16th International Workshop on
Real-Time Networks (RTN 2018)

in conjunction with the 30th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2018)

July 3, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona - Parc Guell By Henrique Ferreira from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil - Park Guell, CC BY 2.0, Link

News and Updates

  • 16.03.2018:   New Special Collaborative Session on TSN and Open Real-Time Problems!
  • 21.12.2017:   Members of the PC available.
  • 07.12.2017:   Notification of acceptance set to 15th May 2018.
  • 29.11.2017:   A keynote on Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) will be given by Wilfried Steiner from TTTech!
  • 26.10.2017:   First Call for Papers.
  • 25.10.2017:   The RTN 2018 page is up.

Call for Papers

The 16th Real-Time Networks (RTN) 2018 is a satellite workshop of the 30th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2018), the premier European venue for presenting research into the broad area of real-time and embedded systems.

The RTN workshop is the sixteen in the series of workshops that started at the 2002 ECRTS conference. No edition took however place in 2015. To continue a new series of workshops, RTN 2018 focuses on the real-time aspects of the new IEEE standards for Time-Sensitive Networking. Besides, accepted papers will be published in SIGBED Review unless authors explicitly refuse in order to keep material for a later publication in a conference or journal.

The RTN workshop provides a relaxed forum for both industrial and academic participants to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions and to review current trends in the area of real-time networks and NoC. Schedule will provide significant time for discussions among the attendees.

The RTN workshop seeking regular research paper or position paper that should not exceed 6 pages. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Real-time network on chips (NoC)
  • Real-time Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Real-time message scheduling and mapping over off and on-chip networks (TSN, Ethernet, CAN, FlexRay, NoC, etc.)
  • Real-time applications (automotive, aerospace, multimedia, etc.): implementation, experimentation and evaluation
  • Performance evaluation, simulation and modeling tools of real-time networks (automotive, aerospace, multimedia, etc.)
  • Real-time aspects of networked embedded systems and sensors, cyber-physical systems, internet of things
  • Real-time network management and time synchronization
  • Real-time aspects of Wireless technologies and Sensor Networks (WSNs) and applications

Link to the Call for Papers in EasyChair


Special Session

NEW: Collaborative session on TSN Networks and Open Real-Time Problems!

In addition to presentation sessions, a collaborative session will be setup to stimulate exchange between participants on the topic of TSN networks and open real-time problems. Different types of contributions, including demos, informal presentations, posters, are encouraged to animate this session!

Interested participants should contact the workshop chairs for proposal as soon as possible!


Paper Submission

All papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee and should be written in English.

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM SIGBED Review Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems unless authors explicitly refuse in order to keep material for a later publication in a conference or journal. By accepting that papers are published in the ACM SIGBED Review, authors give permission to publish and include the papers in ACM Digital Library.

Papers should not exceed 6 pages in ACM SIG format, see Link to ACM SIG format.

Research papers should present original research results not published or submitted for publication in other forums. Authors of accepted papers agree to attend the workshop and to present their work during the workshop.

The submission must be done through EasyChair, on this page : Link to Paper Submission



  • TBA

Keynote Talk

A keynote on Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) will be given by Wilfried Steiner from TTTech!

Details to follow...


Past Editions


Workshop Chairs

Program Comittee

  • Frédéric Ridouard
  • LIAS/ENSMA, France
  • Borislav Nikolic
  • IDA / Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
  • Paul Pop
  • Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Leandro Soares Indrusia
  • University of York, United Kingdom
  • Ye-Qiong Song
  • LORIA, France
  • Jean-Luc Scharbarg
  • University of Toulouse - IRIT - INP/ENSEEIHT, France
  • Luis Almeida
  • University of Porto, Portugal
  • Jörg Mische
  • Universität Augsburg, Germany
  • Julian Proenza
  • Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
  • Ahlem Mifdaoui
  • University of Toulouse/ ISAE, France

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline:   17th April 2018
  • Acceptance Notification:  15th May 2018
  • Registration deadline:   22nd May, 2018
  • Camera-ready papers:   22nd May, 2018

RTN 2018

RTN is a satellite workshop held in conjunction with the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS). This year the conference will take place in Barcelon, Spain, starting on the 3rd of July 2018. Satellite workshops, including RTN, will take place on the first day.


The workshop will take place in Barcelona

More details to follow...


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