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CITI Joins BETTY (ICT COST Action IC1201)

Behavioral Types for Software Services

CITI is a partner of a recently approved UE COST action BETTY - Behavioral Types for Software Services. The local CITI PI is Antonio Ravara. The action involves several academic and industrial partners in many european countries.

This Action will use behavioural type theory as the basis for new foundations, programming languages, and software development methods for communication-intensive distributed systems. Behavioural type theory encompasses concepts such as interfaces, communication protocols, contracts, and choreography. As a unifying structural principle it will transform the theory and practice of distributed software development. The significance of behavioural types has been recognised world-wide during the last five years. European researchers are internationally leading. There is an urgent need for European co-ordination to avoid duplication of effort, facilitate interactions among research groups, and ensure that the field proceeds efficiently from academic research to industrial practice. This Action will provide the co-ordination layer and leverage the efforts of European researchers, to increase the competitiveness of the European software industry.