Important Dates:

May 1926, 2016
Submission Deadline (extended)

June 7, 2016
Acceptance Notification

June 17, 2016
Submission of camera-ready papers

July 5, 2016:

July 6-8, 2016:
ECRTS Conference

Important Links:

Call for contributions [TXT|PDF]

Contribution formats & details

Submission instructions

Workshop Chairs:

Robert Kaiser
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

Marcus Völp
University of Luxembourg

Program Committee:

Adam Lackorzynski
Kernkonzept GmbH

Andrea Bastoni

Chanik Park
Pohang University of Science and Technology

Daniel Lohmann
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Linh Thu Xuan Phan
University of Pennsylvania

Michael Engel
Oracle Labs

Paolo Gai
Evidence Srl

Pavel Pisa
Czech Technical University Prague

Rich West
Boston University

Shinya Honda
Nagoya University


The full proceedings of OSPERT 2016 may be downloaded here: OSPERT 2016 Proceedings.

Individual papers are available below.


8:30-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:45 Keynote:

10:45-11:00 Session 0: Short Paper

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Session I: : Multicore and Parallel Systems

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:00 Discussion on Open Research Challenges in Real-Time Operating Systems

15:00-16:00 Session II: Real-Time and Predictability

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Session III: OS and System Modelling

18:00-18:15 Discussion and Closing Renarks


OSPERT 2016 is a satellite workshop of the 28th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2016), the premier European venue for presenting research into the broad area of real-time and embedded systems. Along with RTSS and RTAS, ECRTS ranks as one of the three top international conferences on real-time systems.

To register for OSPERT 2016, please use the ECRTS 2016 registration website and select OSPERT as the satellite workshop to attend. It is possible to register only for the workshop (and not pay for the full conference).


OSPERT’16 is open to all topics related to providing reliable operating environments for real-time and embedded applications.

Developers of embedded RTOSs are faced with many challenges arising from two opposite needs: on the one hand there is a need for extreme resource usage optimization (processor cycles, energy, network bandwidth, etc.). On the other hand RTOSs have to meet increasing demands in terms of scalability, flexibility, isolation, adaptivity, reconfigurability, predictability, serviceability, and certifiability, to name only a few. Moreover, while special-purpose RTOSs continue to be used for many embedded applications, general-purpose operating systems introduce an increasing amount of services that are real-time and market pressures continue to blur the lines between the two formerly distinct classes of operating systems. Notable examples are the various flavors of real-time Linux that support time-sensitive applications, the emergence of commercial and open-source real-time hypervisors, as well as the growth in features and the widening of the scope of embedded OS and middleware specifications such as AUTOSAR.

OSPERT’16 is dedicated to the advances in RTOS technology required to address these trends. Our areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:


OSPERT is a forum for researchers and engineers working on (and with) Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOSs) to present recent advances in RTOS technology, to promote new and existing initiatives and projects, and to identify and discuss the challenges that lie ahead. The workshop, now in its eleventh year, provides the RTOS community with an opportunity to meet, to exchange ideas, to network, and to discuss future directions.

OSPERT’16 strives for an inclusive and diverse program and solicits a range of varied contributions. To this end, the following types of submissions are sought:

  1. proposals for technical presentations (including talks on open problems, demos & tutorials, calls to action, etc.);
  2. proposals for reports on empirical experiments (including replication studies, preliminary experiments, and experience reports); and
  3. technical papers (including short work-in-progress papers and full workshop papers).

In addition to full (6-page) papers, OSPERT supports a variety of more lightweight submission formats, including 3-page short papers and extended abstracts. See the detailed description of the different types of contributions and the submission instructions for details.

Further information: