First European Laboratory on Real-Time and Control for Embedded Systems


Organizing Committee

Course structure

The course is developed in five days, each dedicated to a specific topic:
  • The first day introduces the basic principles of real-time computing and illustrates the most significant results on real-time scheduling.
  • The second day is entirely devoted to the Shark kernel, to enable participants to quickly write a simple real-time demo, using the methodologies they learnt in the previous day.
  • The third day is focused on real-time control and explains how to design control applications taking timing constraints into account, and how to use control techniques to make real-time systems more adaptive to dynamic changes.
  • The forth day is dedicated to real-time networks and addresses the problems of synchronization and medium access control that are encountered in distributed embedded systems, together with an analysis of end-to-end latencies.
  • The fifth day is dedicated to practical experience and implementation. The participants can interact with the teachers to propose a real-time control application, preferably distributed, either in a simulated environment or for controlling one of the platforms that will be provided by the teachers.


  • Luis Almeida (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Giorgio Buttazzo (Scuola Superiore S. Anna of Pisa, Italy)
  • Anton Cervin (University of Lund, Sweden)
  • Paolo Gai (Evidence srl)

Lab Assistants

  • Tullio Facchinetti (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • Mauro Marinoni (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • Gianluca Franchino (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • Paulo Pedreiras (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Ricardo Marau (University of Aveiro, Portugal)


Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
RETIS Lab - Area CNR
Via Moruzzi, 1
56124 Pisa, Italy

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