RTSS 2018

Call for Brief Presentations

Call for Brief Presentations

Submissions of extended abstracts describing exciting and novel research are invited for the Brief Presentations (formerly Work-in-Progress) session of the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2018). The primary purpose of the Brief Presentations (BP) session is to provide researchers with an opportunity to discuss their ideas and gather feedback from the real-time community at large. Ideas and contributions that present significant paradigm shifts, explore unique and unconventional approaches to important problems, or investigate fundamental departures from conventional wisdom in adopted solutions are particularly welcome.

The BP session will accept both Work-in-Progress papers and Journal papers never Presented in conferences. Work-in-Progress presentations will introduce on-going research in real-time systems, theory, and applications. Journal presentations should provide a brief abstract of the paper, explaining the relevance to RTSS, discussing its impact, and clearly citing the journal work being presented. This would allow participants to present work published elsewhere that is relevant to the RTSS community and might not be widely known.

BP topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive systems theory and practice
  • Architectural support
  • Case studies
  • Compiler support
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Design and Verification
  • Embedded systems
  • Energy management
  • Formal methods
  • Model-based development
  • Multicore real-time support
  • Multi-criticality analysis and support
  • Multimedia computing
  • Performance modelling
  • Probabilistic Real-Time Systems
  • QoS support
  • Real-time and dependability
  • Real-time databases
  • Real-time programming languages
  • Real-time sensor/actuator networks
  • Real-time systems middleware
  • Scheduling algorithms
  • Security and safety
  • Software engineering
  • System development tools
  • Systems integration
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Worst-case execution time estimation

Submissions will be considered for inclusion in the program based on their relevance to RTSS and the amount of time available for the BP session.

One author of every accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper during the conference. All the papers will be presented orally and in a poster session.

Submission Instructions

Each submission should consist of:

  • A 2 to 4-page paper describing original on-going work for the Work-in-Progress papers, marking its Work-in-Progress nature in the title – i.e. “Work-In-Progress: Title of Paper”.
  • A 1 to 2 page extended abstract summarising the journal paper, with the title indicating that it is a previously accepted journal paper – i.e. “Journal-never-Presented: Title of Paper”.

Papers must be submitted as a single pdf document, and thus the length of submitted documents should NOT exceed the page limit including references and figures – submissions exceeding the page limits will not be reviewed.

Papers should be formatted as single-space, double-column (normal IEEE format), in a 10 point font. Templates are available at:


Accepted WiP papers will be included in the main RTSS proceedings. Accepted JnP papers will not appear in any printed form at the conference (since they are summaries of work published elsewhere).

Paper submission page 

The paper submission page: https://www.softconf.com/i/rtss18-bp/

Important Dates

Thursday 27th Sept 2018 (FIRM) – Submission Deadline

Friday 19th Oct 2018 –Notification of Acceptance

Friday 2nd Nov 2018 –Camera Ready Deadline

Brief Presentations Chair

Martina Maggio, Lund University, Sweden

program committee