Main Real-time track

The objective of this track is to promote research on new and emerging topics of real-time systems research. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following: operating systems, networks, middleware, compilers, tools, scheduling, QoS support, resource management, testing and debugging, design and verification, modeling, WCET analysis, performance analysis, fault tolerance, security, power and thermal management, embedded platforms, and system experimentation and deployment experiences. Papers in all tracks of RTSS must address topics related to real-time systems.

Cyber-Physical Systems Track

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) refer to the tight integration of the physical systems with networked sensing, computation, and actuation to realize systems that exhibit new capabilities with unprecedented dependability, safety, security, and efficiency. Applications of cyber-physical systems range from key industry sectors including transportation (automobiles, avionics, space, process control, railway), large-scale critical infrastructures (structures such as buildings and bridges, human environments, the power grid), defense systems, health-care (medical devices and health management networks), and tele-physical operations (e.g., tele-medicine). This special track calls for papers that identify scientific foundations and technologies that integrate cyber-concepts with the dynamics of physical and engineered systems, with an emphasis on physical processes. Papers on all aspects of cyber-physical systems will be given due consideration. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following: integrated design methods for CPS, simulation and emulation of CPS, integrated tool chains for CPS, scalable CPS architectures, composability of hardware/software and physical components, analysis of cyber-physical systems with multiple temporal and spatial scales, high-confidence and security in CPS, performance analysis of CPS. Papers submitted to this track will not be considered if there is no discussion about properties related to real-time characteristics.

HW-SW Integration and System Level Design Track

This track focuses on design methodologies and tools for hardware/software integration and co-design of modern embedded systems for real-time applications. Such systems are increasingly complex and heterogeneous, both in terms of architectures and applications they need to support, so new approaches aimed at their efficient design and optimization are in great demand. General topics relevant to this track include various architecture- and software-related issues of embedded systems design which include, but are not limited to, architecture description languages and tools, 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 submitted to this track will not be considered if there is no discussion about properties related to real-time characteristics.

Wireless Sensor Networks Track

Wireless networks have emerged as versatile embedded platforms for distributed sensing, control and actuation. Current research and development span a wide range of applications including transportation (in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure), infrastructure monitoring (smart cities, water management, electric grids), industrial automation, participatory sensing, wearable computing, emergency response and medical care. This track will feature papers building on solid theoretical, performance measurement and experimental foundations of networks that close-the-loop with a combination of sensing, control and actuation. Of special interest is research addressing aspects of reliability, real-time, security, scalability to swarms, deployment experiences and test-beds, architectures, protocols, operating systems, middleware & programming abstractions, handoff/mobility management & seamless internetworking, smartphone systems for participatory sensing, energy scavenging, power management, smart objects, cooperation with robots, modeling, analysis and performance evaluation. Papers submitted to this track will not be considered if there is no discussion about properties related to real-time characteristics.