embedded world 2013: ModelBus® – Integrated tool chains in the development process

Release from Tue., February 12, 2013

Fraunhofer FOKUS demonstrates at embedded world, which takes place in Nuremberg from the 26th to the 28th February 2013, how distributed teams can work using integrated tool chains in the development of embedded safety-critical systems and how comprehensive traceability between development artifacts can be achieved. Visit Hall 5, Stand 228 and learn more about the open source integration platform ModelBus® and about the tool developed by FOKUS, such as Traceino, the traceability solution.

Berlin, 12 February 2013 – Software development processes nowadays are very complex and distributed. Numerous different software tools are used and many people work together on a project. The lack of consistency between artifacts which arises in the development process and the lack of automation and interoperability between tools requires new solutions. Therefore, Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS researchers have developed the ModelBus platform; a framework for automation and tool integration in software and system development. ModelBus uses SOA and ESB principles for this and supports primarily model-based system development, in addition to traditional variants. The tools are connected to ModelBus using the supplied adaptors.

Various development scenarios, including some from the fields of multi-domain modeling and requirement management, demonstrate the range of applications of ModelBus. Using excerpts from the development process, in which typical tools are used, the researchers from Fraunhofer FOKUS demonstrate how experts from different domains use the framework to work together.

Dr. Tom Ritter, deputy head of the MOTION Competence Centre, states: ”ModelBus allows our customers to achieve significantly higher consistency in the development process and enables them to close the gap between proprietary data formats and programming interfaces.”

ModelBus enables the seamless exchange of information between tools used in the development process, such as Rhapsody, Simulink or Enterprise Architect. The framework, which was developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS, supports the collaboration of developers all over the world. Processes are traceable and can be designed automatically and in a more cost-effective way.

We would like to invite you to visit us at the Fraunhofer joint stand in Hall 5, Stand 228. We would also be happy to arrange an appointment for a personal meeting in advance.