ADEPT: AADL by its practitioners

17 June 2022, Ghent, Belgium

Co-located with the 26th Ada-Europe International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (AEiC 2022), 14-17 June

The Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL) is an SAE International Standard dedicated to the precise modeling of complex embedded systems, covering both hardware and software concerns. Its definition relies on a precise set of concepts inherited from industry and academic best practice: clear separation of concerns among layers, rich set of properties to document system metrics and support for many kinds of analysis: scheduling, safety and reliability, performance, and also code generation.

The AADL standard is now a mature standard for the modeling of critical embedded real-time systems. AADL defines a language and supporting tools for the precise modeling and analysis of systems. AADL is today employed by numerous stakeholders in the domain of critical embedded real-time systems to address a large set of concerns: performance (latency, schedulability), safety, or security. One key strength of AADL as a language is the set of tools that provide analysis capabilities.

The ADEPT workshop aims to present and report on current projects in the field of design, implementation and verification of critical systems where AADL is a first citizen technology. The ADEPT workshop is also an opportunity for AADL beginners to meet experienced AADL practitioners.

The ADEPT workshop is organized in 2 half days:

The workshop is open to anyone interested in AADL and in the design and the verification of software architecture for critical systems. AADL users who wish to present how they have used AADL in the afternoon must contact workshop organizers no later than 20th May 2022.

A post-workshop proceeding will be organized as a joint publication that summarizes the workshop talks and discussions co-authored by all participants.

Workshop participants

The workshop is open to anyone who wants to present an AADL based project or simply participate in the discussion about AADL. Workshop organizers will also invite potential participants that are known to be active in the AADL community.


Jérôme Hugues, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Frank Singhoff, Lab-STICC/Univ. of Brest, France

Hai Nam Tran, Lab-STICC/Univ. of Brest, France