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An Actor-based Design Platform for System of Systems



Marjan Sirjani, Giorgio Forcina, Ali Jafari , Stephan Baumgart, Ehsan Khamespanah , Ali Sedaghatbaf

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


COMPSAC 2020: IEEE 44th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference


In this paper we present AdaptiveFlow as a platform for designing system of systems. A model-based development approach is proposed and tools are provided for formal verification and performance evaluation. The actor-based language, Timed Rebeca, is used for modelling, and the model checking tool Afra is used for checking the safety properties and also for performance evaluation. We investigate the efficiency of our approach and the applicability of the developed platform by conducting experiments on a case study based on the Electric Site Research Project of Volvo Construction Equipment. In this project, a fleet of autonomous haulers is utilised to transport materials in a quarry site. We used three adaptive policies as plugins to our platform and examined these policies in different scenarios.


author = {Marjan Sirjani and Giorgio Forcina and Ali Jafari and Stephan Baumgart and Ehsan Khamespanah and Ali Sedaghatbaf},
title = {An Actor-based Design Platform for System of Systems},
booktitle = {COMPSAC 2020: IEEE 44th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference},
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