Call for Papers
Multi-submission model Submission Guidelines

Call for Papers

RTNS, renowned for its friendly and inclusive atmosphere, fosters a strong sense of community and provides unparalleled opportunities for discussion, collaboration and networking between researchers and professionals. Building on the success of the multi-round submission system introduced last year, the 32nd RTNS conference continues this innovative approach and now offers an additional third round of submissions to accommodate more high-quality research.
This year's conference will be hosted in the vibrant city of Porto, Portugal, renowned for its rich history, cultural heritage, and stunning architecture. This provides an inspiring backdrop for the conference, which aims to bring together experts, practitioners, and students in the field of real-time and network systems.
RTNS invites submissions covering a wide range of topics in real-time systems, networked systems and related areas. We encourage both theoretical and experimental works that push the boundaries of current knowledge. Accepted papers will be presented to an international audience, providing a platform for authors to share their insights and garner feedback from their peers.
We welcome contributions from both established researchers and newcomers to the field in order to create a diverse and dynamic environment. Please note the important deadlines for each submission round and the specific guidelines listed below.
Submit your best work and join us in Porto for an engaging and enlightening experience at RTNS 2024!

RTNS now offers 3 deadlines: January, June and August (more details below).


RTNS 1st Round

Abstract Deadline January 24, 2024
Submission Deadline January 26, 2024
Notification April 5, 2024
Camera ready September 27, 2024

RTNS 2nd Round

Abstract Deadline June 5, 2024
Submission Deadline June 7, 2024
Notification August 2, 2024
Camera ready Setpember 27, 2024


RTNS 3rd Round

Abstract Deadline August 14, 2024
Submission Deadline August 16, 2024
Notification October 7, 2024
Camera ready October 28, 2024


Conference Date 7-8 November 2024


Original unpublished papers on all aspects of real-time systems and networks are welcome. RTNS prefers original results, raising questions and discussions, to technical advances understandable only by a few experts. 
RTNS covers a wide-spectrum of topics in real-time and embedded systems, including, but not limited to:
  • Real-time applications design and evaluation: automotive, avionics, space, railways, telecommunications, process control, multimedia.
  • Real-time aspects of emerging smart systems: cyber-physical systems and emerging applications, real-time big data, real-time edge/fog and cloud computing, smart grid.
  • Real-time system design and analysis: real-time tasks modeling, task/message scheduling, evaluation, mixed-criticality systems, Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) analysis, quality of service, security, thermal and power-aware system design.
  • Software technologies for real-time systems: model-driven engineering, programming languages, compilers, WCET-aware compilation and parallelization strategies, middleware, Real-Time Operating Systems, virtualization, hypervisors.
  • Formal specification and verification: application of formal models, such as model checking, satisfiability modulo theories or constraint programming, to solve real-time problems.
  • Real-time distributed systems: fault tolerance, time synchronization, task/messages allocation, adaptability and reconfiguration, publisher/subscriber protocols, distributed real-time database.
  • Real-time networks: Networks on Chip (NoC), wired and wireless sensor and actuator networks, Time-Sensitive Networks (TSN), industrial IoT, SDN, 5G, end-to-end latency analysis.
  • Hardware support for real-time systems: hardware/software co-design, power/temperature-aware techniques, design of predictable hardware, multi-core and many-core platforms, hardware accelerators, cache related issues, interconnect and memory.