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Streamlining Feature-Oriented Designs Martin Kuhlemann, Sven Apel, and Thomas Leich

Summary: Streamlining Feature-Oriented Designs
Martin Kuhlemann, Sven Apel, and Thomas Leich
School of Computer Science, University of Magdeburg, Germany,
Abstract. Software development for embedded systems gains momen-
tum but faces many challenges. Especially the constraints of deeply em-
bedded systems, i.e., extreme resource and performance constraints, seem
to prohibit the successful application of modern and approved program-
ming and modularization techniques. In this paper we indicate that this
objection is not necessarily justified. We propose to use refinement chain
optimization to tailor and streamline feature-oriented designs to satisfy
the resource constraints of (deeply) embedded systems. By means of a
quantitative analysis of a case study we show that our proposal leads
to a performance and footprint improvement significant for (deeply) em-
bedded systems.
1 Introduction
Software engineering for embedded systems is an emerging but challenging area.
Embedded systems are characterized by strict resource constraints and a high
demand for variability and customizability. Since it is reasonable to expect that
embedded systems will gain further momentum, it is crucial to adopt modern


Source: Apel, Sven - Fakultät für Informatik und Mathematik, Universität Passau


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences