Next generation real-time information systems need to be designed and developed to address the challenge of simultaneously satisfying data integrity and timing requirements. The latter arises from the need to preserve the temporal validity of data that reflect the state of the environment being monitored and controlled by the system, and to meet the response time requirements coming from applications and physical components of the system. These constraints, in turn, necessitate time-cognizant transaction processing to meet the deadlines of transactions, and predictable execution of critical transactions. While we are primarily interested in real-time database systems, we have also explored real-time processor scheduling, multi-media synchronization, and information security.
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Database and Information Retrieval Research at UVA CS Dept
Real-Time Systems Research at UVA CS Dept