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14th Real Time Linux Workshop - Call for Papers

From:  Nicholas Mc Guire <>
Subject:  14th Real Time Linux Workshop - Call for Papers
Date:  Sat, 5 May 2012 03:33:55 +0200
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Hi All !

                      14th Real Time Linux Workshop

                           October 18-20, 2012
                      Department of Computer Science
                University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
                               Chapel Hill

Following the meetings of academics, developers and users of real-time
and embedded Linux at the previous 13 Real Time Linux Workshops held
world-wide (Vienna, Orlando, Milano, Boston, Valencia, Singapore, Lille,
Lanzhou, Linz, Guadalajara, Dresden, Nairobi and Prague) - the Real Time
Linux Workshop for 2012 will come to the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill in the US. It will be held from October 18 to 20, 2012.

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. This has
changed now. The big change that is moving into the embedded field is
multicore - and that is not an adaptation of our current methods but a
re-design from scratch in quite a few cases - notably of our way of
thinking about real-time. Precisely this area of real-time embedded
multicore has been a long-time focus of James Anderson's Real-Time
Systems Group from the Department of Computer Science, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, covering a wide range from multicore RT,
embedded applications, testing to certification issues. OSADL and the
Real Time Linux Foundation Working Group gratefully acknowledge Prof.
Anderson's offer to host this year's workshop at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Linux in embedded systems is well established, ranging from consumer
electronics to network devices and increasingly 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 these real-time properties of Open Source RTOS is continuous
research and development effort that OSADL documents in the form of 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
   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
 - 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,
 - Linux platform concepts and design.

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 RTLWS14 Proceedings
Upon acceptance of an abstract by the RTLWS14 Program Committee, the
author will be invited to submit a full paper in a form defined by A detailed description of the editing
and formatting process will be provided along with the notification

Further information:

Important dates
July 23, 2012 - Abstract submission deadline
August 31, 2012 - Notification of acceptance
September 28, 2012 - Submission of final paper
October 18-20, 2012 - Workshop

Organization committee:

Local organizers:
 - James H. Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

 - Carsten Emde, OSADL
 - Nicholas Mc Guire, OSADL
 - Andreas Platschek, Vienna Inst. for System Safety Engineering, Austria

Program committee:
 - Alexey Khoroshilov, ISPRAS, Russia
 - Alfons Crespo, University Valencia, Spain
 - Andrea Bastoni, MBDA, Italy
 - Andreas Platschek, VISSE, Austria
 - Bernhard Noelte, IQSE TueV SueD Rail, Germany
 - Bernhard Zagar, Johannes Keppler Universitaet, Austria
 - Bjoern B. Brandenburg, MPI, Germany
 - Carsten Emde, OSADL, Germany
 - Frank Mueller, NCSU, USA
 - Georg Schiesser, OpenTech, Austria
 - Herman Haertig, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany
 - James H. Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
 - Julia Lawall, Laboratory of Computer Sciences, Paris 6, France
 - Klaus Reichl, Base Systems Technology Thales, Austria
 - Michael Friess, AdaCore, France
 - Nicholas Mc Guire, OpenTech EDV Research GmbH, Austria
 - Paul E. McKenney, Linux Technology Center IBM, USA
 - Peter Okech, University of Nairobi, Kenya
 - Peter Zijlstra, RedHat, Netherlands
 - Roberto Bucher, SUSPI, Switzerland
 - Shawn Choo, Weslab, Singapur
 - Shinpei Kato, Systems Research Lab UCSC, USA
 - Stefan Schoenegger, B&R, Austria
 - Thomas Gleixner, Linutronix, Germany
 - Tommaso Cucinotta, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
 - Wolfgang Kuechlin, Informatik Symbolisches Rechnen, Uni Tuebingen, Germany
 - Yutaka Matsuno, ITC University of Tokyo, Japan
 - Zhou Qingguo, DSLab, Lanzhou University, China

Workshop organizers:
 - Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 - Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)

Jim Anderson
Carsten Emde
Nicholas Mc Guire
Andreas Platschek

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