Development Methodology for Verifiable Adaptive Embedded Systems

The described project is part of the research cluster on “Dependable Adaptive Systems and Mathematical Modeling”.


  • Prof. Dr. Peter Liggesmeyer, Fraunhofer-IESE
  • Prof. Dr. Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, TU Kaiserslautern, AG Software Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Rombach, Fraunhofer-IESE
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Schneider, TU Kaiserslautern, AG Reactive Systems


The goal of the project is the development of new methods for modeling, analysis, and model-based synthesis of embedded systems that support dynamic adaptivity. We call a hardware-software system adaptive, if it can adapt its behavior and architecture to changing requirements of the environment. Since adaptations can affect different subsystems in parallel, techniques are needed that guarantee the correct functioning of the overall system at any point in time. A central topic of the project is the integration of modeling, design, analysis, verification, simulation, and testing methods for adaptive systems. In particular, we address the following areas of research:

  • Languages for adequate modeling of adaption and functionality of embedded systems
  • Quantitative safety and dependability analysis
  • Analysis and verification of safety properties of adaptive system models
  • Model-based synthesis from adaptive system models
  • Implementation verification of adaptive systems
  • Concepts for adaptive architectures

Within this project, the Software Technology Group focuses on language aspects for formal modeling of adaption and on a framework for integrating modeling techniques with existing verification methods.

Researchers in AG Softech

  • Prof. Dr. Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter
  • Dipl.-Inf. Ina Schaefer


The described project is funded by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Completion Status

Started October 2005

Project Homepage

The project homepage can be found here.