Aggregated Quality Assurance for Systems (AQUAS)


The AQUAS project investigates the challenges arising from the inter-dependence of safety, security and performance of systems and aims at efficient solutions for the entire product life-cycle within three essential capabilities of the ECSEL JU MASRIA 2016: Design Technologies (DT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and European Asset Protection (EAP). The project builds on knowledge of partners gained in current or former EU projects and will demonstrate the newly conceived approaches across use cases spanning:

  • Space
  • Medicine
  • Transport
  • Industrial Control

AQUAS will aid the technological progress required to provide solutions capable of meeting the challenges of the ever increasing complexity of the systems we engineer in modern society, which includes facing the convergence between embedded world and open world. This complexity creates increasing difficulties, particularly for safety critical systems such as the transportation, space, medical and industrial control domains. Meeting the continuously growing requirements on security and performance, while maintaining safety, requires a coordinated engineering approach. Such a coordinated engineering approach, making available leading edge design for Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) technologies, will increase the competitiveness of key European industrial domains.

AQUAS will support the objectives of the ECSEL JU MASRIA 2016 of keeping Europe at the forefront of the technology development and securing and strengthening the commanding position in design and systems engineering. This will be done by providing solutions for a holistic approach to Safety/Security/Performance Co-Engineering (CE) through a domain-flexible framework, supporting the entire Product Life-cycle (PLC). These solutions need to be pulled into mainstream development, with one supporting factor being our aforementioned wide domain coverage and another key point being our strong contribution to Standards Evolution (SE).  These three points, co-engineering, product life-cycle and standards evolution represent the three core goals on which our objectives and work will be founded.


This project has received funding from the Electronic Component Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 737475. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Spain, France, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany.

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SafeComp 2018

An AQUAS paper was presented on a co-engineering approach with interaction points for the concept phase in the industrial drives use case.

ECSEL in Germany

Recently, the ECSEL in Germany Congress was held in Dresden, and the AQUAS project was represented here by a poster session and a short introduction presentation.

Vienna 2018

Take a look at the photos from the ongoing meeting in Vienna.

Thales webpage

Our project has just been mentioned on the Thales website.

Mailing list for the public

The AQUAS project consortium has established new mailing list for everyone interested in receiving important project updates.

1st General Assembly meeting

Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI) in Valencia held the first general assembly meeting of the AQUAS project.

AQUAS Press Release

Today, an AQUAS Press Release (in italian language) has been published on the University of L'Aquila web-site.