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High-Level Models for Transformation-Oriented Design of Hardware and Embedded SystemsDAMASEVICIUS, R. , STUIKYS, V.
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design automation, transformation, hardware and embedded system design
design(37), model(29), software(22), systems(17), embedded(13), system(12), driven(12), dama(11), tuikys(10), development(9)
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Date of Publication: 2008-06-02
Volume 8, Issue 2, Year 2008, On page(s): 86 - 94
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2008.02016
Web of Science Accession Number: 000264815000016
SCOPUS ID: 77954751851
Evolution of design methodologies follows a common trail: technology scaling leads to growing design complexity and rising abstraction level in the domain. Introduction of new (higher) abstraction levels emphasizes the importance of reuse and transformations. The design process can be seen as a sequence of high-level transformations from the higher-level specification to the lower-level one. We analyze high-level modeling and metaprogramming techniques for supporting transformations based on domain variability models. Next, we present a reuse evolution model for domain component design at a higher abstraction level to support the transformation-oriented approaches. Finally, high-level modeling techniques (UML-domain language metamodels for domain code generation, parameterized UML classes for template metaprogramming, feature models for explicit representation of variability) for specification of transformations and metaprograms are analyzed.
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