XANDAR: X-by-construction design framework for engineering autonomous and distributed real-time embedded software systems

Fahad Siddiqui, Rafiullah Khan, Vahid Garousi, Sakir Sezer, Jürgen Becker, Leonard Masing, Tobias Dörr, Florian Schade, Georgios Keramidas, Christos P. Antonopoulos, Michail Mavropoulos, Efstratios Tiganourias, Vasilios Kelefouras, Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Nikolaos Voros, Umut Durak, Alexander Ahlbrecht, Wanja Zaeske, Christos Panagiotou, Dimitris KaradimasNico Adler, Andreas Sailer, Raphael Weber, Thomas Wilhelm, Florian Oszwald, Dominik Reinhardt, Mohamad Chamas, Adnan Bekan, Graham Smethurst, Victor Morales

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The next generation of networked embedded systems (ES) necessitates rapid prototyping and high performance while maintaining key qualities like trustworthiness and safety. However, development of safety-critical ES suffers from complex software (SW) toolchains and engineering processes. Moreover, the current trend in autonomous systems, which relies on Machine Learning (ML) and AI applications when combined with fail-operational requirements renders the Verification and Validation (V&V) of these new systems a challenging endeavor. Prime examples are Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) that are prone to various safety/security vulnerabilities. The XANDAR project aims at developing a mature SW toolchain (from requirements analysis to the actual code integration on target including V&V) fulfilling the needs of industry for rapid prototyping of interoperable and autonomous ES. Starting from a model-based system architecture, XANDAR will leverage automatic model synthesis and software parallelization techniques to achieve specific non-functional requirements setting the foundation for a novel (real-time, safety-, and security)-by-Construction paradigm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXANDAR: X-by-Construction Design framework for Engineering Autonomous & Distributed Real-time Embedded Software Systems: Proceedings
Pages382 - 383
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2021
EventInternational Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 30 Aug 202103 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL)
ISSN (Print)1946-147X
ISSN (Electronic)1946-1488


ConferenceInternational Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL)
Abbreviated titleFPL
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Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957210.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 EDAA.


  • Automotive
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Secure-by-design
  • X-by-construction
  • Functional Safety
  • Model-based
  • Cyber defence
  • Security framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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