2nd Workshop on
High-performance and Real-time Embedded Systems
(HiRES 2014)

January 20, 2014, Vienna, Austria

To be held in conjunction with the
9th International Conference on High-Performance and Embedded Architectures and Compilers (HiPEAC 2014)


ð  Workshop program is available


Goal of the Workshop

Increasingly, time is a relevant concern which impacts in all application areas and challenges ahead. Real-time requirements can be found in applications ranging from large-scale data processing systems to deeply embedded devices. Examples include safety-critical systems with high-performance requirements, such as collision avoidance and autonomous driving in avionics and automotive respectively, in which the correct timing behaviour is of paramount importance; consumer systems, such as video processing in TV sets and games; or real-time complex event processing applications, such as online trading or real-time traffic management.

In all these applications, systems are expected to cope with an increasing demand of functional and non-functional requirements, with the corresponding increase in processing capabilities, paving the way for high-performance architectures, of which multi-core and many-core systems are becoming pervasive. The capabilities and challenges of parallelization as a means to provide higher performance is a cross-cutting concern.

This workshop intends to bring together researchers and engineers in the confluence of high-performance, embedded systems and real-time systems. The goal is to allow for fruitful discussions on the challenges and research directions that should be tackled by the community. Papers and presentations illustrate current and future work in the theory and practice of the design and engineering of high-performance real-time embedded systems for a variety of application domains.


Workshop Program

Room: Saloon III

10:00-11:00 Invited Talk
Session Chair: Luís Miguel Pinho

Thorbjörn Jemander, Vision Software Architect at Autoliv Electronics, will present a perspective on the challenges of HPC techniques when applied to automotive critical systems

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Paper Session #1
Session Chair: Theo Ungerer

-       “Case Study: On-Demand Coherent Cache for Avionic Applications”

-       “Memory Isolation in Many-Core Embedded Systems”

-       “Hardware-Based Real-Time Simulation on the Raspberry Pi”

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:00 General keynote from conference


15:00-16:30 Paper Session #2
Session Chair: Sascha Uhrig

-       “Multi-DSP Parallel Processing Platform for Hyperspectral Anomaly Detection”

-       “A Toolset for the Development of Mixed-Criticality Partitioned Systems”

-        “Time Criticality Challenge in the Presence of Parallelised Execution”


16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-18:30 Project Presentations Session
Session Chair: Eduardo Quiñones

This session will feature presentations from running projects which tackle topics around the workshop topics of interest: NanoStreams, DreamCloud, Juniper and HARPA.

18:30 (Closing)



Topics of interest

Topics of interest to this edition of the workshop include but are not limited to:

-              Runtimes and operating systems combining high-performance and predictability requirements;

-              Programming models and compiler support for providing real-time capabilities to multi- and many-core architectures;

-              Models and tools for code generation, system verification and validation;

-              Worst-case execution time analysis, parallel/dag-based task models, schedulability analysis of multi- and many-core systems; 

-              Heterogeneous multi-core embedded real-time architectures, many-core accelerators;

-              Time-predictable multi- and many-core processor architectures;

-              Time-aware energy-efficiency.


Paper submission

Submitted papers should use the LNCS format and should be 12 pages maximum. Submissions are handled through easychair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hires2014.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a forthcoming special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Systems Architecture (JSA) on the topic of High-performance and Real-time Embedded Systems.


Important dates

Submission deadline: Abstract registration - October 18, 2013
                                      Paper submission    - October 25, 2013

Notification to authors: November 23, 2013

Final version of accepted papers: December 9, 2013

Workshop: January 20, 2014



Luís Miguel Pinho, CISTER, Portugal

Eduardo Quiñones, BSC, Spain

Sascha Uhrig, TU Dortmund, Germany


Program committee

Albert Cohen, INRIA, France

Alejandro Alonso, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Eduardo Quiñones, BSC, Spain

Enric Herrero, Intel Labs Barcelona, Spain

Jan Reineke, Univ. of Saarbruecken, Germany

Johan Eker, Ericsson, Sweden

Luís Miguel Pinho, CISTER, Portugal

Marko Bertogna, University of Modena, Italy

Martin Schoeberl, DTU, Denmark

Mats Brorsson, KTH, Sweden

Neil Audsley, University of York, UK

Philippe Bonnot, Thales, France

Sascha Uhrig, TU Dortmund, Germany

Theo Ungerer, University of Augsburg, Germany

Tommaso Cucinotta, Bell Laboratories, Ireland

Zlatko Petrov, Honeywell, Czech Republic