RTAS’19, the 25th in a series of annual conferences sponsored by the IEEE, will be held in Montreal, Canada, as part of the Cyber-Physical Systems Week (CPSWeek) in April, 2019. The scope of RTAS’19 consists of three tracks:

  • Track 1: Applications, Operating Systems and Run-Time Software;
  • Track 2: Applied Methodologies and Foundations; and
  • Track 3: Hardware Architectures and Analysis Tools.

Expanded scope: RTAS is a top-tier conference with a focus on systems research related to embedded systems and time-sensitive systems (of any size). The broad scope of RTAS’19 ranges from traditional hard real-time systems to embedded systems without explicit timing requirements, including latency-sensitive systems with informal or soft real-time requirements.



Feb 19

List of Accepted Papers Now Online!

The list of papers accepted to RTAS 2019 is now available online. Go check it out here!

This year we have 30 excellent papers and we are looking forward to seeing these works presented in April.
In the meantime, stay tuned for the full conference program that will be available soon.


Jan 19

Brief Presentations Track

As in previous years, RTAS’19 is going to feature a Brief Presentations session dedicated to tools and systems demos,  work-in-progress (WiP) papers, and brief announcements of journal papers that have not yet previously been presented at a conference (i.e., work-already-publishedWaP).

The submission deadline is anticipated to be in early March and will be announced shortly once the CPSWeek early-registration deadline has been determined. Stay tuned for further details.


Dec 18

Artifact Evaluation Process Announced

As in previous years, authors of accepted papers will be invited to participate in an artifact evaluation (AE) process. The goal of the AE process is to improve the reproducibility of results and reusability of the systems, tools, and other research artifacts underlying the papers published at RTAS. Besides being good scientific practice, a well-documented, easy to reuse artifact also stands to greatly improve a paper’s longterm impact.

While participation in the AE process is voluntary, we strongly encourage all authors of accepted papers to make their work as reproducible and reusable as possible, and to prepare an artifact submission to this end. The artifact submission deadline is January 11, 2019.

Further details, including detailed evaluation criteria, may be found on the Artifact Evaluation page.

Acceptance/rejection notifications will be sent tomorrow (December 21, 2018).


Oct 18

Submissions Closed

The paper submission deadline has passed and RTAS’19 has received a substantial increase in submissions — a big ‘thank you’ to all authors!

All papers are now under review. In the meantime, we’ll soon have updates on the Work-in-Progress / Brief Presentations track — stay tuned.


Oct 18

Paper Submission Deadline Today

The submission deadline is today (end of the day, anywhere on Earth).

Once a paper has been registered, authors can still make improvements and upload new versions as many times as needed (right up until the deadline), so please don’t wait until the last minute to fill out the submission form.

When submitting your paper, make sure to select a track and take note of the track requirements.

Good luck with those final edits! We are looking forward to receiving your submissions.


Sep 18

Submission Site Open

The submission site is now open. Check it out here: https://rtas19.mpi-sws.org

Make sure to also read the submission instructions, track requirements, and double-blind submission requirements.

And then send your best work to RTAS’19! 🙂


Sep 18

Submission guides and FAQs published

As you are getting ready to submit your papers check out the instructions for submitting your paper and the author FAQ for tips on how to get your paper accepted.

This year, please also pay extra attention to the double-blind submission requirements and the corresponding double-blind policy FAQ.

When in doubt about how to properly anonymize your paper, please get in touch with the PC and Track Chairs.


Jul 18

Call for Papers published

The RTAS’19 call for papers has been posted — come check it out here!

There are three notable changes with regard to last year’s edition:

  1. Broadened scope: Submissions to Track 1 — the systems track — are no longer required to necessarily address timing issues. Of course, papers addressing timing issues are very welcome, but so are papers addressing other systems issues in embedded systems (broadly construed). Check out the detailed track description for details and contact the program chair in case of questions or doubts.
  2. Any kind of timing: the Call for Papers has been revised to make it more clear that RTAS welcomes work not just on classical hard real-time systems (which of course remain of interest), but also time-sensitive applications in a broader sense, including applications subject to probabilistic, soft real-time, quality-of-service (QoS), or latency requirements (e.g., as they often arise in cloud/edge/fog computing systems and IoT applications).
  3. And last but not least, RTAS’19 is moving to a double-blind peer reviewing process where the identities and affiliations of authors will not be disclosed to reviewers. Implementation details and a guide on how to properly anonymize submissions will be made available shortly.