Precise specification of system component interfaces enables analysis of component behavior and checking of conformance of an implementation to the interface specification. Very often component interfaces are only defined by their signature and without a formal description of the admissible behavior and timing assumptions. The Framework named ComMA (Component Modeling and Analysis) supports model-based engineering (MBE) of high-tech systems by formalizing interface specifications. ComMA provides a family of domain-specific languages that integrate existing techniques from formal behavioral and time modeling and is easily extensible. It contains tools that support different phases of the development process and can be integrated in the industrial way of working. The framework is applied in the context of the family of interventional X-ray machines developed by Philips.
Integrating Interface Modeling and Analysis in an Industrial Setting
Proc. 5th Int. Conf. on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development (MODELSWARD 2017), pages 345-352, 2017
Runtime Monitoring based on Interface Specifications
ModelEd, TestEd, TrustEd, Essays Dedicated to Ed Brinksma on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, LNCS 10500, pages 335-356, 2017
Improving interface specifications with ComMA
Bits & Chips Sept 2017.
This website is a portal to new Eclipse-based tools for editing and debugging ComMA models and highlights the industrial applicability of ComMA. The Eclipse plugin is available at http://comma.esi.nl/standard/plugin/latest. To gain access contact Jozef Hooman at TNO-ESI (firstname.lastname@example.org)