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.



Apr 19

RTAS’19 Proceedings Online

The RTAS’19 proceedings are available online until the end of the conference at the following URL: http://conferences.computer.org/rtas/2019

The proceedings are password protected. The login name is ‘rtas19‘. The password will be shared in the opening session of the conference.


Mar 19

Outstanding Paper Awards Announced

The winners of the RTAS 2019 Outstanding Paper Awards are (in order of presentation):

  • Holistic Resource Allocation for Multicore Real-Time Systems
    Meng Xu, Linh Thi Xuan Phan, and Hyon-Young Choi (University of Pennsylvania); Yuhan Lin (Northeastern University); Haoran Li and Chenyang Lu (Washington University in St. Louis); Insup Lee (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Denial-of-Service Attacks on Shared Cache in Multicore: Analysis and Prevention
    Michael Bechtel and Heechul Yun (University of Kansas)
  • RTNF: Predictable Latency for Network Function Virtualization
    Saeed Abedi, Neeraj Gandhi, and Henri Maxime Demoulin (University of Pennsylvania); Yang Li and Yang Wu (Facebook); Linh Thi Xuan Phan (University of Pennsylvania)

Congratulations to all authors for their fantastic work!

These excellent papers will be presented in the last session of the conference on Thursday, April 18. Don’t miss these outstanding papers and plan your travels accordingly! 

See the conference program for further details on presentation times, and the transparency page for the process used to select the recipients of Outstanding Paper awards.


Mar 19

Fellowships for Attending CPS-IoT Week Available

Additional fellowships for attending CPS-IoT Week are available:

N2Women is pleased to announce the continuation of our N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards. N2Women considers you a young researcher if you are currently a student, working as a post-doc, or in the 1st or 2nd year of your new research career. These awards will partially cover a young researcher’stravel cost (up to $1000) to a meeting where an N2Women event will be held. In exchange, the young researcher must help organize the N2Women meeting. The benefit of doing the organization, in addition to the travel funds, is for the youngresearcher to connect with the organizers of the conference who are, typically, leaders in the research field. We will arrange for a faculty or research member of N2Women to assist/mentor the young researcher in this task. Support for these N2Women YoungResearcher Fellowship awards has been generously provided by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE CS TCCC, Microsoft Research, HP Labs, Google Research and Facebook.

To apply for a fellowship or for more information, please see: http://n2women.comsoc.org/ and click the “Fellowships” link.

The deadline for applications for CPS IoT is March 15th, 2019.

Furthermore, additional NSF Travel Grants are still available for students at US-based institutions. The application deadline for NSF Travel Grants is March 5, 2019.


Feb 19

Early-Registration Deadline: March 15

The early-registration deadline, after which the price of conference tickets goes up, is March 15. Make sure you register for RTAS’19 before then to see the many great papers in the program. See you all at the Fairmont hotel “Queen Elizabeth” in beautiful Montreal!

Note that NSF travel grants are available for students affiliated with US-based universities and institutions. The application deadline for NSF travel grants is March 5.


Feb 19

List of Accepted Papers

The list of papers accepted for presentation at 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, which 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! 🙂