From Java to real-time Java: A model-driven methodology with automated toolchain

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Title of host publicationLCTES 2019:
DatePublished - 23 Jun 2019
Pages123-134
Number of pages12
PublisherACM
Place of PublicationPhoenix AZ USA
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6724-0

Abstract

Real-time systems are receiving increasing attention with the emerging application scenarios that are safety-critical, complex in functionality, high on timing-related performance requirements, and cost-sensitive, such as autonomous vehicles. Development of real-time systems is error-prone and highly dependent on the sophisticated domain expertise, making it a costly process. There is a trend of the existing software without the real-time notion being re-developed to realise real-time features, e.g., in the big data technology. This paper utilises the principles of model-driven engineering (MDE) and proposes the first methodology that automatically converts standard time-sharing Java applications to real-time Java applications. It opens up a new research direction on development automation of real-time programming languages and inspires many research questions that can be jointly investigated by the embedded systems, programming languages as well as MDE communities.

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