IEEE Workshop on
Programming Languages for
Real-Time Industrial Applications
-- Is Java the Future? --

Call for Participation

( December 1, 1998, Madrid, Spain)

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society,
Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems.

Held in conjunction with the 19th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS'98)
( December 2-4, 1998, Madrid, Spain )

Workshop Schedule


10.45-11.15 Coffee


1.00-2.30 Lunch


4.00-4.30 Coffee

4.30-6.30 Panel and general discussion

Important Dates


Over the last 30 years there has been a plethora of languages used for the implementation of industrial and military real-time and embedded systems. Early languages such as Jovial, Coral 66, and RTL/2 have been replaced by C/C++, Pearl, Ada and Esterel. Whilst Ada has a niche in the safety critical systems market, there has been wide-spead use of C/C++. This dominance has been reinforced by the developement of the real-time POSIX standards. However, all these languages have their critics. For some, Ada and POSIX are too complicated, for others C/C++ are too insecure.

More recently, Java has emerged as a candiate language which claims a compromise between the safety and security of Ada, and yet the flexibility and popularity of C/C++. However, Java lacks some of the facilities required to program hard real-time systems, and its implementation lacks the predictablity needed for safety critical applications.

This workshop will give the opportunity to researchers, developers, and practitioners working in related areas to exchange experience on the design, implementation and use of programming language in industrial and military applications. Topics of submissions include but are not limited to:


The workshop will be held at:

Hotel Villa Real
Plaza de las Cortes, 10
28014 Madrid
fax: +34-91-420-2547
tel. +34-91-420-3767

Also, please put a note saying that the number of rooms in Villa Real is very limited, and encourage people to make reservations as soon as possible . Single and double rooms are 18,500 and 21,000 pts, respectively, plus 7% VAT. Breakfast is included.

General Chair

M. Gonzalez Harbour
Universidad de Cantabria
Departamento de Electronica y Computadores
Avda. de Los Castros s/n
39005 Santander, Spain
phone: +34-942-2014-83, fax: -02


Alan Burns
University of York
Department of Computer Science
York, YO10 5DD, U.K.
phone: +44 (1904) 4327-79, fax: -67
Frank Mueller
Humboldt University Berlin
Institut fuer Informatik
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin, Germany
phone: (+49) (30) 2093-3011, fax: -3010

Program Committee

Ted Baker Florida State Univeristy, USA
Brad Balfour SEI, USA
Riccardo Bettai Texas A&M Univeristy, USA
Greg Bollella IBM, USA
Giorgio Butazzo University of Pisa, Italy
David E. Emery Mitre, France
Franco Gasperoni ACT-Europe + ENST, France
Richard Gerber University of Maryland, USA
Hans Hansson Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden
M. Gonzalez Harbour Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Farnam Jahanian University of Michigan, USA
Andy Johnson Mercury Computer Systems, USA
Jochen Liedtke IBM Watson, USA
Jane W.-S. Liu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Sang Lyul Min Seoul National University, Korea
Frank Mueller Humboldt Universty Berlin, Germany
Kelvin Nilsen NewMonics, USA
Lynne Rosenthal NIST, USA
Manas Saksena Concordia University, Canada
Lui Sha SEI, USA
Daniel Simon INRIA, France
Sanjay Sjinturkar Lucent, USA
Tucker Taft Intermetrics, USA
Hideyuko Tokuda Keio University, Japan
Serdar Uckun Rockwell Science Center, USA
Andy Wellings University of York, U.K.
Vic Wolfe University of Rhode Island, USA