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Framework for Real-time Embedded Systems based on COntRacts

Framework for Real-time Embedded Systems based on COntRacts

Objective

The main objective of the project is to develop the enabling technology and infrastructure required to effectively use the most advanced techniques developed for real-time applications with flexible scheduling requirements, in embedded systems design methodologies and tools, providing the necessary elements to target reconfigurable processing modules and reconfigurable distributed architectures.The approach to achieve this main objective is to integrate advanced flexible scheduling techniques directly into an embedded systems design methodology, covering all the levels involved in the implementation, from the OS primitives, through the middleware, up to the application level. This will be achieved by creating a contract model that specifies which are the application requirements with respect to the flexible use of the processing resources in the system, and also what are the resources that must be guaranteed if the component is to be installed into the system, and how the system can distribute any spare capacity that it has, to achieve the highest usage of the available resources.This contract-based methodology requires, for each resource, an underlying implementation that is capable of enforcing the reservations implied by the different active contracts. The contracts will be integrated with a component-based framework, and will provide the required level of abstraction to make the component model independent of the underlying implementation and hardware architecture. The framework will be portable across different scheduling strategies and platforms. Because of the dynamic nature of the contracts and the independence that they provide among the different real-time components of the application, the methodology is well suited to address very dynamic systems, such as those based on reconfigurable architectures.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

Address

Dpto. De Electronica Y Computadores, Facultad De Ciencias,
39005 Santander

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 482 569

Administrative Contact

MICHAEL GONZALEZ HARBOUR (PROF)

Participants (10)

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CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 268 304

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 271 216

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 257 809

VISUAL TOOLS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 235 956

THALES COMMUNICATIONS SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 270 590

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 273 078

EVIDENCE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 128 221

ENEA SERVICES LINKOPING AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 170 764

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 269 060

RAPITA SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 272 433

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034026

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 261 939

  • EU contribution

    € 2 900 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA

Spain