4th IEEE International Workshop on
Real-Time Computing and Distributed systems in Emerging Applications


Porto, Portugal


Context and aims

Timeliness is challenge in the context of distributed systems and, specifically, in the cyber-physical domain. Providing real-time operation whereas supporting the inherent dynamic behavior of cyber-physical systems requires solutions that are not yet available. A number of challenging scientific and engineering problems that span across a variety of research areas are raised. The new challenges go far beyond those of traditional networked real-time systems; CPS are autonomous, open, large-scale, real-time, embedded, and control systems that make intensive use of networks, distribution, and wireless technology. Such complex systems have different [sub]parts/systems with different levels of real-time requirements.

From different (though related) research communities, researchers are heading towards the same point possibly walking parallel paths with the goal of effectively and efficiently providing the level of temporal guarantees required by the new complex systems, spanning from temporal predictability to probabilistic QoS guarantees. Solutions from different communities present interesting approaches that can benefit from meeting at a common forum with the goal of drawing complementary pictures of the problem to identify novel research directions as resulting from this crossbreading.

Scope and topics

REACTION calls for contributions with a clear practical application including, but not limited to, the challenging issues in the integration of real-time computing and distributed systems in the context of reliable software technologies (communication middleware, operating systems, virtualization technology, etc.):

    • Scheduling and resource management for Quality of Service support and Real-Time operation in distributed systems;
    • Real-time middleware;
    • Real-time reconfiguration in distributed computing;
    • Scalable computing models and algorithms and massively parallel real-time distributed computing;
    • System modeling and component technology;
    • Technologies for modeling and programming distributed real-time systems and CPS;
    • Operating system support and resource management for dynamic distributed real-time systems and cloud computing applications;
    • Real-time assurance in virtualized environments and performance assessment;
    • QoS properties for distributed systems;
    • Self-healing and survivability of distributed real-time systems;
    • Optimization of the network operation and performance;
    • Energy-aware resource management;
    • Service-oriented architectures and composition.


Full papers (6 pages) and long abstracts (2 pages) are called for. Contributions should be submitted in IEEE format.

Preliminary workshop proceedings will be available during the workshop containing all contributions. Full papers will be published in ACM SIGBED Review after the workshop & indexed in DBLP.

A Special Issue will be produced in JSA with the best submitted papers after 40% additional material is included and further revisions.

Submission link: Available here.

Importan dates

Paper submission: September 25, 2016 (Extended)
Author notification: October 20, 20146
Camera ready version: October 31, 2016

Workshop organizers

Marisol Garci­a-Valls 
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid   
Luis Lino Ferreira 
CISTER/INESC-TEC - Polytechnical Institute of Porto




 Program Committe

Luca Abeni, University of Trento, Italy

Karl-Erik Artzen, Lund University, Sweden

Neil Audsley, University of York, UK

Faruk Caglar, Meliksah University, Turkey

Antonio Casimiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Fabio Checconi, IBM TJ Watson, USA

Tommaso Cucinotta, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy

Julien Delange, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Jerker Delsing, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

Manuel Díaz Rodríguez, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Aniruddha Gokhale, University Vanderbilt, USA

Javier Gutiérrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

Luis Miguel Pinho, ISEP/IPP, Portugal

Frank Singhoff, University of Brest, France

Mikael Sjödin, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Saad Mubeen, Mälardalen University, Sweden 

Pal Varga, Budapest University of Technology, Hungary