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Towards an AADL-Based Definition of App Architecture for Medical Application Platforms

  • Sam Procter
  • John Hatcliff
  • Robby
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9062)

Abstract

There is a growing trend of developing software applications that integrate and coordinate the actions of medical devices. Unfortunately, these applications are being built in an ad-hoc manner without proper regard for established distributed systems engineering techniques. We present a tool prototype based on the OSATE2 distribution of the Eclipse IDE that targets the development of Medical Application Platform (MAP) apps. Our toolset provides an editing environment and translator for app architectures, i.e., their components and connections. The toolset generates interface definitions and glue code for the underlying MAP middleware, and it supports development of the business logic which the developer must write to complete the application within the same Eclipse-based environment. We also present a clinical scenario as a motivating example, trace its development through the toolset, and evaluate our work based on the experience.

Keywords

Integrated medical systems Medical application platforms Software architecture AADL 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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