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Guaranteed Component Assembly with Round Trip Analysis for Energy Efficient High-integrity Multi-core Systems

Funding Programme

ARTEMIS Join Undertaking / Ministry of Instruction, University and Research - ARTEMIS-2012


Intecs (I)


Thales Communications (F), ATEGO (F), Aicas (D), X/Open Company Limited- The Open Group (UK), University of Padua (I), Maelardalen University (SW), University of Florence (I), EADS (F), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (H), AENSys Informatikai (H), Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (P), Critical Software (P), Stiftelsen SINTEF (N), Oilfield Technology Group (N)

Start Date

May 2012


36 months


Emerging embedded systems platforms harnessing new heterogeneous, multicore architectures to enable the next generation of powerful mission-critical applications are demanding across-the-board advances in all areas of design and development to fulfil their promise. The integration of component-based design with model-driven development creates a potent combination especially capable of mastering the complexity of these new systems.

CONCERTO will deliver a reference multi-domain architectural framework for complex, highly concurrent, and multi-core systems, where non-functional properties (including real-time, dependability, and energy management) will be established for individual components, derived for the overall system at design time, and preserved by construction and monitoring at run-time.

The CONCERTO framework will integrate:

  • Correctness-by-construction for multi-core systems with innovative model-to-code transformation techniques targeted at their special characteristics.

  • A multi-view, hierarchical cross-domain design space sufficiently rich to enable a compositional approach to the next generation of complex, heterogeneous platform architectures.

  • Support for iterative and incremental development of multi-core systems through simulation and early model-based analysis, with fully automated back propagation of results to the user model.

  • Hardware modelling facilities equipped to cope with the new generation of heterogeneous, multi-core platforms.

  • Advances in run-time monitoring of mission- and operation-critical non-functional properties such as energy consumption on partitioned and multi-core processor architectures.

The applicability of the CONCERTO solutions to multiple industrial domains (including aerospace, telecoms, automotive, petroleum and medical) will be ensured through the elaboration of representative industrial use cases. CONCERTO builds on the results of the CHESS project (ARTEMIS-2008-1-100022), much expanding its reach in terms of end-user application domains, execution platforms and non-functional modelling capabilities, as well as the results of several other related projects.

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