Responsive systems:an introduction

Berry, Robert; McKenney, P.E. and Parr, F.N. (2008). Responsive systems:an introduction. IBM Systems Journal, 47 (2), pp. 197-206.


This paper introduces responsive systems: systems that are real-time, event-based, or time-dependent. There are a number of trends that are accelerating the adoption of responsive systems: timeliness requirements for business information systems are becoming more prevalent, embedded systems are increasingly integrated into soft real-time command-and-control systems, improved message-oriented middleware is facilitating growth in event-processing applications, and advances in service-oriented and component-based techniques are lowering the costs of developing and deploying responsive applications. The use of responsive systems is illustrated here in two application areas: the defense industry and online gaming. The papers in this special issue of the IBM Systems Journal are then introduced. The paper concludes with a discussion of the key remaining challenges in this area and ideas for further work.

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Additional Information: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Published Date: 2008-05-06


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