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Towards Compact Surface Languages for Specific Modelling Aspects in EAST-ADL

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


12th Embedded Real-Time Systems Congress


The EAST-ADL is an Architecture Description Language for automotive embedded systems. It offers a comprehensive modelling solution for an integrated system, addressing diverse aspects including but not limited to variability, timing, and safety. Nevertheless, the challenge lies in the intricate nature of specifying these aspects. Both because the expressiveness adds complexity to syntax and semantics and because they are intertwined with the foundational concepts within the EAST-ADL. In this paper, we propose an approach to inject these aspects using a constraints-based surface language. Such a language offers a compact and optional description layer for constraining the EAST-ADL.


author = {Imad Berrouyne and Alessio Bucaioni and Federico Ciccozzi and Henrik L{\"o}nn},
title = {Towards Compact Surface Languages for Specific Modelling Aspects in EAST-ADL},
month = {June},
year = {2024},
booktitle = {12th Embedded Real-Time Systems Congress},
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