RTNS 2017

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25th anniversary

International Conference on Real-Time Networks and Systems


Grenoble, France, October 4-6, 2017

RTNS is a friendly conference with a great sense of community that presents excellent opportunities for collaboration.

The purpose of the conference is to share ideas, experiences and information among academic researchers, developers and service providers in the field of real-time systems and networks.

RTNS 2017 will be in Grenoble, France.

RTNS 2017 is the 25th edition of the conference formerly known as RTS (Real-Time Systems, Paris). The first 12 editions of RTS were french-speaking events held in Paris in conjunction with the RTS Embedded System exhibition. Since its 13th edition, the conference language of RTNS has been english.

The proceedings are published by the ACM ICPS and indexed by Scopus. ACM ICPS




RTNS2017 > Awards
RTNS2017 > Conference Program
RTNS2017 > Call-for-Papers

Conference aims and topics

PDF version of the Call for Papers

RTNS is a friendly and inclusive conference with a great sense of community that presents excellent opportunities for collaboration. Original unpublished papers on all aspects of real-time systems and networks are welcome. RTNS covers a wide-spectrum of topics in real-time and embedded systems, including, but not limited to:

The 11th Junior Researcher Workshop on Real-Time Computing is organized jointly with RTNS.

RTNS2017 > Submission

Instructions to authors

Submissions are limited to 10 two-column pages and must adhere to the ACM format. For convenience, we provide below the templates:

The proceedings are published by the ACM ICPS and indexed by Scopus.

A selection of the best papers will be identified as outstanding papers; the authors of these papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the Springer Real-Time Systems journal. RTNS will have the artifact evaluation for the accepted papers, to guarantee the availability of source code and data to replicate the experiments.

Authors submitting a paper to RTNS confirm that neither the paper, nor a version of it, is under submission elsewhere nor will be submitted elsewhere before notification by RTNS, and that if the paper is accepted, at least one author will register by the special registration deadline, and present the paper at the conference.

The link to the Easychair submission page is here
RTNS2017 > Artifact evaluation

Artifact Evaluation

We give the opportunity to authors of papers accepted to the conference to submit an artifact establishing the reproducibility of the computational results described in their paper.

The objective of Artifact Evaluation (AE) is to reward efforts made by researchers to allow others to replicate their experiments. The AE enables to reproduce results, which helps researchers to build on top of each other's work and to compare results in a fair manner. The AE reviewers do not evaluate the correctness of the experimental results obtained using the artifact, only that these results can be reproduced.

The reviewing process is single-blind. Reviewers should be able to evaluate submitted artifacts using regular computing resources. Please feel free to contact the AE chair if you would like to submit an artifact for which this is not possible.

Important dates

Submission Process

To submit an artifact, use the easychair submission website: TBD

 Specify the following fields:

A nice HOWTO for preparing an artifact evaluation package is available online at http://bit.ly/HOWTO-AEC.

Artifact Evaluation Committee

Additional information

Here is a list of useful links related to artifact evaluation in other computer science research communities:


Please contact Julien Forget (julien dot forget at univ dash lille1 dot fr) for any questions, concerns or comments.
RTNS2017 > Keynote talk

Keynote Talk

Luca Benini

Luca Benini,
Department of Inform.Technol.Electrical Eng.
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Title Plenty of Room at the Bottom? Micropower Deep Learning for Cognitive Cyberphysical Systems


Deep convolutional neural networks are being regarded today as an extremely effective and flexible approach for extracting actionable, high-level information from the wealth of raw data produced by a wide variety of sensory data sources. CNNs are however computationally demanding: today they typically run on GPU-accelerated compute servers or high-end embedded platforms. Industry and academia are racing to bring CNN inference (first) and training (next) within ever tighter power envelopes, while at the same time meeting real-time requirements. Recent results, including our PULP and ORIGAMI chips, demonstrate there is plenty of room at the bottom: pj/OP (GOPS/mW) computational efficiency, needed for deploying CNNs in the mobile/wearable scenario, is within reach.

However, this is not enough: 1000x energy efficiency improvement, within a mW power envelope and with low-cost CMOS processes, is required for deploying CNNs in the most demanding CPS scenarios. The fj/OP milestone will require heterogeneous (3D) integration with ultra-efficient die-to-die communication, mixed-signal pre-processing, event-based approximate computing, while still meeting real-time requirements.


Luca Benini holds the chair of digital Circuits and systems at ETHZ and Full Professor at the Universita di Bologna.
Dr. Benini's research interests are in energy-efficient system design for embedded and high-performance computing.
He is also active in the area of energy-efficient smart sensors and ultra-low power VLSI design.
He has published more than 800 papers, five books and several book chapters. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ACM and a member of the Academia Europaea. He is the recipient of the 2016 IEEE CAS Mac Van Valkenburg award.

RTNS2017 > Junior Workshop

Junior Workshop

11th Junior Researcher Workshop on Real-Time Computing

(JRWRTC 2017)

in conjunction with the
Grenoble, France, October 4-6, 2017

The purpose of the 11th Junior Researcher Workshop on Real-Time Computing is to bring together junior researchers working on real-time systems (PhD students, postdocs, etc). The workshop provides a relaxed forum to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions, and to review current trends in the real-time systems area and is based on both short presentations and a poster session to encourage stimulating discussions.

The scope of the JRWRTC 2017 includes (but is not limited to) the following areas:

  • Real-time system design and analysis: task and message scheduling, modeling, verification, evaluation, model-driven development, worst-case execution time estimation, distributed systems, fault tolerance, quality of service, security, real-time system benchmarking
  • Infrastructure and hardware for real-time systems: wired and wireless communication networks, fieldbuses, networked control systems, sensor networks, power-aware scheduling
  • Software technologies for real-time systems: compilers, programming languages, middleware and component-based technologies, operating systems, tools and benchmarks
  • Real-time applications: automotive, avionics, telecommunications, process control, multimedia

Submissions are now open through Easychair.

Please consult the website of the 25th International Conference on Real-Time and Network Systems for further information on registration, venue and hotel reservations.

The call for papers is also available as both PDF and plain text. Why JRWRTC ?

Important dates

Submission deadline: Aug. 20th, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Aug. 30th, 2017
Final manuscript due: Sept. 5th, 2017
Conference: Oct. 4-6th, 2017

Workshop chair

Program committee

Paper Submission Guidelines

Submission guidelines: authors can submit up to 4 pages in double column format, with 10pt font (the latex template can be downloaded here).
Every submission should be co-authored by at least one junior researcher. One author of every accepted paper should be registered to the conference to present the paper in a talk and during the poster session.
A booklet containing the proceedings will be available on the web.

RTNS2017 > registration


All participants must be registered. Please register in advance.
Registration at Early Registration rates will be possible until September 10, 2017.

AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR PER FULL PAPER (student or full rate) has to be registered before September 10, 2017.

AT LEAST ONE AUTHOR PER JUNIOR WORKSHOP PAPER (student or full rate) has to be registered before September 10, 2017.

Registration form

Registration is only available online: online registration.

Registration fees to the main conference:

Early Late
Student 200€ 290€
Full Rate 340€ 490€
Contributor* 500€ 500€
*Contributor: this fee is dedicated to participants who are willing to contribute to an extra regular registration fee.

The registration fees includes for all packages:

In all packages, travel and hotel costs are not included and are the responsibility of each conference participant.

See the form for cancellation policy.

RTNS2017 > Dates

Important dates

Submission (firm) deadline: Mon July 17, 2017, 23:59:59 anywhere on Earth
Notification to authors: Fri September 1, 2017
Early registration deadline: Sun September 10, 2017
Camera ready paper due: Mon September 25, 2017
Conference: October 4-6, 2017
RTNS2017 > Committees

Conference Committees

General chair
Program chairs
Local organization committee
Program committee
Steering committee Artifact Evaluation Chair Junior Workshop Chairs
RTNS2017 > Local Information

Local information

For any information, you can send an e-mail to the local organization committee

Venue and useful informations

The meeting will take place at Université Grenoble Alpes - Batiment IMAG on October 4-6, 2017.
Access: Tram line B or C, stop Gabriel Fauré.

Wi-Fi network with access control on site (including eduroam).
Lunches and coffee breaks will be served on site. They are included in the registration fees.

Batiment IMAG - Université Grenoble Alpes
700 avenue Centrale - 38400 SAINT MARTIN D'HERES
Click here for the Openstreetmap or here for the Google map
Batiment IMAG
Visa information

Traveling to France may require a visa (exempt from visa requirements). See this page for complete official details.
Contact us for requesting visa support letters, only for authors with accepted papers (conference or junior workshop), or members of the conference committee.
Those requesting a letter should allow at least 15 business days to receive it.

How to reach the location of the conference

By tram

You can take the tram to get the campus. Two tram lines for the campus : line B and line C (more information on http://www.tag.fr).

From the train station, line B, Grenoble Presqu’île / Gières Plaine des Sports, direction Gières Plaine des Sports. Stop « Gabriel Fauré ».

Line C, Seyssins le Prisme / Saint Martin d’Hères Condillac Universités, direction Saint Martin d’Hères Condillac Universités. Stop « Gabriel Fauré ».

By plane

Three airports, two of which are less than one hour from Grenoble Grenoble access

By train

The train station is ideally located in the city center

By car

From Paris / Lyon / north of France: motorway A48

From Valence / Marseille / south of France: motorway A49

From Chambéry / Switzerland (Geneva) and Italy (Turin/Torino): motorway A41


Lyon: 100 km / Geneva: 150 km / Turin/Torino: 250 km / Marseille: 275 km / Paris: 575 km

RTNS2017 > Accomodation


Hotels with preferential rates within the limit of available rooms

> 80€

Hotel Price for one night Contact Booking Code Public transportation
Hotel d'Angleterre 93€ single room
99€ double room
+33 (0)4 76 90 63 09, Email RTNS Tram line B, stop Victor Hugo
Hotel de l'Europe 90€ single room +33 (0)4 76 46 16 94, Email RTNS Tram line B, stop Maison du Tourisme

< 80€

Hotel Price for one night Contact Booking Code Public transportation
Hotel Ibis Grenoble Université 69€ single room +33 (0)4 76 44 00 44, Email Tram line B, stop Mayencin Champ Roman
Hotel des Alpes 64€ single room
68€ double room
73€ twin room
+33 (0)4 76 87 00 71, Email Tram line B, stop Gares
Hotel Suisse et Bordeaux 65€ single room
80€ double/twin room
+33 (0)4 76 47 55 87, Email Conférence RTNS Tram line B, stop Gares

For other accomodation

Visit www.grenoble-tourisme.com
RTNS2017 > Tourism


Visit Grenoble

The city, its layout, and its history then become much clearer:

At the center, the historic heart is dense, rich with a prestigious past going back more than 2000 years in history. To the west, a world renowned scientific complex. To the south, the urban sprawl accelerated by the 1968 winter Olympic Games and to the east, the university campus which welcomes 61,000 students.

Naturally Y-shaped thanks to the presence of the three alpine chains, Grenoble can be accessed from three points: one from the direction of Valence and Lyon, the other from the south and the Route Napoléon, and the last from Chambery and Italy.

A remarkable university and scientific population give Grenoble the image of a young, cosmopolitan city, one that is constantly on the move. The arrival and departure of the students and scientists mean that Grenoble never gets caught up with stereotypes. This is a free city!

Just as comfortable with culture as with sports, Grenoble offers a wide variety of activities. On the cultural side, how could we mention Grenoble without talking about the Museum of Grenoble and le Magasin (National Contemporary Art Center), leaders when it comes to art. Not to mention France's first house of culture, inaugurated in 1968 by André Malraux. Today known as the MC2, this cultural center hosts a multitude of music, film, and theatre festivals, as well as areas dedicated to electronic music.

As for sports, Grenoble is just a few minutes from several ski resorts and you can set out on a mountain hike from the city center, via La Bastille. The city also boasts the first urban via ferrata in France.

With its 300 km of flat bike paths, Grenoble is also a cyclist's paradise.

RTNS2017 > Social events
RTNS2017 > Past Issues

Past Issues

RTNS 2016: Brest (France), PC chairs: Sébastien Faucou (Université de Nantes, FRANCE) and Luis Miguel Pinho (CISTER Research Center, Porto, Portugal)

RTNS 2015: Lille (France), PC chairs: Liliana Cucu-Grosjean (INRIA, Paris-Rocquencourt, FRANCE) and Nathan Fisher (Wayne State University, USA)

RTNS 2014: Versailles (France), PC chairs: Joël Goossens (ULB, Brussels, Belgium) and Claire Maiza (INP/Verimag, Grenoble, France)

RTNS 2013: Sophia Antipolis (France), PC chairs: Rob Davis (University of York, UK) and Emmanuel Grolleau (LIAS, Poitiers, France)

RTNS 2012: Pont à Mousson (France), PC chairs: Christine Rochange (University of Toulouse/IRIT, France) and Jim Andersson (University of North Carolina, USA)

RTNS 2011: Nantes (France), PC chairs: Alan Burns (University of York, UK) and Laurent George (Inria/AOSTE - UPEC/LISSI, France)

RTNS 2010: Toulouse (France), PC chairs: Sanjoy Baruah (University of North Carolina, USA) and Yves Sorel (Inria, Rocquencourt, France)

RTNS 2009: Paris (France), PC chairs: Maryline Chetto (IRCCyN, Nantes, France) and Mikael Sjödin (Mälardalen University, Sweden)

RTNS 2008: Rennes (France), PC chairs: Pascale Minet (Inria-Rocquencourt/Hipercom, France) and Giorgio Buttazzo (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)

RTNS 2007: Nancy (France), PC chair: Isabelle Puaut (University of Rennes/IRISA, France)

RTNS 2006: Poitiers (France), PC chair: Guy Juanole(LAAS, Toulouse, France) and Pascal Richard (LISI, Poitiers, France)

RTS 2005: Paris (France), PC chair: Nicolas Navet (LORIA, Nancy, France)

RTS 2004 : Paris (France),PC chair : Joël Goossens (University of Bruxelles, Belgium)

RTS 2001: Paris (France), PC chair: Zoubir Mammeri (IRIT, UPS Toulouse, France)

RTS 2000: Paris (France), Francis Cottet (LISI, ENSMA, Poitiers)

RTS03, RTS02, RTS99, RTS98, RTS97, RTS96, RTS95, RTS94, RTS93: no official website

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