RTAS’16, the 22nd in a series of annual conferences sponsored by the IEEE, will be held in Vienna, Austria, as part of the Cyber-Physical Systems Week (CPSWeek) in April, 2016. CPS Week 2016 will bring together leading conferences, including the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN’16), the International Conference on Hybrid Systems (HSCC’16), the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS’16) and RTAS’16.
RTAS’16 invites papers describing original systems and applications, case studies, methodologies and applied algorithms that contribute to the state of practice in the broad field of embedded and open real-time systems and computing. The scope of RTAS’16 will consist of three tracks: (1) Applications, RTOSs and Run-Time Software and Tools, (2) Applied Methodologies and Foundations, and (3) Embedded Systems Design for Real-Time Applications.
Track 1: Applications, RTOSs, Run-Time Software and Tools.
This track focuses on applications, tools, and run-time software for real-time systems. Relevant areas include, but are not limited to, real-time operating systems, middleware, system utilities, and case studies. Papers submitted to this track should focus on specific systems and implementations. Authors must introduce the application context and clearly define motivating application examples. The papers must also introduce the related research challenges, illustrate the theoretical foundations, and explain the method used in the evaluation. Authors must include a section with experimental results performed on a real implementation, or demonstrate applicability to an industrial case study or working system. The experiment or case study discussions must highlight problems and bottlenecks encountered in the implementation. Simulation-based results are acceptable only if the authors clearly motivate why it is not possible to develop a real system. Submissions that do not consider real-time requirements will not be accepted.
Track 2: Applied Methodologies and Foundations.
This track focuses on basic methodologies, algorithms, and analyses that are applied to real systems to solve specific problems. Papers failing to address applicability as defined in the following guidelines will not be considered as acceptable. Authors must introduce the application context and clearly define motivating application examples. The system models and any assumptions used in the derivation of the results must be applicable to real systems and reflect actual needs. Papers must include a section on experimental results, preferably on real case studies or models of real systems, although the use of synthetic workloads and models is acceptable if appropriately motivated. Submissions that do not consider real-time requirements will not be accepted.
Track 3: Embedded Systems Design for Real-Time Applications.
This track focuses on hardware/software co-design, integration methodologies, design-time tools and architectures for modern embedded systems for real-time applications. General topics relevant to this track include, but are not limited to, architecture description languages and tools, WCET analysis, software and hardware architectures, design space exploration, synthesis and optimization. Of special interest are SoC design for real-time applications, special purpose functional units, specialized memory structures, multi-core chips and communication aspects, FPGA simulation and prototyping, software simulation and compilation for novel architectures and applications, as well as power, timing and predictability analyses. Papers must include a section on experimental results, preferably on real case studies or models of real systems, although the use of synthetic workloads and models is acceptable if appropriately motivated. Submissions that do not consider real-time requirements will not be accepted.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Submission details may be found here.
Paper Submission Deadline (FIRM) – 23:59 (GMT-12) October 15th, 2015
Acceptance Notification – December 14th, 2015
Camera-ready versions – February 14th, 2016 (Tentative)
Conference – April 11th-14th, 2016