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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060804
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 6 Issue 8, 2015.
Abstract: This paper focuses on design requirements in real-time systems where information is processed to produce a response within a specified time. Nowadays, computer control applications embedded in chips have grown in significance in many aspects of human life. These systems need a high level of reliability to gain the trust of users. Ensuring correctness in the early stages of the design process is especially a major challenge in these systems. Faulty requirements lead to errors in the final product that have to be fixed later, often at a high cost. A crucial step in this process is modeling the intended system. This paper explores the potential of flow-based modeling in expressing design requirements in real-time systems that include time constraints and synchronization. The main emphasized problem is how to represent time. The objective is to assist real-time system requirement engineers, in an early state of the development, to express the timing behavior of the developed system. Several known examples are modeled and the results point to the viability of the flow-based representation in comparison with such time specifications as state-based and line-based modeling.
Sabah Al-Fedaghi, “Flow-Based Specification of Time Design Requirements” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 6(8), 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060804