Post by Douglas C. Schmid » Thu, 26 Dec 2002 07:52:06

Hi Folks,

        The following call for papers for RTAS '03 may be of interest
to ACE+TAO users.  Please pass this along to your colleagues who are
working on topics pertaining to real-time and embedded technologies
and applications.  The submission deadline is ~3 weeks from now (i.e.,
January 15th).  Please let me know if you have any questions.



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Well over 95 percent of all microprocessors are now used for real-time
and embedded systems.  Increasingly, these systems are being networked
together to form distributed real-time and embedded (DRE) systems.
Many of these systems are mission-critical and are constrained by the
physical world.  We therefore need principled methods for specifying,
programming, composing, integrating, and validating software for
systems that can enforce the physical constraints and satisfy both
quality of service (QoS) and functional requirements.  Key research
challenges include:

. Determining how a myriad of real-world physical constraints can be
  integrated and satisfied simultaneously with multi-dimensional QoS and
  functional constraints when designing software,
. Identifying how hardware/software co-design can contribute to a
. Examining the current levels of abstraction used in the development
  of real-time applications with a critical eye toward improving the
  usefulness of metrics and validation techniques, and
. Elevating the levels of abstraction at which software for real-time
  and embedded systems are developed and validated, including
  model-based software techniques, aspect-oriented programming, software
  component models, and QoS-enabled DRE middleware.

The IEEE Real-Time/Embedded Technology and Application Symposium
(RTAS) brings together real-time and embedded systems technology
researchers and application developers from academia, industry, and
government for discussions and technical exchanges.  This program will
consist of an exciting mix of invited addresses, tutorials, technical
papers, and panels.  We therefore invite papers and tutorial proposals
in areas that are relevant to next-generation distributed, real-time,
and/or embedded systems, including but not limited to the following

. Real-time Linux and applications
. Real-time Java support and applications
. DRE middleware, e.g., Real-time CORBA and Distributed Real-time Java
. Secure real-time systems
. OS support for mixed response requirements
. Novel kernel-level mechanisms
. Open architectures for resource control
. Power-aware resource management
. Real-time software component models
. QoS-aware application design and patterns
. Real-time system modeling and analysis
. Embedded control applications

We welcome papers in all application areas (industrial automation,
automotive, telecommunications, aerospace, multimedia, consumer
electronics, etc.) including both research results and submissions
presenting experiments, implementations, test beds, prototypes, novel
mechanisms, and insightful experience reports.  We plan a first-class
venue for both academic and practitioners communities, with
complementary tracks on enabling technologies and R&D experiences.


Submissions should be clearly marked as one of two categories:

1. Research Papers that describe original and relevant work on
   enabling technologies or

2. Experience Papers that report on lessons learned from prototypes of
   novel concepts, experiences with test beds and test cases, or
   reports gleaned from implementing particularly interesting
   real-time applications.

Experience papers may be less formal than traditional research papers,
and will be given special consideration by the Program Committee.

We seek reports that contain well-supported claims and provide new
insights to the readership at large.  Papers are limited to 12
single-spaced pages (~5000 words) or less in length and should clearly
identify the submission category.  The best papers from the symposium
may be considered for fast-track publication in IEEE Transactions.  A
best student paper award is planned for work conducted mainly by
student(s) (a student must be first author).

Submissions should be made electronically in PDF format suitable for
Acrobat Reader.  Postscript with US Letter size pages will also be
accepted.  The detailed submission instructions are available on the
RTAS '03 website at

For more information about the Symposium, please contact the General
Chairs: Riccardo Bettati <> or Doug Locke
<>.  For information regarding conference
submissions, please contact the Program Chairs: Greg Bollella
<> or Doug Schmidt <>.


PAPER SUBMISSION.................January 15, 2003
Tutorial proposal deadline.......January 15, 2003
Notification of acceptance.......March 15, 2003
Camera ready paper due...........April 7, 2003

General Chairs
        Riccardo Bettati, Texas A&M, USA
        Doug Locke, TimeSys, USA

Program Chairs
        Greg Bollella, Sun Microsystems, USA
        Doug Schmidt, DARPA, USA

Finance Chair
        Wei Zhao, Texas A&M, USA

Ex-Officio (IEEE RTS-TC Chair)
        Alan Burns, University of York, U.K.

Program Committee
        Tarek Abdelzaher, U. of Virginia, USA
        Hakan Aydin, George Mason U., USA
        John Bay, DARPA, USA
        Giorgio Butazzo,  U. of Pavia, Italy
        Peter Dibble,  TimeSys, USA
        Chris Gill, Washington U., St. Louis, USA
        Joseph Cross, Lockheed Martin, USA
        Gerhard Fohler,  Malardalen U., Sweden
        Michael Gonzales-Harbour  U. of Cantabria, Spain
        Kevin Jeffay,  U. of North Carolina, USA
        David Holmes, DLTech, Australia
        Seongsoo Hong, Seoul National U., Korea
        Tei-Wei Kuo,  National Taiwan U., Taiwan
        Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego, USA
        Jane W.-S. Liu,  Microsoft, USA
        Joe Loyall, BBN Technologies, USA
        Chenyang Lu, Washington University, STL, USA
        Al Mok,  University of Texas, USA
        Daniel Mosse, U. of Pittsburgh, USA
        Marco di Natale,  Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Italy
        Doug Niehaus, U. of Kansas, USA
        Vijay Raghavan, DARPA, USA
        Raj Rajkumar, CMU, USA
        John Regehr, U. of Utah, USA
        Albert Reuther, MIT Lincoln Labs, USA
        Rick Schantz, BBN Technologies, USA
        Karsten Schwan,  Georgia Tech, USA
        Bran Selic,  Rational Software, USA
        Dave Sharp, The Boeing Company, USA
        Kang Shin,  U. of Michigan, USA
        Joseph Sifakis, Verimag, France
        John Stankovic,  U. of Virginia, USA
        Janos Sztipanotivs, Vanderbilt U., USA
        Steve Vestal, Honeywell, USA
        Lonnie Welch, Ohio University, USA
        Andy Wellings, University of York, UK
        Victor Faye-Wolfe, U. of Rhode Is., USA