Technical University of Vienna, Austria  June 18, 2002


in conjunction with the
14th Euromicro Intl Conference on Real-Time Systems.
Technical University of Vienna, Austria.  June 19-21, 2002


ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshop Technical Program and Registration Form are available

Workshop Chairman:

Eduardo Tovar 
IPP-HURRAY  Research Group 
Polytechnic Institute of Porto 
Rua Sao Tome 4200-072 Porto

Phone: +351 22 8340502 
Fax: +351 22 8340509

Important dates (deadlines): 
- Submission of extended abstracts

                May 5
- Notification of acceptance

               May 13 
- Final submission of papers
              June 9 
- Broadcast of final papers

               June 12
- RTLIA Workshop

                June 18
- Euromicro Conf. on RTS

          June 19-21 
- Final version of the paper
                July 20 


Workshop Website


Organising committee:
Eduardo Tovar 
IPP-HURRAY  Research Group 
Polytechnic Institute of Porto , Portugal
Tel: +351 22 8340502

Luis Miguel Pinho
IPP-HURRAY  Research Group 
Polytechnic Institute of Porto , Portugal
Tel: +351 22 8340502

Thilo Sauter
Institute  for Computer Technology 
Technical University of Vienna , Austria
Tel: +43 1 58801 38430

The Euromicro Technical Committee organizes a number of satellite events attached to its 14th International Real-Time Systems Conference.

In the recent past, works addressing LANs for RT distributed computer-controlled applications could more or less start like this: "... despite its popularity, low-price, maturity and stability, Ethernet has a serious drawback concerning the support of real-time distributed applications, since it is difficult to guarantee predictable delays in delivering messages to network nodes ...". It is not like this anymore. Advances in switched-Ethernet are just one example of technology that is re-shaping the way RT distributed systems are engineered.

In fact, advances in networking and information technologies are transforming real-time concerns into a mainstream activity spanning over almost every computer system. It is now recognised that future computer systems will be intimately tied to real-time computing and to communication technologies.

For this vision to succeed, complex heterogeneous networks (including mobile/fixed and wireless/wired) need to function in a predictable, flawless and interoperable way. If we add on top of these arguments the thought that in a near future, all networks may be operating with some equivalent of IP technology, we may come to a point in the time where, theoretically, LANs, PANs (Personal Area Networks) and WANs may likely to converge...

The goal of this workshop is to bring together people from industry and academia that are interested in all aspects of using commodity LAN technologies to support real-time and dependable applications in the Internet Era. The workshop will provide a relaxed forum to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions and to review current trends in this area. The workshop will be based on short presentations that should encourage discussion by the attendees.

We encourage the prospective authors to address the real-time, QoS and dependability issues of the following topics:

  • LAN Technologies (Ethernet, Fieldbus, Myrinet, etc.)
  • Interoperability between LANs and PANs and between LANs and WANs
  • Interoperability between Hybrid Wired/Wireless Networks
  • Communication Technologies for e-Activities
  • Support of IP-based Applications
  • Networking of Embedded Computing Systems
  • Evaluation and case studies
  • Tools
  • Industry experience reports

Statements which are innovative, controversial or that present new approaches are specially sought.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS: People who would like to participate in this event are asked to submit a pdf or postcript version of a 2 page extended abstract to the workshop chairman (emt@dei.isep.ipp.pt). The papers will be reviewed by an internal committee.  Upon acceptance, a final paper of maximum 4 pages should be then 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 sessions will involve 5-10 minute presentations followed by a 20-25 minute discussion. Authors will be asked to produce a final version of their paper that includes the issues covered in the discussions by 20 July, 2002. The final papers will be published by the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.

To foster the workshop character the number of participants will be limited to 30. There will be a small charge for workshop registration.

The workshop will be held at the Technical University of Vienna in the 18th June 2002. See the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems website for information on the venue, hotel reservations and Vienna.

EUROMICRO – The European Association for Microprocessing and Microprogramming.
P.O. Box 2346, NL – 7301 EA Apeldoorn, The Nederlands
Telephone + 31 55 5795503 Telefax + 31 55 5795509 www.euromicro.org euromicro@standby.nl