Event-Based Control Enters the Real-Time World: Perspectives and Pitfalls

Authors Silvano Seva , William Fornaciari , Alberto Leva

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Silvano Seva
  • DEIB, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
William Fornaciari
  • DEIB, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Alberto Leva
  • DEIB, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

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Silvano Seva, William Fornaciari, and Alberto Leva. Event-Based Control Enters the Real-Time World: Perspectives and Pitfalls. In Second Workshop on Next Generation Real-Time Embedded Systems (NG-RES 2021). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 87, pp. 4:1-4:11, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)


In the last years, event-based control techniques have been gaining a steadily increasing importance owing to the advantages they bring, such as reduced network traffic, low actuator wear, reduced energy consumption of the involved devices. Applying the event-based paradigm in the context of real-time control opens up new opportunities, but introduces new challenges as well. In this paper we provide an overview of both opportunities and challenges, outlining the major problems to be tackled and as a consequence future research directions.

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  • Computer systems organization → Real-time system architecture
  • Computer systems organization → Embedded systems
  • Real-time control
  • Wireless control
  • Event-based control
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Industrial control networks
  • Industry 4.0


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