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.

The broadened scope of RTAS’19 reflects both the increasing relevance of timing issues and performance predictability in a wide range of application domains far beyond classical embedded real-time systems as well as the importance of end-to-end, whole-system reasoning in embedded/CPS/IoT systems.

We look forward to receiving many strong submissions reflecting our diverse community and the entire broad spectrum of interesting work on embedded systems and time-sensitive systems. The paper submission system will be made available in early September. In the meantime, have fun preparing your submissions!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the program and track chairs.