Bidirectional Crosslinking of System and Software Modeling in the Automotive Domain

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9274)


Replacing former pure mechanical functionalities by mecha-tronics-based solutions, introducing new propulsion technologies, and connecting cars to their environment are only a few reasons for the still growing E/E-System complexity at modern passenger cars. Hence, for an engineering company in the automotive embedded system domain it is vital to establish mature development processes, including a smart tool chain orchestration. Starting from the customer requirements until the final release of the product, traceability and consistency between all development artifacts shall be given. However, achieving this by linking the development items manually is a tedious and error-prone task. The aim of this work is to enhance the development process by introducing a fully automatic transformation of a system design model into a software framework model and vice versa. With this novel approach, the full traceability, between the system and software architectural levels, is guaranteed.


Automotive Model-based development Embedded systems Traceability Model-based software engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Technical InformaticsGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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