TOPCASED is a software environment in open source dedicated to the realization of critical embedded systems including hardware and software. Started in 2005 thanks to a collaborative R&T project, it promotes model-driven engineering and formal methods as key technologies. TOPCASED is strongly connected to the Eclipse Modeling Project, and some of its components have even been transfered to it (EMF Search, ECORE Tools). Today, TOPCASED is released by a group of enlarged academic and industrial partners. To ensure its maintainance and durability, it will rely on the forthcoming organization OPEES.
Pierre Gaufillet is a Software Engineering Specialist at Airbus in Toulouse since 2001, where he defines development methods and supports software engineers working on avionic applications and flight simulators. Advocating open source strategy and model driven engineering for years, he is also involved in TOPCASED and OPEES initiatives - aiming to provide and maintain a complete CASE (Computer Aided System Engineering) in open source. When Pierre is not talking about computer sciences, you may find him trekking or climbing in unlikely places.