Project area A (construction methodology) is concerned with the development of methods and principles utilized, adapted and refined within the context of subproject B (adaptation mechanisms) and subproject C (communication mechanisms). This includes the design of suitable communication system architectures in order to facilitate the efficient transitions between communication mechanisms at runtime and the detection and prevention of (system wide) unwanted interactions between concurrent transition processes. Furthermore, it develops modeling techniques used to describe system states as well as transitions between system states. These modeling techniques are especially relevant to subproject B as they assist in the planning and implementation process of transitions, i.e. to decide at what point, on which mechanism and at what level (individual, group, system) a transition should be taking place. Vice versa, subproject A relies on feedback from subprojects B and C to continually research, design, verify and refine the models and architectures required.
In order to deal with these fundamental issues most effectively, Subproject A is further divided into three subprojects: