A Scheduling Strategy for a Real-Time Dependable Organic Middleware

  • Uwe Brinkschulte
  • Alexander von Renteln
  • Mathias Pacher
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4017)


This paper presents the architecture and conception of a dependable organic middleware based on the yet existing, not organic middleware OSA+. We show a scheduling strategy which assigns missions in real-time to a distributed set of platforms in the scope of a fabric automation scenario. The missions are distributed to different robots by the organic middleware whose scheduling includes organic aspects like self-organization, self-optimization and self-healing.


Self-organization organic real-time scheduling OSA+ middleware self-healing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Brinkschulte
    • 1
  • Alexander von Renteln
    • 1
  • Mathias Pacher
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Process Control and RoboticsUniversity of Karlsruhe (TH)Germany

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