Arbitration Patterns: Resolving conflicts one network at a time.

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Economic aspects of modern engineering lead to more frequent inclusion of mixed-effort networks in system architecture.
Which pose the challenge of allowing for a degree of guaranteed delivery while keeping the network schedule dynamic.
Introducing an Arbiter as role or component can prevent bus contention, through prioritizing specific categories of telegrams.
This publication examines different approaches to arbitration of shared resources.
Most commonly bus systems and networks.
We propose a pattern called Registration Arbiter for controlling access to the shared medium by passively monitoring the medium, as well as further patterns regarding arbitration.
The target audience are System Architects.
We examine this pattern in the context of Industrial Control Systems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event25th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs - Kloster Irsee, Virtuell, Germany
Duration: 1 Jul 20205 Jul 2020
Conference number: 25


Conference25th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
Abbreviated titleEuroPLoP 2020
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  • design patterns
  • software architecture
  • system design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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