Publication Details

Ashamalla, A., Beydoun, G. & Paramesh, N. (2014). Real-time task attributes and temporal constraints. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2014 Proceedings (pp. 1-11). United States: AIS Electronic Library.


Real-time tasks need attributes for monitoring their execution and performing recovery actions in case of failures. Temporal constraints are a class of real-time task attributes where the constraints relate the status of the task to temporal entities. Violating temporal constraints can produce consequences of unknown severity. This paper is part of our on-going research on real-time multi agent systems constraints. We discuss the importance of temporal constraints and present a task model that explicitly represents temporal constraints. We also present our preliminary results from our initial implementation in the domain of Meeting Schedules Management involving multiple users assisted by agents.