17th annual workshop on

Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time applications

July 11, 2023, Vienna, Austria
held in conjunction with
ECRTS 2023

Important Dates

May 11, 2023

Submission Deadline

May 30, 2023

Acceptance Notification

June 18, 2023

Submission of Camera-ready Papers

July 11, 2023


July 11-14, 2023

ECRTS Conference

Important Links

Call for Contributions [TXT | PDF]

Contribution Formats & Details

Submission Instructions

Workshop Chairs

Renato Mancuso
Boston University

Alex Zuepke
Technical University of Munich

Program Committee

Harini Ramaprasad
UNC Charlotte

Bryan Ward
Vanderbilt University

Daniel Casini
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Francesco Restuccia
Northeastern University

Christian Dietrich
Technical University of Hamburg

Gedare Bloom
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Arpan Gujarati
University of British Columbia

Catherine Nemitz
Davidson College


OSPERT 2023 is a satellite workshop of the 35th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2023), the premier European venue for presenting research into the broad area of real-time and embedded systems. OSPERT is open to all topics related to providing a reliable operating environment for real-time and embedded applications.

Scope and Topics of Interest

OSPERT is open to a broad spectrum of topics related to providing a reliable, predictable, and efficient operating environment for real-time and embedded applications.

Embedded systems are undergoing a profound transformation with the goal of delivering higher performance for next-generation real-time systems.  Following this trend, research on innovative RTOS architectures and advanced resource management techniques continues to be a hot topic. Developers of embedded RTOSs are faced with many challenges arising from two opposite needs: on the one hand, there is a need for extreme resource usage optimization (processor cycles, cache and memory footprint, energy, network bandwidth, etc.), and on the other hand, there are also increasing demands in terms of scalability, flexibility, isolation, adaptivity, reconfigurability, predictability, serviceability, and certifiability, to name a few.

Further, while special-purpose RTOSs continue to be used for many embedded applications, real-time services are also increasingly introduced and used in general-purpose operating systems and cloud environments, where “tail latency” and QoS are a concern. The resulting market pressure continues to blur the line between the two formerly distinct classes of operating systems. Notable examples are the various flavors of real-time Linux that support time-sensitive applications, the emergence of commercial and open-source real-time hypervisors, as well as the growth in features and scope of embedded OS and middleware specifications such as AUTOSAR.

OSPERT is dedicated to the advances in RTOS technology required to address these trends. As such, areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Case studies and experience reports
  • Consolidation of real-time and best-effort work on embedded platforms
  • Certification and verification of RTOSs and middleware
  • Coordinated management of multiple resources
  • Dynamic reconfiguration and upgrading
  • Empirical comparisons and evaluations of RTOSs
  • Flexible processor, memory, and I/O scheduling
  • Interaction with reconfigurable hardware
  • Operating system standards (e.g., AUTOSAR, ARINC, POSIX, etc.)
  • Power and energy management
  • Quality of Service guarantees
  • Real-time Linux variants
  • Real-time virtualization and hypervisors
  • RTOSs for manycore platforms
  • Scalability, from very small-scale embedded systems to full-fledged RTOSs
  • Security and fault tolerance for embedded real-time systems
  • Support for multiprocessor, accelerator-/FPGA-enabled, architectures
  • Support for component-based development

Call for Contributions [TXT | PDF]

OSPERT is a forum for researchers and engineers working on (and with) Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOSs) to present recent advances in RTOS technology, promote new and existing initiatives and projects, and identify and discuss the challenges that lie ahead. The workshop, established in 2005, provides the RTOS community with an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, network, and discuss future directions.

OSPERT’23 strives for an inclusive and diverse program and solicits various contributions. To this end, the following types of submissions are sought:

  1. proposals for technical presentations (including talks on open problems, demos & tutorials, calls to action, etc.);
  2. proposals for reports on empirical experiments (including replication studies, preliminary experiments, and experience reports); and
  3. technical papers (short papers and full workshop papers).

The submission of a full paper is not required to present work at OSPERT. See the detailed description of the different types of contributions and the submission instructions for details.

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