Runtime Verification of Component-Based Embedded Software

Hasan Sözer, C. Hofmann, B. Tekinerdogan, Mehmet Aksit

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    To deal with increasing size and complexity, component-based software development has been employed in embedded systems. Due to several faults, components can make wrong assumptions about the working mode of the system and the working modes of the other components. To detect mode inconsistencies at runtime, we propose a "lightweight" error detection mechanism, which can be integrated with component-based embedded systems. We define links among three levels of abstractions: the runtime behavior of components, the working mode specifications of components and the specification of the working modes of the system. This allows us to detect the user observable runtime errors. The effectiveness of the approach is demonstrated by implementing a software monitor integrated into a TV system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences
    EditorsErol Gelenbe, Ricardo Lent, Georgia Sakellari
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4471-2154-1
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    • METIS-281539
    • Component-based development
    • IR-78300
    • Software Architecture
    • EWI-20659
    • Embedded Systems
    • Fault Tolerance
    • SE-SA: Software Architecture
    • Runtime verification

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