Call for Workshop Proposals

Scope of the Workshops

The Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems. The 35th edition will take place in Rome, Italy from December 2 to December 5, 2014. Continuing a successful tradition, RTSS 2014 will organize one-day workshops on December 2. The purposes of the workshops are to:

  • strengthen interactions between the real-time community and other related research areas;
  • create a stimulating environment that facilitates the discussion of open or hot research topics.

Proposal Submission Instructions

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit workshop proposals. Proposals should consist of two parts. First, a short scientific justification of the proposed topic, its significance, and the particular benefits of the workshop to the research community, as well as a list of previous or related workshops (if any). A second, organizational part should include:

  • contact information for the workshop organizers;
  • estimate of the audience size (note: the Workshop Selection Committee reserves the right to cancel workshops that have a low number of participants);
  • past attendance numbers (if not a new workshop);
  • proposed format (contributed short papers or long abstracts, invited papers, open discussion, keynote speakers, etc.);
  • potential invited speakers (if any);
  • proposed sponsorships (if any);
  • procedures for selecting papers and participants (e.g., program committee, review process, etc.);
  • plans for dissemination of contributions (e.g., website, special issues of journals, etc.);
  • special technical or audio/video needs; and
  • any other relevant information.

Submission of proposals should be made by sending an email to Rodolfo Pellizzoni (

Important Dates

  • June 16, 2014 – FIRM Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline
  • June 30, 2014 – Workshop Selection Notification
  • July 28, 2014 – Workshop Web Pages Posted with CFPs
  • September 29 Oct 6, 2014 – FIRM Workshop Papers Submission Deadline
  • October 27, 2014 – Workshop Papers Notification of Acceptance
  • November 3, 2014 – FIRM Workshop Papers Camera Ready Deadline

Workshop Selection Committee

Rodolfo Pellizzoni, University of Waterloo, Canada (RTSS 2014 Workshops Chair)
Christopher D. Gill, Washington University in St. Louis, USA (RTSS 2014 Program Chair)
Michael González Harbour, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain (RTSS 2014 General Chair)