ECRTS 2021 : 33rd Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Wednesday 03 Mar 2021 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Jul 7, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021
Conference Address Online, Online
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Conference Ranking & Metrics (This is a TOP Conference)

Impact Score 2.48
#Contributing Top Scientists 9
#Papers published by Top Scientists 17
Google Scholar H5-index 23
Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 338
Category Rankings
Hardware, Robotics & Electronics 60
Software Engineering & Programming 75

Conference Call for Papers

33rd Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS’21)

July 7-9, 2021 | Virtual Conference |

Submission deadline: March 3, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)


ECRTS is the premier European venue in the area of real-time systems

and, alongside RTSS and RTAS, ranks as one of the top three

international conferences on this topic.

Owing to the uncertain pandemic outlook, ECRTS 2021 will be held

online as a virtual conference on July 7-9, 2021.

New in 2021: no more hard page limit! See submission information


New in 2021: double-blind peer reviewing. See submission information




Papers on all aspects of timing requirements in computer systems are

welcome. Systems of interest include not only hard real-time systems,

but also time-sensitive systems in general (with soft requirements

expressed in terms of tail latency, latency SLAs, QoS expectations,

etc.). Typical applications are found not only in classical embedded

and cyber-physical systems, but also increasingly in cloud or edge

computing contexts, and often stem from domains such as automotive,

avionics, telecommunications, healthcare, robotics, and space

systems, among others. To be in scope, papers must address some form

of timing requirement, broadly construed.

ECRTS welcomes theoretical and practical contributions (including

tools, benchmarks, and case studies) to the state of the art in the

design, implementation, verification, and validation of

time-sensitive systems.

In recent years, papers presented at ECRTS have addressed:

– all elements of time-sensitive COMPUTER SYSTEMS, including operating

systems, hypervisors, middlewares and frameworks, programming

languages and compilers, runtime environments, networks and

communication protocols, FPGAs, time-predictable processors and memory

controllers, etc.;

– static and dynamic techniques for RESOURCE DEMAND ESTIMATION,

including stochastic and classic worst-case execution time (WCET)

analysis, analyses to bound memory and bandwidth needs, and methods

for determining the energy, power, or thermal footprint of real-time


– FORMAL METHODS for the verification and validation of real-time

systems, including model checking, computer-assisted proofs, and

runtime monitoring systems;

– the interplay of timing predictability and other NON-FUNCTIONAL

QUALITIES such as reliability, security, quality of control,

energy/power consumption, environmental impact, testability,

scalability, etc.;

– foundational SCHEDULING and PREDICTABILITY questions, including

schedulability analysis, algorithm design, locking and non-blocking

synchronization protocols, computational complexity, temporal

isolation, probabilistic guarantees, etc.; and

– last but not least, emerging topics such as the use of MACHINE

LEARNING techniques in safety-critical systems.

The above list of topics is intended only as coarse summary of recent

proceedings and should not be understood as an exclusive list of

interests. To the contrary, papers breaking new ground, departing

from established subfields, or challenging the status quo are most

welcome and highly encouraged.

The models, assumptions, and application scenarios upon which papers

build must be properly motivated. Whenever relevant, we strongly

encourage authors to present experimental results (preferably based

on real data, but synthetic test cases are acceptable) and/or to

demonstrate applicability of their approach to real systems (examples

can be found at We encourage

open-source initiatives and computer-assisted proofs in order to

increase confidence in practical and theoretical results and to

improve their reusability.



New in 2021: no more hard page limit! We believe that scientists

should focus on the content of their papers, rather than worry about

formatting tricks and layout micro-optimizations to squeeze the last

few paragraphs under a given hard page limit. ECRTS 2021 therefore

adopts a FLEXIBLE PAGE LIMIT with an expected length of 15 pages of

technical content (including any appendices, excluding references and

the title page) and the option to use additional pages when needed.

To be clear, concision is a hallmark of good academic writing, and

authors are still expected to make every effort to keep their

conference papers as brief as possible to best serve readers. The

flexible page limit is intended to take the stress out of the last

couple of sentences spilling onto an extra page, not to invite

excessive amounts of content that clearly exceed the limits of a

conference paper. See the submission page for more detailed rules.

Double-blind reviewing (new in 2021): In the interest of maximizing

fairness and the meritocratic nature of the evaluation process,

ECRTS’21 will follow a double-blind peer reviewing process. Authors

will submit blinded manuscripts (that do not reveal author identity

or affiliation) and reviewers will not be made aware of author

identities until after acceptance/rejection decisions have been made.

Papers not selected by the program committee for (conditional)

acceptance will not be de-blinded.

Open access: We believe that a conference serves the research

community and the public best when results are accessible to the

largest audience without restrictions. All accepted papers will be

published again this year as an open-access proceedings in

collaboration with LIPIcs (Leibniz International Proceedings in


Artifact evaluation: To improve reproducibility of results and to

encourage reuse, authors of accepted papers with a computational

component will be invited to submit their code and/or their data to

an optional artifact evaluation process.

Every accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors at the

virtual conference.



Submission deadline: March 3, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12) – firm

Notification: April 22, 2021

Camera-ready deadline: May 6, 2021 – firm

Conference: July 7-9, 2020



General Chair

Marcus Völp, SnT, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Program Chair

Björn Brandenburg, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), Germany


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