Call for Papers

RTAS’15, the 21st in a series of annual conferences sponsored by the IEEE, will be held in Seattle, Washington, as part of the Cyber-Physical Systems Week (CPSWeek) in April, 2015. CPS Week 2015 will bring together leading conferences, including the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN’15), the International Conference on Hybrid Systems (HSCC’15), the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS’15), the International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS’15) and RTAS’15.

RTAS’15 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’15 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 run-time software (e.g., RTOSs, middleware and system utilities) and application case studies. Papers submitted to this track should focus on specific systems and implementations. They must introduce the application context and clearly define motivating application examples. Authors must introduce the related research challenges and illustrate the theoretical foundations of the methodology adopted in the considered application/tool/RTOS, with applicability. Papers in this track must include a section on experimental results with a real implementation of the proposed system or applicability to an industrial case study or working system. The experiment/use case discussion must highlight problems/bottlenecks encountered in the implementation and show the measurements/evaluations on the prototype. Simulation-based results are acceptable when the authors motivate the impossibility of an actual system development.

Track 2: Applied Methodologies and Foundations.

Papers submitted to this track are aimed at basic methodologies and algorithms that are applicable to real systems to solve specific problems. 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 also 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 motivated. Papers failing to address applicability as defined in the previous guidelines are not considered as acceptable.

Track 3: Embedded Systems Design for Real-Time Applications.

This track focuses on hardware/software design and integration methodologies and design-time tools 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 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 tools for (say) power, timing and predictability analyses.  Submissions not considering real-time requirements will not be considered.


Submission details may be found here.


Paper Registration Deadline (FIRM) – October 13th, 2014
Paper Submission Deadline (FIRM) – October 20th, 2014
Acceptance Notification – December 13th, 2014
Camera-ready version – February 17th, 2015 (tentative)
Conference – April 13th-16th, 2015