Classification of RTSS papers

Disclaimer: The classification presented on this page does not reflect opinions of the TCRTS executive committee, but rather those of the researcher, Prof. Enrico Bini, who has performed the classification.

Introduction and Methodology

The following plot illustrates the evolution of the research areas in real-time systems over time, since 1990. This plot was made by classifying all papers appeared in RTSS. All papers published at RTSS since 1990 were classified. The classification of a paper was made by assigning a tag, representing the research area, and a weight to the tag measuring how much the paper belongs to that area. The sum of the weights assigned to each paper is one. To ease a graphical representation, the reported data is filtered.

The tags, representing research areas, are as follows:

  • APP: real-time applications, use cases (automotive, avionics, etc.)
  • CTRL: real-time and control, cyber-physical systems
  • MIX-CRIT: mixed-criticality systems
  • LANG: real-time languages and specifications
  • FORMAL: formal methods and verification
  • POWER: power/temperature aware real-time systems
  • DESIGN: combinatorial optimization
  • WSN: wireless sensor networks
  • DISTR: distributed systems, fault-tolerance, synchronization
  • RES: QoS-resource management
  • M_SCHED: multiprocessor/multicore scheduling
  • 1_SCHED: single processor scheduling
  • NETW: real-time networks
  • OS: operating systems, I/O, resource sharing
  • WCET: worst-case execution time analysis
  • HW: hardware support