2nd Intl WORKSHOP ON REAL-TIME LANS IN THE INTERNET AGE
Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal, July 1, 2003
in conjunction with the
15th Euromicro Intl Conference on Real-Time Systems.
Porto, Portugal. July 2-4, 2003
ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshop Technical Program is available
CALL FOR PAPERS (text)
Lucia Lo Bello
|The Euromicro Technical Committee organizes a number of
satellite events attached to its 15th International Real-Time Systems
After the enormous success of last year's edition (http://www.hurray.isep.ipp.pt/rtlia2002/), we are proud to announce the 2nd International Workshop on Real-Time LANs in the Internet Age (RTLIA03).
One of the main technological challenges today is on developing communication infrastructures that are real-time, reliable, pervasive, interoperable and capable of accommodating the requirements imposed by new applications and services.
There are several research directions. For instance, Networked Embedded Systems pose a number of new challenging issues in terms of real-time, robustness, flexibility and dependability.
The rapid development of new work methods and collaborative work environments has also determined an increasing request for interoperable mobile, wireless technologies and the convergence of fixed and mobile communication infrastructures.
Future computer systems will be intimately tied to real-time computing and to communication technologies. Ubiquitous computing networks combining sensors and actuators with computing and communication systems will be used to mitigate the impact of a given disaster on people and their environments. These networks will support the exchange of sensitive real-time information to be used for intelligent assistance to decision-making, rapid planning, resource allocation, incident command response, first-aid.
In Factory Communication Systems, existing solutions will be improved in order to comply with the need of providing not only real-time guarantees to control traffic but also adequate bandwidth to multimedia traffic in a flexible way. New frontiers for real-time Ethernet, in terms of both technological challenges and application areas (e.g. mission critical systems), are going to be investigated.
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.
Prospective authors are encouraged to address real-time, QoS and dependability issues of the following topics:
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 postscript version of a 2 page extended abstract to the workshop chairperson (Lucia.LoBello@diit.unict.it). 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, 2003. 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 Polytechnic Institute of Porto in the 1st July 2003. See the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems website for information on the venue, hotel reservations and Porto.
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