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.



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.