RTSOPS 2023 – Call for papers

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The 12th International Real-Time Scheduling Open Problems Seminar (RTSOPS 2023) provides a venue for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of interesting unsolved problems in real-time systems.

To promote a spirit of cooperation and collaboration within the real-time systems community, the seminar is organized around presentation sessions. Each session provides the opportunity to hear about a number of unsolved problems in real-time systems, highlighted via brief presentations/pitches, followed by intensive discussion.

This year, the focus of RTSOPS would be more on practical aspects of designing and analyzing real-time systems, although theory-inclined submissions focused on challenging problems are still welcome.

We particularly encourage researchers who work in industry or are collaborating with industrial partners to share their challenges and open problems with us. Submissions that discuss open problems to be addressed in the context of projects funded by governmental actions (e.g., by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programmes or by the National Science Foundation) are also welcome.

Abstracts may be submitted describing well-known but as yet unsolved problems. However, all abstracts should contain some element of original work that has not been published before; for example, a new problem, a new way of looking at an existing problem, new intuition or ideas on how a problem might be solved, possible frameworks for solutions, or overviews of special cases that may be useful in solving a problem.

Of course, the authors of open problem submissions from previous years’ RTSOPS are invited to submit short status reports on progress made towards a solution to their open problem. These abstracts should include a brief statement of the open problem and a description of the technical advances made towards a solution.

Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to give a brief presentation/pitch of their open problem, and to be prepared to interact with the audience in the intensive discussions that follow.

RTSOPS 2023 invites extended abstracts of open problems in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • Single-core, multi-core, and many-core scheduling and resource management
  • New models and analysis techniques for real-time systems
  • Timing analysis for heterogeneous platforms with hardware acceleration 
  • Time-constrained cyber-physical systems
  • Issues in applying real-time models and analysis to industrial applications
  • Interactions between WCET (worst-case execution time) analysis and scheduling

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: May 16th
  • Notification: June 6th
  • Camera-ready: tba
  • Early-registration: June 4th
  • Workshop day: July 11th

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