Doctoral student David Kozhaya received the Best Presentation Award at the IEEE International Real-Time System Symposium in Portugal in December 2016.

David’s presentation was based on his paper “Right On Time Distributed Shared Memory”, which he co-authored with Rachid Guerraoui – who heads the Distributed Programming Laboratory – and ABB corporate researcher Yvonne-Anne Pignolet-Oswald.

The paper explores the construction of a shared memory abstraction as a first step towards satisfying the growing demand for real-time data storage in distributed control systems (DCSs). Real-time DCS guarantees is particularly challenging as more and more sensor and actuator devices are connected to industrial plants and message loss must be taken into account. Find out more here.