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6th International workshop on Mixed Criticality Systems (WMC)

Affiliated with the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium
Nashville, Tennessee, USA | December 11th, 2018 |


WMC's goal is to promote sharing of new ideas, results, experiences and information
about research and development of mixed-criticality real-time systems.


WMC aims to bring together researchers working in fields relating to real-time systems
with a focus on the challenges brought about by the integration of mixed-criticality
applications onto singlecore, multicore and manycore architectures. These challenges
are cross-cutting. The workshop aims to promote understanding of the fundamental
problems that affect Mixed-Criticality Systems (MCS) at all levels in the software /
hardware stack and crucially the interfaces between them. The workshop will promote
lively interaction, cross fertilization of ideas, synergies, and closer collaboration across
the breadth of the real-time community, as well as attracting industrialists from the
aerospace, automotive and other industries with a specific interest in MCS. The scope
of the workshop will cover all real-time aspects of MCS, including but not limited to:

  • Task and system models for MCS on singlecore, multicore and manycore platforms.
  • Scheduling schemes and analyses for MCS, including the integration of appropriatemodels of overheads and delays.
  • Run-time environments for MCS, including data exchange and synchronization across criticality levels, and issues relating to consistency of the criticality mode.
  • Analysis of worst-case execution times (WCET) relating to MCS on multicore and manycore platforms, including cache related pre-emption and migration delays.
  • Certification issues of MCS on multicore and many core platforms.
  • Mixed-criticality communication mechanisms & analysis, including Network-on-Chip.
  • Probabilistic analysis techniques for MCS.
  • Security aspects only as they affect real-time behaviors of MCS.


Regular Paper must be unpublished materials and not under submission elsewhere.
Submissions will be accepted based on their originality, quality, significance, and
relevance to MCS. Submissions must be in the same format as in the final proceedings
(6 pages maximum, 2 columns, 10 pt, US Letter) compliant with IEEE formatting
guidelines. See the workshop website for further details.

Journal-Never-Presented (JNP) paper submissions should be about a relatively new
journal paper in the scope of MCS that were accepted by major journals but not
previously presented in a real-time systems conference. This allows work that is relevant
to the MCS community but might not be widely known to have the opportunity to be
presented and discussed at the workshop. The JNP submissions must be in the same
format (2 pages maximum, 2 columns, 10 pt, US Letter). The submission should provide
a brief summary of the journal paper, mainly to explain the relevance to MCS, the main
contributions, and to highlight open questions that are of interest to WMC participants.
The submission must include a full citation to the journal paper.

By submitting a paper, the authors confirm that if the paper is accepted, at least one
author will register and present the paper at the WMC 2018 in person.


WMC will publish informal proceedings. The authors retain the copyright to
their work and are free to submit extended versions to a conference or



Submission deadline: Sept 27th, 2018 (Thu)
Notification of acceptance: Oct 19th, 2018 (Fri)
Final version due: Nov 2nd, 2018 (Fri)
Workshop: Dec 11th, 2018 (Tue)
RTSS main conference: Dec 12th - 14th, 2018 (Wed - Fri)