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A Model-Based Testing Framework for Automotive Embedded Systems


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


The 40th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications


Architectural models, such as those described in the EAST-ADL language, represent convenient abstractions to reason about automotive embedded software systems. To enjoy the fully-fledged advantages of reasoning, EAST-ADL models could benefit from a component-aware analysis framework that provides, ideally, both verification and model-based test-case generation capabilities. While different verification techniques have been developed for architectural models, only a few target EAST-ADL. In this paper, we present a methodology for code validation, starting from EAST-ADL artifacts. The methodology relies on: (i) automated model-based test-case generation for functional requirements criteria based on the EAST-ADL model extended with timed automata semantics, and (ii) validation of system implementation by generating Python test scripts based on the abstract test-cases, which represent concrete test-cases that are executable on the system implementation. We apply our methodology to analyze the ABS function implementation of a Brake-by-Wire system prototype.


author = {Raluca Marinescu and Mehrdad Saadatmand and Alessio Bucaioni and Cristina Seceleanu and Paul Pettersson},
title = {A Model-Based Testing Framework for Automotive Embedded Systems},
month = {August},
year = {2014},
booktitle = {The 40th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications},
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