IEEE RTCSA 2021 Conference Program


18 August

Paris US East US West Tokyo Title Duration (mins)
14:30 08:30 05:30 21:30 Welcome 15
14:45 08:45 05:45 21:45 Keynote Talk: Prof. Joseph Sifakis 60
15:45 09:45 06:45 22:45 Break 10
15:55 09:55 06:55 22:55 Session 1: Architecture 60
16:55 10:55 07:55 23:55 Break 10
17:05 11:05 08:05 00:05 Session 2: RTOS, Virtualization, Security 60
18:05 12:05 09:05 01:05 End  

19 August

Paris US East US West Tokyo Title Duration (mins)
14:30 08:30 05:30 21:30 WIP 35
15:05 09:05 06:05 22:05 Session 3: Invited Papers 45
15:50 09:50 06:50 22:50 Break 10
16:00 10:00 07:00 23:00 Session 4: RT Scheduling 90
17:30 11:30 08:30 00:30 Break 10
17:40 11:40 08:40 00:40 Keynote Talk: Prof. Edward A. Lee 60
18:40 12:40 09:40 01:40 End  

20 August

Paris US East US West Tokyo Title Duration (mins)
14:30 08:30 05:30 21:30 Keynote Talk: Dr. Xiaoyi Fan 60
15:30 09:30 06:30 22:30 break 10
15:40 09:40 06:40 22:40 EHang Endowed Panel 90
17:10 11:10 08:10 00:10 break 10
17:20 11:20 08:20 00:20 Keynote Talk: Prof. Radu Marculescu 60
18:20 12:20 09:20 01:20 break 10
18:30 12:30 09:30 01:30 Session 5: Applications 60
19:30 13:30 10:30 02:30 break 15
19:45 13:45 10:45 02:45 Conclusion Notes 10
19:55 13:55 10:55 02:55 End  

Opening Session

Welcome Presentation, RTCSA 2021 Chairs

  • Chair: Albert Cheng
  • Duration: 15 min

Keynote Talk I: Why is it so hard to make self-driving cars? (Trustworthy autonomous systems)
Prof. Joseph Sifakis, ACM A. M. Turing Award recipient, Verimag Laboratory

  • Chair: Albert Cheng
  • Duration: 60 min

Keynote Talk II: Determinism in Time-Sensitive Cyber-Physical Systems
Prof. Edward A. Lee, Distinguished Professor, University of California at Berkeley

  • Chair: Albert Cheng
  • Duration: 60 min

Keynote Talk III: EdgeAI: New Directions in Distributed Deep Learning for IoT Applications
Prof. Radu Marculescu: Professor, Laura Jennings Turner Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Chair: Qixin Wang
  • Duration: 60 min

Keynote Talk IV: Intelligent and Trusted Battery Bank in Virtual Power Plant
Dr. Xiaoyi Fan: the CTO of Jiangxing Intelligence Inc.

  • Chair: Qixin Wang
  • Duration: 60 min

Session 1: Architecture

    Chair: Dionisio de Niz

    Duration: 60 min

Adaptive Runtime Estimate of Task Execution Times using Bayesian Modeling

    Anna Friebe, Filip Markovic, Alessandro Vittorio Papadopoulos and Thomas Nolte

Read/Write Disturbance-Aware Design for MLC STT-RAM-based Cache
Yao-Hung Huang and Jen-Wei Hsieh

Processor and Bus Co-scheduling Strategies for Real-time Tasks with Multiple Service-levels
Sanjit Kumar Roy, Arnab Sarkar and Rahul Gangopadhyay

WE-HML: hybrid WCET estimation using machine learning for architectures with caches
Abderaouf N Amalou, Isabelle Puaut and Gilles Muller

Session 2: RTOS, Virtualization, Security

    Chair: Dionisio De Niz

    Duration: 60 min

    RAPLET: Demystifying Publish/Subscribe Latency for ROS-based Applications
    Keisuke Nishimura, Takahiro Ishikawa, Hiroshi Sasaki and Shinpei Kato

    Enhanced Schedulability Tests for Real-Time Regularity-Based Virtualized Systems with Dependent and Self-Suspension Tasks Best Paper Candidate
    Guangli Dai, Pavan Kumar Paluri and Albert Cheng

    Recovery-by-Learning: Restoring Autonomous Cyber-physical Systems from Sensor Attacks
    Francis Akowuah, Fanxin Kong, Romesh Prasad and Carlos Espinoza

    A Homomorphic Encryption-based Adaptive Image Filter Using Division Over Encrypted Data
    Sharmila Kannivelu and Sunwoong Kim

    Session 3: Invited papers

      Chair: Xingliang Zou

      Duration: 45 min

      A multi-domain software architecture for safe and secure autonomous driving
      Luca Belluardo, Andrea Stevanato, Daniel Casini, Giorgiomaria Cicero, Alessandro Biondi, Giorgio Buttazzo

      A generic approach for the certified schedulability analysis of software systems
      Xiaojie Guo, Lionel Rieg, Paolo Torrini

      Formalizing an Architectural Model of a Trustworthy Edge IoT Security Gateway
      Matt McCormack, Amit Vasudevan, Guyue Liu, Vyas Sekar

      Session 4: Real-Time Scheduling

        Chair: Qixin Wang

        Duration: 90 min

        Reserving Processors by Precise Scheduling of Mixed-Criticality Tasks
        Tianning She, Zhishan Guo, Qijun Gu and Kecheng Yang

        A Soft Real-time Memory Request Scheduler for Phase Change Memory Systems
        Aswathy N S, Hemangee K. Kapoor and Arnab Sarkar

        Timing-Anomaly Free Dynamic Scheduling of Limited-Preemptive Recurring DAG Tasks
        Gaoyang Dai, Morteza Mohaqeqi and Wang Yi

        Graph-Based Optimizations for Multiprocessor Nested Resource Sharing
        Junjie Shi, Niklas Ueter, Georg von der Brüggen and Jian-Jia Chen

        Is This Still Normal? Putting Definitions of Timing Anomalies to the Test
        Benjamin Binder, Mihail Asavoae, Belgacem Ben Hedia, Florian Brandner and Mathieu Jan

        Demand Characterization of CPS with Conditionally-Enabled Sensors
        Aaron Willcock, Nathan Fisher and Thidapat Chantem

        Session 5: Applications

          Chair: Qixin Wang

          Duration: 60 min

          Thermal-aware scheduling for MPSoC in the avionics domain: Tooling and initial results Best Paper
          Ondřej Benedikt, Michal Sojka, Pavel Zaykov, David Hornof, Matěj Kafka, Přemysl Šůcha and Zdeněk Hanzálek

          On Exploring Image Resizing for Optimizing Criticality-based Machine Perception Best Paper Candidate
          Yigong Hu, Shengzhong Liu, Tarek Abdelzaher, Maggie Wigness and Philip David

          Optimal Recharging of Teams of Mobile Robots
          Duy Vu and Borzoo Bonakdarpour

          An FTL-Aware Host System Alleviating Severe Long Latency of NAND Flash-based Storage
          Jung-Hoon Kim

          EHang Endowed Panel on Learning, Edge Computing, and CPS

            Chair: Qixin Wang

            Duration: 90 min

            1. Yutao (Jacob) Jiang, Vice President of UAM of EHang
            2. Jiangchuan Liu, Professor, School of Computer Science, Simon Fraser University, Chairman of Jiangxing Intelligence Inc.,
            3. Chenyang Lu, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis,
            4. Radu Marculescu, Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin,
            5. Dan Wang, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
            6. Guoliang Xing, Professor, Dept. of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,

            Session: WiP

              Chair: Xingliang Zou

              Duration: 35 min

              On the relationship between scheduling theory and real-time calculus
              Frank Slomka and Mohammadreza Sadegh

              A New Criterion for Job Switching in Semi-Clairvoyant Systems
              Vlad Radulescu, Stefan Andrei and Albert Cheng

              WKS test, a local unsupervised statistical algorithm for the detection of transitions in timing analysis
              Marwan Wehaiba El Khazen, Liliana Cucu-Grosjean, Adriana Gogonel, Hadrien Clarke and Yves Sorel

              The impact of the period variation on execution time distributions of programs
              Liliana Cucu-Grosjean, Avner Bar-Hen, Yves Sorel and Hadrien Clarke

              Revealing and Analyzing Architectural Models in Open-Source ArduPilot
              Sergey Staroletov

              A static partition for shared cache in mixed-time-sensitive system with balanced performance
              Pan Yang, Pan Dong, Zhe Jiang, Jintao Xia and Yan Ding