Something is Rotten in the State of Documenting Simulink Models

Vera Pantelic, Alexander Schaap, Alan Wassyng, Victor Bandur, Mark Lawford

Abstract

In this paper we draw on our experience in the automotive industry to portray the clear need for proper documentation of Simulink models when they describe the implementations of embedded systems. We effectively discredit the “model is documentation” motto that has been hounding the model-based paradigm of software development. The state of the art of documentation of Simulink designs of embedded systems, both in academia and industrial practice, is reviewed. We posit that lack of proper documentation is costing industry dearly, and propose that a significant change in development culture is needed to properly position documentation within the software development process. Further, we discuss what is required to foster such a culture.

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in Harvard Style

Pantelic V., Schaap A., Wassyng A., Bandur V. and Lawford M. (2019). Something is Rotten in the State of Documenting Simulink Models.In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD, ISBN 978-989-758-358-2, pages 505-512. DOI: 10.5220/0007586005050512


in Bibtex Style

@conference{modelsward19,
author={Vera Pantelic and Alexander Schaap and Alan Wassyng and Victor Bandur and Mark Lawford},
title={Something is Rotten in the State of Documenting Simulink Models},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,},
year={2019},
pages={505-512},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007586005050512},
isbn={978-989-758-358-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,
TI - Something is Rotten in the State of Documenting Simulink Models
SN - 978-989-758-358-2
AU - Pantelic V.
AU - Schaap A.
AU - Wassyng A.
AU - Bandur V.
AU - Lawford M.
PY - 2019
SP - 505
EP - 512
DO - 10.5220/0007586005050512