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%T An assessment of the use of occam for dependable real\-time systems
%A A. Burns, A. J. Wellings, Hussein S. M. Zedan
%E Hussein S. M. Zedan
%B OUG\-13: Real\-Time Systems with Transputers
%X As occam based technology matures, and more transputer
   implementations evolve, new application domains will open
   up. This in turn will place fresh requirements on the
   language. In some instances occam, in its current form, will
   be unsuitable and language changes will be inevitable. This
   is, of course, at odds with producing a
   "standard" and "stable"
   language definition.The purpose of this paper is to identify
   the outstanding issues that must be discussed in the short,
   medium or long\-term, if occam (and the transputer) is to be
   used for a wide range of dependable real\-time applications
   in current and future systems. Our approach is to start with
   application requirements, from these to indicate occam
   problem areas and then, if appropriate, offer potential
   solutions. The areas considered are those associated with
   hard real\-time, software reliability, mode changes, dynamic
   change management and fault management.

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