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RTAS’20, the 26th in a series of annual conferences sponsored by the IEEE, will be held in Sydney, Australia, as part of the Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things Week (CPS-IoT Week 2020) from the 21st to the 24th of April, 2020.  RTAS ’20 is being organised in cooperation with Usenix.

RTAS’20 has two main tracks, and opportunities for  Brief Presentations and Demonstrations of Work in Progress.

  • Track 1: Applications, Operating Systems and Run-Time Software; and
  • Track 2: Applied Methodologies and Foundations.

Expanded scope: RTAS is a top-tier conference with a focus on systems research related to embedded systems and time-sensitive systems (of any size). The broad scope of RTAS’20 ranges from traditional hard real-time systems to embedded systems without explicit timing requirements, including latency-sensitive systems with informal or soft real-time requirements.



Dec 19

Artifact Evaluations Announced

Authors of accepted RTAS papers are strongly encouraged to submit their research artifacts to independent evaluation, by 15 January.


Nov 19

Notifications deferred to 20 Dec

Due to RTSS being deferred, we had to make new arrangements for the RTAS PC meeting, which was to be co-located with RTSS in Hong Kong. The new notification date is 20 December. We will attempt to shift the camera-ready deadline as will, but cannot make any guarantees at this time.


Oct 19

Conference Site Open for Submissions

We are now accepting submissions for RTAS’20. Please go to the HotCRP site to register an account (check your spam folder if you don’t get a reply within a couple minutes!) Once you have an account on the site, you can upload your paper.


Sep 19

Program Committee Published

The program committee has now been published and can be seen at


Jul 19

Call for Papers published

The RTAS’20 call for papers is live, check it out!