15th Real Time Linux Workshop - Call for Papers

Nicholas Mc Guire der.herr at hofr.at
Tue Jun 25 18:32:48 CEST 2013

                      15th Real Time Linux Workshop
                            1st Call for Papers

                         October 28 - 31, 2013
                    Dipartimento tecnologie innovative
        Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

Following the meetings of academics, developers and users of real-time
and embedded Linux at the previous 14 Real Time Linux Workshops held
world-wide (Vienna, Orlando, Milano, Boston, Valencia, Singapore, Lille,
Lanzhou, Linz, Guadalajara, Dresden, Nairobi, Prague and Chapel Hill) - 
the 2013 Real Time Linux Workshop will come to the Scuola Universitaria 
Professionale della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano-Manno, Switzerland. It will 
be held from October 28 to October 31, 2013.


Real-time systems have evolved over the past decades in a relatively
calm manner - performance has increased, one can say dramatically, but
the main paradigms were pretty stable since the mid 80s. With the 
considerable increase of computing power, notably with multicore systems
becoming mainstream in embedded devices, the requirements on RTOS are
shifting and the tools are again trying to catch up.

In stark contrast to 1999 (when the first RTLWS took place), Linux has a 
strong position in all kind of embedded systems, ranging from consumer
electronics to network devices and a broad range of industrial applications
including safety related systems. The technological resources suitable
for high-availability, real-time, and safety critical systems have been
continuously expanding and improving - allowing to cover the entire
development life cycle of industrial projects based on open-source
tools. At the core of this development is the availability of stable
operating systems with reliable real-time properties. Extending and
improving the real-time properties of Open Source RTOS is a continuous
research and development effort. The OSADL has set itself the ambitious 
goal to document these efforts and it's most effective tool to do so is 
the annual Real Time Linux Workshop.

Call for papers

Authors from regulatory bodies, academics, industry as well as the
user-community are invited to submit original work dealing with general
topics related to Open Source and Free Software based real-time systems
research, experiments and case studies, as well as issues of integration
of open-source real-time and embedded OS. A special focus will be on
industrial case studies and safety related systems. Topics of interest
include, but are not limited to:
 - Modifications and variants of the GNU/Linux operating system and
   extending its real-time capabilities,
 - Contributions to real-time Linux variants, drivers and extensions,
 - Tools for the verification and validation of real-time properties,
 - User-mode real-time concepts, implementation and experience,
 - Real-time Linux applications, in academia, research and industry,
 - Safety related FLOSS systems,
 - Safety related systems using FLOSS components,
 - FLOSS Tools used to analyze, verify or validate safety properties,
 - Work in progress reports, covering recent developments,
 - Educational material on real-time Linux,
 - RTOS core concepts, RT-safe synchronization mechanisms,
 - RT-safe IPC mechanisms for RT and non RT components,
 - Analysis and benchmarking methods and results of real-time
   GNU/Linux variants,
 - Debugging techniques and tools, both for code and temporal
   debugging of core RTOS components, drivers and real-time
 - Real-time related extensions to development environments

Abstract submission

If you wish to present a paper at the workshop, please submit an
abstract using the submission page at

Final paper to be included into the RTLWS15 Proceedings
Upon acceptance of an abstract by the RTLWS15 Program Committee, the
author will be invited to submit a full paper in a form defined by
https://www.osadl.org/paper.tgz. A detailed description of the editing
and formatting process will be provided along with the notification

Further information: http://www.osadl.org/RTLWS

Important dates
July 29, 2013 - Abstract submission deadline
August 26, 2013 - Notification of acceptance
September 23, 2013 - Submission of final paper
October 28-31, 2013 - Workshop

Organization committee:

Local organizers:
 - Roberto Bucher, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana
   SUPSI, Switzerland

 - Carsten Emde, OSADL
 - Nicholas Mc Guire, OSADL
 - Andreas Platschek, ICT, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Program committee:
 - Alexey Khoroshilov, ISPRAS, Russia
 - Andrea Bastoni, SYSGO AG, Germany
 - Andreas Platschek, TU-Wien, Austria
 - Bernhard Nölte, IQSE TueV SueD Rail, Germany
 - Carsten Emde, OSADL, Germany
 - Cheng Sheng, Beijing Shenzhou Aerospace Software Technology, China
 - Fans, Spectrum Sys, China
 - Georg Schiesser, OpenTech EDV Research, Austria
 - Herman Härtig, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
 - Julia Lawall, Inria/LIP6, France
 - Julien Delange, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, USA
 - Klaus Reichl, Base Systems Technology Thales, Austria
 - Matthias Auchmann, A&R TECH, Austria
 - Michal Sojka, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
 - Nicholas Mc Guire, OpenTech EDV Research, Austria
 - Paul E. McKenney, IBM Linux Technology Center, USA
 - Paolo Mantegazza, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
 - Peter Okech, University of Nairobi, Kenya
 - Peter Wurmsdobler, Aveillant Ltd, UK
 - Peter Zijlstra, RedHat, Netherlands
 - Philippe Gerum, Xenomai, France
 - Roberto Bucher, SUPSI, Switzerland
 - Shawn Choo, Weslab, Singapur
 - Stefan Schoenegger, B&R, Austria
 - Steven Rostedt, RedHat, USA
 - Thomas Gleixner, Linutronix, Germany
 - Yutaka Matsuno, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
 - Zhou Qingguo, DSLab, Lanzhou University, China

Workshop organizers:
 - Dipartimento Tecnologie Innovative, SUPSI, Switzerland
 - Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)

Roberto Bucher
Carsten Emde
Nicholas Mc Guire
Andreas Platschek

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