COEMS - Continuous Observation of Embedded Multicore Systems

COEMS - Continuous Observation of Embedded Multicore Systems (Booth: EP 1)

Contact: Nina Strugalla

University of Lübeck/ Institute for Software Engineering and Programming Languages
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lübeck

Tel: +49 451 31016530

COEMS - Continuous Observation of Embedded Multicore Systems


The ability to observe the internals of an execution of a computer-based system is a fundamental requirement for ultimately ensuring correctness and safe behaviour. Within COEMS (Continuous Observation of Embedded Multicore Systems) a novel observer platform with supporting verification methods for software systems is developed. COEMS tackles the issues of detection and identification of non-deterministic software failures caused by race conditions and access to inconsistent data due to the inherent parallelism of modern multi-core processors. It gives insight to the system’s actual behaviour without affecting it allowing new verification methods.


An efficient real-time access and analysis as a critical element for operating safe systems is developed and validated by COEMS. COEMS aims at shortening the development cycle by considerably increased test efficiency and effectivity, by increased debug efficiency (especially for non-deterministically occurring failures) and by supporting performance optimization. COEMS improves the reliability of delivered systems, enabling developers to identify, understand, and remove defects before release, as well as improving efficiency of software for multi-/many-core computing systems in terms of performance, real-time behaviour and energy consumption.


The two Global Players Thales Group and Airbus Group, both active in safety-critical domains, will validate the COEMS approach by suitable demonstrators, i.e. testing and debugging of real-world multicore applications. In addition to these two domains, we will address the domains of safety-critical medical applications, automation and automotive industry, as well as the Internet of Things.


The COEMS project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under project id 732016.




University of Lübeck (DE)

Accemic Technologies (DE)

SC Thales Systems Romania SRL (RO)

Thales Austria GmbH (AT)

Airbus (DE)

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (NO)