ECMFA 2023
Thu 20 - Fri 21 July 2023 Leicester, United Kingdom
co-located with STAF 2023
Thu 20 Jul 2023 12:15 - 12:45 at Oak - ECMFA Session 2: Industrial and Applications Chair(s): Juan de Lara

Matlab/Simulink is a graphical modeling environment that has become the de facto standard for the industrial model-based development of embedded systems. Practitioners employ different structuring mechanisms to manage Simulink models’ growing size and complexity. One important architectural element is the so-called bus, which can combine multiple signals into composite ones, thus, reducing a model’s visual complexity. However, when and how to effectively use buses is a non-trivial design problem with several trade-offs. To date, only little guidance exists, often applied in an ad-hoc and subjective manner, leading to suboptimal designs. Using an inductive-deductive research approach, we conducted an exploratory survey among Simulink practitioners and extracted bus usage information from a corpus comprising 433 open-source Simulink models. We elicited 22 hypotheses on bus usage advantages, disadvantages, and best practices from the data, whose validity was later tested through a confirmatory survey. Our findings serve as requirements for static analysis tools and pave the way toward guidelines on bus usage in Simulink.

Thu 20 Jul

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11:15 - 12:45
ECMFA Session 2: Industrial and ApplicationsTechnical Track at Oak
Chair(s): Juan de Lara Autonomous University of Madrid

Remote Participants: Zoom Link

A model-based framework for IoT systems in wastewater treatment plants
Technical Track
P: Iván Alfonso Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Abel Gómez Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Silvia Doñate Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo, kelly Garces Pernett Universidad de los Andes , Bogotá, Colombia, Harold Castro Department of Systems and Computing Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, Jordi Cabot Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Bridging the Gap between SysML and OPC UA Information Models for Industry 4.0
Technical Track
P: Fadwa Rekik Softeam, Saadia Dhouib CEA LIST, Quang-Duy Nguyen Université Paris-Saclay, CEA, List
DOI File Attached
Simulink bus usage in practice: an empirical study
Technical Track
P: Tiago Amorim University of Cologne, Alexander Boll University of Bern, Ferry Bachmann , Timo Kehrer University of Bern, Andreas Vogelsang University of Cologne, Hartmut Pohlheim
DOI Pre-print