RTNS 2020 is an open and friendly conference with a great sense for community. The evaluation criteria that will be applied to all submitted papers reflect the spirit of the conference.
Contributions and Originality
RTNS welcomes theoretical and practical contributions concerning all aspects of embedded real-time systems. The contributions must be original, i.e., not published or submitted elsewhere. Since the focus of RTNS is on discussions and community building, we explicitly ask for submissions that may spark interesting and lively discussions at the conference. Submissions presenting promising, but not fully mature results are also welcome provided that the submission presents a complete contribution.
Technical Correctness and Writing Quality
Each submission must be technically correct, and the technical correctness will be assessed during the review process. The authors are thus required to provide all necessary details and proofs to convince the reviewers of the correctness of the submission. Furthermore, we recommend to provide source-code of implementations and to participate in artifact evaluation, if applicable.
The writing quality is similarly important, and all papers published at RTNS must be well written and readable. We expect authors to check as best they can for spelling and grammatical mistakes before submission. However, we also recognise that authors may be writing in their second or even third language, and still developing their technical writing skills. Provided that it is possible to properly understand the submission, reviewers will consider primarily the technical contribution when making their decisions. Authors may be required to make improvements to presentation and writing quality before publication.
First Submission of Early-Stage Researchers
RTNS encourages young PhD students to submit their first paper (as first author) to a full conference. PhD students submitting their first paper to a full conference can indicate so during paper submissions. While the final version must fulfil all criteria for acceptance, shortcomings that can be corrected for the final version will be tolerated. The reviewers are instructed to be lenient in these cases, and will write a detailed reviews including instructions on how to improve the submission.