The Real-Time Systems Group works on areas
related to Hard Real-Time systems, whose
proper operation depends not only on the correctness of
the results but also their timeliness. Our areas of
interest include architectural and operating system support for
hard real-time systems, scheduling mechanisms for multi-tasking
environments under dynamic conditions, and the composable design
of adaptable software systems that integrate hard real-time with
fault-tolerance, including issues relating to the design-time
and run-time assurance of their correctness, timeliness,
predictability and reliability properties.
Our research focuses on integrating active, real-time, temporal and
multimedia databases for crisis management in Massive Digital Data
We are interested in transaction processing, both in extending
transactional semantics to novel applications domains and enhancing
the quality in traditional domains.
We investigate applying transaction concepts and semantics to enhance
the performance and functionality of novel, collaborative, open-ended
applications, such as workflows and information retrieval.
In novel as well as traditional transactional domains, we are studying
the essential ingredients of transaction systems (in particular, those
of recovery support) and their composition and interaction.