Time-Predictable Computing

Raimund Kirner, Peter Puschner

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Real-time systems need to be time-predictable in order to prove the timeliness of all their time-critical responses. While this is a well-known fact, recent efforts of the community on concretizing the predictability of task timing have shown that there is no common agreement about what the term time-predictability exactly means. In this paper we propose a universal definition of time-predictability that combines the essence of different discussions about this term. This definition is then instantiated to concrete types of time-predictability, like worst-case execution time (WCET) predictability. Finally, we introduce the concept of a timing barrier as a mechanism for constructing time-predictable systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Technologies for Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems
EditorsS.L. Min, R. Pettit, P. Puschner, T. Ungerer
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-16255-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event8th IFIP Workshop on Software Technologies for Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems - Waidhofen Ybbs
Duration: 13 Oct 201015 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference8th IFIP Workshop on Software Technologies for Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems
CityWaidhofen Ybbs


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