Context and aims
The vision of Cyber Physical Systems goes far beyond the traditional world of real-time embedded
systems by integrating a number of characteristics such as autonomy, distribution, large-scale,
real-time, dynamic behavior, etc., that pose enormous challenges to their design and development.
More complex hardware and software architectures are required by the current and future generation
applications where computing is distributed across a network of interconnected and possibly
heterogeneous processing units where the functional software and hardware pieces are not necessarily
static. Soft real-time co-exists with hard real-time, and high level
software infrastructures and communication middleware play an increasingly important role in the
At the same time, the world of high-end parallel and distributed computing systems and applications, in its
continuously evolving declinations in the form of High-Performance Computing, GRID Computing, Service-
Oriented and recently Cloud Computing, is generally paying more and more attention to issues related to
Quality of Service, predictability of the timing behavior, interactivity, and real-time performance.
Providing real-time guarantees in the cyber-physical distributed computing arena raises a
number of challenging scientific
and engineering problems that span across a variety of research areas, such as: real-time computing, parallel
and distributed systems, software engineering and architectures, dependability, and virtualization.
From different though related research communities, researchers are heading towards the same point
possibly walking parallel paths with the goal of effectively and efficiently providing the
level of temporal guarantees required by the new complex systems, spanning from temporal predictability to
QoS guarantees. Solutions from different communities present interesting approaches that can benefit
from meeting at a common forum with the goal of drawing a complete picture of the problem and of the
possibility of identifying novel research areas as resulting from this crossbreading.
From its original conception, REACTION workshop aims at providing a forum for presentation and
discussion of the contributions and ideas of researchers working on real-time systems and distributed
systems for the next-generation applications. The goal is to bring together contributions on both
practical and theoretical aspects applied to the integration of real-time support in these new
Scope and topics
Relevant research areas for the proposed workshop include, but are not limited to,
the challenging issues in the integration of real-time support in emerging applications
and in the new computing paradigms (e.g., CLOUD and GRID):
- scheduling and resource management for Quality of Service support and Real-Time operation in
- real-time communication middleware
- optimization of the network operation and performance;
- design of distributed real-time systems
- service-oriented composition mechanisms for supporting flexible real-time systems;
- reconfiguration in distributed computing systems;
- scalable computing models and algorithms and massively parallel real-time distributed
- operating system support and resource management for dynamic distributed real-time systems
and cloud computing applications;
- real-time assurance in virtualized distributed applications;
- QoS guarantees for distributed systems;
- self-healing and survivability of distributed real-time systems
Submitted papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere.
Each paper is limited to 6 pages in IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style
(two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). One extra page is allowed upon request.
You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following
site for Word and Latex templates.
Once accepted, the paper will be included in the workshop proceedings that will be
published in open access.
For each accepted paper at least one author must be registered and must attend the conference
to present it. The registration of an author applies only to one of his/her accepted papers.
Accepted papers list.
Proceedings will be indexed by DBLP.
Submission: 6 October
29 September 2014
Notification: 27 October 2014
Camera ready: 03 November 2014
Marisol García-Valls, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
Tommaso Cucinotta, Amazon, Ireland.
Laurent Pautet, ENST ParisTech, France.
Luca Abeni, Universita di Trento, Italy.
Alejandro Alonso, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.
Karl Erik Artzen, Lund University, Sweden.
Moris Behnam, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
Paolo Bellavista, University Bologna, Italy.
Fabbio Checconi, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA.
Pièrre Courbin, ECE Paris, France.
Alfons Crespo, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
Julien Delange, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Manuel Díaz Rodríguez, Universidad de Málaga, Spain.
Aniruddha Gokhale, University Vanderbilt, USA.
J. Javier Gutiérrez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain.
Scott Moody, The Boeing Company, USA.
Daniel Mosé, University Pittsburgh, USA.
Saad Mubeen, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
Luis Miguel Pinho, CISTER-IPP, Portugal.
Frank Singhoff, University of Brest, France.
Mikael Sjödin, Mälardalen University, Sweden.
Paolo Valente, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.
Thomas Vergnaud, Thales Group, France.
Reaction 2014 considers the posibility of
organising a journal special issue after the workshop.