Towards Automating Interface Control Documents Elaboration and Management

Hassna Louadah, Roger Champagne, Yvan Labiche

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Avionic systems have been migrating from the legacy federated architecture towards an integrated modular architecture (IMA). The IMA architecture replaces the equipment principle by a set of interoperable components (hardware and software). The interoperability between the integrated components requires a detailed specification and description of their interfaces, which, in the avionic domain, is usually written in Interface Control Documents (ICD). However, ICD creation and usage during the integration process is challenging. In fact, the two main problems with the usage of ICDs are the lack of a commonly accepted language to define and use them on the one hand, and the lack of tool support in their production and consumption. In this paper, we present our approach and methodology to overcome these limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-33
Number of pages8
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Workshop on Model-Based Architecting and Construction of Embedded Systems, ACES-MB 2014, Co-located with ACM/IEEE 17th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, MoDELS 2014 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 30 Sep 201430 Sep 2014


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