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Designing end-to-end resource reservations in predictable distributed embedded systems

Ashjaei, M.A. ; Khalilzad, Nima Khalilzad ; Mubeen, S. ; Behnam, MB ; Sander, I. ; Almeida, L. ; Nolte, TN

Real-Time Systems Vol. 53, Nº 6, pp. 916 - 956, November, 2017.

ISSN (print): 0922-6443
ISSN (online): 1573-1383

Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,26 (in 2017)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/s11241-017-9283-6

Contemporary distributed embedded systems in many domains have become highly complex due to ever-increasing demand on advanced computer controlled
functionality. The resource reservation techniques can be effective in lowering the software complexity, ensuring predictability and allowing flexibility during the development and execution of these systems. This paper proposes a novel end-to-end resource reservation model for distributed embedded systems. In order to support the development of predictable systems using the proposed model, the paper provides a method to design resource reservations and an end-to-end timing analysis. The reservation
design can be subjected to different optimization criteriawith respect to runtime footprint, overhead or performance. The paper also presents and evaluates a case study to showthe usability of the proposed model, reservation designmethod and end-to-end
timing analysis.