Using architecture for multiple levels of access to an ecosystem platform
Paper in proceeding, 2012

The paper presents a novel ecosystem for software-intensive embedded systems as an alternative to integration-centric software development. A set of necessary qualities is identified for the embedded platform enabling the ecosystem, i.e. deployability of new functions, maintainability over time, and configurability according to hardware within the product family. The embedded platform must support composability of software from different development stakeholders, such as the original equipment manufacturer, strategic and 3rd-party developers. The paper presents some key mechanisms for implementing the necessary certification in the platform that facilitates composability while still preserving dependability. A theoretical example of how this would look like in the automotive domain is presented, and an actual case of an in-vehicle platform implementing some of the mechanisms is shown.


Ulrik Eklund

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers)

Jan Bosch

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers)

Proceedings of the 8th international ACM SIGSOFT conference on Quality of Software Architectures

Vol. 2012 143-148
978-1-4503-1346-9 (ISBN)

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Software Engineering





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