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SIGBED Review, Volume 2, Number 3, July 2005
Special Issue on the Second Workshop on High Performance, Fault Adaptive, Large Scale Embedded Real-Time Systems (FALSE-II)


Introduction to the Special Issue
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Special Issue: The Second Workshop on High Performance, Fault Adaptive, Large Scale Embedded Real-Time Systems (FALSE-II)

Introduction to the Special Issue:

This special issue of SIGBED Review presents revised papers from the Second Workshop on High Performance, Fault Adaptive, Large Scale Embedded Real-time Systems (FALSE-II) held with RTAS 2005 in March 2005 and a paper contribution from the Real-time Embedded Systems (RTES) group consisting physicist, engineers, and computer scientists from Fermi Lab, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, UIUC, and Vanderbilt.

The workshop seeks to foster interaction, communication, and cross-fertilization between representatives of the many diverse fields researching these systems with representatives from the various application domains that require them. The first workshop (FALSE-I) was held for two days with six technical sessions -- all with invited talks -- at Vanderbilt University in November 2002.

Two years later, the workshop invited technical paper participations from the international computer science community. The workshop is held with a well-received real-time conference, RTAS 2005. The second workshop consists of twenty-two technical program committee members and participants from six different countries. The six papers presented in the workshop were peer-reviewed by three reviewers each.

The main theme of this special issue is on design and study of high performance, fault-adaptive, large scale embedded real-time systems. The first paper presents the RTES Demo System 2004, a prototype for the fault-adaptive real-time data acquisition system for high-energy physics experiments. Six regular papers followed present research efforts on garbage collection in large real-time systems, Embedded architecture for Grid storage network support, a methodology for real-time performance metrics using concepts from dynamic systems, high performance real-time 3-D image reconstruction, and a software engineering method that helps to reveal false assumptions in designing large real-time software.

I am grateful to all the contributors and the editor-in-chief, Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher for making this special issue possible.

June 20, 2005, at Syracuse,
Jae C. Oh
Special Issue Editor

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Invited Contributions:

Demo System Description:
Real-time Embedded Systems Demo: a prototype for BTeV architecture at Fermi National Laboratory (RTES Demo System 2004)
Shikha Ahuja, Ted Bapty, Harry Cheung, Michael Haney, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Akhilesh Khanna, Jim Kowalkowski, Derek Messie, Daniel Mosse, Sandeep Neema, Steve Nordstrom, Jae Oh, Paul Sheldon, Shweta Shetty, Long Wang, and Di Yao

Regular Papers:
AGCMemory: A new Real-Time Java Region Type for Automatic Floating Garbage Recycling
Pablo Basanta-Val, Marisol Garcia-Valls, and Iria Estevez-Ayres

De-Layered Grid Storage Server
H. Shrikumar

From Software Sensitivity to Software Dynamics: Performance Metrics for Real-Time Software Architectures
Janusz Zalewski

Enabling WCET-based Composition of Service-based Real-Time Applications
Iria Estevez-Ayres, Marisol Garcia-alls, and Pablo Basanta-Val

Visual Environment for High Performance Real-Time 3D Reconstruction
Celio E. Moron, Lilian N. Faria, Nelson D. A. Mascarenhas, Jose H. Saito, Reinaldo R. Rosa, and Hanumant S. Sawant

Prevention of Failures due to Assumptions made by Software Components in Real-Time Systems
Ajay Tirumala

Newsletter Editors:

Welcome to the SIGBED Review. The peer-reviewed quarterly publication provides a dissemination forum for research on embedded computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, embedded software, embedded system architecture, model-based design, distributed real-time middleware, real-time architectures, feedback control, low-power computing, sensor networks, security, and embedded applications. Submissions on these and other topics should be sent by e-mail to Tarek Abdelzaher, .

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