The 2016 IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS’16) successfully took place in Porto, at ISEP, from November 29 to December 2. RTSS is the premier conference in the area of real time systems, presenting innovations in the field with respect to theory and practice. RTSS is a very competitive conference and this year had an acceptance rate of 23%. The conference was co-organized by the local arrangement chairs CISTER researcher Eduardo Tovar and Luis Almeida from IT/FEUP.
More than 160 researchers from around the world gathered to present results on real-time systems advances. The conference had an informative keynote on industrial digitalization was also given by Thomas Lagerberg from ABB. In his award speech, Krithi Ramamritham from IIT Bombay gave an interesting talk on the application of real-time thinking to real problems.
RTSS also held 5 workshops, two of which were co-chaired by CISTER researchers. Geoffrey Nelissen co-chaired the 9th International Workshop on Compositional Theory and Technology for Real-Time Embedded Systems (CRTS’16), and Luis Lino Ferreira co-organized the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Real-Time Computing and Distributed systems in Emerging Applications (REACTION’16).