Aggregated Quality Assurance for Systems (AQUAS)


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.

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.

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




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.

May 2017 – April 2020 (36 months)

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This project is funded by the European Union

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Booth at AVM’19

On Monday, September 9, 2019 we will present co-engineering approach developed within AQUAS project by a booth at Alpine Verification Meeting.

Review preparation

Take a look at the following photos from our preparation for project review.

Plenary meeting in Rome

Take a look at the photos from a plenary meeting of the AQUAS project that took place in Rome.

Eurocast 2019

The AQUAS project has been presented at the 17th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory (Eurocast).


Take a look at a two-minute video explaining the goal of the AQUAS project.

Security 2019

The AQUAS project was presented during the Security 2019 conference held on 28 February in Prague.