39th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium to be Held 11-14 December 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee

By Lori Cameron
Published 10/05/2018
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The 39th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), which will be held 11-14 December 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, has received a record 166 paper submissions, a 27 percent increase over 2017 and the largest number of submissions received in any year since 2009, organizers say.

RTSS is hailed as the premier conference in the field of real time systems, presenting innovations with respect to both theory and practice. It provides a forum for the presentation of high-quality, original research covering all aspects of real-time systems, including theory, design, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and experience.

Hilton Nashville
RTSS 2018 will be held at the Hilton Nashville Downtown hotel.

“RTSS 2018 continues the trend of making RTSS an expansive and inclusive symposium, looking to embrace new and emerging areas of real-time systems research,” organizers say.

2017 RTSS best paper awards

In the 2017 conference, the awards focused on fixed-priority scheduling related to everything from uniprocessors to autonomous vehicles.

The Best Paper Award was given to Pontus Ekberg and Wang Yi for “Fixed-Priority Schedulability of Sporadic Tasks on Uniprocessors is NP-hard” in which they examine the computational complexity of the fixed-priority schedulability problem for sporadic or synchronous periodic tasks on a preemptive uniprocessor.

The Best Student Paper Award went to Yecheng Zhao and Haibo Zeng for “The Virtual Deadline based Optimization Algorithm for Priority Assignment in Fixed-Priority Scheduling.” The authors focus on real-time systems with partitioned, fixed priority scheduling and consider the problems where the task priority assignment is part of the decision variables.

And the Best Presentation Award was given to Tanya Amert, Nathan Otterness, Ming Yang, Jim Anderson and F. Donelson Smith for “GPU Scheduling on the NVIDIA TX2: Hidden Details Revealed” in which they report on the challenges in documenting GPU features, a key technology in autonomous vehicles, because they are closed-source “black boxes” that have features that are not publicly disclosed.

Sponsors in academia and industry

RTSS is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems and the IEEE Computer Society, with support from Toyota, Vanderbilt School of Engineering, and Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems.

The early registration deadline for RTSS 2018 is Friday, 2 November 2018. To register, click here.



About Lori Cameron

Lori Cameron is a Senior Writer for the IEEE Computer Society and currently writes regular features for Computer magazine, Computing Edge, and the Computing Now and Magazine Roundup websites. Contact her at l.cameron@computer.org. Follow her on LinkedIn.