Important Dates:

April 24, 2018 (extended)
Submission Deadline

May 15, 2018
Acceptance Notification

May 30, 2018
Submission of camera-ready papers

July 3, 2018

July 4-6, 2018
ECRTS Conference

Important Links:

Call for contributions [TXT|PDF]

Contribution formats & details

Submission instructions

Workshop Chairs:

Heechul Yun
University of Kansas

Adam Lackorzynski
TU Dresden / Kernkonzept

Program Committee:

Marcus Völp
Université du Luxembourg

Robert Kaiser
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

Michael Engel
Coburg University of Applied Sciences

Michal Sojka
Czech Technical University in Prague

Gabriel Parmer
George Washington University

Olaf Spinczyk
Technische Universität Dortmund

Hyoseung Kim
University of California Riverside

Renato Mancuso
Boston University

Andrea Bastoni

Juri Lelli

Daniel Lohmann
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Euiseong Seo
Sungkyunkwan University


OSPERT 2018 is a satellite workshop of the 30th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2018), the premier European venue for presenting research into the broad area of real-time and embedded systems. OSPERT is open to all topics related to providing a reliable operating environment for real-time and embedded applications.


Dr. Kai Lampka, Elektrobit Automotive GmbH

Dr. Michael Paulitsch, Intel


The full proceedings of OSPERT2018 may be downloaded from here


(Electronic calendars: iCal, Google)

8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:00 Keynote #1

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Session I: RTOS Implementation and Evaluation

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Keynote #2

14:30-15:00 Session II: Best Paper

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Session III: Shared Memory and GPU

17:00-17:05 Closing Remarks


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.), and an the other hand there are also increasing demands in terms of scalability, flexibility, isolation, adaptivity, reconfigurability, predictability, serviceability, and certifiability, to name a few. Further, while special-purpose RTOSs continue to be used for many embedded applications, real-time services are also increasingly introduced and used in general-purpose operating systems, 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 scope of embedded OS and middleware specifications such as AUTOSAR.

OSPERT’18 is dedicated to the advances in RTOS technology required to address these trends. As such, 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’18 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 (short papers and full workshop papers).

The submission of a full paper is not required to present work at OSPERT. See the detailed description of the different types of contributions and the submission instructions for details.

Further information: