Workshop 01- CRCS

International Workshop on Challenges in Resource Constrained Systems

(CRCS 2011)


As part of

The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)

May 23 - 27, 2011

The Sheraton University City Hotel

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Extended Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011


Resource constrained systems present significant limitations of resources and therefore require innovative solutions. The resource can be either energy (when it's a limiting factor for the global working time like in sensor networks), or computational time (e.g., for systems with small computational capacities like embedded devices or smart cards). It can also be delivery time (for systems which have to give an answer in a bounded time like real-time systems), or data availability (when data is a central and essential point in the system like in medical systems).

The solutions for constrained systems cannot only adapt existing approaches for traditional systems as they open a whole new world of opportunities and new applications. Tightly coupled to the physical world, constrained systems need different kinds of programming, of communication, and of interfacing.

This workshop is focused on resource constrained systems, specifically those used as collaboration systems. The collaborative point of view in constrained systems covers several key aspects: data management, protocols, applications, sharing and exchanging, performance evaluation ….

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Data and Resource Sharing

    • Data Collection and Analysis

    • Data Fusion and Aggregation

    • Resource-aware Protocols and Applications

    • Connectivity, Deployment and Routing

    • Adaptive Scheduling in RCS

    • QoS Issues

    • Innovative Applications

    • Trusted Resource Constrained Systems and Applications

    • Topology Issues in RCS

    • Trust and Security

    • Performance Evaluation of RCS

    • Modeling and Simulation

    • Resource Constrained Sensors

    • Highly Resource Constrained Mobile Platforms

    • Real-Time Computing Systems

    • Resource Constrained Embedded Systems


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to CRCS. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the workshop organizers.

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2011 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and/or soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.

Important Dates

Workshop Organizers(s)

Hervé Guyennet, Violeta Felea, Julien Bernard

Computer Science Laboratory (LIFC)

University of Franche-Comté

16 route de Gray

25030 Besançon, FRANCE

Emails: {herve dot guyennet, violeta dot felea, julien dot bernard} at lifc dot univ-fcomte dot fr

International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2011.

Ladislau Boloni, University of Central Florida, FL, USA

Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Patrice Clemente, ENSI Bourges, France

Luca Foschini, University of Bologna, Italy

Dan Grigoras, University College Cork, Ireland

Vincent Lecuire, CRAN Nancy, France

Gianluca Moro, University of Bologna, Italy

• Vladimir Oleshchuk, Agder University College, Norway

Congduc Pham, Pay University, France

Daniele Puccinelli, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland

• Thierry Villemur, LAAS, Toulouse, France

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at