WATERS 2015 Call for Papers

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Sophie Quinton

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*Call for papers and challenge solutions WATERS'15*
*Submission deadline April 24th, 2015*


    6th International Workshop on Analysis Tools and Methodologies
            for Embedded and Real-time Systems (WATERS'15)
                 July 7, 2015 in Lund, Sweden
                   In conjunction with ECRTS'15


The goal of the WATERS workshop series is to create a common ground
and a community to share methodologies, software tools, best
practices, data sets, application models, benchmarks and any other way
to improve comparability of results in the current practice of
research in real-time and embedded systems.

WATERS 2015 is a satellite workshop of the 27th Euromicro Conference
on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2015, http://control.lth.se/ecrts2015/),
the premier European venue for presenting research into the broad area
of real-time and embedded systems.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
 - Tools and methods for the analysis of real-time systems
 - Realistic case studies and reusable data sets
 - Comparative evaluation of existing algorithms and techniques
 - Modelling, analysis and simulation of, possibly mixed-criticality,
   real-time, distributed, and embedded systems running on multi-core,
   many-core, massively parallel, or distributed systems
 - Modelling, analysis and simulation of the various components
   of the run-time environment, including the operating system, the
   hypervisor, or complex middleware components
 - Instrumentation, tracing methods and overhead analysis, including
   proper accounting of the overheads due to various virtualization
 - Power consumption models and experimental data for real-time
   power-aware systems
 - Simulation, instrumentation and analysis of complex distributed
   systems infrastructures such as Cloud Computing infrastructures,
   when supporting real-time and QoS-aware applications


This year, WATERS will focus more closely on the following topics.

- *Benchmarking*: Lack of a common ground for experimentation is still
an issue in many areas of real-time and embedded systems
analysis. This makes evaluation and comparison of tools and methods
difficult. Therefore, we particularly encourage authors to share data
that can be used for benchmarking. Real-life problems from the
industry dealing with real-time are of course especially welcome. In
addition, theoretical and practical results about test case
generation, e.g. for schedulability analysis, are of
interest. Finally, we also welcome surveys on currently existing
benchmarks and test cases.

- *Case studies*: In parallel, we emphasize the need for sharing
experience with real-life examples. Therefore, we encourage authors to
submit case studies in which they may describe not only the results
they have achieved but also possibly the difficulties they faced in
adapting their approach to practical applications.


This year, we additionally propose a verification challenge for which
authors may submit solutions. The 2015 challenge is an industrial case
study proposed by THALES. Its purpose is to share ideas, experiences
and solutions to a concrete timing verification problem issued from
real industrial case studies. It also aims at promoting discussions,
closer interactions, cross fertilization of ideas and synergies across
the breadth of the real-time research community, as well as attracting
industrial practitioners from different domains having a specific
interest in timing verification.

A session will be devoted to the presentation of the solutions to the
challenge. Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity
to give a short talk and present their solution to the audience in an
interactive demo session.

More information about this is available on the WATERS website:


Prospective authors are encouraged to consider the following options.

- At WATERS: The authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity
of showing demonstrations of their work in a dedicated hands-on
session at the workshop.

- At ECRTS: Together with the Work-in-Progress poster session and
reception, demonstrations and material can be made available to all
ECRTS participants. This is one of the most attractive and interactive
events at the conference.


Submitted papers should follow the IEEE conference format (2 columns,
10 pt, single-line spacing) and should not exceed 6 pages in
length. Papers must be submitted in PDF format. The papers will be
reviewed by the workshop program committee and all accepted papers
will be made available to all participants one week before the
workshop so that contributions can be examined prior to the
event. Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair conference
management system using the link provided on the workshop website.

By submitting a paper, the authors agree and confirm that: neither
this paper nor a version close to it is under submission or will be
submitted elsewhere before notification by WATERS 2015. If accepted,
at least one author will register for WATERS 2015 by the special
registration deadline set in the notification of acceptance, and
present the paper at the workshop in person.


 * Submission deadline: 24th April 2015
 * Acceptance notification: 22nd May 2015
 * Final version deadline: 12th June 2015
 * Workshop: 7th July 2015


Sophie Quinton, Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, France
Tullio Vardanega, University of Padua, Italy


Laura Carnevali, University of Florence, Italy
Antonio Cicchetti, Mälardalen University, IDT, Västerås, Sweden
Laurent George, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France
Arne Hamann, Bosch GmbH, Germany
Giuseppe Lipari, University of Lille, France
Martina Maggio, Lund University, Sweden
Silvia Mazzini, Intecs, Italy
Julio Medina, University of Cantabria, Spain
Marco Di Natale, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Marco Panunzio, Thales Alenia Space, France
Simon Schliecker, Symtavision GmbH, Germany
Wang Yi, Uppsala University, Sweden


Rafik Henia, Thales Research and Technology, France
Julio Medina, University of Cantabria, Spain
Sophie Quinton, Inria Grenoble – Rhône-Alpes, France
Laurent Rioux, Thales Research and Technology, France
Tullio Vardanega, University of Padua, Italy
Participants to the challenge will also be invited to the FMTV challenge committee.
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