RTSS 2019

The IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) is the premier conference in the field of real-time systems, and is a venue for researchers and practitioners to showcase innovations covering all aspects of real-time systems, including theory, design, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and experience. RTSS’19, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the event, continues the trend of making RTSS an expansive and inclusive event, striving to embrace new and emerging areas of real-time systems research.


May 18, 2020


Presentations for RTSS 2019 papers are now available on the Program page.

Apr 3, 2020


The conference proceedings are now available via the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. See 2019 IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS).

Jan 28, 2020

RTSS 2019 awards posted

Recipients of the RTSS Outstanding Paper award, Best Student Paper award and Best Paper award are posted. See the RTSS 2019 Awards tab for details. Congratulations to all the winners!

Jan 22, 2020

RTSS 2019 conference proceedings

The RTSS 2019 main conference proceedings (including full papers and brief presentations) will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS) in due course and appear in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Message from the TCRTS Executive Committee

The TCRTS Executive Committee would like to thank the conference organisers for their exceptional efforts to make arrangements for RTSS 2019, first in Hong Kong, China and then in York, UK. Both the postponement and subsequent cancellation of RTSS 2019 occurred for reasons beyond their control.

Jan 21, 2020


Further information will be included on the website as soon as it becomes available.

Jan 17, 2020

RTSS 2020 website is now online

IEEE RTSS 2020 will be held December 1-4, 2020 in Houston TX, USA. See the RTSS 2020 website for further information.

Dec 16, 2019

RTSS 2019 postponed conference dates and venue

The dates and venue for the RTSS 2019 postponed conference in York, UK will be confirmed once IEEE has completed all contractual arrangements. Registration will then be re-opened. Participants already registered for RTSS 2019 and expecting to come to the postponed conference in York do not need to do anything at this stage.

Further information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

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Dec 3, 2019

Visas for travel to the UK

To check whether you require a visa for travel to the UK for the RTSS 2019 postponed conference, and if so how to request an invitation letter in support of your visa application, see the information on the Visa tab.

Nov 27, 2019

RTSS 2019 postponed conference

Following the decision by IEEE not to hold the IEEE RTSS 2019 conference in Hong Kong, the TCRTS Executive Committee has decided that the postponed conference will be held in York, UK in early 2020. The tentative dates are 18th to 21st Feb. These dates are not yet confirmed and may be subject to change.

Nov 20, 2019

Conference postponed

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology. As a professional organization, IEEE’s number one priority is the well-being, safety and security of IEEE RTSS 2019 conference attendees. Given the situation in Hong Kong in November 2019, the decision was made not to hold IEEE RTSS 2019 in Hong Kong by IEEE.

Conference Registration – IEEE RTSS 2019 will refund conference registration fees only. 

Conference Hotel – The Hotel’s terms and conditions apply for hotel reservations made by individuals. 

Airlines – Similarly, the Airline’s terms and conditions apply for flight reservations made by individuals.

Oct 30, 2019

Preliminary Program

The Preliminary Program is now available. See the Program tab for details.

Sep 30, 2019


Registration for RTSS 2019 is now OPEN. See the Registration tab for details. The early registration deadline is Fri 1st Nov 2019, and the late registration deadline is Fri 15th Nov 2019. We recommend registering early to take advantage of the discounted rates.

Sep 16, 2019

Student Travel Grants

The RTSS 2019 conference organizers have secured substantial funds for Student Travel Grants to support the participation of students in RTSS 2019 events. See the Student Travel Grants tab for details.

Hotel ICON venue for RTSS 2019

The venue for RTSS 2019 has now been confirmed as the award-winning Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. This luxury and sustainable hotel is fully owned by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an extension of the School of Hotel & Tourism Management of the university. See the Venue tab for details.

Sep 1, 2019

RTSS 2019 in Hong Kong

After deliberation and careful consideration, the TCRTS Executive Committee has re-affirmed that RTSS 2019 will take place in Hong Kong on the 3rd to 6th December 2019. The conference venue will be announced shortly, followed by the opening of registration.

Aug 5, 2019

Artifact Evaluation Submission Site Open

The artifact evaluation (AE) submission website is now available to authors of accepted and shepherded papers by clicking on https://www.softconf.com/j/ae2019. Authors of the accepted/shepherded papers should get in touch with the Chair of AE (Prof. Yajun Ha) immediately after they have received the notification on Aug 5, 2019, if they are intending to submit an artifact. This is important as the timeline for AE is tight. See the Artifact Evaluation tab for details.

Jun 12, 2019

Deadline for proposing Hot Topics Day events extended

The deadline for proposing Hot Topics Day events is extended to 26th June – see the Hot Topics Day tab for details.

May 14, 2019

Paper Submission Site Open

Papers can now be submitted to the main conference – see the Submissions tab for further details.

April 29, 2019

Hot Topics Day

RTSS 2019 will for the first time host a Hot Topics Day (HTD) that highlights emerging research topics related to real-time systems.

April 16, 2019

RTSS 2019

At RTSS 2019, we aim to be inclusive and include a large number of high quality papers in the main conference (subject to submissions). To facilitate this, we have the option to use shorter (25 minute) presentation slots thus allowing a significantly larger number of papers to be presented without the need for parallel sessions.

The submission deadline for RTSS is Thursday 30th May 2019; later than the traditional deadlines to encourage submissions.

Submissions are welcomed to Track 1: Real-Time Systems Track and Track 2: Design and Application Track, see the Call for Papers tab for details.

Recognizing Excellence

The tradition of recognizing excellence at RTSS continues with Awards for Outstanding Papers, Best Paper, Best Student Paper and Best Presentation.

New for 2019

RTSS’19 adopts a new page limit requirement. The main body of each submitted paper is limited to 11 pages of technical content with additional pages permitted for the bibliography only. All submitted papers must comply with the double-blind submission requirements.


The RTSS 2019 postponed conference is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems, with support from the University of York and Huawei.

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