Third IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM'05) (2008)

Nov. 10, 2008 to Nov. 14, 2008

ISBN: 978-0-7695-3437-4

pp: 85-94

DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SEFM.2008.36

ABSTRACT

Embedded systems such as automotive systems are very complex to specify. Since it is difficult to capture all their requirements or their design in one single model, approaches working with several system views are adopted. The main problem there is to keep these views coherent; the issue is known as view reconciliation. This paper proposes an algebraic solution. It uses sets of integration constraints that link (families of) system features in one view to other (families of) features in the same or a different view. Both, families and constraints, are formalised using a feature algebra. Besides presenting a constraint relation and its mathematical properties, the paper shows in several examples the suitability of this approach for a wide class of integration constraint formulations.

INDEX TERMS

requirements, specification, multiviews, view reconciliation, algebra

CITATION

P. H?fner, B. M?ller and R. Khedri, "Algebraic View Reconciliation,"

*2008 Sixth IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods(SEFM)*, Cape Town, 2008, pp. 85-94.

doi:10.1109/SEFM.2008.36

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