The SPADES project-team aims at mastering the complexity and dependability of networked embedded computing systems by focusing on three key questions:

  1. How to build networked embedded systems as adaptive modular structures?
  2. How to program systems with resource and behavioral constraints on multicore architectures?
  3. How to program reliable and fault-tolerant embedded systems with different levels of criticality?

Research Themes

  • Components and contracts

    • Semantical foundations for embedded component-based design
    • Composition and contracts for embedded component-based design
  • Real-time energy-efficient multicore programming

    • GALS programming languages
    • High-level programming languages for Precision-Timed machines
    • Specialized programming models and languages.
  • Language-based fault tolerance

    • Composable abstractions for fault-tolerant programming
    • Separating fault-tolerance concerns
    • Tracking and exploiting causality for fault-tolerance


Most SPADES team members were previously part of the (now defunct) POPART and SARDES project-teams.

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