Cfp - Java Technologies for Real-Time and Embedded Systems - 1 MONTH TO DEADLINE

Tomas Kalibera
Fri May 7 09:55:00 GMT 2010


                        CALL FOR PAPERS

                      The 8th Workshop on
       Java Technologies for Real-Time and Embedded Systems
                           JTRES 2010

                       Charles University
                Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

                      19-21 August 2010
                     Prague, Czech Republic




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.

The 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

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.

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

    * 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

    * Reproduction studies

    * Multiprocessor and distributed real-time Java

Important Dates

    * Paper Submission:                  June 7, 2010
    * Notification of Acceptance:        July 5, 2010
    * Camera Ready Paper Due:          August 2, 2010
    * Workshop:                    August 19-21, 2010

Program Chair:

    Jan Vitek, Purdue University

Workshop Chair:

    Tomas Kalibera, Charles University

Steering Committee:

    Andy Wellings, University of York
    Angelo Corsaro, PrismTech
    Corrado Santoro, University of Catania
    Doug Lea, State University of New York at Oswego
    Gregory Bollella, Oracle
    Jan Vitek, Purdue University
    Peter Dibble, TimeSys

Program Committee:

    Anders Ravn, Aalborg University
    Andy Wellings, University of York
    Angelo Corsaro, PrismTech
    Bertrand Delsart, Sun Microsystems
    Christoph Kirsch, University of Salzburg
    David Holmes, Oracle
    Doug Locke, LC Systems Services
    Douglas Jensen, MITRE
    Fridtjof Siebert, Aicas
    Gary T. Leavens, University of Central Florida
    Isabelle Puaut, University of Rennes
    Jean Pierre Talpin, INRIA/IRISA
    John Regehr, University of Utah
    Joshua Auerbach, IBM
    Kelvin Nilsen, Aonix
    Lukasz Ziarek, Fiji Systems
    Marek Prochazka, European Space Agency
    Martin Schoeberl, Technical University of Denmark
    Mike Fulton, IBM
    Pavel Parizek, Charles University
    Peter Dibble, TimeSys
    Riccardo Bettati, Texas A&M University
    Shangping Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Viktor Kuncak, EPF Lausanne
    Ted Baker, Florida State University

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