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Workshop on Mixed Criticality Systems 2014


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The purpose of WMC is to share new ideas, experiences and information about research and development of Mixed Criticality real-time systems.


  • Submission deadline extended to: 6th October 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 27th Oct 2014
  • Final Versions: 3rd November 2014
  • Workshop: 2nd December 2014
  • RTSS 2014 Conference: 2nd-5th December 2014


The workshop aims to bring together researchers working in fields relating to real-time systems with a focus on the challenges brought about by the integration of mixed criticality applications onto singlecore, multicore and manycore architectures. These challenges are cross-cutting.

To advance rapidly, closer interaction is needed between the sub-communities involved in real-time scheduling, real-time operating systems / runtime environments, and timing analysis. The workshop aims to promote understanding of the fundamental problems that affect Mixed Criticality Systems (MCS) at all levels in the software/hardware stack and crucially the interfaces between them.

The workshop will promote lively interaction, cross fertilisation of ideas, synergies, and closer collaboration across the breadth of the real-time community, as well as attracting industrialists from the aerospace, automotive and other industries with a specific interest in MCS. Original unpublished papers on all aspects of mixed criticality real-time systems are welcome.

Themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Task and system models for MCS on singlecore, multicore, and manycore platforms.
  • Scheduling schemes and analyses for MCS, including the integration of appropriate models of overheads and delays.
  • Run-time environments and support for MCS, including data exchange and synchronisation across criticality levels, and issues relating to criticality mode.
  • Analysis of worst-case execution times (WCET) relating to MCS.
  • Mixed criticality communications mechanisms and analysis, including Network-on-Chip support.
  • Probabilistic analysis techniques for MCS.

The scope of the workshop is real-time, mixed criticality systems. Papers that do not relate to real-time behaviour (i.e. are solely about security or safety aspects of MCS) will be considered as out of scope.


Submissions must be in the same format as in the final proceedings (6 pages maximum, 2 columns, 10 pt, US Letter) compliant with IEEE formatting guidelines. Papers exceeding the page limit will not be reviewed.

The material must be unpublished and not under submission elsewhere. By submitting a paper, the authors confirm that if the paper is accepted, at least one author will register for the WMC 2014 workshop by the special registration deadline set in the notification of acceptance, and present the paper at the workshop in person.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. Submit a paper.


WMC will publish informal proceedings. The authors retain the copyright to their work and are free to submit extended versions to a conference or journal.


This Workshop on Mixed Criticality Systems is partially supported by the UK EPSRC funded Project MCC (EP/K011626/1), the EU funded FP7 Integrated Project PROXIMA (611085), and the French BGLE funded Departs project (O16526-405635).