Bertrand Meyer Wins a European Research Council Grant for his Work on Concurrent and Parallel Programming

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Multicore programming is the way of the future and whoever will devise a simple, performant and safe way of addressing concurrency will make a difference in the future of industrial programming.


Bertrand Meyer

I am deeply honored and feel fortunate to have been selected to receive an ERC grant. My goal is to devise a powerful, efficient and secure concurrent solution to address the needs of the programming community

Bertrand Meyer, CTO of Eiffel Software and Professor at ETH in Zurich, is proud to have a chance, thanks to his ERC grant, to compete in this challenging and rewarding area of computing. He is confident that the solution he is crafting with his team will have a big impact on the IT world. "Bertrand Meyer has always been at the forefront of computing" says Emmanuel Stapf head of the compiler department of Eiffel Software." This time again he will have the opportunity to bring his contribution to the progress in the field. Building on his research Eiffel Software will make EiffelStudio a fully concurrent solution and give its users a major advantage over their competition".

With the SCOOP extension to the Eiffel programming language the EiffelStudio environment gives a powerful solution to the programming community.

EiffelStudio is based on Eiffel programming language, the most extensive implementation of object-oriented concepts, standardized through ECMA and the International Standards Organization. Its core concepts, native only to Eiffel, such as Design by Contractâ„¢, multiple inheritance, genericity, conversions and agents allow developers to write high quality applications that are easy to maintain. Eiffel, which received the prestigious ACM Software Systems Award, is used by developers and design-team leaders in challenging enterprise environments in the financial, insurance, manufacturing, health, and government sectors as well as by independent software developers.

A full-feature evaluation edition is available from the Eiffel Software web site at, enabling developers to experience the full power of the environment before purchasing it.

About Eiffel Software
Eiffel software,, was founded in 1985 with the mission of developing compilers and tools based on the power of pure object-oriented concepts to improve programmers' productivity, lifecycle efficiency and quality of the resulting applications. For close to twenty-five years Eiffel Software has delivered to its customer base the most cost-effective and advanced development tools on a large variety of platforms. For more information, contact us or call +1-805-685-1006.
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