Key Research Challenges for Successfully Applying MDD Within Real-Time Embedded Software Development

  • Aram Hovsepyan
  • Stefan Van Baelen
  • Bert Vanhooff
  • Wouter Joosen
  • Yolande Berbers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4017)


Model-Driven Development (MDD) is a software development paradigm that promotes the use of models at different levels of abstraction and perform transformations between them to derive one or more concrete application implementations. In this paper we analyze the current status of MDD regarding its applicability for the development of Real-Time Embedded Software. We discuss different modeling framework approaches used to specify the various models, and compare OMG/MDA-based approaches (MOF, UML Profiles and executable UML) with a generic MDD-based approach (GME). Finally, we identify the key challenges for future MDD research in order to successfully apply MDD within RTES Development. These challenges are mainly situated in the field of modeling and standardization of abstraction levels, model transformations and code generation, traceability, and integration of existing software within the MDD development process


Model Transformation Abstraction Level Software Development Process Object Management Group Atlas Transformation Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aram Hovsepyan
    • 1
  • Stefan Van Baelen
    • 1
  • Bert Vanhooff
    • 1
  • Wouter Joosen
    • 1
  • Yolande Berbers
    • 1
  1. 1.Departement ComputerwetenschappenKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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