Fourth IEEE Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium

Denver, Colorado, USA
June 3-5, 1998

Sponsored by The IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems

Preliminary Program And Call For Participation

Objectives and Scope

The IEEE Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium brings together real-time system developers and researchers from academia, industry and government to present the latest advances in real-time systems research, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted. An exciting program that fosters discussions and technical exchanges is planned, including tutorials, panel discussions, technical paper presentations and work-in-progress sessions on various aspects of real-time computing and communication, ranging from multimedia applications, case studies, systems integration, application requirements, scheduling, operating systems, software engineering, dependability, databases, programming languages, system development tools, communications, performance modeling and formal techniques.

The technical program for RTAS'98 is organized into eight sessions, covering various aspects of real-time systems technology and applications: namely Scheduling, Design Methodologies and Architectures, Operating Systems and Middleware, QoS Paradigms, Specification and Verification, Communication Systems, Databases and Information Systems, and Experiences and Case Studies. In addition to these eigth technical sessions, this year's RTAS program features two tutorials on Real-Time Java, by Kelvin Nielsen, and on Real-Time CORBA, by Douglas Schmidt. These tutorials will expose symposium attendees to the efforts undertaken by industry and standards committees to enable the use of real-time technologies in many of the emerging distributed applications (including Internet and Electronic Commerce). These two tutorials are complemented by a special panel organized by Mike Jones, featuring invited talks about the use of Off-The-Shelf (OTS) components to build real-time systems. Last but not least, this year's RTAS will include special Work-In-Progress (WIP) sessions, organized by Sue Nagy. These sessions will feature a number of short technical presentations to elicit the community's feedback on and interest in on-going research projects and system building efforts.

Technical Program

Tuesday June 2, 1998

Wednesday June 3, 1998

Thursday June 4, 1998

Friday June 5, 1998

Conference/Workshop Registration

Mail to:

Ms. Linda Buss
E3774 - 550th Ave.
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-235-0487
Fax: (715) 235-2258 or (715) 232-6244

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RTAS 98 FeesOn or Before May 20After May 20
IEEE Members
Full-time Students

DARE'98 FeesOn or Before May 15After May 15
IEEE Members
Full-time Students

Registration can be done through electronic mail. The e-mail address is Conference registration includes all the events of the symposium. To receive student rate, students are required to have advisor's name and signature at the time of registration.

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Written request for refunds, subject to a processing fee, must be made no later than May 15, 1998. Payment can be made by check, money order, or credit card. Please make checks or money orders payable, in U.S. dollars, to RTAS'98. Payments in other currencies will not be accepted.

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Hotel Reservation Form

Mail to:
Executive Tower Inn,
1405 Curtis Street,
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: 303.571.0300
Fax: 303.825.4301

For the special conference rate, please before May 1, 1998 and mention "IEEE RTAS'98." Attendees are encouraged to call early since only a limited block of rooms is available at the special prices below.

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Accommodation desired:

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Parking, sales and occupancy taxes are extra. Check-in is after 15:00, check-out is before 12:00 noon.

One night's deposit is required with each reservation. A valid major credit card guarantee is acceptable in lieu of cash deposit. Please check form of payment.

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Organizing Committee

General Chair

Program Committee Chair


Local Arrangements Chair

Publicity Chairs

Program Committee Members

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Maintainer: Azer Bestavros ( Created on: June 12, 1997 Updated on: May 2, 1998