RTSS 2024

45th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium
December 10-13, 2024 / York, United Kingdom

Hot Topics Day

Call for proposals

RTSS 2024 will feature a Hot Topic Day (HTD). The rationale behind the hot topic day is to offer some space to emerging research areas and results. The HTD will be a combination of full-day workshops, half-day workshops, special sessions, tutorials, and competitions.

  • Workshops (W) are meant to foster community discussion on given topics.
  • Special sessions (S) present invited talks on visionary and emerging topics (typically 3 invited talks in a 1.5-hour-long session). The selection of speakers and talks is left to the discretion of the organizers but the candidates must be included in the proposal.
  • Tutorials (T) offer attendees specific knowledge and background necessary for understanding technical advances in relevant areas (typically 1.5-hour-long sessions).
  • Competitions (C) bridge researchers and practitioners across communities.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • autonomous systems, such as autonomous vehicles and robots,
  • real-time machine learning,
  • real-time cloud/edge computing,
  • safety, reliability, and security of learning-based and autonomous systems,
  • industrial automation, smart manufacturing, and industry 4.0,
  • 5G-enabled real-time applications,
  • cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things.

We solicit submissions for events you would like to have hosted at RTSS for all the categories above (workshops, special sessions, and tutorials).

Evaluation of the proposals will consider their general interest to the RTSS attendees, the quality of the proposal, and the expertise of the organizers and contributors. According to the RTSS conflict-of-interest guidelines, workshop PC chairs and special session chairs are NOT eligible to submit papers to their own events. Competition organizers are not allowed to officially attend the competition(s) they organize, while expectations may be made upon email request and approval. Workshop PC chairs and special session chairs shall send the list of accepted papers and authors to the RTSS HTD chairs and RTSS program chair prior to sending out the acceptance notification of their events.

Important Dates – for Workshops (W), Special sessions (S), Tutorials (T), and Competitions (C)

W, S, T, C → Event proposals due: July 1, 2024

W, S, T, C → Event acceptance notification: July 15, 2024

W, S, T, C → Event preliminary website online (initial CFP if needed): July 25, 2024

W, S, T, C → Deadline for HTD contributions: September 6, 2024 (tentative)

W, C Notification for HTD contributions: October 4, 2024 (tentative)

W, S, T (, C) Camera-ready deadline: October 21, 2024 (tentative)

W, S, T, C Event program finalized on the website: November 1, 2024 (tentative)

W, S, T, C Hot-Topics Day: December 10, 2024 (tentative)

Proposals should be sent via e-mail as PDF to the Hot Topics Day Chair, Zhishan Guo <zguo32@ncsu.edu>. The necessary content of the proposals for the different categories of events is found below.

Workshop (W) proposals must include:

  • title
  • abstract
  • rationale and target audience
  • estimated audience size
  • contact information of the organizers
    name, email, affiliation, short biography (for workshop chairs and PC chairs)
  • potential contributors
  • duration (full-day or half-day)
  • proposed format (e.g., keynotes, invited talks, panels, poster sessions)
  • proposed plan for paper selection and publication (if any)
  • information about sponsorship (if any)
  • technical or audio/video needs
  • other relevant information.

Special session (S) proposals must include:

  • title
  • abstract and target audience
  • estimated audience size
  • contact information of the organizers
    name, email, and affiliation, short biography
  • working title and a brief abstract of the talks
  • presenters’ names and biographies
  • technical or audio/video needs
  • other relevant information.

Tutorial (T) proposals must include:

  • title
  • abstract and target audience
  • estimated audience size
  • contact information of the organizers (name, email, affiliation, short biography)
  • technical or audio/video needs
  • other relevant information, such as the website of the tool.

Competition (C) proposals must include:

  • title
  • abstract (explaining the task and its relevance to the real-time systems community) and target audience
  • detailed competition format, including its duration.
  • estimated participation size
  • eligibility criteria and competition categories (if any).
  • draft rules and assessment methods.
  • contact information of the organizers (name, email, affiliation, short biography), and detailing experience in organizing similar events
  • organizing committee facility needs: space area and height, power, networking, audio-visual, etc.
  • for existing competitions: a summary of previous runs, attendee numbers, and improvements. Include links to past competition websites/videos.
  • other relevant information, such as the website of the tool.
  • (Optional) A potential participant list and follow-up dissemination plans post-competition.

The event selection committee reserves the right to cancel the workshops, special sessions, or tutorials if too few attendees are registered.

Important Dates

Dates
Paper Submission DeadlineThursday, May 23, 2024
Rebuttal PeriodFrom Friday, Jul 12 to Thursday, Jul 18, 2024
Author Notification of Acceptance DecisionWednesday, July 31, 2024
Submission of camera-ready papers:Tuesday, Sep 24, 2024
Hot-Topics DayTuesday, Dec 10, 2024
Main ConferenceWednesday, Dec 11 to Friday Dec 13, 2024
(All times are UTC-12, or “anywhere on earth,” unless otherwise stated.)

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