A Comparison of NoTA and GENESYS

  • Bernhard Huber
  • Roman Obermaisser
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5657)


In the field of embedded systems, the trend of converging application systems (e.g., multimedia systems entering the automotive domain) is observable. Undertakings to tackle the challenges introduced by this digital convergence have been started by the European Union in the last years. GENESYS is such a European project that aims at developing a cross-domain architecture for embedded systems, which facilitates this digital convergence. This paper compares the GENESYS architecture with the Network on Terminal Architecture (NoTA), which is primarily targeted to the consumer applications domain, and elaborates on their major commonalities and differences such as service-orientation, component-based design, or the need for rigorous interface specifications.


Embedded Systems Cross-Domain Architectures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Huber
    • 1
  • Roman Obermaisser
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer EngineeringVienna University of TechnologyWienAustria

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