Real Time Computing

  • Wolfgang A. Halang
  • Alexander D. Stoyenko
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NATO ASI F, volume 127)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Lectures

    1. Harold W. Lawson
      Pages 31-46
    2. John A. Stankovic
      Pages 65-82
    3. Miguel Felder, Carlo Ghezzi, Mauro Pezzé
      Pages 187-211
    4. Alexander D. Stoyenko, Thomas J. Marlowe
      Pages 213-242
    5. Ben Kao, Hector Garcia-Molina
      Pages 261-282
    6. Jacques J. Skubich, Jean Jacques Schwarz
      Pages 401-429
    7. Kang G. Shin
      Pages 431-455
    8. Hartwig U. Steusloff
      Pages 487-499
  3. Experiences

    1. Mehmet Akşit, Jan Bosch
      Pages 510-511
    2. Constance Heitmeyer
      Pages 517-518
    3. Wilhelm Rossak
      Pages 519-520
    4. A. Bondavalli, L. Simoncini, C. Bernardeschi
      Pages 527-529
    5. Christos Nikolaou
      Pages 530-532
    6. Paul J. Fortier, David V. Pitts, John C. Sieg Jr.
      Pages 533-535
    7. Lars-Berno Fredriksson
      Pages 541-542
    8. Carl H. Burmeister
      Pages 543-544
    9. Wilhelm Rossak, Lonnie Welch, Tamar Zemel, Johan Eder
      Pages 547-562
    10. Lambert J. M. Nieuwenhuis
      Pages 563-564
    11. Carlos Cardeira, Zoubir Mammeri, Jean-Pierre Thomesse
      Pages 568-573
    12. Ulf Olsson
      Pages 574-575
    13. Thomas F. Lawrence
      Pages 576-577

About these proceedings


NATO's Division of Scientific and Environmental Affairs sponsored this Advan­ ced Study Institute because it was felt to be timely to cover this important and challengjng subject for the first time in the framework of NATO's ASI programme. The significance of real-time systems in everyones' life is rapidly growing. The vast spectrum of these systems can be characterised by just a few examples of increasing complexity: controllers in washing machines, air traffic control systems, control and safety systems of nuclear power plants and, finally, future military systems like the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). The import­ ance of such systems for the well-being of people requires considerable efforts in research and development of highly reliable real-time systems. Furthermore, the competitiveness and prosperity of entire nations now depend on the early app­ lication and efficient utilisation of computer integrated manufacturing systems (CIM), of which real-time systems are an essential and decisive part. Owing to its key significance in computerised defence systems, real-time computing has also a special importance for the Alliance. The early research and development activities in this field in the 1960s and 1970s aimed towards improving the then unsatisfactory software situation. Thus, the first high-level real-time languages were defined and developed: RTL/2, Coral 66, Procol, LTR, and PEARL. In close connection with these language develop­ ments and with the utilisation of special purpose process control peripherals, the research on real-time operating systems advanced considerably.


Echtzeitsysteme Prozeßautomatisierung Real time computing Volume character computer constraint control development field process control systems real-time system time

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang A. Halang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexander D. Stoyenko
    • 3
  1. 1.Vakgroep InformaticaRijksuniversiteit GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und InformationstechnikFernUniversität HagenHagenGermany
  3. 3.Department of Computer and Information ScienceNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88051-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88049-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1248
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