Autonomic Middleware for Automotive Embedded Systems

  • Richard AnthonyEmail author
  • DeJiu Chen
  • Martin Törngren
  • Detlef Scholle
  • Martin Sanfridson
  • Achim Rettberg
  • Tahir Naseer
  • Magnus Persson
  • Lei Feng


This chapter describes DySCAS: an advanced autonomic platform-independent middleware framework for automotive embedded systems. The concepts and architecture are motivated and described in detail, focusing on the need for, and achievement of, high flexibility and automatic run-time reconfiguration. The design of the middleware is positioned with respect to the way it overcomes the specific technical, environmental, and performance challenges of the automotive domain. Self-management is achieved in terms of automatic configuration for context-aware behavior, resource-use efficiency, and self-healing to handle run-time detected faults. The self-management is governed by the use of policies distributed throughout the middleware components. The simulation techniques that have been used for extensive validation are described and some key results presented. A reference implementation is presented, illustrating the way in which the various concepts and mechanisms can be realized and orchestrated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Anthony
    • 1
    Email author
  • DeJiu Chen
    • 2
  • Martin Törngren
    • 2
  • Detlef Scholle
    • 3
  • Martin Sanfridson
    • 4
  • Achim Rettberg
    • 5
  • Tahir Naseer
    • 2
  • Magnus Persson
    • 2
  • Lei Feng
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of GreenwichLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)StockholmSweden
  3. 3.EneaKistaSweden
  4. 4.Volvo Technology Corporation, Mechatronics & SoftwareGothenburgSweden
  5. 5.Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Offis e.V.OldenburgGermany

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