Misconceptions About Real-Time Computing: A Serious Problem for Next-Generation Systems. Computer, 21(10):10-19, 1988.
John A. Stankovic.
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.