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Conflict-Tolerant Real-Time Features

D'Souza, Deepak and Gopinathan, Madhu and Ramesh, S and Sampath, Prahladavaradan (2008) Conflict-Tolerant Real-Time Features. In: 5th International Conference on the Quantitative Evalutation of Systems, SEP 14-17, 2008, France.

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This paper addresses the problem of detecting and resolving conflicts due to timing constraints imposed by features in real-time systems. We consider systems composed of a base system with multiple features or controllers, each of which independently advise the system on how to react to input events so as to conform to their individual specifications. We propose a methodology for developing such systems in a modular manner based on the notion of conflict tolerant features that are designed to continue offering advice even when their advice has been overridden in the past. We give a simple priority based scheme for composing such features. This guarantees the maximal use of each feature. We provide a formal framework for specifying such features, and a compositional technique for verifying systems developed in this framework.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Series.: International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems-QEST
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 06:02
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 06:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26077

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