The 23rd International Symposium On Real-Time Distributed Computing (IEEE ISORC 2020)

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

May 19-21, 2020


ISORC has become established as the leading event devoted to state-of-the-art research in the field of object/component/service-oriented real-time distributed computing (ORC) technology. In addition to the main conference, ISORC 2020 will host a special session dedicated to posters and demos, where participants will be able to show prototypes, tools, simulators and systems, which demonstrate the applicability of real-time computing to different applications. This year, ISORC will improve the peer-reviewing process introducing double-blind submissions and a rebuttal phase, where authors will have a chance to shortly reply to the reviewers’ major objections before the final acceptance decision is taken. Best Paper and Student Paper Awards will be delivered during the conference. Best papers from ISORC 2020 will be invited for submission to a Special Issue of the Elsevier Journal of Systems Architecture (JSA).

Main Theme and Topics

We solicit high-quality papers pertaining to all aspects of ORC technology and especially those that are well aligned with the 2020 theme. Authors are encouraged to consider submissions with a practical orientation and validation related to Case Studies & Applications in this area. The specific ORC focus areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Software architectures for real-time distributing computing: programming paradigms, ORC paradigms, object/component models, languages, synchronous languages.

  • Distributed computing and communication infrastructures: real-time communications, networked platforms, protocols, Internet QoS, peer-to-peer computing, sensor networks, VANETS and V2V and V2I communications, time-predictable systems and hardware, trusted and dependable systems, complex systems of systems, model maintenance.

  • Algorithms for real-time analytics: real-time stream processing solutions including clustering, classification, mining and inferencing, machine and deep learning, statistical modeling, stream correlation and sampling.

  • System software: real-time kernels, operating systems, virtualization/container mechanisms and distribution middleware for ORC, supporting QoS management and performance, decentralized processing and scalability, extensibility, synchronization, resource allocation, scheduling, energy efficiency, timing analysis, fault tolerance and resilience, security.

  • Applications: medical devices, intelligent transportation systems, industrial automation systems and Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and Smart Grids, embedded and cyber-physical systems (automotive, avionics, autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, building systems, sensors, etc), multimedia processing, RT Web-based Applications, QoS-Aware and real-time Cloud/Edge/Fog Computing, real-time packet processing for future networking infrastructures and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), timesensitive social dispersed computing.

  • System evaluation: monitoring mechanisms & infrastructures, performance & timing evaluation, dependability, end-to-end QoS, system/infrastructure overheads, fault detection and recovery time, large-scale evaluations and field studies.

Guidelines for Manuscripts

IEEE ISORC 2020 invites papers in three categories. Submission guidelines for each category of paper are as follows:

  1. Regular Research Papers: Papers should describe original work and be maximum 8 pages in length using the IEEE paper format (link to templates). A maximum of two extra pages may be purchased.

  2. Industrial Papers and Practitioner Reports: Papers describing experiences of using ORC technology in application or tool development projects, are an integral part of the technical program of ISORC. A majority of these papers are expected to be shorter and less formal than research papers. They should clearly identify and discuss in detail the issues that represent notable industrial advances. Reports with project metrics supporting their claims are particularly sought, as well as those that show both benefits and drawbacks of the approaches used in the given project.

  3. Short Papers: Short research papers, 4 pages using the IEEE format, on real-time analytics are also invited, and should contain enough information for the program committee to understand the scope of the project and evaluate the novelty of the problem or approach.

Papers are to be submitted through the HotCRP system.

Acceptance Criteria

According to program committee guidelines, papers presenting practical techniques, ideas, or evaluations will be favored. Papers reporting experimentation results and industrial experiences are particularly welcome. Originality will not be interpreted too narrowly. Papers that are based on severely unrealistic assumptions will not be accepted however mathematically or logically sophisticated the discussion may be.

Publication Information

All accepted submissions will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE. Each accepted paper shall be accompanied by at least one non-student registration. Please contact either Frank MuellerYogesh Simmhan, or Tommaso Cucinotta if you have questions regarding the paper submissions.

Important Dates

Main Track

  • Submission deadline: January 17, 2020
  • Rebuttal period: March 9-11, 2020
  • Acceptance notification: March 20, 2020
  • Camera-ready papers: April 6, 2020

Poster/Demo Session

  • Submission deadline: March 24, 2020
  • Acceptance notification: April 1, 2020
  • Camera-ready papers: April 6, 2020

Organizing Committee

General Chairs

  • Mathias Pacher
    Institut für Informatik, University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • Weichen Liu
    Nanyang Technolog. University, Singapore
  • Aniruddha Gokhale
    Vanderbilt University, USA

Program Chairs

  • Frank Mueller
    North Carolina State University, USA
  • Yogesh Simmhan
    Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India
  • Tommaso Cucinotta
    Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Local Chair

  • Aniruddha Gokhale
    Vanderbilt University, USA

Local Organization Team

  • Sara Maddox, Amy Karns, Gerilynn Pearce, Abhishek Dubey, Gabor Karsai
    Vanderbilt University, USA

Web Chair

  • Anirban Bhattacharjee
    Vanderbilt University, USA

Publicity Chairs

  • Tommaso Cucinotta
    Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Shweta Khare
    Vanderbilt University, USA

Steering Committee Chairs

  • Uwe Brinkschulte
    Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • Rob Pettit
    The Aerospace Corp., USA

Finance Chair

  • Abhishek Dubey
    Vanderbilt University, USA