An Architecture for HCI in Real-time Systems
Although a computer system cannot ensure that a user will act in a timely manner, it is possible to build systems that will guarantee that information is presented at the correct time, and will act upon user directions within an imposed deadline. A real-time database model is presented that is used to structure all interaction between users and the real-time system. Such a database has absolute and relative temporal consistencies defined. From such a model it is possible to generate the timing requirements for a set of tasks that can be guaranteed to retain temporal consistency in the database. It is shown how the database model can be used to define an appropriate architecture for HCI in this application domain.
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