Bachelor and Master Theses

Title: A Taxonomy of Extra-Functional Properties for Embedded Systems
Subject: Computer Science
Level: Advanced
Description: In embedded system development, some factors are as important for the development as the functionality itself. These are the extra-functional properties. These include properties such as execution time, static memory usage, number or line of code, among many others. Through the years, different assessment methods, metrics and various theories in general around extra-functional properties have been proposed.

The purpose of this thesis is to propose a taxonomy (or a classification) for selected subsets of extra-functional properties (for example timing and dependability related properties) based on systematic literature review. The thesis work will include the following tasks:
a) Study and provide a summary of a systematic literature review
b) Study existing documentation about extra-functional properties
c) Identify the strategy for the systematic review – a review plan:
a. Identify the databases to be searched for
b. Identify the selection criteria
c. Identify the sets of search keywords
d. Prepare a “reference system” for reviewing- for easy browsing in the found papers (consider for example Mendeley or EndNotes), titles, abstracts, references
d) provide queries and download the papers, populate the reference systems
e) analyze the selected papers and classify them into categories
f) from the papers, identify common and important information to classify extra-functional properties
g) provide a statistics and summaries for the classified papers

This thesis can be done by two students working together.
Prel. end date: 2012-02-02
Presentation date: 2012-02-02
Student: Umesh Balaji Kothandapani Ramesh
IDT supervisor: Séverine Sentilles, +46-21-10 70 38
Examinator: Ivica Crnkovic
Ivica Crnkovic, +46-21-103183

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