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



Workshop Chairperson:

Lucia Lo Bello
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica e delle Telecomunicazioni
University of Catania
phone: +39-095-7382379

Important dates (deadlines): 
- Submission of extended abstracts

May 4

- Notification of acceptance

May 26 
- Final submission of papers
June 13
- Broadcast of final papers

June 20
- RTLIA Workshop

July 1
- Euromicro Conf. on RTS

July 2-4 
- Final version of the paper
               July 20 


Workshop Website


Organising committee:

Lucia Lo Bello 
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica e delle Telecomunicazioni
University of Catania
phone: +39-095-7382379

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


The Euromicro Technical Committee organizes a number of satellite events attached to its 15th International Real-Time Systems Conference.

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:

  • LAN Technologies: industrial Ethernet, fieldbus networks, Myrinet, etc. 
  • Control methods for communication over LAN networks 
  • Wireless sensor networks 
  • IPV6 networking 
  • Wired or wireless communication in intelligent buildings 
  • Ubiquitous computing for disaster response, mitigation and recovery 
  • Interoperability between LANs and PANs and between LANs and WANs 
  • Interoperability between hybrid wired/wireless networks 
  • Communication Technologies for e-Activities: e-health, e- monitoring.etc. 
  • Support of IP-based applications 
  • Multimedia communication 
  • Networked embedded 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 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.

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