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Real-Time and Embedded operating system workshop

OSPERT is an attempt to get practitioners and academics talking to
each other, so as to identify, and perhaps solve, some real problems.

It occurred to me that some of the people active in the Debian
Embedded project could be interested in some of this.


Fifth International Workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded
Real-Time Applications


Dublin, Ireland, 2009
June 30, 2009
in conjunction with the
21th Euromicro Intl Conference on Real-Time Systems
Dublin, Ireland, July 1-3, 2009

Research on innovative RTOS architectures and services is a hot topic.
Developers of Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) are faced with many
challenges arising from two opposing needs: extreme optimisation of
resource usage (processor, energy, network bandwidth, etc.) and dynamic
configuration, flexible scheduling, component-based development and
deployment, etc. While real-time systems continue to be used in many
small embedded applications, real-time services are being introduced and
used in general- purpose operating systems. Notable examples are the
various flavours of Linux that provide support to time-sensitive
This workshop is intended as a forum for researchers and practitioners
of RTOS to discuss the recent advances in RTOS technology and the
challenges that lie ahead.
Topics include but are not limited to:

   * Dynamic reconfiguration and upgrading;
   * Support for component based development;
   * Scalability, from very small scale embedded systems to
     full-fledged OSes;
   * Flexible scheduling;
   * Quality of Service guarantees;
   * Real-Time on Linux;
   * Interaction with reconfigurable hardware;
   * Support for embedded multiprocessor architectures;
   * Coordinated management of multiple resources;
   * Security and fault tolerance for embedded real-time systems;
   * Power-aware operating systems.

The workshop will consist of submitted papers as well as invited
presentations about academic state-of-the-art and industrial
state-of-practice within the area.

Submission of Papers

People who would like to participate in this event are asked to submit a
6-10 page paper (PS or PDF) in IEEE conference style via the conference
submission system. Papers need to be submitted by 11. April 2009. To
submit please visit https://www.softconf.com/s08/ecrts09/submit.html and
follow the instructions on the page. Upon acceptance, a corrected
version of the paper should be prepared and submitted. All papers will
be made available to all participants a week before the workshop so that
contributions can be examined prior to the workshop.
The workshop fosters a highly interactive format of presentations
combined with ample time for in-depth discussions. Authors have the
opportunity to submit a final version of their paper that includes
issues raised at the workshop. The final papers will be published in a
workshop proceedings, as a IPP technical report.
To foster the workshop character, the number of participants may be
limited. There will be a small charge for workshop registration (more
details will be announced later). See the Euromicro Conference on
Real-Time Systems website  http:/ecrts09.ecrts.org/ for information
on the venue, hotel reservations, and the city of Dublin.

Important Dates

   * Paper submission deadline: April 11
   * Notification of acceptance: May 9
   * Submission of final papers: June 9
   * Broadcast of papers to attendees: June 16
   * OSPERT Workshop: June 30
   * Euromicro Conf. on RTS: July 1 - 3
   * Final version of papers: Sept 1

Workshop Chairs

Stefan M. Petters
ISEP-IPP, Portugal

Peter Zijlstra
Red Hat Linux, Netherlands

Program Committee

Jim Andersson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Neil Audsley, University of York, UK
Scott Brandt, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Peter Chubb, NICTA, Australia
Hermann Härtig, TU Dresden, Germany
Johannes Helander, Microsoft, Germany
Robert Kaiser, University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden, Germany
Giuseppe Lipari, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Dr Peter Chubb  http://www.gelato.unsw.edu.au  peterc AT gelato.unsw.edu.au
http://www.ertos.nicta.com.au           ERTOS within National ICT Australia
A university is a non-profit organisation only in the sense that it
spends everything it gets  ... Luca Turin.

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