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Title:
Functional Debugging of Equation-Based Languages
Author:
Arquimedes Canedo: Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology, Princeton, USA Ling Shen: Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology, Princeton, USA
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Year:
2013
Conference:
Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Equation-Based Object-Oriented Modeling Languages and Tools; April 19; University of Nottingham; Nottingham; UK
Issue:
084
Article no.:
007
Pages:
55-64
No. of pages:
10
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Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2013-03-27
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978-91-7519-621-3 (print)
978-91-7519-617-6 (online)
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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
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Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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State-of-the-art debugging techniques for equation-based languages follow a low-level approach to interface users with the complex interactions between equations and algorithms that describe cyber-physical processes. Although these techniques are useful for understanding the low-level behaviors; they do not provide the means for creating a system-level understanding that is often necessary during the early concept product design phase. In this paper; we present a novel debugging technique for equation-based languages based on a high-level approach to facilitate the system-level understanding of complex cyber-physical processes. Our debugging interface is based on functional models that describe what the system does in a formal language that uses natural language elements to improve inter-disciplinary communication. Our novel technique; referred to as functional debugging; can be used in the context of the current systems engineering industrial practice in order to identify system-level problems and explore design alternatives during the early concept design phase. We present a working implementation of our functional debugger and we discuss the benefits of our approach using an automotive use-case.

Keywords: Functional modeling; debuggers; equationbased languages; simulation; cyber-physical systems; concept design

Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Equation-Based Object-Oriented Modeling Languages and Tools; April 19; University of Nottingham; Nottingham; UK

Author:
Arquimedes Canedo, Ling Shen
Title:
Functional Debugging of Equation-Based Languages
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Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Equation-Based Object-Oriented Modeling Languages and Tools; April 19; University of Nottingham; Nottingham; UK

Author:
Arquimedes Canedo, Ling Shen
Title:
Functional Debugging of Equation-Based Languages
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