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General Information
    • ISSN: 1793-8244
    • Frequency: Semiyearly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JACN
    • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Editor-in-chief
Dr. Ka Wai Gary Wong
Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.
It's a honor to serve as the editor-in-chief of JACN. I'll work together with the editors and reviewers to help the journal progress
JACN 2014 Vol.2(1): 48-57 ISSN: 1793-8244
DOI: 10.7763/JACN.2014.V2.81

Mode-Based Scheduling with Fast Mode-Signaling ― A Method for Efficient Usage of Network Time Slots

Tobias Braun, Reinhard Gotzhein, and Thomas Kuhn
Abstract—Today, communication in real-time systems is based on time-triggered or event-triggered protocols, or combinations thereof. Each of these solutions has its benefits and tradeoffs regarding timeliness and bandwidth usage. In this work, we present a new method called mode-based slot scheduling with fast mode-signaling, which can substantially improve bandwidth usage in many scenarios of industrial relevance, while preserving timeliness. With mode-based slot scheduling, a well-controlled amount of dynamic contention for network time slots is possible. Fast mode-signaling is used to reach consensus on the current transmission mode with the highest preference extremely fast and reliably among all network nodes. We present the implementation of our method with TTCAN – a time-triggered protocol in the automotive domain –, and evaluation results.

Index Terms—Mode-based slot scheduling, fast mode-signaling, TDMA, slot assignment, TTCAN.

T. Braun and R. Gotzhein are with the Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany (e-mail: tbraun©cs.uni-kl.de, gotzhein©cs.uni-kl.de).
T. Kuhn is with the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany (e-mail: Thomas.kuhn@iese.fraunhofer.de).

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Cite:Tobias Braun, Reinhard Gotzhein, and Thomas Kuhn, "Mode-Based Scheduling with Fast Mode-Signaling ― A Method for Efficient Usage of Network Time Slots," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 48-57, 2014.

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