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CALL FOR PAPERS - New Deadlines

16th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis (WCET 2016)

Toulouse, France | 5th July 2016 |

in conjunction with the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS)

WCET 2016 is kindly supported by TACLe (, an European COST-Action on Timing Analysis on Code-Level.


A large class of embedded systems is distinguished from general-purpose computing systems by the need to satisfy strict requirements on timing, often under constraints on available resources. Predictable system design is concerned with the challenge of building systems for which timing requirements can be guaranteed a priori. Perhaps paradoxically, this problem has become more difficult by the introduction of performance-enhancing architectural elements, such as caches, pipelines, and multi-threading, which introduce a large degree of uncertainty and make timing guarantees harder to provide.

The WCET workshop focuses on the analysis and design of timing-predictable systems, with a strong emphasis on worst-case execution time (WCET) analysis.

Topics of interest include all aspects of timing analysis and timing-predictability. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • WCET analysis for multi-threaded and multi-core systems
  • Low-level timing analysis, modeling and analysis of processor features
  • Flow analysis for WCET, loop bounds, infeasible paths
  • Measurement-based WCET analysis
  • Different approaches to WCET computation
  • Probabilistic timing analysis
  • Tools for WCET analysis
  • Integration of WCET and schedulability analysis
  • Integration of WCET analysis in development processes
  • Strategies to reduce the complexity of WCET analysis
  • Processor and hardware design for timing predictability
  • Program design for timing predictability
  • Compiler-based optimization of worst-case timing
  • Timing-predictable, resource-aware operating systems
  • Experimental analysis of the timing behavior of processors
  • Methods and benchmarks for WCET analysis evaluation
  • Case studies and industrial experiences of WCET analysis
  • WCET analysis in the academic curriculum

Statements which are innovative, controversial, or that present new approaches are specially sought.


This year we feature papers that provide tools in open source and provide instructions how the evaluation results can be reproduced. The PC will explore those open source tools as part of the paper review process.


The goal of the workshop is to bring together people from academia, tool vendors and users in industry who are interested in all aspects of timing predictability of real-time systems. The workshop fosters a highly interactive format with ample time for in-depth discussions. It provides a relaxed forum to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions, and to review current trends in this area. The presentations will be kept short to leave plenty of time for interaction of attendees.


Research papers should present original research results not published or submitted for publication in other forums. Accepted papers will be published via Schloss Dagstuhl's OASIcs online proceedings series, indexed, with ISBN.
Authors of accepted papers agree to attend the workshop and to present their work during the workshop.

Papers submitted for the WCET workshop must be written in English, must not exceed 10 pages, should conform to the typesetting requirements specified on the workshop's website (, and must be submitted in PDF format using the WCET workshop paper submission website. Author names, affiliations and self-references should not be anonymized.

Paper submission is via EasyChair at:


Paper submission deadline: 19th May 2016 (23:59 GMT-12)
Notification of acceptance: 7th June 2016
Final paper submission: 17th June 2016
WCET Workshop: 5th July 2016
ECRTS Conference: 6-8th July 2016


  • Martin Schoeberl, Technical University of Denmark


  • Sebastian Altmeyer, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Guillem Bernat, Rapita Systems, UK
  • Hugues Casse, IRIT - Universite de Toulouse, France
  • Francisco J. Cazorla, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Heiko Falk, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
  • Damien Hardy, IRISA, France
  • Raimund Kirner, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Jens Knoop, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Bjorn Lisper, Univ. College of Malardalen, Sweden
  • Claire Maiza, Grenoble INP/Verimag, France
  • Enrico Mezzetti, Univ. of Padua, Italy
  • Wolfgang Puffitsch, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Isabelle Puaut, IRISA, France
  • Peter Puschner, TU Wien, Austria
  • Harini Ramaprasad, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Christine Rochange, IRIT, France
  • Martin Schoeberl, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Tullio Vardanega, Univ. of Padua, Italy


  • Guillem Bernat, Rapita Systems Ltd., UK
  • Bjorn Lisper, Univ. College of Malardalen
  • Isabelle Puaut, IRISA
  • Peter Puschner, TU Wien