Octopus

(System adaptability in the domain of digital document printing systems) The Octopus project focuses on evolvability aspects of high-tech embedded systems. In particular, the project focuses on run-time evolvability, i.e. system adaptability. The aim of the project is to define new techniques, tools, and methods that help to design software-intensive electro/physical/chemical/mechanical systems, like professional printers, that react in an adaptive way to changes during usage. To realize an efficient design methodology for high quality data paths, including hardware and software mapping, of adaptive multi-functional printers and copiers, we will use (colored) Petri nets to model and analyze data paths. Océ is the main industry partner in this project.