An IDE for the LARES Toolset

  • Alexander Gouberman
  • Christophe Grand
  • Martin Riedl
  • Markus Siegle
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8376)

Abstract

In order to support the editing, validation and analysis of LARES dependability model specifications, a textual editor and a graphical user interface for performing experiments have been developed. In collaboration with the LARES toolset library they serve as an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) based on the Eclipse framework. The paper first introduces the features of the LARES language by means of a hysteresis model taken from the literature. It then describes the textual Editor Plugin. Beyond standard features such as syntax highlighting and code completion, it emphasises syntactical and semantic validation capabilities. Subsequently, the View Plugin component is presented, that is used to perform the experiments and to gather the analysis results from the solvers. The current state of development of a graphical Editor Plugin and other features of the LARES IDE are also addressed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Gouberman
    • 1
  • Christophe Grand
    • 2
  • Martin Riedl
    • 1
  • Markus Siegle
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Technische InformatikUniversität der Bundeswehr MünchenNeubibergGermany
  2. 2.Pôle SPID, ENSTA-BretagneBrestFrance

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