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SIGBED Review, Volume 3, Number 1, January 2006
Special Issue on the Work-In-Progress (WIP) Session of the RTSS 2005


Introduction to the Special Issue
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Special Issue: the Work-in-Progress Session of RTSS 2005

Introduction to the Special Issue:

The Work-in-Progress (WIP) Session of the 2005 IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) collected some of the latest on-going research ideas and results in real-time systems. Twenty papers have been selected to appear in this session. Among them, seven papers are presented in this issue. Two reviews from the program committee were assigned to each paper. The papers selected to appear on this issue were allowed to be extended to two more pages. The WIP Session has been divided into four different topic areas, covering the major areas of real-time systems research: (1) scheduling (2) real-time middleware and software engineering, (3) real-time and sensor networks, 4) Power System and Security. This issue also selected papers from these four areas. The first two papers (Anderson and Calandrino, Cucu and Tovar) describe novel scheduling strategies and analysis. Then the following two papers (Krishna, Gokhale and Schmidt, Anantaraman and Rotenberg) present ongoing research on real-time software construction and execution time analysis. The next paper (Liu, Rangaswami and Dimitrijevic) deal with real-time networks. The final two papers (Kang and Son, Cheng and Feng) look at security and energy-saving systems. We hope that you will find this issue stimulating and rewarding.

Haifeng Zhu (Carnegie Mellon University)
Dakai Zhu (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Special Issue Co-Editors

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Upcoming Events:
Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE)
Messe Munich, German, March 6 - 10, 2006

The 12th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2006)
San Jose, California, April 4 - 7, 2006

The 3rd ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2006)
Boulder, Colorado, November 1-3, 2006
Paper submission deadline: April 6, 2006

The Fourth International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2006).
Uppsala, Sweden, June 19-22, 2006

The 18th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 06)
Dresden, Germany, July 5-7, 2006

Special Issue: the Work-In-Progress Session of the 2005 IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS)

Newsletter Editors:

Welcome to the SIGBED Review. The peer-reviewed quarterly publication provides a dissemination forum for research on embedded computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, embedded software, embedded system architecture, model-based design, distributed real-time middleware, real-time architectures, feedback control, low-power computing, sensor networks, security, and embedded applications. Submissions on these and other topics should be sent by e-mail to Tarek Abdelzaher,

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