Evaluating the expressive power of the real-time specification for Java

A. J. Wellings*, P. Puschner

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The goal of this paper is to evaluate the real-time specification for Java proposal by performing several case studies. These case studies include: an extensible general resource controller; atomic action support infrastructure; unbounded and imprecise computations. They have been used previously by the Ada community to evaluate the efficacy of the Ada concurrency and real-time models. Our results indicate that the Real-Time Specification for Java is expressive enough to cope with the demands of real-time concurrent programming. If it can be implemented efficiency, it will provide an alternative to Ada 95 for programming real-time systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-359
Number of pages41
JournalReal-Time Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003


  • Concurrent object-oriented real-time programming
  • Real-time Java

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