Stankovic, J. A. (1988),
'Misconceptions About Real-Time Computing: A Serious Problem for Next-Generation Systems', Computer21
The author defines real-time computing and states and dispels the most common misconceptions about it. He discusses the fundamental technical issues of real-time computing. He examines specification and verification, scheduling theory, operating systems, programming languages and design methodology, distributed databases, artificial intelligence, fault tolerance, architectures, and communication.