Important Dates:

May 4, 2022 (extended)
Submission Deadline

May 25, 2022
Acceptance Notification

Submission of camera-ready papers

July 5, 2022

July 05-08, 2022
ECRTS Conference

Important Links:

Call for contributions [TXT|PDF]

Contribution formats & details

Submission instructions

Workshop Chairs:

Daniel Lohmann
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Renato Mancuso
Boston University

Program Committee:

Wolfgang Mauerer
OTH Regensburg

Richard West
Boston University

Peter Ulbrich
Technische Universität Dortmund

Hyoseung Kim
UC Riverside

Mohamed Hassan
McMaster University

Rudolfo Pellizzoni
University of Waterloo

Michal Sojka
Czech Technical University in Prague

Bryan Ward
MIT Lincoln Lab

Tam Chantem
Virgina Tech


OSPERT 2022 is a satellite workshop of the 34th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2022), the premier European venue for presenting research into the broad area of real-time and embedded systems. OSPERT is open to all topics related to providing a reliable operating environment for real-time and embedded applications.


We are still looking for your contribution! However, at this time we can already announce our keynote talk, given by Konrad Schwarz (Siemens AG).


Mixed Criticality on RISC-V: Experiences from Porting a Partitioning Hypervisor

RISC-V is an emerging open-source and greenfield ISA designed to be minimalistic and modular, yet scalable from embedded to data center. One of the first extensions added to the base architecture is support for hypervisors.

Jailhouse is a small hypervisor designed to statically partition embedded multi-core systems to enable consolidation of mixed-criticality systems onto a single hardware platform.

In this talk, I describe my experiences with porting Jailhouse, originally designed for x86 and later to ARM, to RISC-V. This proved to be surprisingly long-winded; some of the traps and pitfalls will be discussed, as well as some of the shortcomings of the current hardware state of the art and how RISC-V plans to address these in future.

Konrad Schwarz has degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Technical University of Vienna. After short stints at Accenture and Motorola, he has been at Siemens Corporate Technology for over 20 years, working with business units such as Semiconductors (now Infineon), Automotive (now Continental), Mobility (train control systems), and industrial automation and motion control.


Embedded systems are undergoing a profound transformation with the goal of delivering higher performance for next-generation real-time systems. Following this trend, research on innovative RTOS architectures and advanced resource management techniques continues to be a hot topic. Developers of embedded RTOSs are faced with many challenges arising from two opposite needs: on the one hand there is a need for extreme resource usage optimization (processor cycles, cache and memory footprint, energy, network bandwidth, etc.), and on the other hand there are also increasing demands in terms of scalability, flexibility, isolation, adaptivity, reconfigurability, predictability, serviceability, and certifiability, to name a few. Further, while special-purpose RTOSs continue to be used for many embedded applications, real-time services are also increasingly introduced and used in general-purpose operating systems and cloud environments, where “tail latency” and QoS are a concern. The resulting market pressure continues to blur the line between the two formerly distinct classes of operating systems. Notable examples are the various flavors of real-time Linux that support time-sensitive applications, the emergence of commercial and open-source real-time hypervisors, as well as the growth in features and scope of embedded OS and middleware specifications such as AUTOSAR.

OSPERT is dedicated to the advances in RTOS technology required to address these trends. As such, areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:


OSPERT is a forum for researchers and engineers working on (and with) Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOSs) to present recent advances in RTOS technology, to promote new and existing initiatives and projects, and to identify and discuss the challenges that lie ahead. The workshop, established in 2005, provides the RTOS community with an opportunity to meet, to exchange ideas, to network, and to discuss future directions.

OSPERT’20 strives for an inclusive and diverse program and solicits a range of varied contributions. To this end, the following types of submissions are sought:

  1. proposals for technical presentations (including talks on open problems, demos & tutorials, calls to action, etc.);
  2. proposals for reports on empirical experiments (including replication studies, preliminary experiments, and experience reports); and
  3. technical papers (short papers and full workshop papers).

The submission of a full paper is not required to present work at OSPERT. See the detailed description of the different types of contributions and the submission instructions for details.

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