Welcome to the

1st Intl. Workshop on Real-Time LANs in the Internet Age

Satellite Event to
14th Euromicro Conference on Real- Time Systems

Technical University of Vienna, Austria
June 18th, 2002

Workshop Location: Kontaktraum, Gußhausstrasse 27-29, 6th floor, Stiege I, Neues EI (pdf)

Technical Program


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9:00 - 9:15

Welcome Address
Eduardo Tovar

9:15 - 10:15

Session 1: Paradigms for Control Networks
Chair: Luís Miguel Pinho
Rapporteur: Paulo Pedreiras


Session Format:



4 presentations of 15 minutes each.
Author of paper 1 starts by introducing a vision. Then, authors of papers 2 and 3 will have 15 minutes each to give a more traditional view of the traditional networks. Finally, there will be a talk of 15 minutes, based on papers 4 and 5, presenting an approach to bridge the two worlds. 


Session Position Papers:



A Virtual Global Bus Active Messaging Protocol for Sensor Webs
D. Andrews, J. Evans
University of Kansas, USA



Timing-Independent Safety on Top of CAN
G. Lima, A. Burns
University of York, United Kingdom



Byzantine Fault Containment in TTP/C
G. Bauer, H. Kopetz, W. Steiner
Vienna University of Technology, Austria



Internet - Technologies that are Missing
P. Fiedler, P. Cach
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic



Ethernet Interface in Application - a case study
P. Cach, P. Fiedler
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic



10:15 - 10:45

Session 2: Which future for traditional control networks?
Chair: Peter Altenbernd
Rapporteur: Luís Almeida


Session Format:



Panel discussion of 30 minutes, involving all the audience and particularly authors of papers of session 1.
Authors of papers 2 and 3 to start the "hostilities".



10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break



11:15 - 11:45

Session 3: An Emerging Control Network: Switched-Ethernet
Chair: Yeqiong Song
Rapporteur: Gunther Bauer


Session Format:



3 presentations of 10 minutes each.
Author of paper 6 gives an overview. Then, author of paper 7 addresses specifically Ethernet/IP while author of paper 8 gives a talk focusing on IDA.


Session Position Papers:



Real-Time with Ethernet
R. Messerschimdt
Otto-v.-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany



Utilization of Modern Switching Technology in EtherNet/IP™ Networks
A. Moldovansky
Rockwell Automation, USA



Ethernet based Realtime LAN for Automation Applications
M. Buchwitz
Jetter AG, Germany




11:45 - 12:15

Session 4: An Emerging Control Network: Shared-Ethernet?
Chair: Anatoly Moldovansky
Rapporteur: George Lima


Session Format:



3 presentations of 10 minutes each.
Author of paper 9 addresses a probabilistic approach for providing RT behaviour. Then, author of paper 10 suggest the use of a token-passing procedure on top of shared-Ethernet, while author of paper 11 will talk of providing time triggered mechanisms to Ethernet-based networks.


Session Position Papers:



Fuzzy Traffic Smoothing: another step towards Statistical Real-Time Communication over Ethernet Networks
R. Caponetto, L. Lo Bello, O. Mirabella
Università di Catania, Italy



A Multipoint Communication Protocol based on Ethernet for Analyzable Distributed Real-Time Applications
J. Martinez, M. Harbour, J. Gutierrez
University of Cantabria, Spain



Flexibility, Timeliness and Efficiency in Ethernet
P. Pedreiras, L. Almeida
University of Aveiro, Portugal




12:15 - 12:45

Session 5: Why Moving to Switched-Ethernet?
Chair: Eric Rondeau
Rapporteur: Berta Batista


Session Format:



Panel discussion of 30 minutes, involving all the audience and particularly authors of papers of session 3 and session 4.
Authors of papers in session 4 to start the "hostilities".




12:45 - 14:30

We have booked in the Restaurant Wieden Bräu. Participants are free to choose alternative place.




14:30 - 15:30

Session 6: Supporting Real-time Applications with Ethernet
Chair: Lucia Lo Bello
Rapporteur: Ferdy Hanssen


Session Format:



4 presentations of 10 minutes, each one followed by 5 minutes for discussion.


Session Position Papers:



SBM protocol for providing real-time QoS in Ethernet LANs
A. Koubaa, A. Jarraya, Y.-Q. Song
LORIA, France



Deadline First Scheduling in Switched Real-Time Ethernet - Deadline Partitioning Issues and Software Implementation Experiments
H. Hoang, M. Jonsson, A. Larsson, R. Olsson, C. Bergenhem
Halmstad University, Sweden



Designing, Modelling and Evaluating of Switched Ethernet Networks in Factory Communication Systems
N. Krommenacker, J.P. Georges, E. Rondeau, T. Divoux



Real Time on Ethernet using off-the-shelf Hardware
J. Loeser, H. Hartig
TU Dresden, Germany




15:30 - 15:45





15:45 - 16:15

Session 7: Wireless Networks
Chair: J. Javier Gutierrez
Rapporteur: Anis Koubaa


Session Format:



2 presentations of 10 minutes, each one followed by 5 minutes for discussion.


Session Position Papers:



Bluetooth - One of the best WPAN solutions for bridging PAN and wider networks?
T. Dulai, A. H. Medve
University of Veszprém, Hungary



An Experimental Testbed for Using WLANs in Real-Time Applications
T. Lunheim, A. Skavhaug
NTNU, Trondheim, Norway




16:15 - 16:45

Coffee Break




16:45 - 17:25

Session 8: Networking Support of Streamed-data Applications
Chair: Mikael Sjödin
Rapporteur: Berta Batista


Session Format:



4 presentations of 10 minutes each. Firstly a talk covering real-time issues in distributed multimedia applications based on papers 18 and 19. Then a presentation of peer-to-peer networking aspects (paper 20). Then a talk on ATM-based infrastructures. Finally a talk about novel approach for routing IP packets.


Session Position Papers:



Workload Balancing in Distributed Virtual Reality Environments
M. Ditze, F. Pacheco, B. Batista, E. Tovar, P. Altenbernd
C-Lab, Germany; Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal



Common Issues in Real-Time and Media Processing
P. Altenbernd, M. Ditze
C-Lab, Germany



Distributed Video-on-demand Services on Peer-to-Peer Basis
C. Loeser
C-Lab, Germany



Dynamic Real-Time Bandwidth Sharing Algorithm for Broadband Multimedia Communication Systems
Y. Atif
United Arab Emirates University, UAE



Synchronous Time Division Internet for Time-Critical Communication Services
T. Yakoh
Keio University, Japan




17:25 - 17:45

Session 9: Communication Infrastructure for Distributed Streamed-Data
Chair: David Andrews
Rapporteur: Trygve Lunheim


Session Format:



Panel discussion of 20 minutes, involving all the audience and particularly authors of papers of session 8.
Author of paper 22 to start the "hostilities": do we need to modify the existent routing technology?




17:45 - 18:30

Session 10: Converging Infrastructure Combining PANs/LANs/MANs/WANs
Chair: Ole Brun Madsen
Rapporteur: Michael Ditze


Session Format:



This session will consist of presentation of paper 23 (15 minutes) followed by a panel discussion involving all the audience on the topic: will it be possible to have a converging global infrastructure combining PANs/LANs/MANs/WANs?


Session Position Papers:



O. B. Madsen, J. Dalsgaard, H. Schiøler
Aalborg University, Denmark





Arrangements for a dinner will be provided. However participants are free to choose alternative place.






Due to the character of the workshop the times given in this schedule might differ slightly.

For additional details concerning the technical program of the Workshop please contact the workshop chairman:

Eduardo Tovar
IPP-HURRAY Research Group
Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Rua Sao Tome
4200-072 Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 22 83 40 502