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Call for Participation:

***** RATE: Workshop on Real-Time Ethernet *****
Vancouver, Canada, December 3, 2013
** Early registration deadline: November 3 **

a satellite event of:
34th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS)


From office automation to industrial automation, Ethernet has been an
omnipresent networking technology for many years. Its attractive high
throughput, low cost, wide availability and general maturity are
still pushing it to other application domains, such as embedded
systems and cyber-physical systems in general (avionics, automotive
systems, medical equiment...), many of which entail timing
constraints and require thus real-time communications capabilities.
However, when using COTS Ethernet switches, network interface cards
and IP stacks, guaranteeing real-time behavior is still challenging
due to possible uncontrolled packet arrival patterns and generalized
poor queue management.

This motivated a strong research activity in recent years towards
providing Ethernet-based real-time communication solutions, the so
called Real-Time Ethernet (RTE) protocols. Despite the myriad of
solutions existing today, a few issues remain open, such as the
efficient use of the network bandwidth with heterogeneous traffic
profiles, resource reservation across large networks with channel
isolation, support of multiple operational modes and online bandwidth
management, provision of ultra-low jitter, support for high precision
time synchronization, efficient response-time analysis, to name just
a few.


This workshop will foster discussion on actual timing requirements
and associated challenges from industrial cases, as well as on on-
going research in the development and analysis of Real-Time Ethernet
protocols particularly geared to distributed embedded systems.


The workshop will consist of sessions with invited speakers, only,
each session including a number of presentations and a panel to push


Wilfried Steiner, TTTech Computertechnik AG
Norman Finn, CISCO Systems
(a representative from EtherCat, to be confirmed)
Rolf Ernst, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Christian Fraboul, Jean-Luc Scharbarg, University of Toulouse, France
Ahlem Mifdaoui, Higher Institute for Air and Space (ISAE), France
J. Javier Gutierrez, University of Cantabria, Spain
Luis Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal
Paulo Pedreiras, Ricardo Marau, Luis Silva, University of Aveiro,
Moris Behnam, Mohammad Ashjaei, Thomas Nolte, Malardalen University,
J.Proenza, M.Barranco, D.Gessner, A.Belasteros, G.Rodriguez-Navas,
S.Derasevic, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Sebastian Fischmeister, University of Waterloo, Canada
Gonzalo Carvajal, University of Concepcion, Chile
L. Lo Bello, G. Alderisi, G. Patti, University of Catania, Italy
Michal Sojka, Rostislav Lisovy, Zdenek Hanzalek, Czech Technical


Sebastian Fischmeister, University of Waterloo, Canada
Luis Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal