Date Added: Oct 2009
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) provides the flexibility of dynamically composing business processes in enterprise computing. However, they must be enhanced to support real-time activities in future SOA applications such as media streaming, control applications, cyber-physical, and intelligent vehicle systems. This paper presents the RT-Llama SOA middleware to support predictability in real-time processes. Given a user-specified service process and deadline, the RTLlama resource management system will reserve resources in advance for each service in the process to ensure the process can meet its end-to-end deadline.