Important Dates:

May 1
Submission Deadline

May 24
Acceptance Notification

June 12
Submission of camera-ready papers

July 7, 2015:

July 8-10, 2015:
ECRTS Conference

Important Links:


Call for contributions [TXT|PDF]

Contribution formats & details

Submission instructions

Workshop Chairs:

Björn B. Brandenburg
Max Planck Institute for Software Systems

Robert Kaiser
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences

Program Committee:

Kevin Elphinstone
University of New South Wales

Michael Engel
Leeds Beckett University

Paolo Gai
Evidence Srl

Shinya Honda
Nagoya University

Daniel Lohmann
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Wolfgang Mauerer
Siemens AG

Chanik Park
Pohang University of Science and Technology

Martijn van den Heuvel
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Marcus Völp
Technische Universität Dresden

Rich West
Boston University

Heechul Yun
University of Kansas


The full proceedings of OSPERT 2015 may be downloaded here: OSPERT 2015 Proceedings.

Individual papers and the presentations of the speakers are available below.


8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:30 Keynote:

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Session I: RTOS Design Principles

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Session II: Short Papers

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Session III: Isolation, Integration, and Scheduling

17:00-17:30 Discussion and Closing Renarks


OSPERT 2015 is a satellite workshop of the 27th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2015), 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 2015, please use the ECRTS 2015 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’15 is open to all topics related to providing a reliable operating environment 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.), 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’15 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’15 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).

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: