Conference paper Open Access
While necessary for the successful embedded software development and maintenance, software quality optimization is a complex activity with immense issues. Various design and run-time qualities should be continuously monitored and optimized during the whole Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Moreover, embedded software engineers and developers need to manage complex interdependences, and inherent trade-offs between design and run-time qualities. The paper presents an innovative approach and integrated platform to resolve these complexities. The proposed approach is a result of the European research project SDK4ED (Software Development Toolkit for Energy Optimization and Technical Debt Elimination). The paper identifies existing challenges in the domain of embedded software quality optimization and points at the benefits of the new approach.