Call for Papers

A printable version of the ECRTS 10 Call for Papers.


Joël Goossens
Vandy Berten

University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Belgium


James H. Anderson

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA



Gerhard Fohler

University of Kaiserslautern, Germany


Submission deadline:

January 24, 2010 (this is a firm deadline — it will not be extended for any reason)

Notification of acceptance:

March 26, 2010


July 6, 2010


July 7-9, 2010


The twenty-second EUROMICRO Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS’10) 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 electronics; multimedia and entertainment; process control; avionics, aerospace; automotive; telecommunications.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND HARDWARE: communication networks; embedded devices; hardware/software co-design; power-aware and other resource-constrained techniques; systems on chip; time engines and time synchronization; wireless sensor networks.

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES: compiler support; component-based approaches; middleware and distribution technologies; programming languages and operating systems.

SYSTEM DESIGN AND ANALYSIS: modeling and formal methods; probabilistic analysis for RT systems; quality of service support; reliability, security and survivability in RT systems; scheduling and schedulability analysis; worst-case execution time analysis; validation 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 The material must be unpublished and not under submission elsewhere. Papers exceeding 5000 words or 10 pages in single-line spacing format will not be considered for reviewing.


Pursuing a successful tradition in the ECRTS series, a special Work in Progress (WiP) session will be organised. This session is mainly intended for presentation of on-going and recent work. Additionally, a set of Satellite Workshops focusing on hot topics will be organised. These include the continuation of the already successful Real-Time Networks (RTN) and Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) Workshops (the tenth editions) and the Workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time Applications (OSPERT, the sixth edition). A separate call for papers will be issued later for both the WiP session and satellite workshops. Please visit the website at later for further information.

Three Keynote Speakers:

  • Thomas Gleixner, Real-Time Linux Kernel Maintainer
  • Sanjoy Baruah, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
  • Norbert Wehn, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

In this year’s edition, besides the Best Paper Award, a selection of best papers will be invited for a Special Issue of an international journal.


Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the administrative centre of the European Union. This has earned the city the title of the Capital of Europe. Brussels has been given its character by the coexistence of French and Flemish culture, and it is nowadays home to nationalities around the world, adding a cosmopolitan flavour to its atmosphere. The vibrant atmosphere of Brussels is further enhanced by picturesque medieval streets, lively squares, beautiful boulevards, impressive monuments, spacious parks, cosy cafés, interesting restaurants and an active cultural life.

Brussels Airport is an international airport located approximately 10 km of Brussels city center. The airport is home to around 260 companies and well connected to all major cities in Europe.

The conference will be held in the Royal Windsor Hotel (, just off the world-famous Grand Place, in front of the Grand Casino Brussels. This Brussels hotel is within walking distance from Brussels' Central Station, the Antique Market on the Sablon, the Royal Covered Galleries and Brussels' Royal Palace Gardens. Brussels' Zaventem Airport is only a 20-minute journey away.


Tarek Abdelzaher, Bjorn Andersson, Karl-Erik Årzén, Sanjoy Baruah, Vandy Berten, Marko Bertogna, Enrico Bini, Aaron Block, Scott Brandt, Reinder J. Bril, Alan Burns, Samarjit Chakraborty, Robert I. Davis, Jean-Dominique Decotignie, Rolf Ernst, Nathan Fisher, Gerhard Fohler, Steve Goddard, Michael González Harbour, Sathish Gopalakrishnan, Zdenek Hanzalek, Hermann Härtig, Shinpei Kato, George Lima, Lucia Lo Bello, Frank Mueller, Thomas Nolte, Luigi Palopoli, Stefan M. Petters, Isabelle Puaut, Peter Puschner, Harini Ramaprasad, Rodrigo M. Santos, Insik Shin, Oleg Sokolsky, Eduardo Tovar