Call for papers

The International Workshop 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 workshop 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 31st venue, the Rapid System Prototyping workshop 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 workshop proposes a two-day inspiring international forum for discussing the latest related innovations and research activities. The workshop program will include keynote speeches and technical papers on timely topics.

The RSP workshop continues as a part of the Embedded Systems Week, that will be held this year as a Virtual Event.
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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The program committee invites authors to submit original unpublished full papers.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 workshop proceedings and must register and attend the workshop 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. Submission instructions as well as templates can be found on the RSP web site. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the RSP'2020 workshop proceedings and published in IEEE digital library.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission (extended): June 15, 2020, July 3, 2020
  • Paper Submission (extended): June 22, 2020, July 3, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: August 3, 2020
  • Camera-Ready Manuscript due: August 23, 2020


General Chairs:

Amer Baghdadi, IMT Atlantique/Lab-STICC (France) and Sungjoo Yoo, Seoul National University (Korea)

Program Chairs:

Kenneth Kent, University of New Brunswick (Canada) and Frédéric Rousseau, TIMA, University Grenoble-Alpes (France)


For any related question, please contact:

Amer Baghdadi, IMT Atlantique/Lab-STICC (
Fabiano Hessel, PUCRS (

Paper submission

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

Electronically submit all papers using the following link: