RWTH Aachen University
Model-Driven Design (MDD) of complex embedded systems is currently based on successive cycles of model changes, analysis and simulation. This iterative process suffers from a delay between applying changes on the model and knowledge about the resulting properties of the system. Current research on Architecture Description Languages (ADLs) in general, and AADL in specific, focuses primarily on tools and support for analysis and simulation, as distinct phases during design. The authors give an overview of existing work on AADL, and illustrate though a case study the opportunities for a novel, integrating research domain on ADL.