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Towards Improving Dependability by Using an Architecture Description Language
Siemens VDO.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Embedded Control Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7048-0108
CEA List , Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique Saclay.
Volvo Technology AB.
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2007 (English)In: Architecting Dependable Systems IV, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007, Vol. 4615, 39-65 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The complexity of embedded automotive systems calls for a more rigorous approach to system development compared to current state of practice. A critical issue is the management of the engineering information that defines the embedded system. Development time, cost efficiency, quality and most importantly, dependability, all benefit from appropriate information management. System modeling based on an architecture description language is a way to keep the engineering information in one information structure. The EAST-ADL was developed in the EAST-EEA project ( and is an architecture description language for automotive embedded systems. It is currently refined in the ATESST project ( This chapter describes how dependability is addressed in the EAST-ADL. The engineering process defined in the EASIS project ( is used as an example to illustrate the support for engineering processes in EAST-ADL.

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Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007. Vol. 4615, 39-65 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 4615
Keyword [en]
architecture description language, automotive systems, systems engineering
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Embedded Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80223DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-74035-3ISI: 000250403700003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-39349096767ISBN: 978-3-540-74033-9OAI: diva2:496119
Workshop on Architecting Dependable Systems, WADS 2006, Philadelphia, United States

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