Specification and Generation of Adapters for System Integration
Large systems-of-systems are developed by integrating several smaller systems that have been developed independently. System integration often requires adaptation mechanisms for bridging any technical incompatibilities between the systems. In order to develop adapters in a faster way, we study ways to generate adapters from a model-based specification. In particular, we consider techniques from the fields of control theory and database theory. We illustrate and evaluate these techniques using an example from the domain of maritime safety and security.
KeywordsTransformation Rule Interface Behavior Controller Synthesis Adapter Specification Interface Technology
This research has been carried out as a part of the Poseidon project at Thales under the responsibilities of the Embedded Systems Institute (ESI). This project is partially supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs under the BSIK program.
The authors like to thank Maurice Glandrup for providing relevant examples of adapters in the domain of maritime safety and security. The authors also like to thank Christian Günther for integrating the discovery of behavioral interface models using process mining techniques in our prototype based on controller synthesis.
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