JTRES 2009 - Call for Papers

Martin Schoeberl mschoebe@mail.tuwien.ac.at
Wed Jan 21 15:23:00 GMT 2009


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                        CALL FOR PAPERS

                      The 7th Workshop on
       Java Technologies for Real-Time and Embedded Systems
                           JTRES 2009

               Universidad Complutense de Madrid
                    Facultad de Informatica

                      23-25 September 2009
                         Madrid, Spain

             http://pan.vmars.tuwien.ac.at/jtres2009/

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Overview
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Over 90 percent of all microprocessors are now used for real-time and
embedded applications, and the behavior of many of these applications
is constrained by the physical world. Higher-level programming
languages and middleware are needed to robustly and productively
design, implement, compose, integrate, validate, and enforce
real-time constraints along with conventional functional requirements
and reusable components. It is essential that the production of
real-time embedded systems can take advantage of languages, tools,
and methods that enable higher software productivity. The Java
programming language has become an attractive choice because of its
safety, productivity, its relatively low maintenance costs, and the
availability of well trained developers.

Although it features good software engineering characteristics,
standard Java is unsuitable for developing real-time embedded
systems, mainly due to under-specification of thread scheduling and
the presence of garbage collection. These problems are addressed by
the Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ). The intent of this
specification is the development of real-time applications by
providing several additions such as extending the Java memory model
and providing stronger semantics in thread scheduling.

Interest in real-time Java in both the research community and
industry has recently increased significantly, because of its
challenges and its potential impact on the development of embedded
and real-time applications. The goal of the proposed workshop is to
gather researchers working on real-time and embedded Java to identify
the challenging problems that still need to be solved in order to
assure the success of real-time Java as a technology, and to report
results and experiences gained by researchers.

This year following two topics are of special interest:

    * Open source solutions
    * Multiprocessor and distributed real-time Java

Open source software and hardware solutions have received growing
attention in recent years; major vendors of Java technology have
adopted the open source development model for some of their products.
Open source development benefits from distributed peer review and
transparency and enables easy verification of published results.
Access to the source code also stimulates building upon prior work,
as it allows to reuse tested and reviewed components.

Nowadays, real-time systems demand more functionality than in
previous years. Consequently the execution platforms are often
multiprocessors or distributed systems. Although the Real-Time
Specification for Java has addressed some multiprocessor issues,
other issues are still outstanding. Furthermore, defining the
appropriate RTSJ abstractions for distributed real-time programming
is still an open topic. One day of the workshop will be designated
for multiprocessor and distributed systems issues with papers, panels
and invited presentations.


Submission Requirements
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Participants are expected to submit a paper of at most 10 pages (ACM
Conference Format, i.e., two-columns, 10 point font). Accepted papers
will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings
Series via the ACM Digital Library and have to be presented by one
author at the JTRES.

Papers describing open source projects shall include a description
how to obtain the source and how to run the experiments in the
appendix. The source version for the published paper will be hosted
at the JTRES web site.

Accepted papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of
the Journal on Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.
See http://www.cc-pe.net/journalinfo/

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:

    * New real-time programming paradigms and language features

    * Industrial experience and practitioner reports

    * Open source solutions for real-time Java

    * Distributed real-time Java and Java-based distributed real-time middleware

    * Real-time Java for multi-processor systems

    * Real-time design patterns and programming idioms

    * High-integrity and safety critical system support

    * Java-based real-time operating systems and processors

    * Extensions to the RTSJ

    * Virtual machines and execution environments

    * Memory management and real-time garbage collection

    * Compiler analysis and implementation techniques

    * Scheduling frameworks, feasibility analysis, and timing analysis


Important Dates
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    * Paper Submission:                 June 28, 2009
    * Notification of Acceptance:       July 30, 2009
    * Camera Ready Paper Due:         August 20, 2009
    * Workshop:                 September 23-25, 2009


Program Chair:
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    Martin Schoeberl, TU Vienna


Workshop Chair:
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    Teresa Higuera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Steering Committee:
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    Angelo Corsaro, Prismtech
    Greg Bollella, Sun Microsystems
    Peter Dibble, TimeSys
    Doug Lea, State University of New York at Oswego
    Corrado Santoro, University of Catania
    Jan Vitek, Purdue University
    Andy Wellings, University of York


Program Committee:
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    Greg Bollella, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Angelo Corsaro, Prismtech
    Bertrand Delsart, Sun Microsystems
    Peter Dibble, Timesys
    Chris Gill, Washington University
    James Gosling, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    David Hardin, Rockwell Collins
    Teresa Higuera, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    James Hunt, aicas
    Douglas Jensen, Mitre
    Kane Kim, University of California, Irvine
    Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego
    Doug Locke, Locke Consulting, LLC
    Kelvin Nilsen, Aonix
    Peter Puschner, TU Vienna
    Anders Ravn, Aalborg University
    Corrado Santoro, University of Catania
    Fridtjof Siebert, aicas
    Tullio Vardanega, University of Padua
    Jan Vitek, Purdue University
    Andy Wellings, University of York



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