16th EUROMICRO CONFERENCE ON REAL-TIME SYSTEMS (ECRTS 04)
June 30 - July 2, 2004 - Catania, Italy
Organized by the Euromicro Technical Committee on Real-time Systems
Conference web site: http://www.diit.unict.it/ecrts2004

CALL FOR PAPERS

GENERAL CHAIR
Lucia Lo Bello
University of Catania
I -95125 Catania, Italy
Lucia.LoBello@diit.unict.it

PROGRAM CHAIR
Peter Puschner
Vienna Univ. of Technology
A1040 Vienna, Austria
peter@vmars.tuwien.ac.at

WIP SESSION CHAIR
Steve Goddard
University of Nebraska
215A Ferguson Hall, Lincoln
NE 68588-0115, USA
goddard@cse.unl.edu

REAL-TIME TECHNICAL COMMITTEE CHAIR
Gerhard Fohler
Malardalen University
S-721 23 Vasteras, Sweden
gerhard.fohler@mdh.se

LOCAL ORGANIZATION
Lucia Lo Bello,
Orazio Mirabella,
Giuseppe Mangioni,
Vincenza Carchiolo,
University of Catania, Italy.

The sixteenth EUROMICRO Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 04) is a forum aimed at covering state-of-the-art research and development in real-time computing. Papers on all aspects of Real-Time Systems are welcome. These include, but are not limited to:

FOUNDATIONS: theories and models of real-time computing and systems.
APPLICATIONS AND TOOLS: embedded real-time systems; real-time control applications; real-time aspects in ubiquitous computing; distributed real-time information systems/databases; video/audio streaming with real-time constraints; in-home entertainment networks; frameworks and tools for development and analysis.
SOFTWARE: software architectures and languages; operating systems; design, scheduling, timing and execution-time analysis; validation; monitoring.
HARDWARE: architectures; real-time devices and (co)processors; power-aware RT-computing.
DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS: communication protocols; interfaces and composability; wireless and ad-hoc networking, real-time mobile computing.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Full papers must be submitted electronically through our web form in a pdf or postscript format. The material must be unpublished and not under submission elsewhere. The paper should not exceed 5000 words and 20 pages in double-line spacing format.
Notice: Papers exceeding such limits may not be considered for review.

PROCEEDINGS BEST PAPER AWARD JOURNAL SELECTION
As usual, the conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE. A best paper award will be presented to the author(s) of the most outstanding paper, and a selection of the best papers will be published in a special issue of an international journal.

IMPORTANT DATES:
   Submission of full papers:
December 14, 2003
   Notification of acceptance:
March 12, 2004
   Camera-ready paper due:
April 16, 2004
 

A special Work in Progress (WiP) session will be organized. This session is for presentation of on-going and recent work. Accepted papers will be published through the WWW. Submissions should not exceed 2000 words and must be sent to the WiP session chair.
SATELLITE WORKSHOPS
The main conference will be accompanied by a number of satellite workshops. Dedicated workshops will be held on the following topics: Real-time multimedia; real-time networks; worst-case execution-time analysis (WCET 2004) For workshop details and calls please visit the conference web page.
GENERAL INFORMATION

The Conference will be held at the University of Catania, Italy. Founded in the 15th century, it was the first university established in Sicily and one of the oldest in Europe. Today the University of Catania hosts about 60.000 students.
Catania is the second largest city in Sicily (population over 372,000) and is situated on the eastern coast, between the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Etna, the largest and most active volcano in Europe. Founded by Greeks in the 8th century BC, Catania has numerous architectural remains dating back to Greek, Roman and Norman ages. Today Catania is a modern commercial city famous in the world for its magnificent historical centre, mainly built in Baroque style, which is also the scene of nightlife.
Catania Fontanarossa International Airport has direct connections to many international destinations and is only 3 km (10 minutes by bus) from Catania City Centre. The weather in June/July is generally warm and sunny, promising you a pleasant stay. Starting from Catania, a number of interesting historical sites and cultural destinations are easily reachable by highways and public transport. Catania is surrounded by wonderful landscapes. Hiking on Mt. Etna will be a magnificent experience in contact with nature.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Pedro Mejia-Alvarez (Mexico)
Sanjoy Baruah (USA)
Guillem Bernat (UK)
Giorgio Buttazzo (Italy)
Jean-Dominique Decotignie (Switzerland)
Alfons Crespo (Spain)
Petru Eles (Sweden)
Gerhard Fohler (Sweden)
Jose A. Fonseca (Portugal)
Josep M. Fuertes (Spain)
Steve Goddard (USA)
Hermann Haertig (Germany)
Michael Gonzalez Harbour (Spain)
Kevin Jeffay (USA)
Joerg Kaiser (Germany)
Insup Lee (USA)
Julius Leite (Brasil)
Kwei-Jay Lin (USA)
Giuseppe Lipari (Italy)
Lucia Lo Bello (Italy)
Daniel Mosse (USA)
Frank Mueller (USA)
Joseph Ng (China)
Isabelle Puaut (France)
Eric Rutten (France)
Sang H. Son (USA)
Jack Stankovic (USA)
Andreas Steininger (Austria)
Eduardo Tovar (Portugal)
Stavros Tripakis (France)
Francisco Vasques (Portugal)
Farn Wang (Taiwan)
Andy Wellings (UK)