Recommendations for a Real-Time Systems Curriculum

  • Wolfgang A. Halang
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 167)


The objective of courses for the education of real-time computer and control systems engineers is to discuss topics and problems encountered when developing embedded systems for hard real-time environments. With the latter term, industrial, scientific, and military areas of application are meant which are characterized by strict time conditions that must not be violated under any circumstances. In contrast to this, commercial systems e.g., for automatic banking and airline reservations, only need to fulfill soft real-time requirements, i.e., although they are designed with the objective of fast response time, the user may expect the completion of his transactions within somewhat variable time frames.


Software Requirement Specification Control System Engineer Process Control Computer Airline Reservation Task Schedule Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang A. Halang
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  1. 1.Rijksuniversiteit te GroningenVakgroep InformaticaAV GroningenThe Netherlands

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