A layer-structure diagram and a layer-interaction diagram towards a context-oriented development methodology for embedded systems

Harumi Watanabe, Ikuta Tanigawa, Midori Sugaya, Nobuhiko Ogura, Kenji Hisazumi

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Abstract

The paper introduces new kinds of diagrams for describing organizations and interactions of layers based on context-oriented technology for context-sensitive embedded system developments. The concept of layers is suitable for processing context-aware embedded systems. As mentioned in several related literatures, layerinteractions cause critical problems such as deadlock, collision, and multi-invocation. To comprehend these problems at a high level, diagrams for visualizing relationships among layers are required. In a previous work, we proposed an OS-like architecture based on context-oriented technologies for embedded system development. The layering mechanism of the architecture dispatches or inserts layers with their states for dealing with layer-interaction problems. The goal of this paper is to introduce diagrams that contain notations for relating with the elements of the layering mechanism. To accomplish this, we consider the following issues: (1) the relations between layers, (2) layer-state management, and (3) context management attributes. The diagrams contribute to understanding layer-interaction problems with time delay and mutually exclusive layers. To explain the diagrams, we provide a simple example of an automatic cleaner robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMODULARITY Companion 2016 - Companion Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Modularity
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages125-130
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450340335
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 14
Event15th International Conference on Modularity, MODULARITY 2016 - Malaga, Spain
Duration: 2016 Mar 142016 Mar 17

Other

Other15th International Conference on Modularity, MODULARITY 2016
CountrySpain
CityMalaga
Period16/3/1416/3/17

Keywords

  • Context-oriented programing
  • Dynamic program rewriting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Watanabe, H., Tanigawa, I., Sugaya, M., Ogura, N., & Hisazumi, K. (2016). A layer-structure diagram and a layer-interaction diagram towards a context-oriented development methodology for embedded systems. In MODULARITY Companion 2016 - Companion Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Modularity (pp. 125-130). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2892664.2892685