Software is the new
physical infrastructure of the information age. It is
fundamental to economic success, scientific and technical
research and national security. Our current ability to
construct the large and complex software systems demanded
for continued economic and military success are inadequate.
Embedded Systems are becoming more and more present in our
day-to-day life. In particular, they are the foundation of numerous
critical functions, such as in automotive, satellite or
aircraft systems. Such systems are difficult to build since
reliability must cope with numerous constraints such as memory footprint
or strict time schedule.
Moreover, embedded systems are now combined together to build larger
ones also as networked systems (such as sensor networks). We
are now in a process where the area of DRE (Distributed Real-time
is coming out from very specialized areas to become natural in normal
However, such systems require even more specific techniques to be
These techniques come from both the real-time/embedded and
the distributed communities. I fact, numerous new problems must be
integration of components, managing concurrency, new definition of the
"real-time" concept (to support distribution), new runtime
development methodologies, safe and deterministic behavior, etc.
This workshop, will address scientific and practical aspects of the
development of distributed real-time embedded systems. The workshop
will be the 13th in the Monterey workshop series, initiated in 1993 and devoted
exploring the critical problems associated with cost-effective
development of high-quality software systems. Monterey workshops have a
rich history of bringing together both American and European
scientists that share a common interest in seeing that software
development research serves as a catalyst for practical advances in
next-generation software intensive systems. These workshops have been
highly praised by participants for their high quality of presentations
and discussions and given rise to many new collaborations that have
significantly advanced the field.
The last few years the workshop has been held alternately in
Europe and the United States. This year, the workshop will be
held in Paris, France on October 16-18, 2006.