Date Added: May 2009
Moving from the traditional federated design paradigm, integration of mixed-criticality software components onto common computing platforms is increasingly being adopted by automotive, avionics and the control industry. This method faces new challenges such as the integration of varied functionalities (dependability, responsiveness, power consumption, etc.) under platform resource constraints and the prevention of error propagation. Based on model driven architecture and platform based design's principles, the authors present a systematic mapping process for such integration adhering a transformation based design methodology. Their aim is to convert/transform initial platform independent application specifications into post integration platform specific models.