Fifth IEEE Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium
 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel
June 2-4, 1999
Sponsored by The IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems


Preliminary Program And Call For Participation
*** Early Registration Deadline - May 7 ***



Symposium Highlights

Along with a diverse program of technical papers, this year's RTAS includes several venues that highlight the state-of-the-art of real-time applications and research.

Workshop:  The symposium is kicked-off with a Workshop on QoS Support for Real-Time Internet Applications coordinated by Azer Bestavros.  This workshop will bring together researchers interested in the design and implementation of novel protocols and architectures to support the requirements of applications that are subject to QoS constraints.

Tutorials:  The symposium includes four tutorials on Real-Time Java by Greg Bollella and Kelvin Nilsen, Real-Time Analysis Tools by Ben Watson and Srini Vasan, Real-Time CORBA by Jon Curry and Real-Time Communication by Wei Zhao.

Work-in-Progress Sessions:  There will be two WIP sessions throughout the symposium.  These sessions will provide researchers with an opportunity to discuss their evolving ideas and gather feedback from the real-time community at large.


Objectives and Scope

The IEEE Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium brings together real-time system developers and researchers from academia, industry and government to present the latest advances in real-time systems research, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. An exciting program that fosters discussions and technical exchanges is planned, including tutorials, panel discussions, technical paper presentations and work-in-progress sessions on various aspects of real-time computing and communication, ranging from multimedia applications, case studies, systems integration, application requirements, scheduling, operating systems, software engineering, dependability, databases, programming languages, system development tools, communications, performance modeling and formal techniques.

The technical program for RTAS'99 is organized into nine sessions, covering various aspects of real-time systems technology and applications: namely Scheduling, Languages and Timing Constraints, Databases and Operating Systems, Real-Time Windows NT, Real-Time Middleware, Real-Time Communication, Quality ofService, and Experiences and Case Studies. In addition to these eigth technical sessions, this year's RTAS program features four tutorials on Real-Time Java, on Real-Time CORBA, on Real-Time Communication, and on Real-Time Analysis Tools.  This year's RTAS will also include special Work-In-Progress (WIP) sessions. These sessions will feature a number of short technical presentations to elicit the community's feedback on and interest in on-going research projects and system building efforts.



Workshop on QoS Support for Real-Time Internet Applications
(accepting submissions until April 16)

The Internet is increasingly being used to support a wide range of applications that are subject to QoS constraints for proper operation. This 1-day workshop preceding the RTAS'99 aims at bringing together researchers interested in the design and implementation of novel protocols and architectures to support the requirements of such applications in the context of the existing ubiquitous infrastructure of the Internet (i.e. HTTP, TCP/IP, UDP, MBone, etc.)

For more information about paper submission, please visit the Workshop web site at http://www.cs.bu.edu/pub/rtaw99/.



Tutorials

Real-Time Java by Greg Bollella and Kelvin Nilsen
Wed. June 2,  13:30-15:30

Real-Time Analysis Tools by Ben Watson and Srini Vasan
Wed. June 2,  18:15-19:30

Real-Time CORBA by Jon Curry
Thur. June 3,  13:30-15:30

Real-Time Communication by Wei Zhao
Fri. June 4,  8:30-10:30



Work-in-Progress Sessions (accepting submissions until April 15)

RTAS'99 WIP will be devoted to the presentation of new and on-going projects in real-time systems and applications. The prime purpose of this session is to provide researchers an opportunity to discuss their evolving ideas and gather feedback from the real-time community at large. Submissions on all aspects of real-time computing, applications, and systems are sought for this work-in-progress session. Of particular interest are papers exploring promising new ideas and approaches.

There will be two RTAS'99 WIP sessions held on the first two days of the conference. These sessions will consist of 10-minute presentations of all accepted submissions. Also, accepted submissions will be included in a special RTAS'99 WIP proceedings that will be distributed to all RTAS'99 conference participants, and will be available electronically from the IEEE-CS TC-RTS Home Page on the WWW.

For information on submitting papers to the session, please visit the WIP web site at http://www.cs.concordia.ca/~faculty/manas/rtas99wip/


Technical Program

Tuesday June 1, 1999

Wednesday June 2, 1999

Thursday June 3, 1999

Friday June 4, 1999


Hotel Information

The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, which is located at the heart of beautiful downtown Vancouver, minutes away from the Waterfront and from many other attractions. For more information contact the hotel at the address below or visit it on the Web at http://www.sheratonwallcentre.com/.

The hotel guarantees the following rates for rooms:

   Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel
   1088 Burrard Street
   Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R9,
   Canada
   Tel: (604) 331-1000
   Fax: (604) 893-7200


Conference/Workshop Registration

Mail to:

Ms. Linda Buss
RTAS'99
E3774 - 550th Ave.
Menomonie, WI 54751
USA
Phone: 715-235-0487
Fax: (715) 235-2258 or (715) 232-6243
Email: ljbuss@win.bright.net

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(All fees in US$$)
RTAS'99 Fees On or Before May 7 After May 7 
IEEE Members $390 $470
Non-Members $490 $585
Full-time Students $190 $220
Workshop Fees On or Before May 7 After May 7
Members  $100 $120
Non-Members $125 $150
Full-time Students $100 $120

 

Registration can be done through electronic mail. The e-mail address is ljbuss@win.bright.net. Conference registration includes all the events of the symposium. To receive student rate, students are required to have advisor's name and signature at the time of registration.
 

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Written request for refunds, subject to a processing fee, must be made no later than May 7, 1999. Payment can be made by check, money order, or credit card. Please make checks or money orders payable, in U.S. dollars, to RTAS'99. Payments in other currencies will not be accepted.

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Organizing Committee


For more information check RTAS'99 Home Page at
http://www.cs.bu.edu/pub/rtas99/