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Workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time applications

Pisa, Italy, July 3, 2007

in conjunction with the
19th Euromicro Intl Conference on Real-Time Systems
Pisa, Italy, July 4 - 6, 2007

An advance program is now available.

Workshop Chairs

Kevin Elphinstone
School of Computer Science and Engineering
University of New South Wales,
and National ICT Australia
Kensington, NSW, 2052
Phone: +61 2 8306 0573
Fax: +61 2 8306 0406

Scott A. Brandt
Computer Science Department
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: +1 831-459-5042
Fax: +1 831-459-4829

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: April 30 May 7, 11:59 PM PDT
  • Notification of acceptance: May 29
  • Submission of final papers: June 12
  • Broadcast of papers to attendees: June 19
  • OSPERT Workshop: July 3
  • Euromicro Conf. on RTS: July 4 - 6
  • Final version of papers: Sept 7th

Workshop Website

ECRTS Website

Program Committee

Neil Audsley, University of York, UK
Scott Brandt, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Kevin Elphinstone, University of New South Wales, Australia
Gerhard Fohler, University of Kaiserslauten
Michael Hohmuth, AMD Operating Systems Research Center, Germany
Giuseppe Lipari, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Stefan Petters, National ICT Australia
Krithi Ramamritham, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Ismael Ripoll, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Andres Terrasa, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Research on innovative RTOS architectures and services is a hot topic. Developers of Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) are faced with many challenges arising from two opposing needs: extreme optimization of resource usage (processor, energy, network bandwidth, etc.) and dynamic configuration, flexible scheduling, component-based development and deployment, etc. While real-time systems continue to be used in many small embedded applications, real-time services are being introduced and used in general- purpose operating systems. Notable examples are the various flavors Linux that provide support to time-sensitive applications.

This workshop is intended as a forum for researchers and practitioners of RTOS to discuss the recent advances in RTOS technology and the challenges that lie ahead.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Dynamic reconfiguration and upgrading;
  • Support for component based development;
  • Scalability, from very small scale embedded systems to full-fledged OSes;
  • Flexible scheduling;
  • Quality of Service guarantees;
  • Real-Time on Linux;
  • Interaction with reconfigurable hardware;
  • Support for embedded multi-processor architectures;
  • Coordinated management of multiple resources;
  • Security and fault tolerance for embedded real-time systems;
  • Power-aware operating systems.

The workshop will consist of submitted papers as well as invited presentations about academic state-of-the-art and industrial state-of-practice within the area.

Submission of Papers

People who would like to participate in this event are asked to submit a 6-10 page paper (PS or PDF) via the workshop submission system. Upon acceptance, a corrected version of the paper should be prepared and submitted. All papers will be made available to all participants a week before the workshop so that contributions can be examined prior to the workshop.

The workshop fosters a highly interactive format of presentations combined with ample time for in-depth discussions. Authors have the opportunity to submit a final version of their paper that includes issues raised at the workshop. The final papers will be published in a workshop proceedings, a National ICT Australia technical report.

To foster the workshop character the number of participants may be limited. There will be a small charge for workshop registration. (more details will be announced later). See the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems website for information on the venue, hotel reservations, and the city of Pisa.