[ecoop-info] Cfp - Java Technologies for Real-Time and Embedded Systems - 1 MONTH TO DEADLINE

Tomas Kalibera kalibera at kdss.ms.mff.cuni.cz
Fri May 7 14:46:15 CEST 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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