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Design of Distributed Embedded Systems

Distributed Embedded Real-time Systems become Manageable

Nowadays, mobile phones and entire manufacturing plants are governed by informatics. More than 20 billion microprocessors and the software running them control whatever makes up our technical environment as Embedded Systems. The “Design of Distributed Embedded Systems” workgroup researches a seamless design process for Distributed Embedded Real-Time Systems (DERty) covering all phases and aspects of the design.

Modern IT concepts can be observed in all kinds of technical artefacts. Their level of interconnection is steadily growing, gradually creating a Cyber Biosphere (CBS) and marking the emergence of a new kind of “organism” of unprecedented complexity. This “organism” consisting of computers, networks, system and application software stands out due to its complexity, heterogeneity and its high degree of volatility. Such organisms are often designated as “Cyber Physical Systems” (CPS), characterizing the interaction of virtual IT services (Cloud Computing) with embedded Real-­Time Systems closely linked to their physical environment.

Such an environment calls for the development of innovative design and operational paradigms. We develop essential components for controlling such systems, which in technical terms can be referred to as Distributed Embedded Real-­Time Systems (DERTy). In the process, we focus on three main areas:

  • DERty UML: Specification, Modeling, Testing and Formal Verification
  • DERty DREAMS: Component-­Based Distributed Real-­Time Operating Systems
  • DERty RuSt: Reconfigurable Hard and Software Systems
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