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The 20th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2014)
Berlin, Germany
Web site: http://www.rtas.org

RTAS’14, the twentieth in a series of annual conferences sponsored by the IEEE, will be held in Berlin, Germany, as part of the Cyber-Physical Systems Week (CPSWeek) in April, 2014. CPS Week 2014 will bring together leading conferences, including the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN’14), the International Conference on Hybrid Systems (HSCC’14), the International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS’14), the International Conference on High Confidence Networked Systems (HiCoNS’14) and RTAS’14.

RTAS’14 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’14 will consist of three tracks: (1) Applications, Systems, RTOSs and Tools, (2) Applied Methodologies and Foundations, and (3) Hardware/Software Integration and Co-design.

Track 1: Applications, Systems, RTOSs and Tools. Papers submitted to this track are aimed at presenting 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 session 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: Hardware-Software Co-design. This track focuses on design methodologies and tools for hardware/software integration and co-design of 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 power, timing and predictability analyses.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Submission details may be found here.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline – October 14th, 2013
[Updated versions of papers submitted by the deadline may be re-uploaded until Monday, October 21, 2013, 23:59 (GMT-12).]
Acceptance Notification – December 13th, 2013
Camera-ready version – January 17th, 2014
Conference – April 15th-17th, 2014