Amine Marref

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—Worst Case Execution Time (WCET) computation is crucial to the overall timing analysis of real-time embedded systems. Facing the ever increasing complexity of such systems, techniques dedicated to WCET analysis can take advantage of Component Based Software Engineering (CBSE) by decomposing a difficult problem into smaller pieces, easier to analyse. To(More)
In this paper, we propose the use of constraint logic programming as a way of modeling context-sensitive execution-times of program segments. The context-sensitive constraints are collected automatically through static analysis or measurements. We achieve considerable tightness in comparison to traditional calculation methods that exceeded 20% in some cases(More)
—Estimating the worst-case execution time (WCET) of real-time embedded systems is compulsory for the verification of their correct functioning. Traditionally, the WCET of a program is estimated assuming availability of the program's binary which is disassembled to reconstruct the program, and in some cases its source code to derive useful high-level(More)
—Obtaining tight worst-case execution-time (WCET) estimations of real-time tasks is crucial since overly-pessimistic estimations are deemed impractical. One way of making WCET estimations tighter is to incorporate more program-flow information e.g., context-sensitive loop bounds, infeasible-path and same-path information, etc. In this paper we present and(More)
—The process of determining the worst-case execution time (WCET) is challenged in the presence of caches due to their unpredictable effect on the speed of memory references. In particular, when cache conflicts between program lines are common, thrashing occurs and this inadvertently increases the WCET, sometimes significantly so. One way to minimise the(More)
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