Assegnato al Prof. Buttazzo l’ IEEE Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership Award del 2013

Importante riconoscimento al Prof. Giorgio Buttazzo, coordinatore dell’Unità di Ricerca Embedded System dell’Istituto TeCIP della Scuola, che si è visto assegnare da parte del Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems, il prestigioso premio IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems per l'eccellenza dei risultati e della leadership nella ricerca sui sistemi real-time.

Advanced Course on Multiprocessor Real-Time Locking by Björn B. Brandenburg

One of the fundamental problems in real-time systems is how to guarantee predictable, mutually exclusive access to shared resources such that the worst-case blocking incurred by any task remains bounded. On uniprocessors, it has long been known how to solve this problem optimally using Baker's classic Stack Resource Policy (SRP) and Sha et al.'s Priority Ceiling Protocol (PCP). On multiprocessors, however, the problem is considerably more challenging and not yet as well understood.

Juri Lelli invited at LKS 2013

Juri Lelli, PhD student at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and maintainer of the SCHED_DEADLINE patchset for the Linux kernel, has been invited to the annual Linux Kernel Summit. The SCHED_DEADLINE patchset is part of a set of scheduling algorithms and kernel mechanisms available for Linux to enforce temporal constraints in multi-core systems. SCHED_DEADLINE is being developed and maintained as part of WorkPackage 3, System Software, used inside the JUNIPER project to enforce predictability.

New paper on Resource Reservation at the 15th RTLWS

At the 15th Real-Time Linux Workshop held in Lugano-Manno on October 28-31, Andrea Parri and Juri Lelli of the ReTiS Lab of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna presented a paper describing the Multiprocessor Bandwidth Inheritance. M-BWI is a OS protocol used to improve isolation among resource reservations while dealing with mutex semaphores on shared resources. The work has been carried out in the context of the WorkPackage 3 of the JUNIPER project, concerning System Software.

Youcheng Sun, primo laureato del GP in Information Science and Technologies conferma l‘eccellenza del percorso di studio ideato dal Sant‘Anna

Si chiama Youcheng Sun, ed è il primo studente ad aver completato il Graduate Program in Information Science and Technologies (GPIST), un percorso formativo di eccellenza promosso dall’Istituto di Tecnologie della Comunicazione, dell’Informazione e della Percezione (TeCIP) della Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in collaborazione con l’Università di Trento.

ERCTS 2012, Giorgio Buttazzo General Chair della Conferenza sul real-time

Si svolge a Pisa presso la sede della Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna dal 10 al 13 luglio 2012 la 24esima Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems -ECRTS 2012. La ECRTS è la più importante conferenza europea nel campo dei sistemi real-time ed attrae ogni anno esperti da tutto il mondo provenienti sia da istituzioni accademiche che da centri di ricerca industriali.

Marco Ghibaudi, allievo PhD dell‘Istituto TeCIP, selezionato per una Doctoral Studentship presso il CERN

Importante riconoscimento quello ottenuto da Marco Ghibaudi, allievo PhD dell’Istituto di Tecnologie della Comunicazione, Informazione e Percezione TeCIP della Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, selezionato per una Doctoral Studentship presso il CERN, l’Organizzazione Europea per la Ricerca Nucleare, con sede a Ginevra grazie alla quale potrà collaborare all’aggiornamento di una delle componenti principali del sistema di acquisizione dati di ATLAS, il trigger di primo livello.

Due prestigiose borse Marie Curie al laboratorio ReTiS

Mese importante quello di Aprile per alcuni docenti dell’Istituto TeCIP che si son visti assegnare le borse biennali Marie Curie della Comunità Europea. Le Azioni Marie Curie hanno una reputazione di eccellenza nel campo della ricerca riconosciuta in tutto il mondo. Partecipare al programma per i docenti della Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna vuol dire poter dare un importante impulso alla propria carriera.

Research positions at the Real-Time Systems Laboratory, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

The Real-Time Systems Laboratory of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (, one of the leading research groups in Europe in the field of real-time and embedded systems, is offering post-degree and post-doc research positions in the area of Operating System support for time-sensitive applications on multi-core and many-core platforms. We look for passionate researchers that wish to build a strong academic and industrial curriculum.

The candidate will design and realize innovative mechanisms for the allocation of resources and scheduling of massively parallel applications on many-core and heterogeneous platforms. The research activities will range from designing
proper ad-hoc interfaces between scalable real-time applications and the Operating System, to realizing mechanisms internal to the OS kernel with the necessary level of efficiency, scalability and the support for the timing constraints of the applications, whenever present. The candidate will have the opportunity to experiment with a many-core AMD 48-core platform, with a traditional architecture, and/or with the prototype Intel Single-Chip Cloud Computer platform (Intel SCC), with a Network-on-a-Chip architecture without cache coherency. In alternative or addition, the candidate may work on a simulator platform for tile-based many-core systems.

More information is enclosed in the attached document.

Note that applications should be formally sent within end of February. Should you be interested in applying, please, contact us as soon as possible.

Candidates are requested to apply using the attached application form. In case of difficulties, please contact the Administration Office (Tel. +39-050-883.254, e-mail A signed hardcopy of the application together with the enclosures requested must be sent by recorded post with advice of delivery and must reach no later than february 28, 2012 (regardless of forwarding date) the address: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Ufficio Risorse Umane, via Santa Cecilia, 3, 56127 Pisa. You must write on the envelope the following: "Application Research Fellowship N.430".
The application and the requested attachments can also be sent through a certified email account (recognized by the Italian system) to


The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications (RTSOAA 2011) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA 2011) on December 12th--14th 2011, at the University of California, Irvine, CA.

Theme of the Workshop: Real-Time Cloud Computing and Virtualization
Constantly changing information and an ever-increasing number of interacting end-users make responsiveness and timeliness guarantees critical requirements of modern service-oriented systems and commercial applications. Real-time service-oriented architectures and applications (RTSOAA) evolve the traditional service-oriented computing to satisfy this demand. As these services get increasingly deployed in virtual environments offered by Cloud providers, it is necessary to introduce new mechanisms to ensure that both the timeliness requirements and goals of the application and middleware layers are respected at the underlying platform.
Key needed skills and experiences not only include those ones that can be found in the service-oriented computing systems community, but also the ones usually belonging to the domain of design, modeling, analysis and development of real-time systems, which are crucial for dealing with Quality of Service and timeliness guarantees. This workshop is intended to provide an effective forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange research outcomes, issues, ideas, experiences, and lessons learned from the related academic and industrial research fields.
The theme of RTSOAA 2011 is Real-Time Cloud Computing and Virtualization. The impact of the Cloud as a platform for responsive and timeliness constrained service-oriented applications is to be analyzed. Relevant research topics include:

  1. scientific and engineering approaches to meet timing constraints in virtualized infrastructures (IaaS) and platforms (PaaS), and optimally select cloud-enabled services satisfying those constraints;
  2. technical and managerial issues of real-time cloud computing services: modeling, infrastructure composition, coordination, planning and scheduling, choreography, deployment, configuration, collaboration, monitoring and control, and governance;
  3. real-time cloud computing platforms and infrastructures for supporting specific application domains such as Healthcare, Green Data Centers, Large-Scale Analytics, Smart Cities, Workload Optimization Systems.

Scope of the Workshop
Research on real-time service-oriented architectures and applications (RTSOAA) covers multiple heterogeneous and complementary subjects such as: real-time systems, service-oriented architectures, performance modeling, analysis and tuning of virtualized service-based systems, software engineering, decision technology, etc. RTSOAA 2011 welcomes the submission of papers from researchers and practitioners in the subjects related but not limited to:

  1. Real-Time Cloud Computing
    • Real-time cloud computing infrastructures & platforms
    • Software Engineering issues for real-time cloud services
    • Issues and challenges in engineering virtualized service-oriented cloud computing applications with real-time and performance requirements
    • Business-driven and model-driven real-time cloud computing
    • Automated service replication and elasticity techniques for guaranteeing quality of real-time cloud services
    • Case studies and best practices of using real-time cloud computing
    • Service-oriented approaches to engineering novel Operating Systems and middleware for resources publishing, discovery and management in many-core computing platforms pioneering the future and emerging platforms for real-time cloud computing
    • Data and event stream processing in cloud environments, large-scale continuous data processing using cloud infrastructure
    • Dynamic workload management in real-time cloud architectures
  2. Real-Time Cyber-Physical & Smart Living Services
    • Leverage SOA technologies to support real-time cyber-physical services
    • RTSOA models for large-scale networked cyber-physical systems
    • Real-time discovery and composition of cyber-physical services
    • Semantic technologies to support real-time cyber-physical services
    • Quality-of-services provisioning for cyber physical systems and smart living spaces
    • Safety, robustness and availability issues and approaches in RTSOA based cyber-physical systems and smart living spaces
    • Real time cyber-physical applications deployed based on RTSOA technologies
    • RTSOA technologies for developing smart Living Spaces such as intelligent building and smart cities
  3. Domain-Specific Real-Time Service-Oriented Applications
    • Real-time service-oriented modeling to support healthcare
    • Monitoring and managing real-time service-based healthcare systems
    • IT-enabled resource management (data center, supply chain etc.)
    • RTSOAA for intelligent transportation systems, power management, water and waste management, and carbon emission management
    • Real-time service-oriented infrastructures for factory automation
    • Real-time service-oriented infrastructures and modeling for smart cities & intelligent buildings
  4. Enabling Technologies for RTSOAA
    • Event driven architecture for RTSOAA
    • Database modeling & management for RTSOAA
    • Policy driven management for RTSOAA
    • Middleware, Operating System & Infrastructure level support for RTSOAA
    • Scalability issues in resource management for massively parallel and distributed systems
    • Programming paradigms, application/OS/middlware interactions
    • Real-time mining, simulation & optimization
    • Service governance, ensuring quality of service, service level monitoring
  5. Management of Real-Time Services in Virtualized Environments
    • Provisioning of real-time services
    • Managing real-time services in virtualized environments
    • Resource management for real-time services
    • Service level monitoring and service governance in virtualized environments
    • Case studies for real-time services in virtualized environments

Workshop Organizers

General co-chairs:

  • Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Jie Xu, University of Leeds, UK

Program co-chairs:

  • Tommaso Cucinotta, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Josef Schiefer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Luis Garces-Erice, IBM Research Zurich Lab, Switzerland

Steering committee:

  • Jun-Jang (JJ) Jeng, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • I-Ling Yen, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Wei-Tek Tsai, Arizona State University, USA
  • Kinji Mori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Publicity co-chairs:

  • Jicheng Fu, University of Central Oklahoma, USA
  • Wei Hao, Northern Kentucky University, USA

Important Dates

  • Paper submissions due: September 30th, 2011
  • Acceptance notification:October 16th, 2011
  • Camera ready version due: October 30th, 2011
  • Early Bird Registration due: October 30th, 2011
  • RTSOAA 2011 Workshop: December 12-14th, 2011


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