AQAF: An architecture quality assurance framework for systems modeled in AADL
2016 (English)In: Proceedings - 2016 12th International ACM SIGSOFT Conference on Quality of Software Architectures, QoSA 2016, 2016, 31-40 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Architecture engineering is essential to achieve dependability of critical embedded systems and affects large parts of the system life cycle. There is consequently little room for faults, which may cause substantial costs and devastating harm. Verification in architecture engineering should therefore be holistically and systematically managed in the development of critical embedded systems, from requirements analysis and design to implementation and maintenance. In this paper, we address this problem by presenting AQAF: an Architecture Quality Assurance Framework for critical embedded systems modeled in the Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL). The framework provides a holistic set of verification techniques with a common formalism and semantic domain, architecture flow graphs and timed automata, enabling completely formal and automated verification processes covering virtually the entire life cycle. The effectiveness and efficiency of the framework are validated in a case study comprising a safety-critical train control system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 31-40 p.
AADL, Architecture-based verification framework, Model checking, Model-based testing, Regression verification, Flow graphs, Java programming language, Life cycle, Quality assurance, Quality control, Safety engineering, Semantics, Architecture analysis and design language (AADL), Architecture engineering, Automated verification, Effectiveness and efficiencies, Model based testing, Verification framework, Verification techniques, Embedded systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34462DOI: 10.1109/QoSA.2016.9ISI: 000390444300004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84983443358ISBN: 9781509025671 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34462DiVA: diva2:1058344
12th International ACM SIGSOFT Conference on Quality of Software Architectures, QoSA 2016, 5 April 2016 through 8 April 2016