Experimental Research in Real-Time Computing (CFP)

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From: kelvin@cs.iastate.edu (Kelvin Nilsen)
Keywords: conference, CFP
Organization: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 16:56:44 GMT

During the coming year, there will be several opportunities for discussion
and presentation of experimental research on real-time systems. Attached
are three calls for papers. I am personally involved with two of the three
program committees.

Though none of these conferences focuses exclusively on experimental
research, all of them are intended to provide a forum that is more
friendly to experimental researchers than has been typical of recent
Real-Time System Symposiums. In my mind, it seems natural that
during the coming years, the relationship between these conferences
(or whichever one of these becomes the "strongest") and RTSS will be
similar to the relationship that currently exists between ACM PLDI and
POPL. One focuses primarily on experimental research, and the other
more on theoretical contributions.

It is difficult to achieve consensus on how exactly to define
real-time computing. In my opinion, the most important distinguishing
characteristic is that a software engineer must be able to exercise
analysis and control of the system's real-time behavior prior to run
time. This is necessary in order for the software engineer to claim
that a developed program is correct in a real-time sense. Given this
definition, papers that focus only on operating system
"responsiveness" or "interrupt latency" or "context switching
throughput", without discussing the analysis techniques or tools that
would make possible the development of predictable real-time performance
are not likely to be accepted (at least not by me...).

If any potential authors would like to discuss their ideas prior to
submission, please feel free to send me an email (I don't necessarily
represent the views of the entire program committees, and I don't
guarantee to be able to proofread entire papers for you, but I am
sincerely interested in trying to help traditional experimentalists
understand the "warped" mindsets of the real-time community in order
to enable them to participate in what I believe are some very important
and exciting research areas.)

Good luck.



IEEE Real-Time Technology and Application Symposium

May 15-17, 1995
Chicago, Illinois

RTAS'94 is the successor to the 11th Workshop on Real-Time
Operating Systems and Software.

Since the early 80's, we have witnessed an increased interest in
real-time technology because of the need for scientific solutions
for time-constrained information processing in various
applications such as avionics, multimedia, robotics, automated
process control, and manufacturing. Founded in 1983, the IEEE
Workshop on Real-Time Operating Systems and Software (RTOSS) has
been an important annual forum for exchanging information of
emerging principles and practices underlying real-time technology.
Consequently, we are seeing a substantial number of new
researchers tackling the many challenging problems that
remain. Due to the interest shown in, and the success of, the
RTOSS, the IEEE technical committee on real-time systems has
decided to convert RTOSS into a full symposium, the real-Time
Technology and Applications Symposium.

The purpose of this symposium is to bring together developers and
researchers from universities, industry, and government to advance
real-time technology and its applications. Papers on all aspects
of real-time computing are sought, including operating systems and
scheduling, fault-tolerance, databases, programming languages,
tools, communication networks, architectures, performance
modeling, formal methods, case studies, and applications. Of
particular interest are papers detailing experiments and
implementations. This year we are planning special sessions in the
areas such as Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems and
Multimedia. Papers on these topics are especially encouraged.

Manuscripts should be limited to 20 double spaced pages. Papers
submitted to the Symposium should not be submitted elsewhere. Six
copies of the paper should reach the program chair no later than
January 7, 1995. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Feb 28,
1995. Final camera-ready manuscripts will be due by March 31,
1995. Proposals for two-hour tutorials in technical areas of the
conference are also solicited. Tutorial proposals should be
submitted to the program chair by January 7, 1995.

Important Dates
Paper submission: Jan 7, 1995
Tutorial proposal submission: Jan 7, 1995
Acceptance notification: Feb 28, 1995
Final camera-ready manuscript: Mar 31, 1995


General Chair:
Ted Baker
Department of Computer Science (4019)
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4019
phone: 904 644-5452
email: baker@cs.fsu.edu

Program Chair:
Wei Zhao
Department of Computer Science
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3112
phone: 409 845-5098
email: zhao@cs.tamu.edu

Ted Giering, Florida State University

Publicity Chair:
Raj Rajkumar, Software Engineering Institute, CMU

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Jeffrey Tsai, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chengwen Liu, DePaul University

Ex-Officio: (RTS-TC Chairs)
John Stankovic, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Al Mok, University of Texas at Austin

Program Committee:

Yahya Y. Al-Salqan West Virginia University
Sadler Bridge Texas Transportation Institute/TAMU
Alan Burns University of York
Richard Gerber University of Maryland
Prabha Gopinath Honeywell Inc

Steve Howell Navy Surface Warfare Center
Jiandong Huang Honeywell Inc
Arkady Kanevsky Mitre Corporation
Doug Locke Loral Federal Systems
David Luginbuh AFOSR

Jane Liu University of Illinois at Urbana
Steve Liu Texas A&M University
Al Mok University of Texas at Austin
Kelvin Nilsen Iowa State University
Krithi Ramamritham University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Lui Sha Software Engineering Institute/CMU
Kang Shin University of Michigan
John Stankovic University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Alexander D. Stoyenko NJ Institute of Technology
Lonnie R. Welch NJ Institute of Technology

Victor Wolfe University of Rhode Island
Hui Zhang Carnegie Mellon University

RTAS'95 is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time
Systems, with assistance from the Office of Naval Research.

                            Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers


                              First IEEE International Conference on
                            Engineering of Complex Computer Systems

                        Southern Florida, USA, November 6--10, 1995

        Held jointly with 5th CSESAW, 3rd IEEE RTAW and 20th IFAC/IFIP WRTP

      Sponsored by: IEEE Computer Society
      (Technical Committees on Multimedia Computing, Programming Languages,
        Real-Time Systems, Software Engineering; Task Force on Engineering of
        Computer-Based Systems; in cooperation with IFAC COMPUT)

ICECCS'95 General Chair
Alexander Stoyenko
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Phillip Laplante
Fairleigh Dickinson University

CSESAW'95 Chair
Steve Howell
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

IEEE RTAW'95 Chair
Prabha Gopinath

PC Co-Chairs (The Americas)
Ted Lewis, Naval Postgraduate School
Bruce Shriver, Genesis 2

PC Co-Chair (Europe & Africa)
Dieter Hammer
Technical University of Eindhoven

PC Co-Chair (Asia/Oceania)
Tadashi Ae
University of Hiroshima

Industrial/Exhibits Chair
Thomas Bihari
AMT Systems Engineering, Inc.

Tutorials Chair
Wolfgang Halang
FernUniversitat Hagen

Local Arrangements Chair
Borko Furht
Florida Atlantic University

Publicity Chair
Michael Hinchey
University of Cambridge

Program Committee:

T. Ae T. Bihari J. Bowen G. Cantone S. Chodrow
E. Bertino D. Bhatt R. Freund B. Furht M. Eshaghian
M. Evangelist P. Gopinath W. Halang D. Hammer M. Harmon
A. Helal C. Heitmeyer M. Hinchey B. Holtcamp S. Horiguchi
J. Huang Y. Kakuda H. Kasahara B. Kraemer P. Laplante
J. Lavi H. Lee Y.-H. Lee T. Lewis K. Man
T. Marlowe M. McElvany Hugue J. Miyao L. Motus K. Nilsen
V. Nirkhe J. de la Puente M. Pezze V. Prasanna P. Ramanathan
H. El Rewini M. Rodd J. Schwartz B. Shriver G. Suski
S. Takegaki B. Thuraisingham H. Toetenel M. Tokoro J. Vasell
S. White M. Wilson Y. Yamaguchi


IEEE Computer Society's inaugural International Conference on the
Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS'95) is to be held in
Southern Florida, USA, in November 1995, jointly with the 5th Complex
Systems Engineering Synthesis and Assessment Technology Workshop
(CSESAW'95), the 3rd IEEE Workshop on Real-Time Applications (RTAW`95)
and the 20th IFIP/IFAC Workshop on Real-Time Programming (WRTP'95).


Complex computer systems are becoming common in many sectors, such as
manufacturing, communications, defense, transportation, aerospace,
hazardous environments, energy, and health care.

These systems frequently include distributed, heterogeneous networks,
and are driven by requirements on performance, real-time behavior,
fault tolerance, security, adaptability, development time and cost,
long life concerns, and other areas. Such requirements frequently
conflict, and satisfaction of these requirements requires managing the
tradeoffs among them during system development and throughout the
entire system life.

In practice, many engineering disciplines must contribute to the
construction of complex computer systems. Moreover, such systems
cannot be based on a single technique. Different paradigms and
methods are necessary for different parts of the system. Although
important results have been achieved in different areas, there is an
increasing need to integrate these results in a sensible way.

The goal of this conference is to bring together industrial, academic,
and government experts from these various disciplines, to determine
how the disciplines' problems and solution techniques interact within
the whole system. Researchers, practitioners, tool developers and
users, and technology transition experts are all welcome.

Long-term research, near-term complex system requirements and
promising tools, and existing complex systems and commercially
available tools will be examined on a level playing field.
Cross-disciplinary and research-practice experiences and insights
are of particular interest. An exhibit area for commercial tools
and research prototypes is planned.


A number of tracks/mini-tracks are anticipated, chaired by
PC members, as follows:

-- Complex Real-Time Architectures, Tools, Environments and Languages
      (Marlowe, Nilsen, Ramanathan, Vasell)
-- Dependable Real-Time Systems (Huang, McElvany Hugue)
-- Database and Data Management (Bertino, Thuraisingham)
-- Formal Methods (Bowen, Heitmeyer, Pezze)
-- Heterogeneous Computing (Eshaghian, Freund)
-- Re-engineering, Re-use, Reverse Engineering (Kraemer, Wilson)
-- Systems Engineering/Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (Howell, Lavi)
-- Virtual Reality, Multimedia, Real-Time Imaging (Furht, Laplante, H. Lee)

Research, Technology and Application Topics:

All aspects of the engineering of complex computer systems are of
interest; these include, but are not limited to:

-- Formal specification techniques
-- Algorithms, optimization and analysis
-- Performance estimation and prediction
-- Reuse, reverse engineering, legacy applications
-- Communications, mobile computing
-- Massive databases and distributed systems
-- Megaprogramming, visual programming
-- Design methods, method integration
-- Multimedia systems
-- Metrics and project management
-- Standards
-- Tools and environments
-- Prototyping and testing techniques
-- Emerging technologies

Both long (under 5000 words) and short (under 2500 words)
submissions are welcome, including presentations of complete work,
summaries of work in progress, position statements, exhibit
proposals, tutorial proposals. A submission may address any
combination of research, technology or applications within the
ECCS area. Prospective participants are encouraged to contact and
discuss their possible submissions with appropriate Chairs.

All submissions should be made, in five copies, by April 30th, 1995

                Alexander Stoyenko
                Real-Time Computing Laboratory
                Department of Computer and Information Science
                New Jersey Institue of Technology
                University Heights
                Newark, New Jersey 07102 USA
                +1-201-596-3366 (office)
                +1-201-596-5777 (fax)

Suggestions and questions concerning exhibits of research prototypes
and commercially available tools and technology should be directed to:

                Thomas Bihari
                AMT Systems Engineering
                1218 Kinnear Road
                Columbus, Ohio 43212 USA
                +1-614-486-7741 (office)
                +1-614-486-9459 (fax)


ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on
Languages, Compilers and Tools for Real-Time Systems
(In Conjunction with ACM SIGPLAN PLDI/PEPM)
La Jolla, California
June 21-22, 1995

ACM SIGPLAN LCT-RTS '95 is an interface between two dynamic fields of computer
science and engineering: programming languages and real-time systems. The
time is right for this workshop: top researchers in these areas are
addressing many similar problems, but with slightly different perspectives
and technologies. LCT-RTS provides a forum where these researchers can share
their results and directions, and where they can potentially form new
collaborations based on common interests.

MOTIVATION: Until recently real-time systems development was the province
of experienced specialists, who were faced with a variety of custom
kernels, non-standard languages and vendor-specific device interfaces.
System integration inevitably involved a complicated process of taking
timing measurements, hand-tuning the code, and then re-measuring.
    These ad-hoc techniques have not scaled to support modern systems.
There is a growing desire to adopt advanced design strategies, standard
kernels, reusable modules, generic languages and the like. Also, the
majority of real-time developers is longer drawn from the ranks of
embedded controls experts; rather, it is composed of animators,
physicists, video producers, musicians, medical technicians,
automotive engineers, manufacturing engineers, etc. New software
approaches are needed to support these new systems, and this new
generation of real-time programmers.

THE WORKSHOP: ACM SIGPLAN LCT-RTS '95 is devoted to investigating
software technologies for contemporary real-time systems.
Original submissions are invited in all areas relevant to this
theme, including (but not restricted to) the following topics:

    * Programming Languages for Real-Time: Industrial and Research
    * Design: Requirements, System Specification, Analysis
    * Exception Handling: Semantics, Policies, Mechanisms
    * Prototyping Languages
    * Timing Analysis: Static and Dynamic Approaches
    * Scheduling Analysis
    * Realtime on RISC: Caches, Register Windows, Pipelines
    * Realtime Memory Management and Garbage Collection
    * Support for Parallelism and Data Placement
    * Program Transformation and Optimization for Real-Time Performance
    * Profiling, Measurement and Debugging
    * System Integration and Testing

Of particular interest are case studies, or experimental results based
on application-building experiences; for example in interactive graphics,
imaging, manufacturing, etc.

Papers should report new research, and should not exceed 5000 words
(approximately 10 pages typeset 10-point on 16-point spacing, or 15
typewritten double-spaced pages). Short papers are also welcomed, which
describe existing implementations, work-in-progress, or new problems
and important issues. Short papers should not exceed 3000 words (6 pages).
All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published in
the proceedings, which will be distributed at the workshop.

SUBMISSION: Please submit seven (7) copies of papers, to:

        Attn: Richard Gerber
        Department of Computer Science
        University of Maryland
        College Park, MD 20742 USA

Papers will be reviewed the program committee for appropriateness of
content and presentation. Proceedings will be distributed at the


Submission of draft paper: 23 January 1995
Notification of acceptance: 22 March 1995
Final version due: 15 May 1995


Alan Burns (University of York)
Richard Gerber, Co-Chair (University of Maryland)
Rajiv Gupta (Univ of Pittsburgh)
Mary Hall (Caltech)
Connie Heitmeyer (Naval Research Lab)
Insup Lee (University of Pennsylvania)
Al Mok (University of Texas at Austin)
Thomas Marlowe, Co-Chair (Seton Hall University, NJIT RTCL)
Steve Tjiang (Synopsys Inc.)


Richard Gerber Thomas Marlowe
Department of Computer Science Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland Seton Hall University
College Park, MD 20742, USA South Orange NJ 07079, USA
telephone: +1 301 405 2710 telephone: +1 201 761 9784
fax: +1 301 405 6707 fax: +1 201 761 9596
rich@cs.umd.edu marlowe@cs.rutgers.edu

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