See you next year in Stuttgart for ECRTS'19!

Call for Papers

Scope and Topics

ECRTS is the premier European venue for presenting research into the broad area of real-time and embedded systems. Along with RTSS and RTAS, ECRTS ranks as one of the top three international conferences on real-time systems. Papers on all aspects of real-time systems are welcome. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling Design and Analysis
  • Real-Time Operating Systems
  • Hypervisors and Middlewares
  • Virtualization and Timing Isolation
  • Mixed-Criticality Design & Assurance
  • Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis
  • Real-Time Networks and Communication Protocols
  • Processor Design for Real-Time Systems
  • Power/Energy/Thermal-aware Algorithms
  • Modelling and/or Formal Methods
  • Industrial Use-Cases and Real-Time Applications
  • Tools, Compilers and Benchmarks for Embedded Systems

Theoretical and practical contributions as well as implementation papers are both welcome provided sufficient scientific or industrial relevance to the field embedded real-time systems.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: February 1st 2018 (GMT-12) - firm
Workshops: July 3rd 2018
Conference: July 4th-6th 2018

Conference Highlights

ECRTS 2018 will feature a number of Satellite Workshops, a session on Industrial Challenges and Work-In-Progress, and an Artifact Evaluation to assess the repeatability of the research. ECRTS will also award best and outstanding papers accepted at the conference.

Submission of Papers

Full papers must be submitted electronically through our web form in pdf format. The material must be unpublished and not under submission elsewhere. Extended version of workshop papers can be accepted, if the submission contains at least 30% new material. Submissions must be formatted using the LIPIcs LaTeX style (without any modifications) for A4 paper. The paper must be self-contained, and the content, excluding the bibliography and acknowledgments, must fit in the first 20 pages of the paper. The bibliography and acknowledgments may utilize up to 4 additional pages. Submissions violating the formatting guidelines will rejected without being reviewed.

The submission template is available here.

Papers can be submitted here.

Open Access

All accepted papers will be published open-access in collaboration with LIPIcs - Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics.

Artifact Evaluation

ECRTS is the first real-time systems conference that has introduced the artifact evaluation process (in 2016). Authors of accepted papers with a computational component will be invited to submit their code and/or their data to an optional repeatability evaluation. The authors of the papers corresponding to the artifacts which pass the evaluation can decide to use a seal that indicates that the artifact has passed the repeatability test.

Sebastian Altmeyer, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands []

Francisco Cazorla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain []

Gerhard Fohler, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany []