SINTEF – Norway

Stiftelsen Sintef , SINTEF ICT institute
Forskningsveien 1
0314 Oslo, Norway

HEADS Contact

HEADS Project Coordinator

 Dr. Arnor Solberg 

 Senior Scientist
 Tel: +47 95900741 


HEADS Technical Manager

 Franck Fleurey

 Senior Scientist
 Tel: +47 22067360, +47 22067683 


The SINTEF Group is a multidisciplinary, non-profit research organization based in Norway. With 2100 employees, SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. SINTEF offers research-based knowledge and related services to customers in industry, venture companies and the public sector world-wide. More than 90 percent of SINTEF earnings come from contracts for industry, the public sector, and from project grants from the Research Council of Norway. SINTEF is organized into seven research divisions, one of which is SINTEF Information and Communication Technology (ICT). HEADS will involve SINTEF ICT, which is a 300 employee institute covering R&D in the fields of microtechnology, instrumentation, communication and informatics.

The department for Networked Systems and Services
The department for Networked Systems and Services (NSS) within SINTEF ICT provides research-based expertise in Model-Driven Development, quality and security technology, and service innovation. NSS has lead several national research and development projects and played a leading role in several EU ICT projects such as MODELPLEX, MODELWARE, and DiVA, and more recently REMICS, Broker@Cloud, MODAClouds and PaaSage. NSS has experience with and have developed various open-source domain-specific languages (DSLs), methods and tools for model-driven system development, such as ThingML (a tool-supported modelling language for the Internet of Things) which will be improved and extended in HEADS, CVL (the common variability language) and CloudML (a tool-supported modelling language for the Cloud, initiated in REMICS). NSS has also long-term experience in model-driven engineering technologies and standardisation, specifically within the OMG (Object Management Group), where NSS has represented SINTEF and influenced and contributed to the specification of modelling languages such as UML, SoaML, CVL and MOFM2T, and has also been an active contributor to the Eclipse community via the MOFScript language and tool.

The Instrumentation Department
The Instrumentation Department within SINTEF ICT creates integrated electronics and miniaturized instrumentation systems. The group has broad competence that encompasses integrated circuit designs, signal processing, instrumentation, and communication. Health-related sensors and instrumentation systems constitutes one of two research directions in the department. The SINTEF Department of Instrumentation Biomedical group focuses on bringing medical monitoring technology out of the hospitals and making it available at point of care and in the patient's own homes. We carry out research to develop new, miniaturized and unobtrusive sensor devices that can monitor patient's vital signs. SINTEF Instrumentation has played a major role in several national projects as well as EU projects such as SmartHEALTH, CORBYS, d-LIVER and EmerEEG.

Key personnel involved in the project

Dr. Arnor Solberg is the Research Manager of the Model-Driven Software Development group. Before he joined SINTEF he worked in the industry as a consultant and software engineer. He is an expert on software architectures and software engineering practices. He received his PhD from the University of Oslo in 2007. His research interests include model-driven software engineering and dynamically adaptive systems in the IoT, Cloud and Big Data Management domains. He has a long track record as a project manager and technical manager for several national and international/EU research projects such as FP7 HEADS, MODAClouds and DiVA projects. He has been member of program comities of many relevant international conferences and workshops such as the MODELS, MODELSWARD, MultiCloud and CAiSE conferences, the annual models@runtime workshop.

Dr. Franck Fleurey is a senior scientist at SINTEF ICT and will be the Technical Coordinator of the HEADS project. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Rennes 1, France in 2006, for a dissertation on model-driven development techniques. He is the authors of over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications on software engineering. He joined SINTEF in 2008 and works on practically applying model-based software engineering technique to embedded systems, product lines and adaptive systems. He has experience from working in a number of EU research project and has been a work package leader in the DiVA FP7 STREP project.

Dr. Brice Morin is a research scientist at SINTEF ICT. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Rennes 1, France in 2010 for a thesis entitled "Leveraging Models from Design-time to Runtime to Support Dynamic Variability", funded by the DiVA European project, where he pioneered the concept of models@runtime, in close collaboration with DiVA partners. He served as Work Package leader for several EU projects including FP7 DiVA and FP7 REMICS, and is or has been involved in other EU projects like CESAR, ArrowHead or Broker@Cloud. He is interested in applying Model-Driven Engineering and models@runtime techniques to adaptive systems, IoT-based or cloud-based systems. He was a co-organizer of the Models@Runtime workshop to be held in 2012.

Anders E. Liverud is a Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF ICT. He has been employed in the R&D companies Tandberg Storage/Tandberg Data and Scali for twenty years before joining SINTEFs Department of Instrumentation as a Senior Scientist in 2010. He has broad experience in product development, particular in embedded software development and product development management. He received his B.Eng. Hons. from University of Glasgow in 1989. He is in charge of SINTEFs activities in the EU project CORBYS: physiological sensing system, sensor network and system integration.

Anatoly Vasilevskiy works for the department of Networked Systems and Services at SINTEF. He holds the master degree in informatics: programming and networks from the University of Oslo in 2013. His master thesis was devoted to problems in the product line engineering and particularly in the variability modeling realm. He has experience in development and QA from the industry. He joined SINTEF ICT in 2013 as a master of science and his interests include product line engineering, model-driven software development, software engineering approached and QA practices. He is working or has worked in the following EU projects: CESAR, VARIES and ArrowHead.

Steffen H. Dalgard is an engineer (Bachelor level) from Buskerud University College in 1986. He has 10 years' experience in R&D of audio broadcast equipment and 15 years' experience in R&D of telecommunication equipment in Ericsson. He joined SINTEF ICT department of Instrumentation in 2011 and his expertise is within embedded programming, system management, computer network design and digital HW design.

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