Extending Commonality Analysis for Embedded Control System Families

  • Alan Stephenson
  • Darren Buttle
  • John McDermid
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1951)


Families of systems are prevalent in software engineering, and many techniques are available for the analysis and implementation of such families. Embedded systems families provide additional constraints on these techniques, and safety-critical systems families constrain them even further. An existing family analysis technique is combined with a layering scheme to structure the selection of variations and the introduction of detail within those constraints. Application of this new technique produces software which is specified and configured during development, within a fixed execution architecture which reflects the common aspects of systems within that family.


Embed System Software Architecture System Family Product Family Architectural Style 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Stephenson
    • 1
  • Darren Buttle
    • 1
  • John McDermid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of York, HeslingtonYorkUK

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