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Architectural Concepts for Federated Embedded Systems



Jakob Axelsson, Avenir Kobetski

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Second International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-Systems




Federated embedded systems (FES) is an approach for systems-of-systems engineering in the domain of cyber-physical systems. It is based on the idea to allow dynamic addition of plug-in software in the embedded system of a product, and through communication between the plug-ins in different products, it becomes possible to build services on the level of a federation of products. In this paper, architectural concerns for FES are elicited, and are used as rationale for a number of decisions in the architecture of products that are enabled for FES, as well as in the application architecture of a federation. A concrete implementation of a FES from the automotive domain is also described, as a validation of the architectural concepts presented.


author = {Jakob Axelsson and Avenir Kobetski},
title = { Architectural Concepts for Federated Embedded Systems},
month = {August},
year = {2014},
booktitle = {Second International Workshop on Software Engineering for Systems-of-Systems},
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