Continuous software engineering aims at orchestrating engineering knowledge to react faster to market demands, which might range from software update in an industrial production plant to the incorporation of a new feature in a vehicle. In this regard, the use of advanced simulations techniques based on virtual prototypes and digital twins have been widely adopted in the industry of dependable systems as means to continuously enable evaluations of the architecture against the requirements, even prior to actual implementation. Fraunhofer IESE has developed methods and tools to enable simulated evaluations of architecture by means of virtual prototypes and digital twins and has supported companies from Europe in adopting these practices. This talk will present tools like Fraunhofer FERAL and the Industry 4.0 Middleware BaSyx, which have been developed to enable these practices, and will also provide an overview of the concrete challenges and direction for the industrial adoption of these practices.
Pablo Oliveira Antonino is Head of the Embedded Software Engineering department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, and has experience with the design, evaluation, and integration of dependable embedded systems from various domains, such as automotive, avionics, agricultural and construction machines, medical devices, and smart industries.