Configuring Real-Time Aspects in Component Middleware

  • Nanbor Wang
  • Chris Gill
  • Douglas C. Schmidt
  • Venkita Subramonian
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3291)


This paper makes two contributions to the study of configuring real-time aspects into quality of service (QoS)-enabled component middleware for distributed real-time and embedded (DRE) systems. First, it compares and contrasts the integration of real-time aspects into DRE systems using conventional QoS-enabled distributed object computing (DOC) middleware versus QoS-enabled component middleware. Second, it presents experiments that evaluate real-time aspects configured in The ACE ORB (TAO) versus in the Component-Integrated ACE ORB (CIAO). Our results show that QoS-enabled component middleware can offer real-time performance that is comparable to DOC middleware, while giving greater flexibility to compose and configure key DRE system aspects.


Real-time aspects Component middleware CORBA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nanbor Wang
    • 1
  • Chris Gill
    • 2
  • Douglas C. Schmidt
    • 3
  • Venkita Subramonian
    • 2
  1. 1.Tech-X CorpBoulder
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer Science and EngineeringWashington UniversitySt. Louis
  3. 3.Institute for Software Integrated SystemsVanderbilt UniversityNashville

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