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Erfahrungsbericht zum Einsatz von Eclipse Model 2 Model Transformation mit ATL In einem Validierungsframework für Modelle

Dr. Oscar Slotosch, CEO of Validas AG

Abstract: The need for the application of validation suites for tools that may be used in safety critical processes that conform to international standards like ISO26262, DO178b,IEC61508 is growing, especially if the output of the tools shall be trusted, e.g. code generators, target compiler, or test tools.

In the talk a method is presented that systematically generates input and expected output values for tools with corresponding ecore models (reengineered or developed) in Eclipse EMF. The specification of the models in the validation suites is done using a DSL (based on xText), the generation of the tests is done using M2M (ATL). The end of the tests is determined using a model-projection mechanism that shows that all elements of the model that are used in reference projects have been tested. The method has been successfully applied by Validas AG to build two different validation suites for different code generators of leading modelling tools used in automotive sector. Further information is published at www.validas.de

Dr. Oscar Slotosch, Born 1966, Munich, Phd in Computer Science (Formal Methods), Leader of the award-winning academic case-tool AutoFOCUS, Founder and CEO of Validas AG, Expert for model-based development, model-based testing and Code-Generators.

Visual Tools for Analysis of Embedded Applications

FridtjofSiebert.jpg Dr. Fridtjof Siebert CTO, aicas GmbH, Germany

Abstract: This presentation will explain visual tools for the analysis of embedded and time-critical applications. Short live demos will give an insight into the use of these tools during everyday development. The tools that will be shown are VeriFlux and aicas ThreadMonitor. VeriFlux is a JVM independent static analysis tool for Java thatperforms a program-wide analysis using abstract interpretation. As results, it finds possible run-time exceptions or deadlocks.Several views are used to browse through these errors: A source-code centric view highlights errors at package, class, method, source-codeand byte-code level, while a problem-centric view enables browsing through the errors detected and zooming down to the corresponding source positions. aicas ThreadMonitor enables remote recording of events that occur ina JVM running on an embedded device. These events include thread-switches, Java monitors, garbage-collection, user events, etc. The time-scale of these events ranges from hundreds of nanoseconds up to seconds or minutes, such that data at timeresolutions that are many orders of magnitude apart need to be displayed properly. The techniques used for the visualization andbrowsing through this data will be demonstrated together with specific tools such as worst-case execution time determination froma run-time measurement.

Dr. Siebert received his Diploma (MSc) in computer science at theUniversity of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1997. He worked for 2 years asa research engineer on compilation and optimization for embeddedJava at the The Open Group research institute in Grenoble, France. In 2001, he received his PhD at the University of Karlsruhe on thesubject of real-time garbage collection for Java. This technology became the basis of the JamaicaVM real-time Java implementation. Dr. Siebert is one of the founding partners of aicas GmbH that develops and distributes Java tools VeriFlux and JamaicaVM. He is Chief Technology Officer at aicas and technical leader of the JEOPARD project that addresses multicore real-time systems.

eTrice: a proposed Eclipse project for embedded MDD based on ROOM

Thomas Schuetz.jpg Thomas Schuetz, Protos Software GmbH

Abstract: The proposed Eclipse project called eTrice is introduced. It will be pointed out why ROOM (Real-Time Object Oriented Modeling, Bran Selic et al.) is better suited for the modelling of embedded systems than UML2 - despite the fact that ROOM inspired some new concepts in UML2 like ports and composite structure diagrams. eTrice will not only deliver a ROOM meta-model but also state of the art tooling support with complete code generation in C, C++ and Java. An easily portable run time framework for each supported language and exemplary Hardware/OS combinations are also in the scope of the project.

Thomas Schuetz holds a degree in aerospace engineering of the University of Munich. He is CEO and consultant of Protos Software, which he founded in 1997. Many projects since, in which he served as project lead or architect, could benefit from his in-depth knowledge of model-based development for Embedded Systems.

Morpheus: the first telematics IDE based on Eclipse

Francois Robert

Abstract: Mobile Devices main goal is to provide to telematics field an easy way to add an modify features arising from demand. Based on the existing fully functional MCT SDK, Morpheus provides a full telematics IDE for our products using a large set of Eclipse technologies & frameworks. In the presentation, we'll see how we used EMF technology to provide userfriendly editors based on SWT. A GUI editor based on GEF is one of our prior challenge for this IDE, it creates EMF generated XML files that are transformed using XSL into Java classes to reduce users interaction. For testing purpose, and as we speak of embedded software, we created a device simulator plugged into Eclipse Debug tools.

Scaling configuration management: from single embedded device deployment to fully customized multi-customer, multi-device software. A case study

GeorgeMesesan.jpg George Mesesan, MicroDoc GmbH

Abstract: In this talk I will show the path we took from an initial application that ran on a specific embedded platform to a software solution that allows the management of customer configurations and supports software packaging and deployment on a whole range of embedded platforms. This talk is a case study of the path we took from from configurable software to customized software.

The following applications were developed by MicroDoc GmbH for SkiData AG.

The initial application is called DEI (Device Enabling Interface) and it is an OSGi, embedded Java application that runs on an ARM, embedded-Linux platform. DEI is a hardware centric framework for running Skidata specific components called Modules, Protocols and Ports. A good example for a Module is a RFID reader, a Protocol can be CRC32, a Port implementation can be USB, and so on. DEI controlls the lifecycle, configuration and interaction of the various components and offers services like lookup and automatic discovery to the application.

The next step is called MDM (Multi Device Management). MDM deals with devices in a N:1 relation instead of a 1:1 relation as it is the case in DEI. Due to the fact that 3rd party equipment often doesn't have enough resources to run DEI on-board, the DEI is run outside of the device on a hardware instance that is powerful enough to run all the necessary instances of DEI.

The final step is called SCM (Software Configuration Management) and addresses the typical problems that arise in a multi-customer, multi-device environment: the management the lifecycle of software components, the management of customer configurations, the packaging and deploying of software compilations. A software compilation is a software distribution consisting of several customized software components, which can be deployed on a device.

I am a senior software engineer at MicroDoc GmbH in Munich and I was involved in the introduction of TDD within the MicroDoc development process. I have experience in tools development and automation techniques, in the embedded as well as the enterprise domains

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