Bringing DSE to life: exploring the design space of an industrial automotive use case

Johannes Eder, Sergey Zverlov, Sebastian Voss, Maged Khalil und Alexandru Ipatiov

2017 ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS), pp. 270–280

September 2017 · DOI: 10.1109/MODELS.2017.36


In order to cope with the rising complexity of today's systems, model-based development of software-intensive embedded systems has become a de-facto standard in recent years. Such a development approach enables a variety of frontloading methods. Design space exploration is one of those techniques. However, in order to properly perform a valid exploration, a system model has to have a certain quality. This requires dedicated, meaningful models as an input according to well-known design principles, which entails the structuring of models according to different viewpoints and usage of dedicated models for each of these viewpoints.In this work, we demonstrate how, based on an industrial application model represented in SysML, design space exploration methods can be efficiently applied to enable the synthesis of deployments from a logical (platform-independent) system models to technical (platform-specific) system models. Moreover, we will demonstrate the applicability of this approach by a project conducted with Continental.

Stichworte: AutoFOCUS3, design-space exploration, DSE, deployment synthesis, mapping, model-based systems engineering, MbSE, case study