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15th Real Time Linux Workshop, October 28 to 31, 2013 at the Dipartimento Tecnologie Innovative, Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano-Manno, Switzerland

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                      15th Real Time Linux Workshop
                         Call for Participation
                         October 28 - 31, 2013
                    Dipartimento tecnologie innovative
        Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana

Following the meetings of academics, developers and users of real-time
and embedded Linux at the previous 14 Real Time Linux Workshops held
world-wide (Vienna, Orlando, Milano, Boston, Valencia, Singapore, Lille,
Lanzhou, Linz, Guadalajara, Dresden, Nairobi, Prague and Chapel Hill) - 
the 2013 Real Time Linux Workshop will come to the Scuola Universitaria 
Professionale della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano-Manno, Switzerland. It will 
be held from October 28 to October 31, 2013.

Real-time systems have evolved over the past decades in a relatively
calm manner - performance has increased, one can say dramatically, but
the main paradigms were pretty stable since the mid 80s. With the 
considerable increase of computing power, notably with multicore systems
becoming mainstream in embedded devices, the requirements on RTOS are
shifting and the tools are again trying to catch up.

In stark contrast to 1999 (when the first RTLWS took place), Linux has a 
strong position in all kind of embedded systems, ranging from consumer
electronics to network devices and a broad range of industrial applications
including safety related systems. The technological resources suitable
for high-availability, real-time, and safety critical systems have been
continuously expanding and improving - allowing to cover the entire
development life cycle of industrial projects based on Open Source
tools. At the core of this development is the availability of stable
operating systems with reliable real-time properties. Extending and
improving the real-time properties of Open Source RTOS is a continuous
research and development effort. The OSADL has set itself the ambitious 
goal to document these efforts and it's most effective tool to do so is 
the annual Real Time Linux Workshop.

Topics Covered:
 - Modifications and variants of the GNU/Linux operating system and
   extending its real-time capabilities,
 - Contributions to real-time Linux variants, drivers and extensions,
 - Tools for the verification and validation of real-time properties,
 - User-mode real-time concepts, implementation and experience,
 - Real-time Linux applications, in academia, research and industry,
 - Safety related FLOSS systems,
 - Safety related systems using FLOSS components,
 - FLOSS Tools used to analyze, verify or validate safety properties,
 - Work in progress reports, covering recent developments,
 - Educational material on real-time Linux,
 - RTOS core concepts, RT-safe synchronization mechanisms,
 - RT-safe IPC mechanisms for RT and non RT components,
 - Analysis and benchmarking methods and results of real-time
   GNU/Linux variants,
 - Debugging techniques and tools, both for code and temporal
   debugging of core RTOS components, drivers and real-time
 - Real-time related extensions to development environments

Program Overview 2013:
   October 28: Parallel paper tracks
   October 29: Linux kernel developers track
               Panel discussion 
               "Has the Open Source concept actually arrived at industry yet?"
   October 30: Parallel paper and safety track
   October 31: Hands-on seminars

RT-Summit report 2013:
   In the context of RTLWS15 the RT-kernel developers will report on the
   status and road-map of Preempt-RT in mainline as well as results of 
   the RT-summit which is collocated at RTLWS15 this year.

Safety track 2013:
   With COTS and particularly GNU/Linux moving into safety-critical 
   applications the OSADL Safety Critical Linux Working Group this year again
   will host a topic session on Open Source in safety related systems.

   On October 31 half-day and full-day seminars will be offered to 
   participants covering development and kernel analysis as well as
   debugging tools.

Late abstract submission:
   If you wish to present a late work-in-progress report at the workshop, 
   please submit an abstract using the submission page at:
   or send it by e-mail to

   We are inviting sponsors. Attractive sponsoring packages for Silver, Gold,
   Platinum and Special sponsors are offered at:

   In order to participate to the workshop, please register at the RTLWS15
   registration page at:

   Please refer to the RTLWS15 Hotel page for accommodation:

Organization committee:
Local organizers:
 - Roberto Bucher, Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana
   SUPSI, Switzerland
 - Carsten Emde, OSADL
 - Nicholas Mc Guire, OSADL
 - Andreas Platschek, ICT, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Roberto Bucher
Carsten Emde
Nicholas Mc Guire
Andreas Platschek