This volume contains the 37 papers presented at the 9th International Conference
on Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA
2003). RTCSA is an international conference organized for scientists and
researchers from both academia and industry to hold intensive discussions on
advancing technologies topics on real-time systems, embedded systems, ubiquitous/
pervasive computing, and related topics. RTCSA 2003 was held at the
Department of Electrical Engineering of National Cheng Kung University in
Taiwan. Paper submissions were well distributed over the various aspects of
real-time computing and embedded system technologies. There were more than
100 participants from all over the world.
The papers, including 28 regular papers and 9 short papers are grouped into
the categories of scheduling, networking and communication, embedded systems,
pervasive/ubiquitous computing, systems and architectures, resource management,
file systems and databases, performance analysis, and tools and development.
The grouping is basically in accordance with the conference program.
Earlier versions of these papers were published in the conference proceedings.
However, some papers in this volume have been modified or improved by the
authors, in various aspects, based on comments and feedback received at the
conference. It is our sincere hope that researchers and developers will benefit
from these papers.
The International Conference on Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems
and Applications (RTCSA) aims to be a forum on the trends as well as innovations
in the growing areas of real-time and embedded systems, and to bring
together researchers and developers from academia and industry for advancing
the technology of real-time computing systems, embedded systems and their
applications. The conference assumes the following goals:
to investigate advances in real-time and embedded systems;
to promote interactions among real-time systems, embedded systems and
to evaluate the maturity and directions of real-time and embedded system
to bridge research and practising experience in the communities of real-time
and embedded systems.