5th Intl WORKSHOP on Real Time Networks RTN'06

Dresden, Germany, July 4, 2006
in conjunction with the
18th Euromicro Intl Conference on Real-Time Systems
Dresden, July 5 - 7, 2006

Workshop chair

Jean-Dominique Decotignie
Swiss Center for Microtechnology CSEM
Case Postale
2000 Neuchâtel
mail: jean-dominique.decotignie at csem dot ch
fax: +41 32 7205720

Program committee 

  • Kemal Akkaya, Southern Illinois University, USA. 
  • Marco Caccamo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. 
  • Tian He, University of Minnesota Twin City, USA. 
  • Joerg Kaiser, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany. 
  • Christos Koulamas, Industrial Systems Institute, Greece. 
  • Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy. 
  • Julián Proenza, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain. 
  • Françoise Simonot-Lion, INPL Ecole des Mines de Nancy, France. 
  • Eduardo Tovar, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal. 


  • Björn Andersson, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal. 
  • J.-D. Decotignie, Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique, Switzerland. 
  • Anis Koubâa, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal. 
  • Christos Koulamas, Industrial Systems Institute, Greece. 

Workshop Website



RTN'06 Proceedings as a single file

Individual sessions are available through the links in the program.


The Euromicro Technical Committee organizes a number of satellite events attached to its 18th International Real-Time Systems Conference. The Real Time Networks (RTN, formerly RTLIA)) workshop is the fifth on the series of workshops that started at the 2002 Euromicro conference.
RTN focuses on the current technological challenges of developing communication infrastructures that are real-time, reliable, pervasive and interoperable.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together people from industry and academia that are interested in all aspects of real-time communication.
The workshop will provide a relaxed forum to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions and to review current trends in this area. The workshop will be based on short presentations that should encourage discussion among the attendees. Statements which are innovative, controversial or that present new approaches are specially sought.


  • Foreword  

  • Session 1 - Automotive Applications (Chair: Christos Koulamas, Rapporteur : Jean-Dominique Decotignie) 
    • "Applying Real-Time Network Research in the Automotive Industry: Lessons Learned and Perspectives", K. Richter, M. Jersak, R. Ernst 

  • Session 2 - Old Problems revisited (Chair: Luis Almeida, Rapporteur: Björn Andersson)  
    • "Message response time analysis for ideal controller area network (CAN) refuted", R. Bril, J. Lukkien, R. Davis, A. Burns 

  • Session 3 - Wireless Networks (Chair: Lucia Lo Bello, Rapporteur: Christos Koulamas) 
    • "Adaptive Leases in Wireless Sensor Networks", R. van Herk W. Fontijn 
    • "Using a Prioritized MAC Protocol to Efficiently Compute Aggregated Quantities", B. Andersson, N. Pereira, E. Tovar 
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    • "Improving the IEEE 802.15.4 Slotted CSMA/CA MAC for Time-Critical Events in Wireless Sensor Networks", A. Koubaa, M. Alves, B. Nefzi, Y. Song 

  • Session 4 – Quality of Service (Chair: Eduardo Tovar, Rapporteur: Anis Koubâa) 
    • "Enhanced Ethernet Switching for Flexible Hard Real-Time Communication", R. Marau, P. Pedreiras, L. Almeida 
    • "The network capability model of UPnP-QoS v3, an interoperable QoS framework for admission control and scheduled access", M. van Hartskamp 
    • "Facilitating subsystem integration by decoupling priority and identifier in CAN messages", T. Nolte, L. Lo Bello, H. Hansson 

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