EAST-ADL: An architecture description language for automotive software-intensive systems

Abstract : EAST-ADL is an Architecture Description Language (ADL) initially defined in several European-funded research projects and subsequently refined and aligned with the more recent AUTOSAR automotive standard. It provides a comprehensive approach for defining automotive electronic systems through an information model that captures engineering information in a standardized form. Aspects covered include vehicle features, requirements, analysis functions, software and hardware components, and communication. The representation of the system's implementation is not defined in EAST-ADL itself but by AUTOSAR. However, traceability is supported from EAST-ADL's lower abstraction levels to the implementation level elements in AUTOSAR. In this chapter, the authors describe EAST-ADL in detail, show how it relates to AUTOSAR as well as other significant automotive standards, and present current research work on using EAST-ADL in the context of fully-electric vehicles, the functional safety standard ISO 26262, and for multi-objective optimization.
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H. Blom, H. Lönn, F. Hagl, Y. Papadopoulos, M.-O. Reiser, et al.. EAST-ADL: An architecture description language for automotive software-intensive systems. Embedded Computing Systems: Applications, Optimization, and Advanced Design, IGI Global, pp.456-471, 2013, 9781466639225. ⟨10.4018/978-1-4666-3922-5.ch023⟩. ⟨cea-01818542⟩

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