Université de Toulouse - IRIT/INPT/ENSEEIHT, France
Jean-Luc dot Scharbarg at enseeiht dot fr
CEA LIST, France
Mathieu dot Jan at cea dot fr
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Leandro Soares Indrusiak
University of York, United Kingdom
Ramon Serna Oliver
Swiss Center for Microtechnology, Switzerland
University of Porto, Portugal
Augsburg University, Germany
Mälardalen University, Sweden
Submission deadline: 14th April 2017
Notification of acceptance: 8th May 2017
Conference and workshops early registration deadline:
12nd May, 2017
Submission of camera-ready papers:
14th May 2017
News And Updates
31st March 2017: the submission deadline has been extended to 14th April!
1st February 2017: a keynote on TSN will be given by Lucia Lo Bello!
24th November 2016: a keynote on real-time NoCs will be given by Leandro Soares Indrusiak!
24th October 2016: web site opens
The Real-Time Networks (RTN) 2017 is a satellite workshop of
the 29th Euromicro
Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2017), the premier European
venue for presenting research into the broad area of real-time and
The RTN workshop is the fifteenth in the series of workshops that
started at the 2002 ECRTS conference. No edition took however place in
2015. To continue a new series of workshops, RTN 2017 focuses on the
current technological challenges around real-time network
infrastructures either between chips or on-chip (NoC). Besides, accepted
papers will be published in SIGBED Review unless authors explicitly refuse
in order to keep material for a later publication in a conference or
The RTN workshop provides a relaxed forum for both industrial and
academic participants to present and discuss new ideas, new research
directions and to review current trends in the area of real-time
networks and NoC. Schedule will provide significant time for
discussions among the attendees.
The RTN workshop seeking regular research paper or position paper that
should not exceed 6 pages. Areas of interest include, but are not
Submission of papers
Real-time network on chips (NoC)
Real-time Software Defined Networks (SDN)
Real-time message scheduling and mapping over off and on-chip networks (TSN, Ethernet, CAN, FlexRay, NoC, etc.)
Real-time applications (automotive, aerospace, multimedia, etc.): implementation, experimentation and evaluation
Performance evaluation, simulation and modeling tools of real-time networks (automotive, aerospace, multimedia, etc.)
Networked embedded systems and sensors, cyber-physical systems, internet of things
Real-time network management and time synchronization
Wireless technologies and Sensor Networks (WSNs) and applications
All papers will be reviewed by the workshop Program Committee and
should be written in English.
All accepted papers will be published in the ACM SIGBED Review Special
Interest Group on Embedded Systems unless authors explicitly refuse in
order to keep material for a later publication in a conference or
journal. By accepting that papers are published in the ACM SIGBED
Review, authors give permission to publish and include the papers in
ACM Digital Library.
Papers should not exceed 6 pages in ACM SIG format,
Research papers should present original research results not published
or submitted for publication in other forums. Authors of accepted
papers agree to attend the workshop and to present their work during
- Priority-based Wormhole Networks-on-Chip: challenges and opportunities
Speaker: Leandro Soares Indrusiak, University of York.
Abstract: Wormhole switching is widely used in network-on-chip (NoC)
architectures due to small buffering requirements on each network
router, which in turn results in low area and energy overheads. This
is of key importance in multi-core and many-core processors, as the
area and energy share of the on-chip interconnect itself can reach up
to 30% of the area and energy used by the whole processor. However,
the nature of wormhole switching allows a single packet to
simultaneously acquire multiple links as it traverses the network,
which can make worst-case packet latencies hard to predict. This
becomes particularly severe in large and highly congested networks,
where complex interference patterns become the norm.
Different link arbitration mechanisms can result in different
worst-case latency prediction models, and recent research has
addressed NoCs with TDM, round-robin and priority arbitration. In this
talk, I will focus on priority-preemptive wormhole NoCs. I will give a
detailed account of the architectural features that can support that
type of arbitration in NoCs, and will review the latest research on
analytical methods aimed at predicting worst-case packet latency over
such networks. I will then show opportunities and advantages of using
priority-preemptive NoCs in the domains of multi-mode,
mixed-criticality and secure systems, where the trade-off between
flexibility and predictability that is inherent to such networks can
be fully exploited.
- Advances in Time-Sensitive Networking
Speaker: Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania.
In many contexts, such as, industrial and automotive networks, for efficiency and cost reasons the time-sensitive traffic flows generated by applications requiring predictable transmission times, low latency and low jitter are mixed with flows originated from applications with less severe timing constraints. In these conditions, it is imperative to guarantee the timing behavior of time-sensitive traffic. The work within the IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) Task Group, which is part of the IEEE 802.1 Working Group, goes into this direction. The talk will review the TSN set of standards and address some of the defined mechanisms to provide deterministic services through IEEE 802 networks, i.e., guaranteed packet transport with bounded latency, low packet delay variation, and low packet loss.