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Fourth International Workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time Applications

Prague, Czech Republic, July 1, 2008

in conjunction with the
20th Euromicro Intl Conference on Real-Time Systems
Prague, Czech Republic, July July 2 - 4, 2008

Workshop Chair

Jim Anderson
Department of Computer Science
The University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175
Phone: +1 919-962-1757
Fax: +1 919-962-1799

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: Apr 16 Apr 23, 11:59 PM PDT
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15
  • Submission of final papers: June 10
  • Broadcast of papers to attendees: June 17
  • OSPERT Workshop: July 1
  • Euromicro Conf. on RTS: July 2 - 4
  • Final version of papers: Sept 1

Workshop Website

ECRTS Website

Program Committee

Jim Anderson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Neil Audsley, University of York, UK
Ted Baker, Florida State University, USA
Scott Brandt, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Alfons Crespo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Tommaso Cucinotta, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Kevin Elphinstone, University of New South Wales, Australia
Michael Gonzalez Harbour, University of Cantabria, Spain
Tei-Wei Kuo, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Jork Loeser, Microsoft Corp.
Paul McKenney, IBM Linux Technology Center

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 of 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 multiprocessor 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, as a University of North Carolina 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 Prague.