The 12th International Workshop on Java Technologies for Real-time and Embedded Systems - JTRES 2014

October 13th - 14th
Niagara Falls, NY, USA

:: Call for Papers::

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Over 90% of all microprocessors are now used for real-time and embedded applications. Embedded devices are deployed on a broad diversity of distinct processor architectures and operating systems. The application software for many embedded devices is custom tailored if not written entirely from scratch. The size of typical embedded system software applications is growing exponentially from year to year, with many of today's embedded systems comprised of multiple millions of lines of code. For all of these reasons, the software portability, reuse, and modular composability benefits offered by Java are especially valuable to developers of embedded systems.

Both embedded and general purpose software frequently need to comply with real-time constraints. Higher-level programming languages and middleware are needed to robustly and productively design, implement, compose, integrate, validate, and enforce memory and real-time constraints along with conventional functional requirements for reusable software components. The Java programming language has become an attractive choice because of its safety, productivity, its relatively low maintenance costs, and the availability of well trained developers.

Although Java features good software engineering characteristics, traditional Java virtual machine (JVM) implementations are unsuitable for deploying real-time software due to under-specification of thread scheduling and synchronization semantics, unclear demand and utilization of memory and CPU resources, and unpredictable interference associated with automatic garbage collection and adaptive compilation.


Interest in real-time Java by both the academic research community and commercial industry has been motivated by the need to manage the complexity and costs associated with continually expanding embedded real-time software systems. The goal of the workshop is to gather researchers working on real-time and embedded Java to identify the challenging problems that still need to be solved in order to assure the success of real-time Java as a technology and to report results and experience gained by researchers.

The Java ecosystem has outgrown the combination of Java as programming language and the JVM. For example, Android uses Java as source language and the Dalvik virtual machine for execution. Languages such as Scala are compiled to Java bytecode and executed on the JVM. JTRES welcomes submissions that apply such approaches to embedded and/or real-time systems.

::Topics of Interest::

Topics of interest to this workshop include, but are not limited to:
  • New real-time programming paradigms and language features
  • Industrial experience and practitioner reports
  • Open source solutions for real-time Java
  • Real-time design patterns and programming idioms
  • High-integrity and safety critical system support
  • Java-based real-time operating systems and processors
  • Extensions to the RTSJ and SCJ
  • Real-time and embedded virtual machines and execution environments
  • Memory management and real-time garbage collection
  • Scheduling frameworks, feasibility analysis, and timing analysis
  • Multiprocessor and distributed real-time Java
  • Real-time solutions for Android
  • Languages other than Java on real-time or embedded JVMs

::Submission Requirements::

Participants are expected to submit a paper of at most 10 pages (ACM Conference Format, i.e., two-columns, 10 point font). Industrial experience and practitioner reports may be submitted as 4-page short papers. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series via the ACM Digital Library and have to be presented by one author at the JTRES.

LaTeX and Word templates can be found at:

The ISBN number for JTRES 2014 is 978-1-4503-2813-5.

Papers describing open source projects shall include a description how to obtain the source and how to run the experiments in the appendix.

Papers should be submitted through Easychair. Please use the submission link:

The best papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Journal on Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, as determined by the program committee.

::Important Dates::

  • Paper Submission: 15 June, 2014 extended to 23 June, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: 1 August, 2014
  • Camera Ready Paper Due: 24 August, 2014
  • Workshop: 13-14 October, 2014

::Program Chair::

  • Wolfgang Puffitsch, Technical University of Denmark

::Workshop Chair::

  • Lukasz Ziarek, SUNY Buffalo

::Program Committee Members::

  • Walter Binder, University of Lugano
  • Ana Cavalcanti, University of York
  • Peter Dibble, RTSJ
  • M. Teresa Higuera-Toledano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • James Hunt, Aicas
  • Stefan Kowalewski, RWTH Aachen
  • Doug Lea, SUNY Oswego
  • Doug Locke, LC Systems Services
  • Kelvin Nilsen, Atego
  • Wolfgang Puffitsch, Technical University of Denmark
  • Anders Ravn, Aalborg University
  • Martin Schoeberl, Technical University of Denmark
  • Fridtjof Siebert, Aicas
  • Jan Vitek, Purdue University
  • Andy Wellings, University of York
  • Lukasz Ziarek, SUNY Buffalo