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Cleared Direct To Target - Approaching the Target System at a Touch via Simulation [00075]
EventAirTec 2010
Date2 Nov 2010 - 4 Nov 2010
LocationFrankfurt am Main, Germany
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This paper describes an improved process for development of software for critical systems fully bridging the gap between a specification and an executable target version by an automaton. The process covers the broad class of distributed and/or fault-tolerant and/or real-time systems, and meets the needs of critical systems. It has its roots in the space domain.
Tool-Guided, Domain-Specific, Systematic Requirements Management [00072]
EventDASIA 2010
Date1 Jun 2010 - 4 Jun 2010
LocationBudapest, Hungary
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The importance of the quality of requirements for successful execution and completion of a project from a technical and contractual point of view is being recognized more and more. Many methods are targeted to improve the support for collecting requirements while still focusing on natural language. However, the ambiguities in the semantics of natural language are the biggest obstacles towards success. The approach presented in this paper focuses on the elements of a domain while keeping the expressiveness of natural names and terms and introducing clear semantics. This brings the advantage that immediate verification of the human-provided inputs is possible, immediate contributions to validation are available and inconsistencies can be detected by a tool immediately. This leads to guidance of an engineer by a tool towards consistent, complete and correct requirements - requirements of high quality - and eases maintenance for the same reasons. As most of the complexity is handled by the tool due to its good knowledge on the domain, the approach is scalable towards large specifications. Several examples of application domains are described which illustrate the universality and feasibility of the approach across domain boundaries.
Fault Identification Strategies [00071]
EventDASIA 2009
Date26 May 2009 - 29 May 2009
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
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Various strategies for fault identification exist - e.g. based on formal analysis of code or on testing - of which each focuses on certain identification aspects and fault types. This paper characterises the strengths and weaknesses of methods – in theory and practice - focusing on application-independent identification strategies, and it suggests strategies to maximise the number of detected faults while minimising the related effort. Fault activation conditions are discussed in detail, resulting in an extended scope on stimulation needs. In particular, the contribution of automation in raising the activation probabilities is investigated. Various examples of fault activation mechanisms and statistics on fault types vs. identification methods are provided as observed in practice. An interesting result is the identification of application-dependent test cases by application-independent test strategies.

Model Transformation in Practice [00073]
EventDASIA 2007
Date29 May 2007 - 1 Jun 2007
LocationNaples, Italy
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The intention of this paper is to highlight the benefits of model exchange between different tools, methods and notations on one side, and to identify issues of proper modelling on the other side which have been detected during model transformation and code generation from models.
Evaluation of Auto-Test Generation Strategies and Platforms [00074]
EventDASIA 2007
Date29 May 2007 - 1 Jun 2007
LocationNaples, Italy
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As the test effort takes a significant part of the software development lifecycle, efficient test strategies are a precondition for reduction of development costs and time. In this respect two main issues exist: firstly, the tuning of the test track from test case identification to evaluation, secondly, the reduction of number of test cases to be processed and evaluated. Both aspects were considered in the work presented in this paper.
Improving Test Automation by Deterministic Methods in Statistical Testing [00067]
EventDASIA 2006
Date22 May 2006 - 25 May 2006
LocationBerlin, Germany
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This paper was presented at the DASIA 2006 conference in Berlin, Germany. It lays out principal approaches for tackling the "small target" and "oracle" problems in statistical automatic testing by applying deterministic methods for assistance.
Software Diversity by Automation [00068]
EventDASIA 2005
Date30 May 2005 - 2 Jun 2005
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
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This paper was presented at the DASIA 2005 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. It shows the result of an Automated ISVV (AISVV) activity executed on the Flight Application Software (FAS) of the Autonomous Transfer Vehicle (ATV).
Automated Software Production - Quo Vadis [00086]
EventDASIA 2005
Date30 May 2005 - 2 Jun 2005
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
Automation in the Software Lifecycle, Tailoring ECSS-E-40 for Automatic Code Generation [00087]
EventESA/BSSC Workshop on the Usage of ECSS Software Standards for Space Projects
Date7 Feb 2005 - 8 Feb 2005
LocationNoordwijk, The Netherlands
Product Assurance and Automatic Code Generation - Tailoring ECSS-Q-80 for ACG [00088]
EventESA/BSSC Workshop on the Usage of ECSS Software Standards for Space Projects
Date7 Feb 2005 - 8 Feb 2005
LocationNoordwijk, The Netherlands
Mehr Effizienz durch skalierbare und selbst-adaptierende Softwareentwicklungsprozesse [00090]
Event2. Raumfahrttechnologietage DLR
Date4 Nov 2003 - 5 Nov 2003
LocationBonn, Germany
Perspektiven der Softwareentwicklung - Probleme und Lösungen [00089]
EventRaumfahrttechnologietage DLR
Date9 Jul 2003 - 10 Jul 2003
LocationBonn, Germany
Avoiding Malfunctions Due To Software Failures by Automation of Software Production and Test [00001]
EventColloquium: Technology Exchange between Space and Automotive Industry
Date6 Nov 2002
LocationDarmstadt, Germany
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This is the presentation as given during the Colloquium: Technology Exchange between Space and Automotive Industry in Darmstadt, Germany (Nov 6th, 2002).
Automatische Software Produktion-Was ist möglich? [00002]
EventMicroConsult Praxisforum "Embedded Quality - Neue Dimensionen der Qualititätssicherung"
Date15 Oct 2002
LocationMunich, Germany
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This is the more practice-oriented presentation as given in Munich (Oct 15, 2002).

If you would like to get an example file package as shown during the presentation please contact us.

Automatische Software Produktion-Was ist möglich? [00003]
EventMicroConsult Praxisforum "Embedded Quality - Neue Dimensionen der Qualititätssicherung"
Date10 Oct 2002
LocationZurich, Switzerland
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This is the strategy-oriented presentation as given during the MicroConsult Praxis Forum "Embedded Quality - Neue Dimension der Qualitätssicherung" in Zurich (Oct 10th, 2002).

Benchmarks on Automated System and Software Generation [00004]
EventDASIA 2002
Date13 May 2002 - 16 May 2002
LocationDublin, Ireland
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This paper was presented at the DASIA 2002 conference in Dublin, Ireland. It shows results of benchmarks on projects carried out using ISG/ASaP.
Automated Software Production(ISG/ASaP) [00005]
DateDec 2001
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The ISG/ASaP approach allows automated system generation from engineering information and to immediately build an executable system from engineering level.

This approach has already been successfully applied to provide the infrastructure and major parts of the application software for the Material Science Laboratory aboard the International Space Station(ISS).

Kosteneinsparung und Qualitätsverbesserung durch Automation in der System- und Softwareentwicklung(German) [00006]
EventKooperationsForum Computer Hard- und Software
Date24 Oct 2001
LocationBerlin, Germany
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This paper describes the potential of ISG/ASaP for cost-savings and quality improvements.
Software Development of Embedded Systems by ISG - To Be Faster at Less Costs and Higher Quality [00007]
DateOct 2001
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This paper describes the benefits of ISG/ASaP in the context of embedded systems.
ISG and Software Quality [00008]
DateJul 2001
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The impact on the improvement of software quality by ISG/ASaP is discussed by this paper.
Automation in der Softwareentwicklung - ausfürhbare Progrfamme ohne Programmierung mit ISG (Instantaneous System and Software Generation) erzeugen [00065]
EventArbeitskreis Studenten und Jungingenieure, VDI
Date28 Apr 2001
LocationFH Sigmaringen-Albstadt, Albstadt, Germany
The presentation covered application of automation in the area of software engineering and included a demo of generation of a distributed realtime system with 16 processes within ca. 40 minutes.
Be Faster on The Market at Less Costs by ISG [00011]
DateFeb 2001
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A comparison of the conventional and the ISG life-cycle and evaluation of cost savings by ISG.
Down-scaling Generation, Verification and Validation of Software into the Range of Hours: The Benefits of Complete Formalisation and Automation [00012]
DateOct 2000
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This paper discusses the advantages of formalisation and automation of software production and the challenges yet to master with current operation platforms.
ISG and Synchronous Systems [00013]
DateOct 2000
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This presentation summarizes the results as obtained by ISG/ASaP in the course of the ESPRIT project CRISYS (EP 25514). The goal was to evaluate the robustness in presence of time-jitter and fault-injection for a critical distributed control system.
Instantaneous System and Software Generation: A brief introduction and survey [00014]
DateAug 2000
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In this paper BSSE's motivation behind ISG/ASaP is presented and its relevance to the Capability Maturity Model(CMM) defined by Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute. It is shown that by use of Automated Software Production the upper levels of CMM are reached immediately.
An Implementation and Verification Technique for Distributed Systems [00015]
EventMOVEP2k: Modelling and Verification of Parallel Processes
Date19 Jun 2000 - 23 Jun 2000
LocationNantes, France
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Verification and validation of distributed systems as defined by the ISG-approach is described in this paper.
Automated generation of real-time software from datasheet-based inputs: The process model, the platform and the feedback from the MSL project activities [00016]
EventDASIA 2000
Date22 May 2000 - 26 May 2000
LocationMontreal, Canada
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This paper describes how ISG was used to built MSL software.
Software Development for the Material Science Laboratory on ISS by Automated Generation of Real-time Software from Datasheet-based Inputs [00017]
EventDASIA 2000
Date22 May 2000 - 26 May 2000
LocationMontreal, Canada
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This paper was presented during the DASIA 2000 conference in Montreal, Canada by Kayser-Threde.

It describes the organisation of the database from which MSL software was automatically generated by ISG/ASaP.

Built-In Performance and Robustness Engineering Capabilities by a Formalised and Automated Software Development Process [00018]
Event1st German Workshop on Performance Engineering (PE2000)
Date17 May 2000
LocationDarmstadt, Germany
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This paper was presented on the 1st German Workshop on Performance Engineering PE2000 at Darmstadt. It discusses performance and robustness of software in context of ISG.

The revised version of this paper "Performance and Robustness Engineering and the Role of Automated Software Development" is under copyright of Springer Verlag and can be viewed as LNCS #2047.

Procurement of a SDL Model for Behavioural Validation of MSL [00019]
Date9 Nov 1999
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This is the final report of the ESA study on behavioural validation of MSL.
A Method for the Incremental Software Development and Validation of Complex Distributed Systems [00066]
EventINCOSE meeting
Date29 Sep 1999
LocationBosch telecom, Backnang, Germany
In the presentation application of incremental development and validation in the area of complex distributed systems was explained.
Organizing Incremental, Reusable and Automated Software Development [00020]
EventDASIA'99
Date17 May 1999 - 21 May 1999
LocationLisbon, Portugal
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Description of an approach for incremental software development and validation applying automated generation of an executable system from a minimum of system engineering information.
Verification with SDL - Some Hints about How to reduce size of state space [00021]
DateJan 1999
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This paper gives advice how to master state explosion.
Tuning Development of Distributed Real-Time Systems with SDL and MSC: Current Experience and Future Issues [00028]
EventSDL'97 Forum
Date23 Sep 1997 - 26 Sep 1997
LocationEvry, France
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Tuning Development of Distributed Real-Time Systems with SDL and MSC: Current Experience and Future Issues [00029]
EventSDL'97 conference
Date23 Sep 1997 - 26 Sep 1997
LocationEvry, France
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This paper was published by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., ISBN: 0-444-82816-8
Experience with Validation by Simulation, Automated Code Generation and Integration [00030]
EventDASIA'97
Date26 May 1997 - 29 May 1997
LocationSevilla, Spain
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The presentation included an online demonstration on a Sparc Workstation and a PC laptop.
From CASE to CIVE: A Future Challenge! [00034]
EventDASIA'96
Date20 May 1996 - 23 May 1996
LocationRome, Italy
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This paper was presented during the DASIA'96 conference, May 20th - 23th 1996 in Rome.
Use of an extended SDL Environment for Specification and Design of On-Board Operations [00036]
EventSystems Engineering Workshop
Date28 Nov 1995 - 30 Nov 1995
LocationESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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This paper was presented during the Systems Engineering Workshop, November 28th - 30th 1995 at ESTEC, Noordwijk.
A Random-Testing Environment for Ada Programs [00044]
EventEurospace Symposium "Ada in Aerospace"
DateNov 1993