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Modeling Security Aspects in Distributed Real-Time Component-Based Embedded Systems
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. (Model-Based Engineering of Embedded Systems)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1512-0844
Orange Labs, Meylan, France.
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012, 2012, 437-444 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Model Driven Engineering (MDE) and Component Based Software Development (CBSD) are promising approaches to deal with the increasing complexity of Distributed Real-Time Critical Embedded Systems. On one hand, the functionality complexity of embedded systems is rapidly growing. On the other hand, extra-functional properties (EFP) must be taken into account and resource consumption must be optimized due to limited resources. However, EFP are not independent and impact each other. This paper introduces concepts and mechanisms that allow to model security specifications and derive automatically the corresponding security implementations by transforming the original component model into a secured one taking into account sensitive data flow in the system. The resulted architecture ensures security requirements by construction and is expressed in the original meta model; therefore, it enables using the same timing analysis and synthesis as with the original component model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 437-444 p.
Keyword [en]
Model-Driven Development, Component model, Embedded systems, Security.
National Category
Computer Systems Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Computer Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-14455DOI: 10.1109/ITNG.2012.103Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84863908276ISBN: 978-076954654-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-14455DiVA: diva2:515518
Conference
9th International Conference on Information Technology, ITNG 2012; Las Vegas, 16 April 2012 through 18 April 2012
Available from: 2012-04-13 Created: 2012-04-13 Last updated: 2015-02-04Bibliographically approved
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1. Satisfying Non-Functional Requirements in Model-Driven Development of Real-Time Embedded Systems
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Satisfying Non-Functional Requirements in Model-Driven Development of Real-Time Embedded Systems
2012 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Design of real-time embedded systems is a complex and challenging task. Part of this complexity originates from their limited resources which incurs handling a big range of Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs). Therefore, satisfaction of NFRs plays an important role in the correctness of the design of these systems. Model-driven development has the potential to reduce the design complexity of real-time embedded systems by increasing the abstraction level, enabling analysis at earlier phases of development and code generation. In this thesis, we identify some of the challenges that exist in model-driven development of real-time embedded systems with respect to NFRs, and provide techniques and solutions that aim to help with the satisfaction of NFRs. Our end goal is to ensure that the set of NFRs defined for a system is not violated at runtime.

First, we identify and highlight the challenges of modeling NFRs in telecommunication systems and discuss the application of a UML-based approach for modeling them. Since NFRs have dependencies, and the design decisions to satisfy them cannot be considered in isolation, we propose a model-based approach for trade-off analysis of NFRs to help with the comparison of different design models with respect to the satisfaction level of their NFRs. Following the issue of evaluating the interdependencies of NFRs, we also propose solutions for establishing and maintaining balance between different NFRs. In this regard, we categorize our suggested solutions into static and dynamic. The former refers to a static design and set of features which ensures and guarantees the balance of NFRs, while the latter means establishing balance at runtime by reconfiguring the system and runtime adaptation. Finally, we discuss the role of the execution platform in preservation and monitoring of timing properties in real-time embedded systems and propose an approach to enrich the platform with necessary mechanisms for monitoring them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalen University, 2012
Series
Mälardalen University Press Licentiate Theses, ISSN 1651-9256 ; 150
Keyword
non-functional requirements, model-driven development, real-time, embedded systems
National Category
Embedded Systems Software Engineering Computer Science
Research subject
Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-14533 (URN)978-91-7485-066-6 (ISBN)
Presentation
2012-05-11, Kappa, Mälardalen University, Västerås, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2012-04-26 Created: 2012-04-25 Last updated: 2015-02-04Bibliographically approved

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