Component-Based Design of Embedded Systems

Speaker Prof. Hermann Kopetz,
University of Vienna, Austria
CECS Hosts Kane KimRainer Doemer
Location CalIT2 Room 3008
Date & Time October 25 , 2010
Lecture begins at 10:30 AM 
Abstract In many engineering disciplines, large systems are built from prefabricated components with known and validated properties. Components are connected via stable, understandable, and standardized interfaces. The system engineer has knowledge about the global properties of the components–as they relate to the system functions– and of the detailed specification of the component interfaces. Knowledge about the internal design and implementation of the components is neither needed, nor available in many cases. Component-based design refers to a meet-in-the middle design methodology, where, starting from a purpose and requirements on one side and a set of available components on the other side a new design is produced that tries to satisfy the requirements by a proper interconnection of available and newly developed components. In this lecture we introduce the recursive component concept and the integration framework of the time- triggered architecture and demonstrate how the component-based design of embedded systems can be realized within this framework

Hermann Kopetz received his PhD in physics sub auspiciis praesidentis from the University of Vienna, Austria in 1968. After eight years in Industry he accepted in 1978 an appointment as a Professor for Computer Process Control at the Technical University of West-Berlin, moving to the Technical University of Vienna in 1992. Kopetz is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Science, Fellow of the IEEE, and is a member of the Information Society Advisory Group (ISTAG), advising the European Commission in Brussels in the domain of Information Technology since 2008. In June 2007 he received the honorary degree of Dr. honoris causa from the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France. Kopetz is the chief architect of the Time-Triggered Architecture for dependable Embedded Systems and a co-founder of the company TTTech that has industrialized the time-triggered technology in many reputable projects, among others in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Audi A8 premium car.