Change impact analysis at the interface of system and embedded software design

M. S. Kilpinen, P. J. Clarkson, C. M. Eckert

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Embedded software provides a means for the functionality of a design to adapt to new needs and requirements. Systems engineering has devised processes to incorporate embedded software with the designs from other fields, including mechanical and hardware design, to manage this flexibility attained. This paper investigates the change impact analysis techniques prescribed at the system and embedded software engineering interface and identifies the disparities between these ideal practices with the actual implemented methods through an industrial study. Observations on the barriers to the prescribed change impact analysis derive suggestions for potential improvement of the design change process.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2006
Event9th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2006 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 15 May 200618 May 2006


Conference9th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2006


  • Change impact analysis
  • Change propagation
  • Embedded software
  • Systems engineering


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