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Recently, the application domains where the development of systems with temporal guarantees is needed have increased. The majority of such domains are dynamic environments where the classical design approach is no longer applicable since it is too pessimistic. Thus, new challenges arise to adapt the current methodologies used in different architectural levels to these new environments. New directions and paradigms are needed to allow combining functional flexibility and dynamism with temporal predictability. The current work addresses these new challenges through the exploration of the applicability of concepts from the service oriented paradigm to distributed real-time systems. We propose a concrete system model based on a holistic time-triggered-based approach for design and configuration. Based on this model, we analyse the architectural entities required for two different architectural design approaches: static, when no reconfigurations at run-time are admitted, and dynamic, when these reconfigurations are possible. An exhaustive composition algorithm is also proposed.
Date of Conference: 5-7 May 2008