Call for papers

The International Symposium on Rapid System Prototyping (RSP) emphasizes design experience sharing and collaborative approach between hardware and software research communities from industry and academy. It considers prototyping as an iterative design approach for embedded hardware and software systems. The RSP series of symposium aim at bridging the gaps in embedded system design between applications, architectures, tools, and technologies to achieve rapid system prototyping of emerging software and hardware systems.

For its 29th venue, the Rapid System Prototyping symposium seeks original contributions related to this target, encompassing a wide scope ranging from formal methods for  the  verification  of  software  and  hardware  systems  to  case  studies  of  emerging embedded systems and technologies. The symposium proposes a two-day inspiring international forum for discussing the latest related innovations and research activities. The symposium program will include keynote speeches and technical papers on timely topics.

The RSP symposium continues as a part of the Embedded Systems Week, that will be held this year in Torino, Italy.
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Suggested topics covers both software and hardware domains. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Rapid prototyping and emulation methods and tools
  • Specification models and methodologies for hardware/software systems
  • Emerging technologies, devices, boards, and applications
  • Prototyping experiences related to emerging technologies (memories, 3D integration, next generation wireless, Internet of Things)
  • Prototyping of embedded systems for real-time, low power, and flexibility
  • Hardware and software platforms for IoT systems
  • Middleware for embedded systems
  • Model-driven engineering and prototyping
  • Formal methods and verification/validation of embedded systems
  • Reliability and failure analysis for embedded systems
  • Embedded system virtualization
  • Virtual prototyping and platforms for embedded systems
  • Prototyping methods and tools for reconfigurable computing
  • Rapid design approaches for application-specific processors
  • MPSoC and GPU-based system design and challenges
  • Hardware platforms and approaches for simulations acceleration
  • Industrial experiences in embedded system prototyping

The program committee invites authors to submit original unpublished full papers. Authors of selected papers will be requested to prepare a final camera-ready manuscript for the symposium proceedings and must register and attend the symposium for their paper to be published. Each technical paper must be associated with an author registration at full rate. Papers should not exceed 7 pages and should use the IEEE two-column format. Submission instructions as well as templates can be found on the RSP web site Accepted and presented papers will be included in the RSP'2018 symposium proceedings and published in IEEE and ACM digital libraries.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission (extended): June 11, 2018, June 18, 2018, June 25, 2018
  • Paper Submission (extended): June 18, 2018, June 25, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 16, 2018, July 24, 2018
  • Camera-Ready Manuscript due: August 13, 2018, September 3, 2018

For any related question, please contact:

Fabiano Hessel, PUCRS (
Frédéric Rousseau, TIMA (

Paper submission

Submission instructions as well as templates can be found on the RSP web site:

Electronically submit all papers using the following link: