WATERS 2018 – Call for Papers

Call for Papers

9th International Workshop on Analysis Tools and Methodologies
for Embedded and Real-time Systems

(WATERS 2018)

The goal of the WATERS workshop series is to create a common ground and a community to share methodologies, software tools, best practices, data sets, application models, benchmarks and any other way to improve comparability of results in the current practice of research in real-time and embedded systems.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Tools and methods for the analysis of real-time systems
  • Realistic case studies and reusable data sets
  • Comparative evaluation of existing algorithms and techniques
  • Modelling, analysis and simulation of, possibly mixed-criticality, real-time, distributed, and embedded systems running on multi-core, many-core, massively parallel, or distributed systems
  • Modelling, analysis and simulation of the various components of the run-time environment, including the operating system, the hypervisor, or complex middleware components
  • Instrumentation, tracing methods and overhead analysis, including proper accounting of the overheads due to various virtualization technologies
  • Power consumption models and experimental data for real-time power-aware systems
  • Simulation, instrumentation and analysis of complex distributed systems infrastructures such as Cloud Computing infrastructures, when supporting real-time and QoS-aware applications

Focus of the 2018 edition

Modern embedded systems (e.g. ADAS in automotive or mobile robotics) are characterized by the fusion of several application domains (e.g. control, cognition, high-level planning, etc.) onto the same digital HW platform. Each of these application domains is characterized by different execution requirements and follows different models of computation. As a consequence, classical models in isolation are not sufficient to predict real-time and performance properties. This year we particularly encourage submissions proposing novel models or combining existing models for analyzing real-time and performance properties for such heterogeneous systems.


Alain Girault, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes

Call for Challenge Solutions

This year Dassault Aviation proposes a new WATERS challenge based on the RESSAC use-case

Solutions to the previous challenges proposed by Robert Bosch GmbH and Thales Research and Technology are still welcome. Details about last years challenges and solutions can be found in the WATERS forum under http://ecrts.eit.uni-kl.de/forum/ .

Demo session at the ECRTS main conference

Together with the Work-in-Progress poster session and reception, authors of contributions accepted at WATERS (regular contributions and challenge solutions) will have the opportunity to show demonstrations of their work to all ECRTS participants on July 4th. This is one of the most attractive and interactive events at the conference. All prospective authors are very much encouraged to consider this opportunity. Technical requirements regarding demos must be provided at the same time as paper final versions.

Submission Instructions

Again this year, we offer a flexible submission format, allowing both regular papers (6 pages IEEE format) and proposals for a technical presentation (1 page IEEE format).

We also welcome proposals for panel discussions. If you are interested please contact the WATERS’18 chairs.

All submitted contributions will be reviewed by the workshop program committee. The accepted contributions will be made available online via the community forum at least one week before the workshop so that contributions can be examined prior to the event. The copyright remains with the authors.

By submitting a contribution, the authors agree and confirm that, if accepted, at least one author will register for WATERS 2018 by the special registration deadline set in the notification of acceptance, and present the contribution at the workshop in person.

Forum link:

Workshop Chairs
Arne Hamann, Bosch GmbH, Germany
Claire Pagetti, ONERA/ENSEEIHT, France

Program Committee
Moris Benham, MRTC/Mälardalen University, Sweden
Alessandro Biondi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
Javier Coronel, ITI, Spain
Silviu Craciunas, TTTech Computertechnik AG, Austria
Benoît Dupont de Dinechin, Kalray, France
Loïc Fejoz, RealTime-at-Work, France
Benjamin Lesage, University of York, UK
Giuseppe Lipari, Université de Lille 1, France
Martina Maggio, Lund University, Sweden
Julio Medina, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Quentin Perret, ARM, UK
Sophie Quinton, INRIA, France
Selma Saidi, TUHH Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Simon Schliecker, Volkswagen AG, Germany

FMTV Challenge Committee
Arne Hamann, Robert Bosch, Germany
Rafik Henia, Thales, France
Simon Kramer, Robert Bosch, Germany
Emmanuel Ledinot, Dassault, France
Dirk Ziegenbein, Robert Bosch, Germany

Participants to the challenge will also be invited to the challenge committee.

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