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13th Annual IEEE International Symposium and Workshop on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (ECBS'06)

27-30 March 2006

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  • 13th Annual IEEE International Symposium and Workshop on Engineering of Computer Based Systems

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  • 13th Annual IEEE International Symposium and Workshop on Engineering of Computer Based Systems - Title Page

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  • 13th Annual IEEE International Symposium and Workshop on Engineering of Computer Based Systems - Copyright

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  • 13th Annual IEEE International Symposium and Workshop on Engineering of Computer Based Systems - Table of contents

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  • Welcome

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  • Change types of dynamic system reconfiguration

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 pp. - 12
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    Change types of dynamic system reconfiguration are presented in this paper. A system under evolution implements one or more of these general types within the context of the conditions that motivated the change and the concrete representations of that system. As a set, the types of change represent a comprehensive capability of how a component-based system may evolve. They are governed by system in... View full abstract»

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  • An auto-configurable, and, adaptable, metric-driven cluster-head organisation for hybrid multi-hop routing

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):8 pp. - 22
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    Multi-hop ad-hoc routing is a challenging issue, because of the dynamic network topology, and limited capabilities of resource-constrained mobile devices. This paper proposes a metric-driven clustering organisation of participating nodes which provides an effective way to reduce network overhead, in contrast to traditional flooding methods. This novel method creates a network backbone for data rou... View full abstract»

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  • Assistant-based mobile supply chain management

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):9 pp. - 31
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    This paper describes our approach for changing the way supply chain management is performed today. We aim to support human interactors with software assistants which will perform most of the tedious tasks like negotiating on new contracts, handling and altering production workflows or managing the stock. Additionally, our assistants will have the ability to move from one machine to another allowin... View full abstract»

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  • A modelling proposal for aspect-oriented software architectures

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 pp. - 41
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    Aspect-oriented programming (AOP) has emerged in recent years as a new paradigm for software development. PRISMA is an approach for developing complex and large software systems. It combines the aspect-oriented software development (AOSD) and the component-based software development (CBSD) in an elegant and novel way achieving a better management of crosscutting-concerns and software reusability. ... View full abstract»

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  • A prototypical platform for architecture oriented development

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 pp. - 51
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    For several years, researchers have required the development of complex systems to be based on architectural models. Nevertheless, popular programming environments offer architecture related concepts, e.g. components and connectors, only as mere additions to object oriented programming. As a consequence, software is often cluttered with add-ons that are not application related. An important reason... View full abstract»

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  • Safe integration of new concerns in a software architecture

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 pp. - 64
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    Software architectures must frequently evolve to cope with changing requirements, and this evolution often implies integrating new concerns. Unfortunately, existing architecture description languages provide little or no support for this kind of evolution. The software architect must modify the architecture manually, which risks introducing inconsistencies. In previous work, we have proposed the T... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for understanding heuristics in architectural optimisation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):8 pp. - 72
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    Architectural change heuristics are a very powerful mechanism for implementing architectural optimisation. They allow for both the capture of the systematic changes required to maintain system integrity and the often poorly understood rationale of expert knowledge. However, even though heuristics are one of the oldest and most widely used problem-solving mechanisms, they are also perhaps one of th... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating alternatives for architecture-oriented refactoring

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):7 pp. - 79
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    Refactoring of software systems represents a fundamental way of improving their quality properties. Large-scale refactoring has to be performed at an architectural level to execute such changes for larger systems. Architecture-oriented refactoring requires decisions with multiple, partly contradicting objectives and uncertain consequences. To minimize risks and effort, the decisions about optimal ... View full abstract»

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  • A model transformation approach for design pattern evolutions

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 pp. - 92
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    The evolution of a design pattern typically involves the addition or removal of a group of modeling elements, such as classes, attributes, operations, and relationships. However, the possible evolutions of each design pattern are often not explicitly documented. Missing part of the evolution process may result in inconsistent evolution. In this paper, we define the evolution processes of design pa... View full abstract»

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  • Deploying loosely coupled, component-based applications into distributed environments

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 pp. - 102
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    With significant advances in software development technologies in recent years, it is now possible to have complex software applications, which include a large number of heterogeneous software components distributed over a large network of computers with different computational capabilities. To run such applications, their components must be instantiated on proper hardware resources in their targe... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive tracking in distributed wireless sensor networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):9 pp. - 111
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    We study the problem of tracking moving objects using distributed wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in which sensors are deployed randomly. Due to the uncertainty and unpredictability of real-world objects' motion, the tracking algorithm is needed to adapt to real-time changes of velocities and directions of a moving target. Moreover, the energy consumption of the tracking algorithm has to be consid... View full abstract»

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  • Reliable multihop bulk transfer service for wireless sensor networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):8 pp. - 122
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    Multihop message routing is a well studied and widely documented area of research in wireless sensor networks (WSN), where the dynamic and lossy nature of the wireless medium and severe resource constraints pose major challenges. The vast majority of related research focuses on reliable and power-efficient transfer of small amounts of data, such as low frequency sensor readings or event detections... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements for distributed mission-critical decision support systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):7 pp. - 129
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    Situation assessment and decision making (SA & DM) in mission critical scenarios is a complex cognitive task involving assessment of numerous variables which are often interdependent. Tasks are performed by individuals, teams and organizations and information is provided by different sources. Team members often perform a specific role, but must share information and a common understanding of t... View full abstract»

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  • Collaborative embedded systems development: survey of state of the practice

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):9 pp. - 138
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    This paper describes the results of a survey about the problems of and solutions for collaborative SW development. The survey was done through several interviews of companies doing collaborative development and also through a literature search to find already published experiences and solutions. As a result, we found that the literature focuses on solutions for more general issues like communicati... View full abstract»

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  • Present and future requirements in developing industrial embedded real-time systems - interviews with designers in the vehicle domain

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):9 pp. - 150
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    In this paper, we aim at capturing the industrial viewpoint of today's and future requirements in development of embedded real-time systems. We do this by interviewing ten senior designers at four Swedish companies, developing embedded applications in the vehicle domain. This study shows that reliability and safety are the main properties in focus during development. It also shows that the amount ... View full abstract»

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  • Using a timed Petri net (TPN) to model a bank ATM

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):8 pp. - 158
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    This paper explains how a working Petri Net model developed for a soft real time system. A bank ATM connects to an ATM controller, which in turn connects to a card authorization system. This model is developed using timed Petri nets and there is the addition of other complex mechanisms that give more realistic behavior and a finer level of detailed events. More complex constructs like: timers, res... View full abstract»

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  • Designing algorithm-oriented generic library on .NET framework

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):5 pp. - 163
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    In this paper, we describe the use of generic programming approach to design and implementation of a collection of basic model-checking algorithms on the .NET framework. The mentioned methodology separates algorithms and data structures similarly to Standard Template Library that allows delivering general and efficient algorithms. As the implementation environment does not enable us to exploit the... View full abstract»

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  • Correct-ed through construction: a model-based approach to embedded systems reality

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 pp. - 176
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    We present a design methodology for specifying embedded systems that addresses the complex nature of embedded systems design. Our approach uses modern model-based techniques to correct specifications as they are constructed, driving the engineer towards a more correct specification. We also present a concrete specification language based on this methodology View full abstract»

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