13th Workshop on Operating Systems Platforms for Embedded Real-Time Applications

CALL FOR PAPERS (pdf) (txt)

Gathering of the Nightwatch



APRIL 14, 2017 (23:59 anywhere on earth)

Submission site:


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Notification of acceptance:

May  8, 2017 (23:59 aoe)

Final versions:

May 12, 2017


June 27, 2017

Main Conference:

June 28 - 30, 2017

Keynote by Dr. Moritz Neukirchner - Elektrobit Automotive GmbH


OSPERT 2017 is a satellite workshop of the 29th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2017), the premier European venue for presenting research into the broad area of real-time and embedded systems. Along with RTSS and RTAS, ECRTS ranks as one of the three top international conferences on real-time systems.

To register for OSPERT 2017, please use the ECRTS 2017 registration website and select OSPERT as the satellite workshop to attend. It is possible to register only for the workshop (and not pay for the full conference).


OSPERT’17 is open to all topics related to providing reliable operating environments for real-time and embedded applications.

Developers of embedded RTOSs are faced with many challenges arising from two opposite needs: on the one hand there is a need for extreme resource usage optimization (processor cycles, energy, network bandwidth, etc.). On the other hand RTOSs have to meet increasing demands in terms of scalability, flexibility, isolation, adaptivity, reconfigurability, predictability, serviceability, and certifiability, to name only a few. Moreover, while special-purpose RTOSs continue to be used for many embedded applications, general-purpose operating systems introduce an increasing amount of services that are real-time and market pressures continue to blur the lines between the two formerly distinct classes of operating systems. Notable examples are the various flavors of real-time Linux that support time-sensitive applications, the emergence of commercial and open-source real-time hypervisors, as well as the growth in features and the widening of the scope of embedded OS and middleware specifications such as AUTOSAR.

OSPERT’17 is dedicated to the advances in RTOS technology required to address these trends. Our areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Case studies and experience reports
  • Certification and verification of RTOSs and middleware
  • Coordinated management of multiple resources
  • Dynamic reconfiguration and upgrading
  • Empirical comparisons and evaluations of RTOSs
  • Flexible processor, memory, and I/O scheduling
  • Interaction with reconfigurable hardware
  • Operating system standards (e.g., AUTOSAR, ARINC, POSIX, etc.)
  • Power and energy management
  • Quality of Service guarantees
  • Real-time Linux variants
  • Real-time virtualization and hypervisors
  • RTOSs for manycore platforms
  • Scalability, from very small scale embedded systems to full-fledged RTOSs
  • Security and fault tolerance for embedded real-time systems
  • Support for (embedded) multiprocessor architectures
  • Support for component-based development
  • Reports about negative results, unplanned outcomes and unforeseen challenges


OSPERT is a forum for researchers and engineers working on (and with) Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOSs) to present recent advances in RTOS technology, to promote new and existing initiatives and projects, and to identify and discuss the challenges that lie ahead. The workshop, now in its eleventh year, provides the RTOS community with an opportunity to meet, to exchange ideas, to network, and to discuss future directions.

OSPERT’17 strives for an inclusive and diverse program and solicits a range of varied contributions. To this end, the following types of submissions are sought:

proposals for technical presentations (including talks on open problems, demos & tutorials, calls to action, etc.);
proposals for reports on empirical experiments (including replication studies, preliminary experiments, and experience reports); and
technical papers (including short work-in-progress papers and full workshop papers).
In addition to full (6-page) papers, OSPERT supports a variety of more lightweight submission formats, including 3-page short papers and extended abstracts. See the detailed description of the different types of contributions and the submission instructions for details.

Workshop Chairs:

Marcus Völp
University of Luxembourg

Heechul Yun
University of Kansas

Programm Committee:

Andrea Bastoni

Reinder J. Bril
Eindhoven University of Technology

Aaron Carroll

Juri Lelli

Shinpei Kato
Nagoya University

Hyoseung Kim
University of California Riverside

Guiseppe Lipari
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Daniel Lohmann
FAU Erlangen-Nürnber

Mitra Nasri
MPI Software Systems

 KyoungSoo Park

 Harini Ramaprasad
UNC Charlotte

 Rich West
Boston University