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Scope of the Conference:

RTCSA 2002 will bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry for advancing the technology of real-time computing systems and applications. The conference has the following goals:
1. to investigate advances in real-time systems and applications;
2. to promote interaction among real-time systems and applications;
3. to evaluate the maturity and directions of real-time system technology.

Conference attendees will explore the best current ideas on real-time computing systems and applications. Papers describing new ideas, promising approaches, experiences with practical and research systems, and work in progress are considered particularly appropriate. Proposals for panel sessions are also solicited.

Papers on all aspects of real-time systems are welcomed, including (but not limited to) scheduling and resource management, real-time requirements and designs specification, formal methods, modeling, operating systems, databases, file systems, networks and communications, multimedia applications, software systems, programming languages and programming environments, architecture, middleware and APIs, instrumentation, fault tolerance, software engineering, performance analysis, signal-processing, embedded systems, distributed control, responsive systems and mission-critical systems, computer-based control applications, tool support, case studies, and any core application area in real-time systems.


Papers should describe original research, and should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages (or approximately 5000 words). All accepted submissions will appear in the proceedings published. If possible, submissions should be made electronically, either in postscript or PDF format. The cover page should contain the title, author's full name(s), affiliation, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, an abstract and keywords.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Due .............. November 28 December 5, 2001
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Notification of Acceptance ........ December 28, 2001

Camera-Ready Due ................. January 18, 2002 February 7, 2002 (Japanese Standard Time)



Keio University, North Building at Mita Campus
Tokyo, Japan
March 18-20, 2002