Model-based engineering (MBE) is evolving into a fully-fledged engineering discipline, with well-established standards, industrial-strength tools, and emerging theoretical foundations. Models are being used to design, specify, and implement a variety of complex and mission-critical systems. MBE involves rich and powerful development environments supporting design, analysis, validation, and implementation of such systems, which provide significantly higher levels of abstraction and computer-based automation than traditional approaches. These are particularly useful in developing complex real-time and embedded systems (RTES), which pose great challenges to system designers and implementers.
The MoBE-RTES workshop is based on the premise that successful development of complex real-time and embedded systems necessarily requires careful architectural design and that this, in turn, involves the extensive use of models, modelling tools, and model-based development methods. Consequently, the focus of the workshop is on contributions that describe theorical and/or empirical advances in model-based engineering of RTES. In particular, the following topics are of primary interest (although other topics related to the workshop theme are also welcome):
- Usages of MARTE (Modeling and Analysis of Real-time and Embedded systems), the OMG standard UML profile for RTES (e.g. application experience, extensions, on-going work, tutorials, etc.)
- Tools that support model-based development of RTES,
- Model-based safety engineering: e.g. methods of specifying safety attributes in an architectural model, methods for ensuring safety of implementations, etc.
- Formal and semi-formal methods for analyzing architectural models for key performance indicators of RTES,
- Examples of innovative applications of MBE to RTES development in industry.
The primary objective of the workshop is to bring together experts, researchers, and practitioners, from the RTES community and other related disciplines (e.g., hardware and systems designers), who are interested in the industrial application of MBE. Another important objective is to provide an overview of the state of the art and the state of the practice of applying MBE to RTES development,, through a number of invited presentations by recognized domain experts.