Important Dates:

Apr 24, 2011:
Submission Deadline

May 18, 2011:
Acceptance Notification

June 18, 2011:
Submission of camera-ready papers

July 5, 2011:

Workshop Chairs:

Gabriel Parmer
George Washgington University, USA

Thomas Gleixner
Linutronix, Germany

Program Committee:

Carsten Emde
Open Source Automation Development Lab, Germany

Peter Zijlstra
Red Hat Linux, Netherlands

Jim Anderson
University of North Carolina, USA

Rodolfo Pellizzoni
University of Waterloo, Cananda

Scott Brandt
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Kevin Elphinstone
University of New South Wales/NICTA, Australia

Neil Audsley
University of York, UK

Hermann Härtig
TU Dresden, Germany

Stefan Petters
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Proceedings (pdf)


Tuesday, July 5th 2011
9:00-10:30 Keynote Talk by Gernot Heiser:
Towards an OS platform for truly dependable real-time systems
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:30Session 1: Parallelism in Real-Time Systems
  • An efficient and scalable implementation of global EDF in Linux
    Juri Lelli, Giuseppe Lipari, Dario Faggioli, Tommaso Cucinotta
  • A Comparison of Pragmatic Multi-Core Adaptations of the AUTOSAR System
    Niko Bohm, Daniel Lohmann, Wolfgang Schroder-Preikschat
  • Operating Systems Challenges for GPU Resource Management
    Shinpei Kato, Scott Brandt, Yutaka Ishikawa, Ragunathan (Raj) Rajkumar
13:45-15:30Panel Discussion: The present and future of parallelism in real-time
  • Panel members: Gernot Heiser, Thomas Gleixner, Shinpei Kato, and Andrea Bastoni
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-18:00Session 2: Abstraction in Real-Time Systems
  • Virtual Real-Time Scheduling
    Malcolm Mollison and James Anderson
  • Temporal isolation in an HSF-enabled real-time kernel in the presence of shared resources
    Martijn M. H. P. van den Heuvel, Reinder J. Bril, Johan J. Lukkien
  • Hard Real-time Support for Hierarchical Scheduling in FreeRTOS
    Rafia Inam, Jukka Maki-Turja, Mikael Sjodin, Moris Behnam
  • RTOS-Based Embedded Software Development using Domain-Specific Language
    Mohamed-El-Mehdi Aichouch, Jean-Christophe Prevotet, Fabienne Nouvel
18:00-18:30Discussion and Closing Thoughts

Call for papers (txt)

Research on innovative RTOS architectures and services is a hot topic. Developers of Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) are faced with many challenges arising from two opposite needs: extreme optimization of resource usage (processor, energy, network bandwidth, etc.) vs. dynamic configuration and upgrading, flexible scheduling, component-based development and deployment, etc. While real-time systems continue to be used in many small embedded applications, real-time services are being introduced and used in general- purpose operating systems. Notable examples are the various flavors Linux that provide support to time-sensitive applications.

This workshop is intended as a forum for researchers and practitioners of RTOS to discuss the recent advances in RTOS technology and the challenges that lie ahead. The workshop will consist of submitted papers as well as invited presentations about academic state-of-the-art and industrial state-of-practice within the area.

Upon acceptance, a complete version of the paper (max 10 pages) must be prepared and submitted. All papers will be made available to all participants a week before the workshop so that contributions can be examined prior to the workshop.


Topics include but are not limited to:

Submission of Papers

Submitted papers should follow the IEEE conference format (2 columns, 10 pt, single-line spacing) and should not exceed 10 pages in length. Papers may be submitted in either PDF or Postscript format. The papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee. All accepted papers will be made available to all participants one week before the workshop so that contributions can be examined prior to the event.

We want to encourage scientific reproducibility, and discourage redundant work within the community. Thus, code relevant to each submission must be publicly available, and a link to it included in the submission. If you require an exception, please contact the chairs. If your submission does not include an implementation, there are no such restrictions.

Papers should be submitted by using the START Conference Manager system. The system acknowledges receipt of each submission by sending an e-mail to the contact author, and it allows to revise a submission till the deadline.

If a paper is accepted, at least one author should register for the workshop following indications sent in the notification of acceptance, and present the paper at the workshop in person.

In order to submit a paper, visit the submission page.