Time, Energy and Security Analysis for Multi-/Many-Core heterogeneous Platforms (TeamPlay)

Fact Sheet

NameTime, Energy and Security Analysis for Multi-/Many-Core heterogeneous Platforms
Role of TUHHWork Package Leader
Start Date01/01/2018
End Date30/06/2021
Funds DonorEuropean Commission (Horizon 2020)


The TeamPlay project aims to develop new, formally-motivated, techniques that will allow execution time, energy usage, security, and other important non-functional properties of parallel software to be treated effectively, and as first-class citizens. We will build this into a toolbox for developing highly parallel software for low-energy systems, as required by the internet of things, cyber-physical systems etc. The TeamPlay approach will allow programs to reflect directly on their own time, energy consumption, security, etc., as well as enabling the developer to reason about both the functional and the non-functional properties of their software at the source code level.

Our success will ensure significant progress on a pressing problem of major industrial importance: how to effectively manage energy consumption for parallel systems while maintaining the right balance with other important software metrics, including time, security etc. The project brings together leading industrial and academic experts in parallelism, energy modeling/transparency, worst-case execution time analysis, non-functional property analysis, compilation, security, and task coordination. Results will be evaluated using industrial use cases taken from the computer vision, satellites, flying drones, medical and cybersecurity domains.

TeamPlay Publications of the Embedded Systems Design Group

Title: The TeamPlay Project: Analysing and Optimising Time, Energy, and Security for Cyber-Physical Systems. <em>In Proceedings of Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE)</em>
Written by: Benjamin Rouxel, Christopher Brown, Emad Ebeid, Kerstin Eder, Heiko Falk, Clemens Grelck, Jesper Holst, Shashank Jadhav, Yoann Marquer, Marcos Martinez De Alejandro, Kris Nikov, Ali Sahafi, Ulrik Schultz, Adam Seewald, Vangelis Vassalos, Simon Wegener and Olivier Zendra
in: April (2023).
Volume: Number:
on pages:
how published: 23-90 RBE+23 DATE

Note: sjadhav, hfalk, teamplay, ESD, WCC

Abstract: Non-functional properties, such as energy, time, and security (ETS) are becoming increasingly important in Cyber- Physical Systems (CPS) programming. This article describes TeamPlay, a research project funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme between January 2018 and June 2021. TeamPlay aimed to provide the system designer with a toolchain for developing embedded applications where ETS properties are first-class citizens, allowing the developer to reflect directly on energy, time and security properties at the source code level. In this paper we give an overview of the TeamPlay methodology, introduce the challenges and solutions of our approach and summarise the results achieved. Overall, applying our TeamPlay methodology led to an improvement of up to 18% performance and 52% energy usage over traditional approaches.