A System for Seamless Abstraction Layers for Model-based Development of Embedded Software

Thyssen, Judith and Ratiu, Daniel and Schwitzer, Wolfgang and Harhurin, Alexander and Feilkas, Martin and Thaden, Eike
Proceedings of Envision 2020 Workshop
Model-based development aims at reducing the complexity of software de-velopment by the pervasive use of adequate models throughout the whole developmentprocess starting from early phases up to implementation. In this paper we present aconceptual framework to holistically classify developed models along different levelsof abstraction. We do this by defining adequate abstractions for different developmentstages while ignoring the information that is not relevant at a particular developmentstep or for a certain stakeholder. The abstraction is achieved in terms of the granular-ity level of the system under study (e. g. system, sub-system, sub-sub-system) and interms of the information that the models contain (e. g. specification of functionality,description of architecture, deployment on specific hardware). We also present therelation between models that describe different perspectives of the system or are atdifferent granularity levels. However, we do not address the process to be followed forbuilding these models.
02 / 2010
Bonner Köllen Verlag
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., Fachbereich Softwaretechnik
SPES 2020
Software Plattform Embedded Systems 2020
Gregor Engels, Markus Luckey, Wilhelm Schäfer