"CESAR" stands for "Cost-efficient methods and processes for safety relevant embedded systems" and is a European funded project from ARTEMIS JOINT UNDERTAKING (JU) and the corresponding national authorities (contract number 100016).
Duration: 01.03.2009 - 30.06.2012
The development of automotive embedded systems is led by two a-priori contradictory constraints. On one side, electronics components are becoming more and more complex and present high requirements on the system quality. On the other side, the costs and development time for design and validation of new products should be strongly reduced. These two contrary requirements demand a maturing of the engineering disciplines including the improvement and standardization of the methods and development processes. It is the aim of the CESAR project to provide cost-efficient processes and methods for the development of safety relevant embedded systems.
The featured approach is to bring significant innovations in the two following system engineering disciplines: (1) requirements engineering in particular through formalization of multi viewpoint, multi criteria and multi level requirements, and (2) component based engineering applied to design space exploration comprising multi-view, multi-criteria and multi level architecture tradeoffs. The technological basis is provided by the development of a Reference Technology Platform (RTP) that facilitates tool integration by combining a conglomerate of entities (tools, processes, components, outputs of research project) in a seamless manner. The platform is based on an abstract data model following a model based integration approach and can be tailored according to a given development process. Pilot applications from the four application domains (automotive, aerospace, railway, automation) are specified to evaluate the state of practice, the specification of technical requirements and support evaluation and validation of the RTP concept.
 EU Project partially funded by Artemis Joint Undertaking and national authorities
CESAR will bring significant and conclusive innovations in the two most improvable systems engineering disciplines:
- Requirements engineering in particular through formalization of multi viewpoint, multi criteria and multi level requirements,
- Component based engineering applied to design space exploration comprising multi-view, multi-criteria and multi level architecture trade-offs
The CESAR consortium regroups 55 main European partners with a global budget of 58 M€. The complete list of project partners is available at the CESAR website (www.cesarproject.eu).