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Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, International (2001)
San Francisco, California, USA
Apr. 23, 2001 to Apr. 27, 2001
ISSN: 1530-2075
ISBN: 0-7695-0990-8
pp: 30093a
Real-time computing models that are based on benefit (also called utility and value) offer a generic paradigm that captures the spectrum from hard- to firm- to soft-real-time requirements. Furthermore, it allows robust, flexible real-time systems to be developed. Thus, it is the authors' opinion that benefit will become increasingly important in the theory and the practice of real-time computing. This paper discusses the notion of benefit in real-time systems and considers issues that must be addressed in order to fully exploit benefit-based models. It discusses how benefit is used in a variety of real-time paradigms and in example applications. It also identifies various types of benefit and presents a taxonomy that organizes the types.

S. Brandt and L. R. Welch, "Toward a Realization of the Value of Benefit in Real-Time Systems," Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, International(IPDPS), San Francisco, California, USA, 2001, pp. 30093a.
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