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Model-driven Dependability Analysis Method for Component-based Architectures


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


39th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications


IEEE Computer Society


Critical distributed real-time embedded component- based systems must be dependable and thus be able to avoid unacceptable failures. To efficiently evaluate the dependability of the assembly obtained by selecting and composing components, well-integrated and tool-supported techniques are needed. Currently, no satisfying tool-supported technique fully integrated in the development life-cycle exists. To overcome this limitation, we propose CHESS-FLA, which is a model- driven failure logic analysis method. CHESS-FLA allows designers to: model the nominal as well as the failure behaviour of their architectures; automatically perform dependability analysis through a model transformation; and, finally, ease the interpretation of the analysis results through back-propagation onto the original architectural model. CHESS-FLA is part of an industrial quality tool-set for the functional and extra-functional development of high integrity embedded component-based systems, developed within the EU- ARTEMIS funded CHESS project. Finally, we present a case study taken from the telecommunication domain to illustrate and assess the proposed method.


author = {Barbara Gallina and Muhammad Atif Javed and Faiz Ul Muram and Sasikumar Punnekkat},
title = {Model-driven Dependability Analysis Method for Component-based Architectures},
month = {September},
year = {2012},
booktitle = {Euromicro-SEAA Conference},
publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
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