ECRTS is a conference of Euromicro, a non-profit organization established in 1973. It is a member of the Strategic Forum of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI). Euromicro is governed by its Board of Directors. The technical activities of Euromicro are organized by technical committees which handle the individual events. In the case of ECRTS, this is the Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems.
ECRTS promotes state-of-the-art research for applications with temporal constraints, time-sensitive, real-time systems. Such computing systems have to provide results that are not only correct in value but also delivered at the right time. Instead of average behavior as for standard computing, real-time systems have to allow for guarantees that temporal requirements will be met.
ECRTS is the premier European venue for presenting research into the broad area of real-time systems. Along with IEEE RTSS and IEEE RTAS, ECRTS ranks as one of the three top international conferences on this topic. Google Scholar Metrics lists ECRTS as top conference per h5-index, CAPES (Brasil) as A1, CORE (Australasia) A.
ECRTS has been at the forefront of recent innovations in the real-time community such as Work-in-Progress Poster sessions, Call for Actions, Artifact Evaluation, Industrial Challenges, Open-Access proceedings, etc., in the larger real-time computing community.
ECRTS began as a workshop in 1989, progressing to become a major international conference in 1998. ECRTS has its roots in the real-time laboratories and research groups in both academia and industry throughout Europe and across the world.
We believe that the conference serves the research community and the public best when results are accessible to the largest audience without restrictions, in particular not behind paywalls.
We also believe that the dissemination of results should not be restricted by the financial situation of authors, e.g. when substantial sums are required by for-profit publishers for “open access”.
Since 2017, ECRTS has been applying an open access publication model using LIPIcs – Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, a series of high-quality conference proceedings established in cooperation with Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics. The paper selection procedures and quality control remain unchanged, but accepted papers are made public for access without additional cost.
Conference fees cover publication costs, which include the cost of keeping proceedings open access.
The Technical Committee is responsible for selecting locations and organizers for ECRTS.
Program Chairs are responsible for the technical program of the main conference. They are selected based on their technical achievements, standing in the community, and organizational abilities. They select Program Committee members, who review submitted papers and, together with the Program Chair, select papers for the program of the main conference, based on their scientific quality only in a face-to-face meeting. Program chairs serve only once.
General Chairs are responsible for the logistical aspects of holding the conference, such as venue, facilities for communication, networking, and community building, including financial aspects.
ECRTS is complemented by a series of satellite workshops, which provide lively forums for discussion and interactions on various technical topics. They complement the main conference by providing short turnaround time for contributions, enabling exchange and discussions of new ideas in their areas, and establishing communities on specific topics.
Workshop chairs are responsible for proposing new or organizing the technical aspects of specific workshops, with an emphasis on novelty and innovative concepts for interaction.