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LIP6

Laboratory of Computer Sciences, Paris 6 (Laboratoire d'informatique de Paris 6 or LIP6 for short) was created in January, 1997 after the merger of the three Computer Science laboratories (LAFORIA, LITP and MASI) of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie. With 450 professionals under its wing, it is today one of the most important centres of Computer Science in France. As a department of CNRS (UMR 7606), it is also linked to the ST2I Department (Sciences et Technologies de l’Information et de l’Ingénierie).

LIP6 has a very large spectrum of research activities: network, distributed systems, databases, languages and proofs, simulation and distributed programming, numerical computation and symbolic computation, softwares for research on Computer Sciences and aid to decision, symbolic methods and proofs, artificial life, entity and the society of robots.

Over the last few years LIP6 has developed a strong reputation within the modelling community as a major expert on model-driven development (MDD) in general and on the MDD Environment technologies in particular. The three major contributions of LIP6 in this domain are (1 - ModelBus) the conception and the development of a distributed infrastructure for managing modelling service interoperability, (2 – UML4SPM) the conception and the development of a language and an engine for software process definition and enhancement, and (3 – Praxy) the definition and the development of model inconsistency detection engine. Two of these three major contributions have been realized in the context of two FP6-IP Projects (ModelWare and ModelPlex). The third one is currently prototyped. All those three major contribution have been published in major conferences and journal (ICSE, Models, ICSM, SoSym, and EDOC). LIP6 is also an active OMG member since 2002.

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