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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Thu 24 Sep 2020 08:20 - 08:40 at Wombat - Model-Driven Development and Rapid Prototyping Chair(s): Timo Kehrer

Signal-based temporal properties (SBTPs) characterize the behavior of a system when its inputs and outputs are signals over time; they are very common for the requirements specification of cyber-physical systems. Although there exist several specification languages for expressing SBTPs, such languages either do not easily allow the specification of important types of properties (such as spike or oscillatory behaviors), or are not supported by (efficient) trace-checking procedures.

In this paper, we propose SB-TemPsy, a novel model-driven trace-checking approach for SBTPs. SB-TemPsy provides (i) SB-TemPsy-DSL, a domain-specific language that allows the specification of SBTPs covering the most frequent requirement types in cyber-physical systems, and (ii) SB-TemPsy-Check, an efficient, model-driven trace-checking procedure. This procedure reduces the problem of checking an SB-TemPsy-DSL property over an execution trace to the problem of evaluating an Object Constraint Language constraint on a model of the execution trace.

We evaluated our contributions by assessing the expressiveness of SB-TemPsy-DSL and the applicability of SB-TemPsy-Check using a representative industrial case study in the satellite domain. SB-TemPsy-DSL could express 97% of the requirements of our case study and SB-TemPsy-Check yielded a trace-checking verdict in 87% of the cases, with an average checking time of 48.7 s. From a practical standpoint and compared to state-of-the-art alternatives, our approach strikes a better trade-off between expressiveness and performance as it supports a large set of property types that can be checked, in most cases, within practical time limits.

Thu 24 Sep
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08:00 - 09:00: Model-Driven Development and Rapid PrototypingResearch Papers / Tool Demonstrations at Wombat
Chair(s): Timo KehrerHumboldt-Universtit├Ąt zu Berlin
08:00 - 08:20
Talk
Research Papers
Christos TsigkanosTU Vienna, NIANYU LIPeking University, China, Zhi JinPeking University, Zhenjiang HuPeking University, China, Carlo GhezziPolitecnico di Milano
08:20 - 08:40
Talk
Research Papers
Chaima BoufaiedUniversity of Luxembourg, Claudio MenghiUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Domenico BianculliUniversity of Luxembourg, Lionel BriandSnT Centre/University of Luxembourg, Yago Isasi ParacheLuxSpace
08:40 - 08:50
Talk
Tool Demonstrations
Kristian KolthoffInstitute for Enterprise Systems (InES), University Of Mannheim, Christian BarteltInstitute for Software and Systems Engineering, TU Clausthal, Simone Paolo PonzettoData and Web Science Group, University of Mannheim