SORCER follows up on the FIPER project
(1999-2003) - funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program. The FIPER software environment was developed and demonstrated at the GE Global Research Center (Chief software architect and lead developer M. Sobolewski and engineering application development led by R. Kolonay) in collaboration with GE Aviation (Cincinnati, OH), Goodrich Corporation Aerostructures Group (Chula Vista, CA), Parker Hannifin Corporation (Mentor, OH), Engineous Software, Inc. (Cary, NC) and Ohio University (Athens, OH). When the project was finished M. Sobolewski established the SORCER Laboratory at Texas Tech University (2002-2009) where he continued his FIPER/SORCER-based research. The SORCER Laboratory was partially funded by General Electric, Texas Tech University, Sun Microsystems, Air Force Research Laboratory, and others.During that time 28 graduate research studies (M.S. and Ph.D.) were completed all of which contributed to the development of the SORCER platform and the foundations of federated service-oriented computing. In the meantime, a number of collaborative SORCER-based projects (2007-2010) were realized together with universities from other countries (Beijing Jiaotong University, China[; Beihang University, China; Ulyanovsk State University and Samara State Aerospace University, Russia).
Since 2008 M. Sobolewski continues his SORCER applied research at the Multidisciplinary Science and Technology Center, Air Force Research Laboratory/WPAFB and starting in 2010 simultaneously at the Polish Japanese Institute of Information Technology. In 2010 the SORCER Laboratory became an independent research organization focused on the development federated service-oriented computing.
Since 2013 the development of SORCER is continued simultaneously by Sorcersoft.com in cooperation with the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, SMT Software, and the Multidisciplinary Science and Technology Center, Air Force Research Laboratory/WPAFB according to the US Air Force CRADA since 2014.