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A Framework for Analysis of Timing and Resource Utilization targeting Complex Embedded Systems


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ARTES - A network for Real-Time research and graduate Education in Sweden 1997 – 2006


Uppsala University


A problem in common of many complex software systems embedded in industrial products is the absence of analyzability as formal models of the system behavior does not exist. When performing maintenance of such systems it is hard to predict how changes will impact specific system properties related to timing and resource utilization and there is therefore a significant risk of running into problems with unexpected side-effects of the changes made, which increases development time required and costs. In this paper we present the ART Framework, a set of methods and tools that enable behavior impact analysis for existing industrial real-time systems. The ART Framework enables developers of complex software systems to identify problematic side-effects of a proposed design before vast resources have been invested in implementation and testing. This reduces the risk of expensive and time-consuming problems discovered late in a development project and also reduces the risk releasing software containing latent critical errors.


author = {Johan Kraft and Anders Wall and Christer Norstr{\"o}m},
title = {A Framework for Analysis of Timing and Resource Utilization targeting Complex Embedded Systems},
isbn = {91-506-1859-8},
editor = {Hans Hansson},
pages = {297--329},
month = {January},
year = {2006},
publisher = {Uppsala University},
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