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 candidate patterns. The target audience are Embedded System Architects. We examine this pattern in the context of Industrial Control Systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs 2020, EuroPLoP 2020
PublisherAssociation of Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450377690
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
Event25th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs: EuroPLoP 2020 - Kloster Irsee, Virtuell, Austria
Duration: 1 Jul 20205 Jul 2020
Conference number: 25

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference25th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
Abbreviated titleEuroPLoP 2020
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  • arbiter
  • arbitration
  • communication
  • ics
  • network
  • pattern
  • plc
  • scada
  • system architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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