Table of Contents

Editorial

What is the GRID?
Ami Marowka

Introduction to the Special Issue

Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems
Barbara Pfarr, Armin Zimmerman, Scott Brandt

Special Issue

FARM: A Feedback-Based Adaptive Resource Management For Complex Real-Time Systems and Application to Sensor Web
S. Swaminathan, G. Manimaran
Management of Application QOS-level Adaptation for Real-Time Systems
Shikha Jain, Lonnie R. Welch, Barbara Pfarr, David M. Chelberg, C. Bruggeman, David Fleeman, David Parrott, Zhenyu Tan, M. McCoy, Chris Shuler
Analyzing the Behavior of Embedded Systems Concerning Gracefull Degradation
M. Trapp, B. Schuermann, T. Tetteroo
A Framework for using benefit functions in complex real-time systems
David Andrews, Ravi Vemuri, David M. Chelberg, David Fleeman, David Parrott, Lonnie R. Welch, Scott Brandt
Worst-Case Analysis for Real-Time Processes in Time-Sharing Environments
E. Huh, A. Neelamegam, Lonnie R. Welch, H. Park, Barbara Pfarr
Partitioning Considerations for Quantized EDF Scheduling
J. P. Hansen, H. Zhu, J. Lehoczky, R. Rajkumar
A Value-Based Scheduler Capturing Schedulability-Reliability Tradeoff in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems
S. Swaminathan, G. Manimaran
A Component-Based Approach for Adaptive Soft Real-Time Java within Heterogeneous Environments
Ren-Song Ko, Matt W. Mutka
Switched Real-Time Ethernet with Earliest Deadline First Scheduling—Protocols, Trafic Handling and Simuation Analysis
H. Hoang, M. Jonsson, U. Hagstorm, A. Kallerdahl