VtRES 2014

VtRES 2014
Workshop on Virtualization for Real-Time Embedded Systems
In conjunction with the 19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies
and Factory Automation (ETFA'2014) 2014.

September 16, 2014 Barcelona, Spain

Workshop Co-Chairs
1) Kristian Sandström
ABB Corporate Research, Sweden

2) Moris Behnam
Mälardalen University, Sweden (moris.behnam@mdh.se)

Program Committee
Marko Bertogna
University of Modena
Tommaso Cucinotta
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Shinpei Kato
Nagoya University
Ricardo Marau
Aurelien Monot
ABB Corporate Research
Thomas Nolte
Mälardalen University
Hongyu Pei-Breivold
ABB Corporate Research
Rodolfo Pellizzoni
University of Waterloo
Guillermo Rodriguez Navas
Mälardalen University
Luca Santinelli
Inisk Shin
Martijn van den Heuvel
Eindhoven University of Technology
Aneta Vulgarakis
ABB Corporate Research
Mikael Åsberg
Zenterio, Sweden

Background:There is a growing interest in embedded real-time virtualization within the Industrial automation domain driven by the gradual shift to multicore processor and the more complex and inter-connected environment. Virtualization offer solutions for hardware consolidation, where multiple systems can be integrated onto a single multicore machine. Moreover, the ability offered to manage mixed criticality, including security aspects makes virtualization an attractive technology for future automation systems.
Virtualization is realized by creating a set of Virtual Machines (VM) that are dedicated to the applications for running them on the physical system in a controlled manner in terms of resources accesses. During runtime, a middleware is responsible for providing the required resources to VMs according to the specifications of their associated applications. This middleware is called Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) or hypervisor. By partitioning system resources among applications this technique ensures faults containment, i.e., it prevents a faulty application from misusing the system resources and thus preventing failure propagation between different applications.
The main focus of this workshop is on methods, techniques and mechanisms for efficient and predictable virtualization for real time embedded system applications.

Aim: The VtRES workshop provides a forum for researchers and technologists to discuss the state-of-the-art, present their work and contributions, and set future directions in virtualization for real-time embedded systems.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Efficient design and implementation of VMM in terms of the timing constraint, QoS assurance, runtime overhead and energy consumption requirements.
- Extending VMMs to support virtualization for embedded systems.
- Supporting virtualization for advanced hardware technologies such as multi-core/many-core, GPU, high-speed network communication media and devices, etc.
- VMM performance tuning based on applications’ load types.
- Virtualizing networks.
- Device sharing between virtual machines, including e.g, I/O and field busses.
- Methods for achieving advanced features found in server virtualization, such as live migration, with predictable real-time performance.
- Modeling and analysis of virtualized applications.
- Fault tolerance techniques in virtualized environments.
- Tools relevant to virtualization.
- Case studies of applications on virtualized platforms.
- Deployment studies of virtualization technologies.
- Novel use and application of virtualization for embedded real-time systems.
- System level virtualization solutions.
- Supporting service level virtualization for distributed real time systems.

Submission of Papers:
VtRES invites papers that present novel ideas in virtualization for real-time systems, survey the state-of-the-art, present work-in-progress, and discuss open issues. All papers should be formatted as single-space, double-column, in a 10 point font and max 8 pages (see the ETFA webpage). Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format. The accepted papers will be published in the ETFA'2014 conference proceedings online at IEEExplore.

To submit a paper, visit the easychair submission page.

Paper Acceptance: For accepted papers, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper at the workshop.

Author’s Schedule:

Deadline for papers submission: Extended to May 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: Extended to June 23, 2014
Deadline for Camera ready: Extended to July 4, 2014

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/vtres2014