The Work-in-Progress (WiP) session at RTAS 2014 is dedicated to new and on-going research in the field of real-time and embedded systems. Authors are invited to submit short abstracts (up to 2 pages) describing ongoing, unpublished work in all areas of real-time and embedded technology, including applications, systems, tools, methodologies, foundations, wireless sensor networks, and hardware-software co-design. In keeping with the spirit of the main symposium, submissions with an emphasis on systems and application aspects are especially encouraged.

The WiP session provides researchers and developers with an opportunity to discuss evolving and early-stage ideas, and to solicit feedback from the real-time systems community at large. Authors of all accepted papers will be required to give a short oral presentation, followed by presenting their work at a poster session. A proceedings containing all accepted papers will be distributed online and at the conference.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 16 February, 2014 Extended to 22 February, 2014 (23:59 GMT–12)

Acceptance notification: 5 March, 2014

Final manuscript deadline: 16 March, 2014

WiP session: 15 April, 2014

Topics of Interest

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications and case studies
  • Runtime systems and middleware
  • Real-time operating systems
  • Adaptive systems
  • Analysis, simulation, and debugging tools
  • Cloud and distributed computing
  • Composition and component-based systems
  • Computer architectures and microprocessors
  • Distribution technologies
  • Formal methods
  • Hardware/software co-design
  • Many-core systems
  • Multi-criticality systems
  • Multicore and GPU computing
  • Power-, thermal-, and energy-aware computing
  • Probabilistic approaches and randomized platforms
  • Programming languages and compilers
  • Real-time databases
  • Scheduling and schedulability analysis
  • Security
  • SOCs, FPGAs, and reconfigurable systems
  • Software engineering
  • Static execution-time analysis
  • Storage systems
  • Synchronization
  • System synthesis and optimization
  • Testing, validation, and certification
  • Virtualization and isolation
  • Wireless communications
Submission of Papers

All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF. The submitted paper must be original material that has neither been previously published nor is currently under review by another conference or journal. Submitted papers must be no longer than 2 (TWO) pages in the IEEE 10-point, two-column conference format, including all references and appendices. Submissions that fail to comply with the formatting requirements will not be reviewed.

LaTeX and MS Word templates may be found at:

Submission website:

Program Committee

  • Andrea Bastoni, SYSGO AG, Germany
  • Marko Bertogna, University of Modena, Italy
  • Bernard Blackham, NVIDIA Corp., UK
  • Aaron Block, Austin College, USA
  • Björn Brandenburg, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany (PC chair)
  • Tommaso Cucinotta, Bell Laboratories Alcatel-Lucent, Ireland
  • Wanja Hofer, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Cong Liu, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Alex Mills, Indiana University at Bloomington, USA
  • Harini Ramaprasad, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
  • Michael Roitzsch, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Please contact Björn Brandenburg with any questions or concerns.