Academia (“PIC-RAC“) committee will host their fourth webinar of the year.
The topic is on an academic perspective on software product lines with speakers from Østfold University College, University of Passau, and TU Braunschweig.
See this link for the connection information.
Although the Papyrus for Real Time (Me-RT) project is not officially on the Eclipse Release Train, that team has indicated, judged on their newly published roadmap.
It should be noted that it is through an initiative of the Papyrus Industry Consortium that these roadmap will become the norm for all the Papyrus product line!
This is a good thing as it should formalise the release schedule for all my variants!
The Papyrus-RT roadmap has also shown us more details about the next two releases:
- Papyrus-RT v0.9 is to be released with Neon.3 in March
- Papyrus-RT v1.0 is to be released with Oxygen in early July
From what I have been told, meeting these deadlines will be feasible, especially as the time between v0.9 and 1.0 will be spent cleaning up the offering for the 1.0 release, with no additional functionality.
All the efforts around me continue to be so interesting!
On Friday, February 17th at 16:00 CET , 15:00 (GMT), and 10:00 EST, the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (a.k.a. Papyrus-IC or, as I prefer, Me-IC 😉 Research and Academia committee will host their second webinar of the year:
Industrial usage of open source solutions – Why do we need industrial consortiums?
Ericsson’s Francis Bordeleau, who is also the Me-IC’s chairperson will be presenting this very interesting topic.
I must say that, as an open source project myself, I have profited from the creation of the Papyrus IC and I certainly owe some of my growth to its members!
If you are curious as to how open source project can grow and become more palatable for usage in an industrial setting, then you must attend this webinar!
You can find information on how to connect from the Me-IC Research and Academia webinar page!
See you there!
If you’ve been following this blog, you already know that I have an Industry Consortium.
And if you looked at the Papyrus Industry Consortium’s (PIC) website, you also know that it has a Research and Academia Committee!
And that committee is known to hold very interesting webinars about various aspects of modeling, open source, and, of course, ME!
Well, the first webinar of the year will happen this Friday, January 13th, at 16:00 – 17:00 CET, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT, 10:00 – 11:00 EST.
Our first speaker of 2017 is none other than Jordi Cabot, ICREA Research Professor at IN3 (Open University of Catalonia), a well-known member of our community with many years of experience as a researcher in Model Driven Engineering and in open-source software and the driving force behind the MOdeling LAnguages blog.
Jordi will be talking about some of the key factors in the success of open-source software projects. His talk is titled:
Wanna see your OSS project succeed? Nurture the community
I hope you will join us for this very interesting talk.
You can find the connection information in the Papyrus IC wiki.
If you are not aware of the Modeling Languages blog, you are missing one of the best sources of up-to-date modelling information on the web! And I’m not just saying that because of the recent great interview about me!
Modeling Languages’s Jordi Cabot provides us all with a great interview of Francis Bordeleau, chairman of my Industry Consortium and Ericsson employee, about my past, growth, and future.
In this post, Jordi stated:
I believe this interview is interesting not only for people using Papyrus (or looking for a Eclipse-based modeling tool to use) but it includes many valuable insights for all of you trying to push various open source initiatives and aim for their sustainable development.
And I can’t agree more!
The discussion covers a lot, from Ericsson’s belief that they need to control their tool destiny and that the best way to do this is to be part of it (hint: Open source ME!), to my evolution and the creation of the Me Industry Consortium, enabling many companies to work together to make me better and providing me with more minions!
Thanks to Jordi and Francis for this exposé!
Well, my feathers are a bit ruffled.
It seems that Michael Jastram thinks I am not very good… (or perhaps it’s my German that’s not so good).
In his comment on that page, he compares me, with my youth and open source approach, to established “excellent, affordable commercial tools” (“hervorragende, erschwingliche kommerzielle Werkzeuge”).
I can’t deny that I am young and, in some ways, inexperienced. But I am growing and evolving! I also have many who believe in me! So although I might have been disapointing to Herr Jsatram in 2015, it looks like 2016 will be a much better year!
I do realize that there was limited space in the JaxCenter article, so I don’t begrudge the sparcity of Herr Jastram’s post.
I would like to invite him to look at my industry consortium and to engage with its members in a constructive discussion of his needs, wants, and desires for Papyrus. By doing this, by working with us, I am sure he will no longer be disappointed with me at the end of 2016!
Also , Herr Jastram , werden Sie es tun?
On May 13, there was a rebuttal from Michael Jastram and on May 17, one of my minions was interviewed by Jaxenter to explain my position.
All’s well that ends well!
Remember my last post?
I talked about the creation of the Papyrus Industry Consortium…
It was just an announcement back then…
But now it’s reality!
Check out the Press Release!
And the brand new (and still evolving) web site!
This is so exciting I have to take a breath between each sentence!
I have a bunch of friends, big and small, who want to take this bird and make it fly, nay, soar!
I live in interesting times…and the future just got brighter!