Brief Presentation

RTAS ’18 Brief Presentations Session
April 11-13, 2018 Porto, Portugal

The Brief Presentations (BP) session of RTAS 2018 is inviting Work-in-Progress (WiP) papers as well as Work-Already-Published (WAP) in journals or conferences that are outside the real-time systems research community. The primary purpose of the BP session is to provide researchers with an opportunity to discuss their ideas, gather feedback from the experts, and to introduce work presented elsewhere that is relevant to the real-time systems community. The scope of BP topics is similar to that of the main symposium which covers all areas of real-time and embedded technology including applications, systems, tools, methodologies, foundations, wireless sensor networks, cyber-physical systems, and hardware-software co-design. In keeping with the spirit of the main symposium, submissions with an emphasis on systems and application aspects are especially encouraged.

WiP submissions should be ongoing, unpublished work discussing evolving and early-stage ideas, new research directions, and current trends in the area. Submissions will be accepted based on their originality, quality, significance, and relevance to RTAS. Accepted WiP papers will be published in the same proceedings as the main conference and are indexed by IEEE (they receive a DOI and appear in IEEExplore). These submissions should be in the form of short papers of up to 4 pages. Titles should be in the format “Work-in-Progress: WiP_Title”.

A WAP submission should be an extended abstract of at most 2 pages of the previously published paper explaining relevance to RTAS and clearly citing the work being summarized. It should be published in journal or conference that is not real-time systems focused. The intention of WAP papers within the BP session is to allow short presentations to be made at the conference concerning work presented elsewhere that is relevant to the real-time systems community and that might not be widely known to RTAS attendees. Titles should be in the format “Work-Already-Published: WAP_Title”. Submissions will be considered for inclusion in the program based on relevance to RTAS and the amount of time available for the BP session. Accepted WAP submissions will not appear in any printed form at the conference since they are already published.

The BP session will be held during the symposium. One author of every accepted paper (WiP or WAP) should be registered to the conference and give a brief presentation and also showcase their work at the poster session. By submitting a paper, the authors agree that, if accepted, at least one author will register for the conference and present the work in person at the BP session.

Submission Instructions
A WiP submission must be at most 4-pages (including all references and appendices) describing original on-going work. The title should start with “Work-in-Progress: ”. A WAP submission must be at most 2 pages extended abstract with title starting with “Work-Already-Published: ”. Each paper (WiP/WAP) should be submitted in a single PDF document formatted as single-space, double-column (normal IEEE format), in a 10-point font. Templates are available at:

Paper submission page
The paper submission page can be found at:


Abusayeed Saifullah (, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA

Technical Program Committee:
Yasmina Abdeddaïm, ESIEE Paris, LIGM, France
Akramul Azim, Univ. of Ontario Inst. of Tech, Canada
Antoine Bertout, Université de Poitiers, France
Silviu Craciunas, TTTech Computertechnik, Austria
Zhishan Guo, Missouri Univ. of Sc. & Tech., USA
Benjamin Lesage, University of York, UK
Jing Li, New Jersey Institute of Tech., USA
Geoffrey Nelissen, CISTER/INESC-TEC, ISEP, Portugal
Risat Pathan, Chalmers University of Tech, Sweden
Mohammad Rahman, Tennessee Tech University, USA
Abhilash Thekkilakattil, Ericsson AB, Sweden
David Ferry, Saint Louis University

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: January 24 January 31, 2018 11:59pm (AOE)
Notification of Acceptance: February 10, 2018
Camera-ready Submission: February 18, 2018