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Summary form only given, as follows. Static models are not appropriate for next-generation distributed real-time applications that are likely to be adaptive in nature, (for example, to provide a high degree of fault tolerance). During the last few years, the real-time systems community has started to counter this criticism by extending traditional work to cover newer application domains, The central problem remains, however, that the concept of adaptivity is often domain-specific and sometimes ill-defined in the context of bringing distributed real-time systems concept into better focus. Accordingly, be it resolved that future distributed embedded and real-time applications will be adaptive and that meanings, challenges and research paradigms await discovery. The charge to the panel is to defend (or to dismiss as fluff) the above resolution.
Date of Conference: May 30 1995-June 2 1995