The Brief Presentations (BP) track offers researchers an excellent platform to present their ongoing work, previously unseen journals or tool developments to the RTAS and broader CPSWeek audience as part of the joint poster/demo session. Specifically, the track will feature the following three types of submissions:

  • Work-in-Progress (WiP) papers offer researchers an opportunity to present their early and ongoing work, discuss their ideas, and gather feedback from experts.
  •  Work-already-Published (WaP) submissions (a.k.a. Journals-never-presented) embrace work that was published in journals or elsewhere that is relevant to the real-time-systems community.
  • Tools and Demos (Demo) submissions welcome tools, prototypes, and system demos.

The scope of the BP track covers all areas of real-time and embedded technology, including (but not limited to) applications, systems, tools, case studies, methodologies, foundations, wireless sensor networks, cyber-physical systems, the Internet-of-Things, and hardware-software co-design. In keeping with the spirit of RTAS, submissions with an emphasis on systems and application aspects are especially encouraged.

The BP session will be held during the main conference before the CPSWeek joint poster/demo session.

By submitting a paper (WiP, WaP, Demo), the authors agree that, if accepted, at least one author will:

  1. be registered for the conference,
  2. present the work in the RTAS ’20 BP session,
  3. and showcase the work at the joint CPSWeek poster and demo session.

WiP submissions should focus on ongoing, unpublished work discussing evolving and early-stage ideas, new research directions, and current trends in the domain. Submissions will be accepted based on their originality, quality, significance, and relevance to RTAS. WiP submissions should be in the form of short papers of up to 4 pages. Note that there is no requirement to present four pages of technical materials; shorter submissions are welcome, too, especially if they target early-stage ideas and open problems.

Accepted WiP papers will be published in an informal online proceeding without a DOI to allow for subsequent publication of the material in a full conference paper..

Work-already-Published (WaP)

A WaP submission should be an abstract of at most 2 pages of a previously published paper explaining relevance to RTAS and clearly citing the work being summarized. The intention of WaP presentations in the BP session is to raise awareness of work published elsewhere that is relevant to the real-time systems community and that might not be widely known to RTAS attendees, and to highlight work in the real-time systems community that has recently appeared in journals without having been previously presented at a conference. To be eligible to be presented as a WaP, a paper must be recent and either

  1. have been published in a conference or journal that is not focused on real-time systems, or
  2. have been published in a journal on real-time systems and not previously presented at a conference.

Submissions will be considered for inclusion in the program based on relevance to RTAS and the amount of time available for the BP session. Accepted WaP submissions will not appear in any printed form at the conference since they are already published.

Please feel free to inquire about the relevance of a work  as a WaP in the context of the BP session by contacting the Brief Presentations Chair (Peter Ulbrich, Peter.Ulbrich AT

Tools and Demos

A tool/demo submission should be a short technical abstract (up to 2 pages) describing what will be demonstrated and how the contributions will be illustrated interactively. If a demonstration requires special arrangements (in addition to a table, power, and wireless connectivity), please describe them clearly in the paper.

Tool/demo submissions will be evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as the potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas at the conference. In keeping with the spirit of the main symposium, submissions with an emphasis on system and application aspects are especially encouraged.

Authors of papers accepted at RTAS 2020 are welcome and encouraged to showcase a demo of their work in addition to the regular paper presentation.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: 06 March 2020, 24:00 UTC-12 (cannot be extended)

Notification of Acceptance: 20 March 2020
Camera-ready Submission: 03 April 2020

Submission Instructions

A WiP submission must be at most 4 pages (including all references and appendices) describing original on-going work. A WaP submission must be at most 2 pages extended abstract and must clearly point to the original already-published work of the authors. A demo submission must be at most 2 pages describing what will be demonstrated and how the contributions will be illustrated interactively.

Each paper (WiP/WAP/Demo) should be submitted in a single PDF document formatted as single-space, double-column, in a 10-point font (i.e., in the normal IEEE format also used for the main conference). Templates are available at:

Paper Submission Page

The paper submission page can be found at



Peter Ulbrich (, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Technical Program Committee
Matthias Becker, KTH, Stockholm
Antoine Bertout, INRIA
Daniel Casini, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
Kuan-Hsun Chen, TU Dortmund, Germany
Emmanuel Grolleau, LIAS, ISAE_ENSMA, France
Arpan Guiarati, MPI-SWS , Germany
Adam Lackorzynski, Kernkonzept GmbH, Germany
Chang-Gun Lee, Seoul National University
Vuk Lesi, Duke
Di Liu, Yunnan University, China
Catherine E. Nemitz, UNC
Hoon Sung Chwa, Dept. of Information and Communication Engineering, DGIST, Korea
Corey Tessler, Wayne State, Detroit, USA
Kecheng Yang, Texas State university