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The 22nd IEEE Rea​l-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2016) will be held in Vienna, Austria, as part of the Cyber-Physical Systems Week (CPSWeek) in April 2016. The conference includes a Work in Progress (WiP) and Demo session intended for presentation of recent and on-going work, as well as for demonstrations of tools and technology that have the potential to be used in the design and development of real-time systems. In keeping with the spirit of the main symposium, we invite submissions of WiP papers and demos with an emphasis on system and application aspects. Authors of accepted WiP/demo papers are expected to give a brief presentation to the RTAS’16 audience followed by a poster/demo presentation at the reception held on April 11, 2016.

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The WiP session at RTAS 2016 is dedicated to new and on-going research in the field of real-time and embedded systems. Authors are invited to submit short papers describing ongoing, unpublished work in all areas of real-time and embedded technology, including applications, systems, tools, methodologies, foundations, wireless sensor networks, and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. 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.


The demo session at RTAS 2016 will provide a forum for researchers to give a demonstration of their work with concrete systems, tools and prototypes in all areas of real-time embedded technology and applications as part of the CPS Week joint poster/demo session. Authors are invited to submit short technical abstracts (up to 2 pages) describing what will be demonstrated and how the contributions will be illustrated interactively. Authors of papers accepted at RTAS’16 are welcome to propose a demo of their work.


Abstract and short paper submission deadline (FIRM) – Jan 9, 2016 at 23:59 GMT-12
Acceptance notification – Jan 18, 2016
Final version (abstracts) – Jan 22, 2016
Final version (papers) – Feb 5, 2016
WiP/Demo session – Apr 11, 2016

Please note that the submission deadline is a firm deadline and will not be extended.


Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
– Applications and case studies
– Runtime environment, OS, and middleware
– Adaptive systems
– Analysis, simulation, and debugging tools
– Cloud and distributed computing
– Composition and component-based systems
– Computer architectures and microprocessors
– Execution-time analysis (static, measurement-based, and probabilistic)
– Formal methods
– Hardware/software co-design
– Many-core systems
– Multi-criticality systems
– Multicore and GPU computing
– Power-, thermal-, and energy-aware computing
– Programming languages and compilers
– Real-time databases
– Scheduling and schedulability analysis
– SoCs, FPGAs, and reconfigurable systems
– Software engineering
– Storage systems
– Synchronization
– System synthesis and optimization
– Testing, validation, and certification
– Virtualization and isolation
– Wireless communications


This year, every author is required to submit two separate documents:

1. An abstract that will appear in the main proceedings. These abstracts must include a conventional header with the title of the WiP/demo paper and the names and affiliations of the authors. The header must be followed by approximately 300 words (i.e. about half a page) that summarize in one or two paragraphs the research context and the specificity of the solution that will be presented/demonstrated. To avoid doubling up the references and skewing the citation count, it is extremely important to note that these abstracts must *not* contain references nor acknowledgments! All references and acknowledgements will be removed from the document before its publication in the main proceedings.

2. A short paper that will be made available online and at the conference.

– WiP papers should consist of 2 to 4 pages in the IEEE 10-point, two-column conference format, including all references and appendices. The submitted paper must be original material that has neither been previously published nor is currently under review by another conference or journal, and will not be submitted elsewhere before notification by RTAS 2016. Submissions will be refereed for quality and relevance. Submissions that fail to comply with the formatting requirements will not be reviewed.

– Demo papers should adhere to the IEEE 10-point, two-column conference format, and be 1 to 2 pages long, including all references and appendices. They should repeat and extend the information provided in the abstract. In addition, they must clearly describe what will be demonstrated and how the contributions will be illustrated interactively. If a demonstration requires special arrangements (in addition to a table, power, and wireless connectivity), please describe them clearly in the paper. Submissions will be evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as the potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas at the conference.

Abstracts and short papers must be submitted electronically in PDF.

By submitting a paper, the authors agree and confirm that, in case of acceptance, at least one author will register for the conference and present the WiP/demo in person. Instructions for preparing the final version of accepted WiP/demo papers and their presentation will be sent along with the notification.


Vincent Nelis, CISTER/INESC TEC and ISEP, Portugal


Borislav Nikolic, CISTER/INESC TEC and ISEP, Portugal
Björn Brandenburg, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
David Bol, Microelectronics laboratory – ICTEAM institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Benny Akesson, CISTER/INESC TEC and ISEP, Portugal
Leandro Indrusiak, University of York, U.K.
Andrea Marongiu, Integrated Systems Laboratory, ETH, Swiss
Paolo Burgio, University of Modena, Italy
Dakshina Dasari Research and Technology Centre at Robert Bosch, India
Gurulingesh Raravi, Distributed and Mobile Computing group in Xerox Research Center India
Mircea Negrean, IAV GmbH, Germany


Sophie Quinton, Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, France


Luís Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal
Loïc Fejoz, RealTime-at-Work, France
Daniel Lohmann, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Martina Maggio, Lund University, Sweden
Gabriel Parmer, George Washington University, USA
Insik Shin, KAIST, Korea
Marcus Völp, University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg
Dirk Ziegenbein, Bosch GmbH, Germany

Sophie Quinton
INRIA Grenoble – Rhône-Alpes
655 Avenue de l’Europe – Montbonnot
38334 St Ismier Cedex – FRANCE
tel: +33 4 76 61 55 31