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WATERS 2014 : 5th International Workshop on Analysis Tools and Methodologies for Embedded and Real-time Systems


When Jul 8, 2014 - Jul 8, 2014
Where Madrid - Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 25, 2014
Notification Due May 23, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 13, 2014
Categories    real-time systems   embedded systems   modelling and simulation   tools

Call For Papers

5th International Workshop on Analysis Tools and Methodologies for
Embedded and Real-time Systems (WATERS 2014)
July 8th 2014, Madrid, Spain
In conjunction with ECRTS 2014

The objective of the WATERS workshop series is to discuss and give
visibility to tools, best practices and methodologies intended for
the assessment and validation of software and system architecture
and design intents in all areas of embedded and real-time computing
systems. The scope of the workshop ranges from formal or algorithmic
analysis-based methods to simulation and trace-based profiling, as
well as from high-level architectures or design models to concrete

Much like any other endeavor disciplined by the scientific method,
research in the workshop themes requires reproducibility for the
adoption of techniques and the comparison of results claimed by
proponents. WATERS offers the community of researchers and industrial
practitioners an open space for presenting novel results, sharing
best practices, and providing feedback on tools, frameworks, reusable
data sets, code artifacts, behavioral models developed in research
initiatives. Realistic industrial use cases are especially welcome,
in that they can constitute common metrics, and in the longer run,
possibly benchmarks, for evaluating experimental results obtained
in research efforts across industry and academia.

Timing predictability and performance are key issues in the design
of real-time and embedded systems. These concerns involve more than
timing, and entail the accounting and management of multiple
resources and extra-functional characteristics, like memory, energy,
and temperature.

One distinctly major challenge that real-time and embedded system
practitioners currently face is the predictable, resource efficient
and complexity controlled use of modern multi-core processors. That
challenge is compounded by the objective of allowing applications
with different levels of criticality to be deployed on those new

WATERS 2014 focuses on tools, benchmarks, and data sets that can s
upport comprehensive analysis and evaluation of concrete, industrial
systems where any of the above challenges are addressed in an
integrated way.

The authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity of showing
demonstrations of their work in a dedicated hands-on session at the
A booth will also be installed at the main conference reception,
where demonstrations and material can be made available to all ECRTS
2014 participants, thus much beyond the workshop own attendance.
All prospective authors are much encouraged to consider this double

The workshop seeks original contributions on methods and tools for
real-time and embedded systems analysis, simulation, modelling and
benchmarking. We seek papers describing well-engineered, highly
reusable, possibly open, tools, methodologies, and data sets that
can be used by other researchers.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* 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
* Tools and methods for the analysis of real-time systems
* 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
* Realistic case studies and reusable data sets
* Comparative evaluation of existing algorithms and techniques

Submitted papers should follow the IEEE conference format and should
not exceed 6 pages in length. Papers may be submitted in either PDF
or Postscript format. The papers will be reviewed by the workshop
Program Committee. 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. Instructions on how to submit papers
will be available 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 2014, and if
accepted, at least one author will register for WATERS 2014 by the
special registration deadline set in the notification of acceptance,
and present the paper at the workshop in person.

* Submission deadline: April, 25th 2014
* Acceptance notification: May, 23rd 2014
* Camera-ready due: June, 13th 2014

Luca Abeni. University of Trento, Italy
Laura Carnevali. University of Florence, Italy
Antonio Cicchetti. Mälardalen University, Sweden
Tommaso Cucinotta. Alcatel-Lucent, Ireland
Marisol Garcia-Valls. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Laurent George. INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France
Giuseppe Lipari. École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France
Silvia Mazzini. Intecs, Italy
Marco Di Natale. Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
Thomas Nolte. Mälardalen University, Sweden
Marco Panunzio. Thales Alenia Space, France
Martin Quinson. Nancy University
Simon Schliecker. Symtavision GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany
Sara Tucci. CEA List, France
Wang Yi. Uppsala University, Sweden

Julio Medina
Universidad de Cantabria
Santander (Spain)
julio.medina *at#

Tullio Vardanega
Università di Padova
Padua (Italy)
tullio.vardanega *at#

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