The purpose of the PROGRESS Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is to support design, analysis, and realization of components and component-based systems using different tools integrated in a common environment. The novel CBD process is enabling a seamless integration of, and interaction between, different phases in the process, which traditionally are performed as a sequence of isolated activities. For example, our approach enables incremental and concurrent modeling and deployment, a combination of reuse of existing components and development of new ones, or a combined deployment on virtual and physical nodes. A first internal release of the IDE is available since January 18, 2010. A public release is planned for end of June.


PROGRESS is dedicated to find methods for cost-efficient handling of the increasing complexity of software in computer-based products. Adopting a software-component approach to engineering and re-engineering of embedded software systems, PROGRESS will provide theory, methods, and tools that increase quality and reduce life-cycle costs. Competence in this area is a key strategic issue for industrial sectors, such as the automotive, telecom, and automation industries. PROGRESS' vision is to be a worldwide-recognised centre in software engineering of embedded real-time systems with extensive contacts/exchange with other leading universities and to be the preferred partner for the industry. Research will include theories, methods, and tools for (i) predictable embedded software development from software components and legacy code, (ii) interfacing components with the underlying platform and synthesising platforms from application requirements, and (iii) adopting and applying real-time modelling and analysis techniques across all stages of the component-based design and development chain.

PROGRESS is hosted by Mlardalen Real-Time Research Centre (MRTC), which in the last decade has established itself as a national leader in real-time and embedded systems research, with extensive collaborations with leading Swedish industries, including ABB, Bombardier, Ericsson, Scania, and Volvo.