WMC 2023

10th International Workshop on Mixed Criticality Systems

at the Real Time Systems Symposium (RTSS 2023)

December 5 – 8, 2023, Taipei


WMC’s goal is to promote sharing of new ideas, results, experiences, and information about research and development of mixed-criticality real-time systems. 

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 fertilization 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.

The WMC aims to promote a holistic approach to solving the problems of MCS. The scope of the workshop will cover all aspects of real-time systems that deal with more than one criticality level, including but not limited to:


Program Chairs:

Publicity Chair:

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WMC 2023 Program (Tentative)

December 05, 2023

10:30 - 11:00 am                                 Execution time budget assignment for mixed-criticality systems

Mohamed Amine Khelassi and Yasmina Abdeddaim 

11:00 - 11:30 am                 Software Fault Tolerance in Real-Time Systems: Identifying the Future Research Questions

Federico Reghenzani, Zhishan Guo and William Fornaciari

11:30 - 12:00 pm                                          Optimality-Guaranteed Design Space Pruning for CAN-FD Frame Packing

Wenhong Ma, Guoqi Xie, Renfa Li and Wanli Chang

12:00 pm             Lunch & Adjourn                    



WMC 2023 is inviting regular unpublished papers as well as Journal-Never-Presented (JNP) papers. Submissions on all aspects of mixed-criticality real-time systems are welcome. The scope of the workshop is real-time, mixed criticality systems. Papers that do not relate to real-time behavior (i.e., are solely about security or safety aspects of MCS) will be considered as out of scope.

Regular Papers: The material must be unpublished and not under submission elsewhere. Submissions will be accepted based on their originality, quality, significance, and relevance to MCS. 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.

Journal-Never-Presented (JNP) Papers: WMC 2023 for the first time accepts 2-page Journal-Never-Presented (JNP) papers. The JNP submissions should be about a relatively new journal paper in the scope of MCS that was accepted by a major journal but not previously presented anywhere. This allows work that is relevant to the MCS community but might not be widely known to have the opportunity to be presented and discussed at the workshop. The JNP submissions must be in the same format (2 pages maximum, 2 columns, 10 pt, US Letter). The submission should provide a brief summary of the journal paper, mainly to explain the relevance to MCS, and the main contributions (techniques and results), and to highlight open questions that are of interest to WMC participants. The submission must include a full citation to the journal paper.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format. By submitting a paper, the authors confirm that if the paper is accepted, at least one author will register for the WMC 2023 workshop by the special registration deadline set in the notification of acceptance, and present the paper at the workshop in person.


WMC publishes informal proceedings. The authors retain the copyright to their work and are free to submit extended versions to another venue.

Paper Submission

Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wmc20230 .

Program Committee