RTSS 2018 – Call for Papers

Call for Papers – RTSS 2018
The 39th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium
Nashville, Tennesse, USA
Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems

Submission Deadline: Thurs 31st May 2018 23:59 UTC-12 (anywhere on earth) FIRM deadline no extensions

NEW FOR 2018

At RTSS 2018, we aim to be more inclusive and to include a larger number of high quality papers in the main conference (subject to submissions). To facilitate this, we have the option to use shorter (25 minute) presentation slots thus allowing a significantly larger number of papers to be presented without the need for parallel sessions.

The submission deadline for RTSS is 31st May 2018; later than in previous years to encourage submissions.

Submissions are welcomed on the Main Real-Time track (Track 1) and the CPS/HW-SW Integration/IoT track (Track 2)


The IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) is the premier conference in the field of real-time systems, presenting innovations with respect to both theory and practice. RTSS 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. 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.

RTSS 2018 welcomes submissions in all areas of real-time systems research, including but not limited to operating systems, networks, middleware, compilers, tools, modelling, scheduling, QoS support, resource management, testing and debugging, design and verification, hardware/software co-design, fault tolerance, security, power and thermal management, embedded platforms, and system experimentation and deployment experiences.

In addition to the main real-time track (Track 1), submissions are also welcomed in the specialized areas of Cyber-Physical Systems, HW-SW integration and system level design, and Internet of Things (IoT). Together, these specialized areas comprise the CPS/HW-SW integration/IoT track (Track 2). To be in scope, all submissions must address some form of real-time requirements. Although authors will choose which tracks to submit papers to, a paper may be redirected to a more appropriate track.

See http://2018.rtss.org/call-for-papers/ for more details of the tracks.

All accepted papers will appear in the main program and proceedings. A selection of papers will receive recognition as outstanding papers, and will be highlighted as such in the proceedings. Best paper and best student paper awards will be presented at the conference, along with an award for the best presentation. Authors of outstanding papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a special issue of a journal.


Submitted papers must describe original work not previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. The main body of each submitted paper is limited to 10 pages of technical content with additional pages permitted for the bibliography and acknowledgments only. Additionally, each submission may include an optional appendix with supplemental material that may be read at the discretion of the program committee; this appendix is limited to two pages (for up to 12 pages in total of technical content, i.e., content not including the bibliography and acknowledgements). Authors are advised to format their papers so that the case for acceptance is made clear in the main body of the paper (i.e., within the first 10 pages). Authors of accepted papers that exceed 10 pages of technical content (due to the inclusion of an optional appendix) may be required to pay a fee for each page of technical content beyond the tenth. Submissions (including the optional appendix) must be formatted according to IEEE conference paper guidelines.

See http://2018.rtss.org/submissions/ for further information about submissions.


Robert I. Davis, University of York, UK and Inria, France

Tulika Mitra, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Isabelle Puaut, University of Rennes/IRISA, France

Aniruddha Gokhale, Vanderbilt University, USA


  • Submission deadline (FIRM no extensions): Thurs 31st May 2018 23:59 UTC-12
  • Rebuttal period: Mon 16th – Fri 20th July 2018
  • PC Meetings: Fri 27th July 2018
  • Notifications: Fri 3rd August 2018
  • Camera Ready: Fri 21st Sept 2018 (tentative)
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