SOFIA: research on an application ecosystem for productivity improvement in the software development industry through the intensive use of reliable AI throughout its life cycle


Project subsidized by the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation within the framework of the Transmissions 2023 initiative

Digital Innovation


The SOFIA project promotes cooperation around the use of AI in software development and its safe application in industrial environments with the objectives of advancing scientific and technological knowledge, including legal and ethical aspects, for the use of Reliable Artificial Intelligence throughout the software development cycle in order to achieve an unprecedented improvement in production efficiency and cybersecurity, perform Proof of Concepts (PoC) to validate the technologies investigated (TRL4) that provide methodologies and lessons learned for future developments and industrialization; share best practices between knowledge centers and companies, in different technological and business fields, allowing an effective collaboration in order to prepare for the subsequent industrialization and commercialization of the results, as there is no conflict of interest; to analyze and investigate the reliable, efficient and safe applicability of the investigated technologies to different scenarios of software development cycles such as Software Factories, Naval Systems (industrial), Optimization Robotic Process Automation (RPAs) (high level), IoT (low level) and Visualization Systems (human-machine interface); and to strengthen and position the Consortium and its partners as benchmarks in their fields of action, enabling their participation in international initiatives, such as Horizon Europe, Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking (KDT JU), Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) and international research networks.