Call for Papers

A printable version of the ECRTS 14 Call for Papers.


Rolf Ernst
TU Braunschweig


Juan A. de la Puente
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


Gerhard Fohler
TU Kaiserslautern, Germany


Submission deadline:
2nd February  2014
(firm deadline)

Notification of acceptance:

27st March 2014

8th July 2014

9th-11th July 2014


The twenty-sixth EUROMICRO Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS’14) is a forum aimed at covering state-of-the-art research and development in real-time computing. Papers on all aspects of real-time systems are welcome. These include, but are not limited to:

APPLICATIONS: consumer and multimedia; process and industrial control; smart energy, smart buildings; health; avionics, aerospace; automotive; telecommunications; cyber-physical systems.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND HARDWARE: communication networks; embedded devices; hardware/software co-design; power-aware and other resource-constrained techniques; multicore and manycore architectures for real-time and safety; time engines and time synchronization; wireless sensor networks.

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES: middleware, operating systems, run-time environments; virtualization and isolation; software architectures; programming languages and compiler support; component-based approaches; distribution technologies.

SYSTEM DESIGN AND ANALYSIS: modelling and formal methods for design and analysis; probabilistic analysis; quality of service support; safety, reliability, security and survivability; mixed critical systems; scheduling and schedulability analysis; worst-case execution time analysis; validation and verification techniques.



Full papers must be submitted electronically through our web form in a pdf format. The material must be unpublished and not under submission elsewhere. Submissions must be in the same format as in the final published proceedings (10 pages maximum, 2 columns, 10 pt). The paper must be self-contained, but an appendix with supplementary material of up to 2 pages is permitted.  Papers exceeding the page limit will not be reviewed. Note that the submission deadline is a firm deadline and will not be extended.

A selection of the best papers will receive outstanding paper awards, and will be highlighted as such in the conference proceedings. These papers will form the shortlist for a best paper award, which will be presented at the conference. At ECRTS’14, we aim to be more inclusive and thus accept a larger number of high quality papers than in recent years.



Following a successful tradition at ECRTS, there will be a special Work in Progress (WiP) session. This session is intended for presentation of recent and on-going work. There will also be a continuation of a number of successful Satellite Workshops including WCET – Worst-Case Execution Time analysis, and RTSOPS – Real-Time Scheduling Open Problems Seminar. A separate call for papers will be issued later for both the WiP session and satellite workshops. 


Madrid, the thriving capital city of Spain, is well known for its openness and modernity. It is also a prominent cultural city, with some of the top class art museums, monuments and theatres, as well as the administrative and financial centre of the country. A large number of industrial companies in the areas of telecommunications, computers and information technologies, aerospace, and automobile, among others, are based in the Madrid region.