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Embedded Systems Software Architecture


Ivica Crnkovic, Judith Stafford

Publication Type:

Journal article


Journal of Systems Architecture, 2013, 59(10)





Embedded Systems are the dominate type of computer systems today; they span a range from small systems that include a simple platform integrated with sensors and actuators, to large distributed systems consisting of hundreds, or possibly thousand, intensely interactive nodes. In recent years Software has become the most important part of Embedded Systems – it implements the complex system functionality, is a currier of the system integration, and it is enabler of important extra-functional system properties. In many aspects, software for Embedded Systems has reached functional complexity of general-purpose software but faces severe constraints.This special issue includes six research papers that address some of the mentioned challenges.


author = {Ivica Crnkovic and Judith Stafford},
title = {Embedded Systems Software Architecture},
volume = {59},
number = {10, Part D},
pages = {1013--1014},
month = {November},
year = {2013},
journal = {Journal of Systems Architecture, 2013, 59(10)},
publisher = {Elsevier},
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