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High-Level Specification and Code Generation for Service-Oriented Tool Adapters
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0889-5190
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4300-885X
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCSA2012), 2012, 35-42 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The development of complex systems requires tool support for the different phases of the system life cycle. To allow for an efficient development process, the involved tools need to be integrated, e.g. by exchanging tool data or providing trace ability between the data. Despite the availability of tool integration platforms and frameworks, it is labor-intensive and costly to build tool integration solutions. Industrial tool integration initiatives such as OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration) demand complex configurations and the adherence to integration standards. This further complicates building an integration solution. We propose an approach that uses formalized specifications to systematize tool integration and specialized code generators to automate the process of building tool adapters. We evaluate our approach with the implementation of a code generator that creates service-oriented tool adapters conforming to the OSLC industry initiative.

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2012. 35-42 p.
National Category
Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91912DOI: 10.1109/ICCSA.2012.16ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84866371803ISBN: 978-1-4673-1691-0OAI: diva2:511519
12th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications(ICCSA2012), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil,06 augusti 2012

QC 20121211

Available from: 2012-03-21 Created: 2012-03-21 Last updated: 2013-01-07Bibliographically approved
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1. A Modeling Language for the Description and Development of Tool Chains for Embedded Systems
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Modeling Language for the Description and Development of Tool Chains for Embedded Systems
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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The development of embedded systems is typically supported by a number of diverse development tools. To achieve seamless tool support throughout the embedded systems development process, tool chains are constructed as software solutions that integrate the development tools. Tool chains have grown from ad-hoc solutions to complex software systems, since they need to support distributed engineering, integration conventions, a specific set of tools and the complete product development process used in a company. In practice, the development of tool chains that fulfill these needs is difficult and time-consuming, since it is a largely unsupported, manual engineering task. In addition, tool chains are typically described using general purpose modeling languages or languages borrowed from other domains, which contributes to the accidental complexity of tool chain development. Due to the increasing sophistication and size of tool chains, there is a need for a systematic, targeted description and development approach for tool chains.

This thesis contributes with a language for the systematic description of tool chains and semi-automated techniques to support their development.

The Tool Integration Language (TIL) is a domain-specific modeling language (DSML) for tool chains that allows describing tool chains explicitly, systematically and at an appropriate level of abstraction. TIL concepts are from the domain of tool integration and express the essential design decisions of tool chains at an architectural level of abstraction. A TIL model serves as a basis for the development of a tailored tool chain.

Semi-automated techniques for the specification, analysis and synthesis support the development of tool chains that are described as TIL models. Specification techniques support the creation and refinement of a tool chain model that is aligned to a given development process and set of tools. Domain-specific analysis techniques are used to check the alignment of the tool chain model with the supported process. Synthesis techniques support the efficient realization of the specified tool chain model as a software solution that conforms to integration conventions.

Experiences from case studies are presented which apply TIL to support the creation of tool chains. The approach is evaluated, both qualitatively and quantitatively, by comparing it to traditional development methods for tool chains. The approach enables the efficient development of tailored tool chains, which have the potential to improve the productivity of embedded systems development.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2013. xvii, 107 p.
Trita-MMK, ISSN 1400-1179 ; 2012:09
Tool Chain, Tool Integration, Domain-Specific Modeling Language, Generative Approach, Lifecycle Support for Embedded System Development
National Category
Computer Systems
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109303 (URN)978-91-7501-426-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-01-17, F3, Lindstedtsvägen 26, KTH, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)

QC 20130107

Available from: 2013-01-07 Created: 2012-12-31 Last updated: 2013-01-07Bibliographically approved

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