Call for Papers - WPDRTS 2000

Bjarne Däcker bjarne@REDACTED
Mon Nov 8 19:15:23 CET 1999


We wish to be present with Erlang related
papers in the functional programming
conferences but I think that we ought to
appear in some of the realtime or embedded
systems conferences as well.

Best regards



                      CALL FOR PAPERS

        Eighth International Workshop on Parallel and 
        Distributed Real-Time Systems (WPDRTS 2000)
      May 1-2, 2000, Westin Regina Hotel - Cancun, Mexico
             (held in conjunction with IPDPS 2000)

     >>>>>   SUBMISSION DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 1999  <<<<<

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that demonstrate original 
unpublished research pertaining to real-time systems that have
parallel and/or distributed architectures. Of interest are conceptual,
experimental and implemented systems, their scientific and commercial
applications, and theoretical foundations.  Papers addressing multiple 
aspects of distributed and/or parallel real-time systems are of 
particular interest. 

The Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems (WPDRTS)
brings together researchers from different communities in order to
fill a number of gaps. This is vital since it is becoming more and
more evident that no single discipline or method can solve all the
problems related to computer-based real-time applications. Parallel
and distributed systems that are not real-time have many things in
common with those that are, such as formal specification and design of
concurrent aspects, communication and synchronization, exploitation of
concurrency, and simulation. However, there are also considerable
differences, such as the focus on maximal average performance for
non-real-time concurrent systems and the focus on predictability and
obeying the deadlines for concurrent real-time systems. 

Real-time systems frequently employ parallel and distributed computer 
platforms in order to meet timing constraints and to achieve
fault-tolerance and availability. In order to come to a usable
solution, the issues of concurrency and dependability must be
considered simultaneously. However, it is often the case that
researchers focus on problems relevant to concurrent processing while
overlooking timeliness. Similarly, real-time computing research
efforts are often focused on producing techniques that apply only to
single-processor systems. Thus, WPDRTS covers many important research
areas, while keeping in mind the common thread of parallel and
distributed processing in real-time.

All papers (not more than 10 pages) should be submitted to the 
appropriate program chair:

Sang Hyuk Son 
(Chair for the Americas) 
(Email) son@REDACTED 

Maarten Boasson 
(Chair for Europe and Africa) 
(Email) boasson@REDACTED 

Yoshiaki Kakuda 
(Chair for Asia and Oceania) 
(Email) kakuda@REDACTED 

WPDRTS 2000 Program Organization

General Chair
Kenji Toda, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Japan 

Program Chairs
Sang Hyuk Son, University of Virginia, USA
Maarten Boasson, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Yoshiaki Kakuda, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Publicity Chair
Amy Apon, University of Arkansas, USA 

Program Committee 

Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Virginia, USA 
Giorgio Buttazzo, Scuola Superiore, Italy 
Max Geerling, Chess IT, Haarlem, The Netherlands 
Jorgen Hansson, University of Skovde, Sweden 
Kenji Ishida, Hiroshima City University, Japan 
Michael B. Jones, Microsoft Research, USA 
Tei-Wei Kuo, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan 
Insup Lee, University of Pennsylvania, USA 
Victor Lee, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Jane Liu, University of Illinois, USA 
Doug Locke, Lockheed Martin, USA 
G. Manimaran, Iowa State University, USA 
Tim Martin, Compaq Computer Corporation, USA 
Sang Lyul Min, Seoul National University, Korea 
Al Mok, UT Austin, USA
C. Siva Ram Murthy, IIT Madras, India 
Hidenori Nakazato, OKI, Japan 
Joseph Kee-Yin Ng, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong 
Isabelle Puaut, INSA/IRISA, France 
Ragunathan Rajkumar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Franklin Reynolds, Nokia Research Center, USA 
Wilhelm Rossak, FSU Jena, Informatik, Germany 
Shiro Sakata, NEC, Japan 
Manas Saksena, University of Pittsburgh, USA 
Lui Sha, University of Illinois, USA 
Kang Shin, University of Michigan, USA 
Hiroaki Takada, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 
Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California at Irvine, USA 
Wei Zhao, Texas A&M University, USA 

Important Dates 

DECEMBER 1, 1999     Manuscripts Due                   
JANUARY 1, 2000      Notification of Review Decision   
JANUARY 30, 2000     Camera Ready Version Due          

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