An Experimental Evaluation of Design Space Exploration of Hardware/Software Interfaces

Thomas Rathfux, Hermann Kaindl, Ralph Hoch, Franz Lukasch

Abstract

We observe ever increasing variability of hardware/software interfaces (HSIs), e.g., in automotive systems. Hence, there is a need for the reuse of already existing HSIs. In this regard, an important question is whether automated adaptation of an already existing HSI to one that fulfills the requirements on a new HSI is feasible in industrial practice. Ideally, the number of adaptation steps should be minimal, so that new hardware production can be avoided. In this paper, we address the problem of finding such an optimal solution for a given specific HSI and a set of formally specified requirements on a new HSI. We propose using design space exploration employing (heuristic) search with optimality guarantees. Hence, a meta-model of such HSIs has been created together with transformation rules. Based on all that, an experimental evaluation of this approach shows its feasibility for realistic HSIs.

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Rathfux T., Kaindl H., Hoch R. and Lukasch F. (2019). An Experimental Evaluation of Design Space Exploration of Hardware/Software Interfaces.In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-758-375-9, pages 289-296. DOI: 10.5220/0007689002890296


in Bibtex Style

@conference{enase19,
author={Thomas Rathfux and Hermann Kaindl and Ralph Hoch and Franz Lukasch},
title={An Experimental Evaluation of Design Space Exploration of Hardware/Software Interfaces},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2019},
pages={289-296},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007689002890296},
isbn={978-989-758-375-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - An Experimental Evaluation of Design Space Exploration of Hardware/Software Interfaces
SN - 978-989-758-375-9
AU - Rathfux T.
AU - Kaindl H.
AU - Hoch R.
AU - Lukasch F.
PY - 2019
SP - 289
EP - 296
DO - 10.5220/0007689002890296