Distributed and Parallel Embedded Systems

Distributed and Parallel Embedded Systems : IFIP WG10.3/WG10.5 International Workshop on Distributed and Parallel Embedded Systems (DIPES'98) October 5-6, 1998, Schloss Eringerfeld, Germany

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Embedded systems are becoming one of the major driving forces in computer science. Furthermore, it is the impact of embedded information technology that dictates the pace in most engineering domains. Nearly all technical products above a certain level of complexity are not only controlled but increasingly even dominated by their embedded computer systems.
Traditionally, such embedded control systems have been implemented in a monolithic, centralized way. Recently, distributed solutions are gaining increasing importance. In this approach, the control task is carried out by a number of controllers distributed over the entire system and connected by some interconnect network, like fieldbuses. Such a distributed embedded system may consist of a few controllers up to several hundred, as in today's top-range automobiles.
Distribution and parallelism in embedded systems design increase the engineering challenges and require new development methods and tools.
This book is the result of the International Workshop on Distributed and Parallel Embedded Systems (DIPES'98), organized by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Groups 10.3 (Concurrent Systems) and 10.5 (Design and Engineering of Electronic Systems). The workshop took place in October 1998 in Schloss Eringerfeld, near Paderborn, Germany, and the resulting book reflects the most recent points of view of experts from Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and the USA.
The book is organized in six chapters: `Formalisms for Embedded System Design': IP-based system design and various approaches to multi-language formalisms.
`Synthesis from Synchronous/Asynchronous Specification': Synthesis techniques based on Message Sequence Charts (MSC), StateCharts, and Predicate/Transition Nets.
`Partitioning and Load-Balancing': Application in simulation models and target systems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16mm | 1,200g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • X, 240 p.
  • 0792386140
  • 9780792386148

Table of contents

Preface. Workshop Committee. 1. Formalisms for Embedded System Design. 2. Synthesis from Synchronous/Asynchronous Specification. 3. Partitioning and Load-Balancing. 4. Verification and Validation. 5. Design Environments. 6. Object Oriented Approaches.
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