Workshop day: December 8 - 12, 2014

DANCE Workshop 2014

Distributed systems research covers a wide spectrum of applications ranging across embedded real/time systems, commercial transaction systems, transportation systems, and military/space systems.  Such systems are subject to some paradigms including coordination due to the absence of centralization, and too much uncertainly result of hardware of software behaviors, heterogeneity and son forth. Indeed, such systems raise several issues not found in single processor systems. The main difficulty arises when considering dependability, security, adaptability and resources constrained computing. This area requires computing systems to run software in an efficient and trustworthy way. That is, in order to be able to design complex architectures in reasonable time, novel and effective design methodologies are needed to automatically build applications from high-level descriptions to take into account what needs to be deployed on hardware. To remedy this weakness, combining both model and component seems to be a very promising cocktail for building solutions to this problem.


The introduction of the component approach in the development of embedded systems allows facilitating their design by building through an assembly of existing components. Indeed, this approach provides a clear separation between the specification and implementation of components. Note however that in the context of component software, distributed architecture is significantly more demanding than that of traditional monolithic integrated solution. Model-driven engineering provides a very useful contribution for the design of distributed systems since it bridges the gap between design issues and implementation concerns. It helps the designer to concentrate on application structure and required behavior and it permits us to specify in a separate way non-functional requirements such as underlying execution infrastructure/middleware, dependability and security issues that are very important to guide the implementation process.


The supporting research in the distributed systems area includes system architecture, design techniques, testing, validation, proof of correctness, modeling, software reliability, operating systems, parallel processing and real/time processing. The goal of this workshop is to present significant works dealing with the design of distributed architecture and applications for embedded systems using both model-driven approach and component-based development. Architecture design involves defining how the architecture is specified.  Here, we focus on design tools with some view of the possible implementations frameworks providing run-time support to take full benefits of existing infrastructure to build flexible efficient distributed systems. 





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