From MDD Concepts To Experiments And Illustrations

From MDD Concepts To Experiments And Illustrations

Edited by

Jean-Philippe Babau, INSA Lyon,
Joël Champeau, ENSIETA
Sébastien Gérard, CEA, France

ISBN : 9781905209590

Publication Date : September 2006

Hardcover 224 pp

140.00 USD



In the context of Distributed and Real-time Embedded Systems (DRES), system developers are faced with reducing system development cost and time while developing correct (relating to safe and QoS properties) and increasingly complex systems.

To take up this challenge, Model Driven Development (MDD) advocates the intensive use of models and model transformations on several levels of abstraction. This book includes contributions from academic and professional experts on a range of topics related to MDD practices, methods and emerging technologies. After introducing general concepts about modeling and how to implement model transformations, two presentations provide an overview of the MARTE profile. Coverage is then given to the most common aspects of MDD for DRES: structuring architectures using components, designing hardware architecture, evaluation and validation through tests and performance analysis. Finally, guidance is given as to how and why MDD should be used by presenting a tool to support MDD and describing an industrial application of MDD concepts.


1. On Metamodels and Language Engineering, Pierre-Alain Muller.
2. Using Directives to Implement Model Transformations, Devon Simmonds et al.
3. Rationale of the UML Profile for Marte, Sébastien Gérard and Huascar Espinoza.
4. From UML to Performance Analysis Models by Abstraction-raising Transformation, Dorina Petriu and Antonino Sabetta.
5. Component-Based Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, Ivica Crnkovic.
6. Model Driven Engineering for System-on-Chip Design, Pierre Boulet et al.
7. Schedulability Analysis and MDD, Samuel Rouxel et al.
8. Model Driven Testing of Time Sensitive Distributed Systems, Borislav Gajanovic, Hans Grönniger and Bernhard Rumpe.
9. Model Management for Formal Validation, Joël Champeau et al.
10. The Design of Space Systems, David Chemouil.
11. TOPCASED: An Open Source Development Environment for Embbeded Systems, Patrick Farail et al.
12. Facing Industrial Challenges: A Return on an Experiment on Modeldriven Engineering, Jean-Luc Voirin.

About the authors

Jean-Philippe Babau is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at INSA, Lyon, France. His research
interests include the use of formal models for architecture description to build real-time embedded systems.

Joël Champeau is a teacher-researcher in the New Technologies Development Laboratory at ENSIETA, Brest, France. He
specializes in applying MDE methodology and techniques to a system modeling framework for embedded systems.

Sébastien Gérard is researcher at the LIST in the CEA (the French Atomic Energy Commission) in the LSP Group (Software
for Process Safety) where he leads the research theme: “Model-based software engineering for real-time embedded systems”.

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