Multifaceted Automated Analyses for Variability-Intensive Embedded Systems

Sami Lazreg, Maxime Cordy, Philippe Collet, Patrick Heymans, Sebastien Mosser

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Embedded systems, like those found in the automotive domain, must comply with stringent functional and non-functional requirements. To fulfil these requirements, engineers are confronted with a plethora of design alternatives both at the software and hardware level, out of which they must select the optimal solution wrt. possibly-antagonistic quality attributes (e.g. cost of manufacturing vs. speed of execution). We propose a model-driven framework to assist engineers in this choice. It captures high-level specifications of the system in the form of variable dataflows and configurable hardware platforms. A mapping algorithm then derives the design space, i.e. the set of compatible pairs of application and platform variants, and a variability-aware executable model, which encodes the functional and non-functional behaviour of all viable system variants. Novel verification algorithms then pinpoint the optimal system variants efficiently. The benefits of our approach are evaluated through a real-world case study from the automotive industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2019
PublisherIEEE Computer society
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781728108698
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event41st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2019 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 25 May 201931 May 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
ISSN (Print)0270-5257


Conference41st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2019


  • Embedded system design engineering
  • model checking
  • multi objective optimization
  • non functional property
  • variability modeling


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