The 26th International Symposium On Real-Time Distributed Computing (IEEE ISORC 2023)

May 23-25, N2023 | Nashville, TN |   |  CALL FOR PAPERS:

IEEE ISORC was founded in 1998 (with its first meeting in Kyoto, Japan) to address research into the application of real-time object-oriented distributed technology. Since then, ISORC has continually evolved to meet the latest challenges faced by researchers and practitioners in the real-time domain, with an emphasis on object-, component- and service-oriented systems and solutions.

ISORC is a single-track conference, with a lively community. We have hosted a number of associated workshops, and are proud of our spirit of openness. We seek to encourage diverse views and new approaches to all Real-Time Issues and Challenges for novel applications and systems in RT computing issues.


ISORC has become established as the leading event devoted to state-of-the-art research in the field of object/component/service-oriented real-time distributed computing (ORC) technology. In addition to the main conference, ISORC 2023 will host a special session dedicated to posters and demos, where participants will be able to show prototypes, tools, simulators, and systems, which demonstrate the applicability of real-time computing to different applications. This year, ISORC will improve the peer-reviewing process by introducing double-blind submissions.

Best Paper and Student Paper Awards will be delivered during the conference.

Main Theme and Topics

We solicit high-quality papers pertaining to all aspects of ORC technology and especially those that are well aligned with the 2023 theme. Authors are encouraged to consider submissions with a practical orientation and validation related to Case Studies & Applications in this area. The specific ORC focus areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Software architectures for real-time distributing computing: programming paradigms, ORC paradigms, object/component models, languages, synchronous languages.

  • Distributed computing and communication infrastructures: real-time communications, networked platforms, protocols, Internet QoS, peer-to-peer computing, sensor networks, VANETS and V2V and V2I communications, time-predictable systems and hardware, Time Sensitive Networking, AI-powered Metaverse, Digital twin for real-time data processing, Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Federated Learning, TinyML, and EdgeAI for real-time IoT, trusted and dependable systems, complex systems of systems, model maintenance.

  • Algorithms for real-time analytics: real-time stream processing solutions including clustering, classification, mining and inferencing, machine and deep learning, statistical modeling, Digital Twin Real-Time Predictive Analytics, stream correlation and sampling.

  • System software: real-time kernels, operating systems, virtualization/container mechanisms and distribution middleware for ORC, supporting QoS management and performance, decentralized processing and scalability, extensibility, synchronization, resource allocation, scheduling, energy efficiency, timing analysis, fault tolerance and resilience, security.

  • Applications: medical devices, intelligent transportation systems, industrial automation systems and Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and Smart Grids, embedded and cyber-physical systems (automotive, avionics, autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, building systems, sensors, etc), multimedia processing, RT Web-based Applications, QoS-Aware and real-time Cloud/Edge/Fog Computing, real-time packet processing for future networking infrastructures and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Network Slicing, Blockchain for Real-Time IoT applications, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for Real-time Log Management, decentralized real-time data network, Digital Twins for IoT Industries, time-sensitive social dispersed computing.

  • System evaluation: monitoring mechanisms & infrastructures, performance & timing evaluation, dependability, end-to-end QoS, system/infrastructure overheads, fault detection and recovery time, large-scale evaluations and field studies.

Guidelines for Manuscripts

IEEE ISORC 2023 invites papers in three categories, all will be published in the IEEE proceeding. Submission guidelines for each category of paper are as follows:

  1. Regular Research Papers: Papers should describe original work and papers submitted for review should be a maximum of 10 pages in length, excluding references, using the IEEE conference paper format. A maximum of two extra pages may be purchased during the camera-ready submission of accepted papers.

  2. Industrial Papers and Practitioner Reports: Papers describing experiences of using ORC technology in application or tool development projects, are an integral part of the technical program of ISORC. These papers should be no longer than 10 pages, excluding references, using the IEEE conference paper format and may be less formal than research papers. They should clearly identify and discuss in detail the issues that represent notable industrial advances. Reports with project metrics supporting their claims are particularly sought, as well as those that show both benefits and drawbacks of the approaches used in the given project.

  3. Short Papers: Short research papers that are no longer than 6 pages, excluding references, using the IEEE conference paper format, on real-time analytics are also invited, and should contain enough information for the program committee to understand the scope of the project and evaluate the novelty of the problem or approach.

The IEEE conference paper templates can be found here .


Papers are to be submitted through the HotCRP system .

Acceptance Criteria

The review process is double blinded . Authors' identifiers, including name, affiliation and contact details, must not be revealed in the submission. The title page may list the authors as "anonymous" and any reference to the prior works of the authors must be in the third person, i.e., references to your own prior work still include full author names. Similarly, if you use your own software, state that a copy of this software was obtained from the authors of the software, preferably with a reference. Omit acknowledgements and funding sources in the submission. The camera-ready submission for an accepted paper can restore these details. (Any further questions about double-blind submissions should be directed to the PC chairs.)

Publication Information

All accepted submissions will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE. Each accepted paper shall be accompanied by at least one non-student registration. One of the authors of the paper must attend and present their work at the conference. Failure to present the paper in person can lead to the paper being withdrawn from the proceedings. Please contact either Chipara Octav , Yehan Ma , or Luca Abeni if you have questions regarding the paper submissions.