News And Updates

12th July: Slides from Sérgio Penna’s industry lecture are available here.

12th July: Final version of the papers for the ACM proceedings should be sent to the PC chair on or before Friday 14th October. This is a firm deadline.

11th July: Many thanks to everyone who attended and/or contributed to a successful workshop!

22nd June: Preprints of the workshop papers are now available here.

21st June: The preliminary program is now available here.

26th May: Mr Sérgio Duarte Penna (Flight Test Ground Station Engineer at EMBRAER S.A.) will give an industry lecture, entitled ‘Networking in Modern Avionics: Challenges and Opportunities’.

23rd May: The author notifications have now been sent. Seven papers have been accepted for the workshop, and a list of accepted papers can be found here.

16th May: Support for this workshop is gratefully provided by ArtistDesign – the European Network of Excellence on Embedded Systems Design.

6th May 2011: The review process is now well underway. Notifications to authors will be sent out on or around Sunday 22nd May.

4th May 2011: Prof. Lucia Lo Bello will give the keynote speech, which is tentatively entitled ‘The Road to Ethernet in Automotive Applications’.

25th April 2011: The deadline has passed, but the submission system will effectively remain open for a short while to enable authors to upload revised versions of their papers.

20th April 2011: The final Call for Papers is issued.

14th April 2011: The deadline of the 24th April is rapidly approaching!

8th March 2011: Revised and extended versions of the workshop papers will now be published in a special edition of the December 2011 issue of ACM SIGBED Review, the peer-reviewed quarterly publication of the ACM Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems.

25th February 2011: The first Call for Papers is released.

Workshop Goals

The Euromicro Technical Committee organizes a number of satellite events attached to its International Real-Time Systems Conferences. The Real Time Networks (RTN) workshop is the tenth in the series of workshops that started at the 2002 ECRTS conference. RTN focuses on the current technological challenges of developing communication infrastructures that are real-time, reliable, pervasive and interoperable.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together people from industry and academia that are interested in all aspects of real-time communication. The workshop provides a relaxed forum for participants to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions and to review current trends in this area. The workshop will be based on presentations and one/two keynote speeches that should encourage discussion among the attendees. As in previous years, registration fees for the workshop will be kept to a minimum.

Workshop Chair

Michael Short

Control & Electronics Group
School of Science & Engineering

Teesside University

United Kingdom
e-Mail: m dot short at tees dot ac dot uk

Sponsorship Chair

Luis Almeida

University of Porto,



Program Committee

· Leandro Buss Becker
(Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)

· Anis Koubaa
(Al-Imam University, KSA & CISTER Research Unit, Portugal)

· Binoy Ravindran
(Virginia Tech, USA)

· Daniel Mosse
(University of Pittsburgh, USA)

· Eduardo Tovar
(IPP-HURRAY, Portugal)

· Gianluca Cena
(Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

· Jean-Dominique Decotignie
(Swiss Center for Microtechnology CSEM)

· Luca Mottola
(SICS, Sweden)

· Lucia Lo Bello
(University of Catania, Italy)

· Pau Marti
(Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)

· Ye-Qiong Song
(LORIA, France)

· Zdenek Hanzalek
(TU Prague, Czech Republic)

· Michael Schwarz
(Universitat Kassel, Germany)

· Andreas Willig
(University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

· Sheikh Imran
(University of Leicester, UK)

Previous Editions

RTN 2010
RTN 2009
RTN 2008
RTN 2007
Past Editions

Call for Papers (pdf format)(txt format)

The workshop is seeking original research and position papers dealing with hot topics in real-time networks. Innovative and/or controversial ideas are specially sought. Following the initiative previous editions, RTN 2011 once again encourages submissions on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and their applications. This year, we also encourage submissions on Applications of real-time networks to building automation and control systems.

Prospective authors are also encouraged to address any issues about real-time, QoS and dependability in computer networks. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and applications
Real-time tracking
Cyber-physical systems, internet of things
Wireless technologies (IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee, WiMax, UWB)
IPv6 over Low Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6lowpan)
Communication protocols: (MAC and network layer issues, distributed scheduling, soft-core implementation etc)
Networked embedded systems, networked sensor systems and networked control systems
Infrastructures for ubiquitous and pervasive computing systems
Performance evaluation, simulation and modeling tools
Real-time network management
Time synchronization
Quality of Service (QoS), dependable systems and safety systems
Domotics and building monitoring / control systems (fire, gas and water detection, access controls/security, HAVAC etc)
Robotics and real-time collaboration
Automotive and aerospace networks / applications (CAN, FlexRay, TTP, etc)
Implementation, experimentation and case Studies

Submission of papers:

Submitted papers should follow the IEEE conference format and should not exceed 6 pages in length.

Submissions should be made using the START conference management system.

All papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee. Accepted papers will be made available to all participants one week before the workshop so that contributions can be examined prior to the event. Each presentation session will have a “rapporteur”, which enables the proceedings to be enriched with a short summary of each paper, brief details of the corresponding presentation, and the resulting discussions. Revised and extended version of the best papers may be considered for further publication after the workshop.

Important Dates

The deadline for submissions is the 24th April 2011 (Note that this is a firm deadline, and cannot be extended!)

Notification of acceptance: 22nd May 2011

Submission of camera-ready papers: 10th June 2011 (Updated)


Please contact the organizer if you encounter any problems during submission.

Original page layout credits to Anis Koubaa © 2008, happily recycled once again!
Updated on 12 July 2011 by Michael Short

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