18th annual workshop on
Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time applicationsJuly 9, 2024, Lille, France
held in conjunction with
May 9, 2024
June 6, 2024
July 9, 2024
July 9-12, 2024
Technische Universität Hamburg
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Technische Universität Dortmund
OSPERT 2024 is a satellite workshop of the 36th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2024). Since 2005, OSPERT is a well-known ECRTS workshop and forum for researchers and engineers working on (and with) Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOSs) to present advances and trends in RTOS technology, to promote new and existing initiatives and projects, and to identify and discuss the challenges that lie ahead. The workshop, now in its 16th year, provides the RTOS community with an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, network, and discuss future directions
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
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’24 strives for an interesting, interactive, inclusive, and diverse program. To this end, contributions are solicited in a number of different formats. All proposals and papers will be reviewed by the program committee. OSPERT is open to the following types of contributions with corresponding submission formats. The following types of submissions are sought:
- technical papers (short papers and full workshop papers);
- proposals for technical presentations (including talks on open problems, demos & tutorials, calls to action, etc.);
- proposals for experiment reports (including replication studies, preliminary experiments, and experience reports).