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Embedded Software Engineering: The State of the Practice
November/December 2003 (vol. 20 no. 6)
pp. 61-69
Bas Graaf, Delft University of Technology
Marco Lormans, Delft University of Technology
Hans Toetenel, Delft University of Technology

The embedded-software market has grown swiftly in the last decade and will continue to do so in coming years. Embedded software?s specific properties, such as hardware dependencies, make its development different from nonembedded software. So, you might expect that this domain would employ specific software development technologies. An inventory conducted at several European embedded-software-development companies shows that, remarkably, this isn?t true. However, the inventory results concerning requirements engineering and architecture design at these companies suggest that more specifically aimed development technologies are necessary. Analysis of the results has identified possibilities for future research in customizing existing technologies and developing new technologies for embedded software development.

Index Terms:
embedded systems, software engineering, requirements engineering, architecture design
Citation:
Bas Graaf, Marco Lormans, Hans Toetenel, "Embedded Software Engineering: The State of the Practice," IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 61-69, Nov.-Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/MS.2003.1241368
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