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21st International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems

Sophia Antipolis, France, October 16-18, 2013

RTNS is a friendly conference with a great sense of community that presents excellent opportunities for collaboration.

The purpose of the conference is to share ideas, experiences and informations among academic researchers, developers and service providers in the field of real-time systems and networks.

RTNS 2013 will be in Sophia Antipolis which is located on the French Riviera, close to Nice (28km), Cannes (12km) and Antibes (8km).

RTNS 2013 is the 21st edition of the conference formerly known as RTS (Real-Time Systems, Paris). The first 12 editions of RTS were french-speaking events held in Paris in conjunction with the RTS Embedded System exhibition. Since its 13th edition, the conference language of RTNS has been english.

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RTNS2013 > Conference Program

Conference Program

Wednesday 16th October
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 Keynote talk (Chair: Rob Davis)
PROBABILISTIC REAL-TIME SYSTEMS (Slides)
Liliana Cucu-Grosjean
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 SESSION 1: ManyCore and Network-on-Chip (Chair: Pascal Richard)
AN OPTIMISATION ALGORITHM FOR MINIMISING ENERGY DISSIPATION IN NOC-BASED HARD REAL-TIME EMBEDDED SYSTEMS (Slides)
M. Norazizi Sham Mohd Sayuti, Leandro Soares Indrusiak and Alberto Garcia Ortiz
ARE VIRTUAL CHANNELS THE BOTTLENECK OF PRIORITY-AWARE WORMHOLE-SWITCHED NOC-BASED MANY-CORES? (Slides)
Borislav Nikolic, Hazem Ismail Ali, Stefan M. Petters and Luis Miguel Pinho
ON-CHIP RING NETWORK DESIGNS FOR HARD-REAL TIME SYSTEMS (Slides)
Milos Panic, Germán Rodríguez, Eduardo Quiñones, Jaume Abella and Francisco Cazorla
12:10 Lunch
13:50 SESSION 2: Caches and Transactional Memory (Chair: Claire Maiza)
STATIC PROBABILISTIC WORST CASE EXECUTION TIME ESTIMATION FOR ARCHITECTURES WITH FAULTY INSTRUCTION CACHES (Slides)
Damien Hardy and Isabelle Puaut
LEVERAGING TRANSACTIONAL MEMORY FOR A PREDICTABLE EXECUTION OF APPLICATIONS COMPOSED OF HARD REAL-TIME AND BEST-EFFORT TASKS (Slides)
Stefan Metzlaff, Sebastian Weis and Theo Ungerer
STATIC ANALYSIS OF WORST-CASE STACK CACHE BEHAVIOR (Slides)
Alexander Jordan, Florian Brandner and Martin Schoeberl
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 SESSION 3: Resource Sharing and Dependencies (Chair: Björn Brandenburg)
FINE-GRAINED MULTIPROCESSOR REAL-TIME LOCKING WITH IMPROVED BLOCKING (Slides)
Bryan Ward and James Anderson
AN EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF SYNCHRONIZATION PROTOCOL MECHANISMS IN THE DOMAIN OF HIERARCHICAL FIXED-PRIORITY SCHEDULING (Slides)
Mikael Åsberg, Moris Behnam and Thomas Nolte
PARTITION CONFIGURATION FOR REAL-TIME SYSTEMS WITH DEPENDENCIES (Slides)
Joseph Porter and Csanad Szabo
16:40 Refreshment Break (End of afternoon sessions)
17:10 Junior Researcher Workshop on Real-Time Computing (List of accepted papers is available here).
18:45 Cocktails & JRWRTC Posters
19:30 Buffet
Thursday 17th Oct
8:30 Registration
9:00 SESSION 4: Energy and Thermal Aspects (Chair: Sebastien Faucou)
A SCHEDULING ALGORITHM TO REDUCE THE STATIC ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF MULTIPROCESSOR REAL-TIME SYSTEMS (Slides)
Vincent Legout, Mathieu Jan and Laurent Pautet
ENERGY-AWARE DESIGN OF SECURE MULTI-MODE REAL-TIME EMBEDDED SYSTEMS WITH FPGA CO-PROCESSORS (Slides)
Ke Jiang, Adrian Lifa, Petru Eles, Zebo Peng and Wei Jiang
THERMAL ANALYSIS OF PERIODIC REAL-TIME SYSTEMS WITH STOCHASTIC PROPERTIES: AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH (Slides)
Morteza Mohaqeqi and Mehdi Kargahi
OPTIMAL PROCRASTINATION INTERVAL FOR CONSTRAINED DEADLINE SPORADIC TASKS UPON UNIPROCESSORS (Slides)
Muhammad Ali Awan, Patrick Meumeu Yomsi and Stefan M. Petters
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 SESSION 5: Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis (Chair: Isabelle Puaut)
TIMING ANALYSIS ENHANCEMENT FOR SYNCHRONOUS PROGRAM (Slides)
Pascal Raymond, Claire Maiza, Catherine Parent-Vigouroux and Fabienne Carrier
QUALITY OF SERVICE CAPABILITIES FOR HARD REAL-TIME APPLICATIONS ON MULTI-CORE PROCESSORS (Slides)
Jan Nowtosch and Michael Paulitsch
WCET SQUEEZING: ON-DEMAND FEASIBILITY REFINEMENT FOR PROVEN PRECISE WCET-BOUNDS (Slides)
Jens Knoop, Laura Kovacs and Jakob Zwirchmayr
12:10 Lunch
13:50 SESSION 6: Mixed Criticality and Best Case Behaviour (Chair: Laurent George)
FIXED-PRIORITY SCHEDULING OF DUAL-CRITICALITY SYSTEMS (Slides)
Sanjoy Baruah and Alan Burns
TWO PROTOCOLS TO REDUCE THE CRITICALITY LEVEL OF MULTIPROCESSOR MIXED-CRITICALITY SYSTEMS (Slides)
François Santy, Gurulingesh Raravi, Geoffrey Nelissen, Vincent Nelis, Pratyush Kumar, Joël Goossens and Eduardo Tovar
BEST-CASE RESPONSE TIMES AND JITTER ANALYSIS OF REAL-TIME TASKS WITH ARBITRARY DEADLINES (Slides)
Reinder J. Bril, Johan J. Lukkien and Rudolf H. Mak
15:00 Social event
20:00 Banquet
Friday 18th Oct
9:00 SESSION 7: Networked Systems and Communications (Chair: Jean-Luc Scharbarg)
A DELAY DENSITY MODEL FOR NETWORKED CONTROL SYSTEMS (Slides)
Tobias Bund and Frank Slomka
FORMAL VERIFICATION OF REAL-TIME WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS PROTOCOLS WITH REALISTIC RADIO LINKS (Slides)
Alexandre Mouradian and Isabelle Augé-Blum
FORMAL APPROACH TO GUARD TIME OPTIMIZATION FOR TDMA (Slides)
Oday Jubran and Bernd Westphal
CONTINUITY FOR NETWORK CALCULUS (Slides)
Marc Boyer, Guillaume Dufour and Luca Santinelli
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 SESSION 8: Uniprocessor Scheduling (Chair: Michael Sjödin)
SUFFICIENT REAL-TIME ANALYSIS FOR AN ENGINE CONTROL UNIT (Slides)
Victor Pollex, Timo Feld, Frank Slomka, Ulrich Margull, Ralph Mader and Gerhard Wirrer
IMPROVED FEASIBILITY OF FIXED-PRIORITY SCHEDULING WITH DEFERRED PREEMPTIONS USING PREEMPTION THRESHOLDS FOR PREEMPTION POINTS (Slides)
Reinder J. Bril, Martijn M.H.P. Van Den Heuvel and Johan J. Lukkien
APPROXIMATION SCHEME FOR REAL-TIME TASKS UNDER FIXED-PRIORITY SCHEDULING WITH DEFERRED PRE-EMPTION (Slides)
Thi Huyen Chau Nguyen, Ngoc Son Tran, Van Hung Le and Pascal Richard
12:10 Lunch
13:50 SESSION 9: Multiprocessor Scheduling (Chair: Sanjoy Baruah)
FEASIBILITY INTERVALS FOR HOMOGENEOUS MULTICORES, ASYNCHRONOUS PERIODIC TASKS, AND FJP SCHEDULERS (Slides)
Vincent Nelis, Patrick Meumeu Yomsi and Joel Goossens
GLOBAL EDF SCHEDULING OF DIRECTED ACYCLIC GRAPHS ON MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEMS (Slides)
Manar Qamhieh, Frédéric Fauberteau, Laurent George and Serge Midonnet
PARTITIONED SCHEDULING OF MULTIMODE MULTIPROCESSOR REAL-TIME SYSTEMS WITH TEMPORAL ISOLATION (Slides)
Joel Goossens and Pascal Richard
15:00 Closing Reception
16:00 End
RTNS2013 > Call-for-Papers

Conference aims and topics

PDF version of the Call for Papers

RTNS is a friendly conference with a great sense of community that presents excellent opportunities for collaboration. The purpose of RTNS is to share new ideas, experiences and information among academic researchers, developers and service providers in the field of real-time systems and networks. Original unpublished papers on all aspects of real-time systems are welcome. These include, but are not limited to:

Papers will be published in edited proceedings with an ISBN and indexed by the ACM digital library.

Full papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair in a pdf format. The material must be unpublished and not under submission elsewhere. Submissions must be in the same format as in the final published proceedings (10 pages maximum, 2 columns, 10 pt). Papers exceeding the page limit will not be reviewed. Note that this year, the submission deadline (28th June 2013) has been set as late as possible and will not be extended.

A selection of the best papers will be identified as outstanding papers, and will be highlighted as such in the conference proceedings. These papers will form the shortlist for a best paper award, which will be presented at the conference. Authors of outstanding papers of RTNS 2013 will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the journal Real-Time Systems. There will also be awards for best student paper and for best presentation.

RTNS2013 > Submission

Instructions to authors

Papers are limited to 10 two-column pages in a font no smaller than 9-points. Style guides and templates for LaTeX and Word are available below.

The guidelines for preparing your manuscript are given here. The corresponding templates are here:

Authors submitting a paper to RTNS 2013 confirm that neither the paper, nor a version of it, is under submission elsewhere nor will be submitted elsewhere before notification by RTNS 2013, and that if the paper is accepted, at least one author will register by the special registration deadline, and present the paper at the conference.

The link to the Easychair submission page is here

RTNS2013 > Keynote talk

Keynote Talk

Probabilistic Real-Time Systems

Liliana's picture Liliana Cucu-Grosjean (INRIA Nancy-Grand Est / INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France)

The slides of the keynote are available.

Abstract

Since the early work of Lehoczky on real-time queuing theory, probabilistic approaches have addressed many aspects of real-time systems. This presentation concentrates on the migration of probabilistic methods from modelling soft real-time systems to analysing hard real-time systems. The history of this migration is outlined over the last two decades, advancing under different banners including stochastic, probabilistic and statistical analysis. Here, the shift from the deterministic analysis of single upper bound values to more expressive forms using probability distributions has undermined or modified many classical real-time results, such as the optimality of Rate Monotonic assignment. Two common misconceptions concerning probabilistic real-time systems are discussed: independence and the identical distribution. These properties are less restrictive than is widely appreciated and together with probabilistic worst-case reasoning form the basis of the main results currently proposed for hard real-time systems. The presentation summarises recent state-of-the-art research into probabilistic real-time systems, and concludes with the main open challenges in this area.

Biography

Liliana Cucu-Grosjean is an INRIA researcher, and leader of the TRIO team at the INRIA Nancy-Grand Est joint laboratory with LORIA. She has a degree in Mathematics, an MSc in Physics, and a PhD in Computer Science awarded in 2004 by the University of Paris Sud. Since then she has been active in three major European real-time and embedded systems research groups, in Portugal, Belgium, and France. Starting from September 2013 she will join the AOSTE team at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt. Liliana has been involved in, and led, numerous national and European projects focused on real-time scheduling, timing analysis and the use of probabilistic and statistical methods. She is at the centre of the recent renaissance in using probabilistic and statistical approaches to analyse hard real-time systems.

RTNS2013 > registration

Registration

All participants must be registered and are urged to register in advance.

Click here to register online.

Registration at Early Registration rates will be possible until September 15, 2013 (GMT +1, Paris).
AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR PER FULL PAPER has to be registered before September 15, 2013.

Registration fees to the main conference

Early Late
Full Rate 350€ 500€
Student 180€ 270€

The registration fees includes for all packages: Travel and hotel accommodation costs are not included and are the responsibility of each conference participant.

RTNS2013 > Dates

Important dates

Submission deadline: 28th June 2013
Notification to authors: 16th August 2013
Camera ready paper due: 6th September 2013.
Author registration deadline: 15th September 2013.
Early registration: Until 15th September 2013.
Conference: 16-18th October 2013
RTNS2013 > Committees

Conference Committees

General chair
Program chairs
Local organization committee
Program committee
Steering committee
RTNS2013 > Local Information

Local information

For any information, you can send an e-mail to the local organization committee

Venue and useful informations

The meeting will take place at Inria Sophia Antipolis (English version), France, on 16-18th October 2013.

Wi-Fi network with access control on site. You will receive your credentials by email automatically a few days before the conference. Inria is also involved in Eduroam project.

Lunches and coffee breaks will be served on site. They are included in the registration fees.

Address
Inria
2004 route des Lucioles
BP 93
F-06902 Sophia Antipolis cedex
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 38 77 77

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Check-in / Registration and opening session: Kahn building
Tutorial and workshops: Kahn building


How to reach the location of the conference

Sophia Antipolis is located on the French Riviera, close to Nice (28km), Cannes (12km) and Antibes (8km)

By plane
Nearest international airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur (20km)
Regular shuttles from the airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to Sophia Antipolis by bus: Line 230 - bus stop "Inria"

By car
GPS           43.61619N (43°36'58")       7.06786E (07°04'04")
Access map

By train
The closest railway station is located in Antibes.
Regular shuttles from Antibes SNCF railway station to Sophia Antipolis by bus with Envibus:
Lines 1 - 11 - Bus stop "Inria"
Line 9 – Bus stop "IUT"
Express line: 100 - Bus stop "Templiers" (5mn walking distance from Inria)
Fare ticket: 1€

By public transport (Fare ticket: 1€)

By taxi
From Nice Côte d’Azur Airport About 20 minutes, (appr. 55€)
Transfert Service (English spoken, mention Inria when booking) +33 (0) 6 09 50 92 53
Taxi Sophia +33 (0) 6 27 51 01 51
Centrale Orange Taxi +33 (0) 820 906 960
Motorbike transport: +33 (0) 6 58 79 81 31
see also: http://www.cote-azur.com.fr

Car rental
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport offers a choice of several car rental companies (Terminal 2).


Nice to know

Opening/closing hours, public holidays, currency, areas codes for France, Emergency phone numbers, advice for a trouble-free stay...

Climate
The French Riviera benefits from a Mediterranean-type climate, characterised by exceptional sunshine almost 300 days a year and mild temperatures for most of the year.
It rains heavily but infrequently mostly in March/April and October/November. In winter, freezing temperatures are rare, but sweaters are advised.

Opening hours
Shops are usually open from 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Department stores may stay open until 9 pm. Banks are open from 8.30 to 12 noon and 2 to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, with some branches opening on Saturday mornings and during lunch time.

Legal holidays
The 1st of January, Easter Monday, May 1st (May Day), May 8th (VE Day), Ascension Day (Thursday), Whit Monday, July 14th (Bastille Day), August 15th, November 1st (All Saints), November 11th (Armistice Day) and December 25th (Christmas). 
On legal holidays, banks, government offices, shops, the majority of businesses and also many museums and tourist attractions are closed.

Money/currency
Credit cards are accepted in many shops, hotels and restaurants (there is usually a minimum amount of between €7 and €15). For cash, you will find cash-points on just about every street corner (24 hours a day).
Bank branches, exchange bureaux and some post offices handle currency exchange transactions and traveller's cheques. Whatever you are buying, prices are net.

Emergency phone numbers 
Dial the following numbers (toll-free)
SAMU (medical emergencies): 15
Police emergency: 17
Fire-brigade: 18
European emergency call: 112

Calling 
To call France in France: 0 + area number + number
To call France from abroad: 00 + 33 + number
To call abroad: 00 + country exchange number + number

Electric standards
220 Volts - 380 Volts / 50 Hertz

A few tips for a pleasant trouble-free holiday
- You are strongly recommended to respect smoking/no smoking signs in public places.
- It is always useful to have a little cash on you at all times for little out-of-pocket expenses like taxi fares to the airport, drinks, etc.
- A service charge is included in the price of each item on the menu in any cafe or restaurant as required by French law. In theory, no further tipping is expected.
However, it is pretty common to leave something after a bite to eat or drink. But it’s never expected and is only given for good or attentive service, or at a place you habituate frequently. Extra generosity will never hurt.
- If you are driving, park only where authorised and respect speed limits on highways and motorways.

Useful link
Official tourism portal for the Riviera Côte d’Azur

RTNS2013 > Accomodation

Accomodation

Each participant should arrange himself his own hotel reservation (you can see the localisation of the hotels here)

The organizing committee has negotiated special rates with some hotels located near the conference site.
These rates have been negociated for a limited number of rooms blocked, and time period (until August 29th), so they might increase if you make your reservation later.
Please keep in mind that we are on the French Riviera... the sooner you make your reservations, the better it is!

Hôtel Novotel 3*
290 rue Dostoievski
Tel: +33 (0) 492.38.72.38
Fax: +33 (0) 493.95.80.12
Single/double: 119€
Breakfast: included
Booking form
8mn walking distance to Inria
Hôtel Mercure 3*
Rue Albert Caquot
Tel: +33 (0) 492.96.04.04
Fax: +33 (0) 492.96.05.05
Single/double: 119€
Breakfast: included
Booking form
18mn walking distance to Inria
Hôtel Ibis 2*
2, Rue A. Caquot
Tel: +33 (0) 493.65.30.60
Fax: +33 (0) 493.95.83.99
Single/double: 84€
Breakfast: included
Booking form
15mn walking distance to Inria
Hôtel Sophia Country Club 4*
3550 route des Dolines
Tel: +33 (0) 492.96.68.78
Fax: +33 (0) 492.96.68.96
Single/double: 138€
Breakfast: included
Room Online Booking (Code Tarif (Rate Code): RTNS)
Ask your reception hotel for free shuttle
Hotel Omega 3*
49 Rue Beethoven
Tel: +33 (0) 492.96.07.07
Fax: +33 (0) 492.38.98.08
Single standard: from 105€€
Breakfast: 14€
15mn walking distance to Inria
B&B Hotel
3550 Route des Dolines
Tel : (+33) 892.702.811
Email: bb_4532@hotelbb.com
Single or double: from 51€
Breakfast: 6.10€
20mn walking distance to Inria

You can also see the Valbonne- Sophia Antipolis tourism office web site for other hotels and tourist information.

Other hotels can also be found in more animated and touristic places like Antibes-Juan les Pins. Antibes is well connected with Inria and the bus service is really cheap (one euro). It takes about 20 minutes to get to Sophia-Antipolis.
Please be aware: the rates given below depend on the season and hotel comfort

Hôtel Le Royal 3*
16 boulevard Maréchal Leclerc
Tel: +33 (0) 483.61.91.91
Email: contact@royal-antibes.com
From 144€
Hôtel Josse 3*
8 Boulevard J. Wyllie
Tel: +33 (0) 492.93.38.38
Fax: +33 (0) 492.93.38.39
From 130€
Hôtel de l’Etoile 2*
2 Avenue Gambetta
Tel: +33 (0) 493.34.26.30
Fax: +33 (0) 493.34.41.48
From 48€

Le relais du Postillon 2*
8 rue Championnet
Tel: +33 (0) 493.34.20.77
Fax: +33 (0) 493.34.61.24
Email: relais@relaisdupostillon.com
From 49€
Hôtel Modern 2*
1-3, rue Fourmillière
Tel: +33 (0) 492.90.59.05
Email: modern-hotel@wanadoo.fr
From 68€

You can also see the Antibes tourism office web site for other hotels and tourist information.

RTNS2013 > Past Issues

Past Issues

RTNS 2012: Pont à Mousson (France), PC chairs: Christine Rochange (University of Toulouse/IRIT, France) and Jim Andersson (University of North Carolina, USA)

RTNS 2011: Nantes (France), PC chairs: Alan Burns (University of York, UK) and Laurent George (Inria/AOSTE - UPEC/LISSI, France)

RTNS 2010: Toulouse (France), PC chairs: Sanjoy Baruah (University of North Carolina, USA) and Yves Sorel (Inria, Rocquencourt, France)

RTNS 2009: Paris (France), PC chairs: Maryline Chetto (IRCCyN, Nantes, France) and Mikael Sjödin (Mälardalen University, Sweden)

RTNS 2008: Rennes (France), PC chairs: Pascale Minet (Inria-Rocquencourt/Hipercom, France) and Giorgio Buttazzo (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)

RTNS 2007: Nancy (France), PC chair: Isabelle Puaut (University of Rennes/IRISA, France)

RTNS 2006: Poitiers (France), PC chair: Guy Juanole(LAAS, Toulouse, France) and Pascal Richard (LISI, Poitiers, France)

RTS 2005: Paris (France), PC chair: Nicolas Navet (LORIA, Nancy, France)

RTS 2004 : Paris (France),PC chair : Joël Goossens (University of Bruxelles, Belgium)

RTS 2001: Paris (France), PC chair: Zoubir Mammeri (IRIT, UPS Toulouse, France)

RTS 2000: Paris (France), Francis Cottet (LISI, ENSMA, Poitiers)

RTS03, RTS02, RTS, RTS99, RTS98, RTS97, RTS96, RTS95, RTS94, RTS93: no official website

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