The development of embedded systems offers a higher degree of abstraction, crucial to tackling the growing complexity and usage of model-driven approaches. Behavioral Modeling for Embedded Systems and Techlogies: Applications for Design and Implementation provides an overview on invative behavior models currently used for developing embedded systems, accentuating on graphical and visual tations. This dynamic compilation presents an authoritative reference collection to the most significant models of computation currently in use for embedded systems design.
Luis Gomes is currently an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). Previously, he was a researcher with the UNINOVA Institute (Caparica, Portugal), a not-for-profit R&D institution aimed at technology transfer. He was made a Professor Onorific , at Transilvanea University of Brasov (Romania, 2007). His main scientific interests include the usage of formal methods for embedded systems co-design, such as Petri nets and other concurrency models, emphasizing reconfigurable computing platforms based implementations. He is author of more than 100 papers published in journals, books, and conference proceedings. He was co-editor of the books Hardware Design and Petri Nets (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000) and Advances on remote laboratories and e-learning experiences (University of Deusto, 2007). Dr. Gomes has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics since 2005, and a member of the editorial board of LNCS ToPNoC - Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency since 2006. Joao M. Fernandes is an associate professor with the Department of Informatics, Universidade do Minho. His research interests include software engineering, with a special interest in software modeling, requirements engineering, and embedded software. In May 2000, he finished his PhD dissertation where he proposed a UML-based approach to develop embedded systems. During his PhD and now as part of his research and teaching activities, his work is focused on the methodological and technologic aspects related to the use of a multi-perspective, model-driven approach for developing embedded systems. He is the author of more than 70 papers published in journals, books, and conference proceedings. Dr. Fernandes has been a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of Information Technology Research (IGI Global), since June, 2007. He has been involved in the organization of various international events, including the 3rd International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design (ACSD 2003), the 5th IFIP International Conference on Distributed and Parallel Embedded Systems (DIPES 2006), the 3rd International Summer School on Generative and Transformational Techniques in Software Engineering (GTTSE 2009), and the Model-based Methodologies for Pervasive and Embedded Software (MOMPES) workshops series.