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COTS Component-Based Embedded Systems - A Dream or Reality?



Ivica Crnkovic, Jakob Axelsson, Susanne Graf , Magnus Larsson, Rob van Ommering , Kurt Wallnau

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


4th International Conference, ICCBSS 2005




Embedded systems cover a range of computer systems from ultra small computer-based devices to large, possibly distributed, systems monitoring and controlling complex processes. COTS-based development in embedded systems, with electronic and mechanical components has a long tradition. However component-based development (CBD) with software components, in particular COTS components, is utilized to a lesser degree. A major reason is the inability of component technologies to cope with specific requirements of embedded systems. In general, component-based technologies do not address timing issues, QoS, dependability, resource constraints, and other extra-functional properties of crucial importance for embedded systems. This raises the question whether Component-based and COTS-based approach is beneficial for development of embedded systems, and which are the specifics to be addressed to make such an approach feasible.


author = {Ivica Crnkovic and Jakob Axelsson and Susanne Graf and Magnus Larsson and Rob van Ommering and Kurt Wallnau},
title = {COTS Component-Based Embedded Systems - A Dream or Reality?},
month = {February},
year = {2005},
booktitle = {4th International Conference, ICCBSS 2005},
publisher = {Springer},
url = {}