Eduardo Tovar

Computer Engineering Department (DEI)
School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP-IPP)
Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 431; 4200-072 Porto; Portugal

CISTER/INESC-TEC Research Unit (

Phone: +351 228340501; Fax: +351 228340509
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Short Bio: Eduardo Tovar was born in 1967 and has received the Licentiate, MSc and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, in 1990, 1995 and 1999, respectively. Currently he his Professor in the Computer Engineering Department at the School of Engineering (ISEP) of Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), where he is also engaged in research on real-time distributed systems, wireless sensor networks, multiprocessor systems, cyber-physical systems and industrial communication systems. He heads the CISTER Research Unit, an internationally renowned research centre focusing on RTD in real-time and embedded computing systems. He is deeply engaged in research on real-time distributed systems, multiprocessor systems, cyber-physical systems and industrial communication systems. He is currently the Vice-chair of ACM SIGBED (ACM Special Interest Group on Embedded Computing Systems) and was for 5 years, until December 2015, member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TC-RTS). Since 1991 he authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific and technical papers in the area of real-time and embedded computing systems, with emphasis on multiprocessor systems and distributed embedded systems. Eduardo Tovar has been consistently participating in top-rated scientific events as member of the Program Committee, as Program Chair or as General Chair. Notably he has been program chair/co-chair for ECRTS 2005, IEEE RTCSA 2010, IEEE RTAS 2013 or IEEE RTCSA 2016, all in the area of real-time computing systems. He has also been program chair/co-chair of other key scientific events in the area of architectures for computing systems and cyber-physical systems as is the case of ARCS 2014 or the ACM/IEEE ICCPS 2016 or in the area of industrial communications (IEEE WFCS 2014).

Research Interests: Real-time Computing and Communications; Wireless Sensor Networks; Cyber-Physical Systems;


Publications: Check his publications at CISTER Website.

Keynote Talks: "Highly Scalable Aggregate Computations in Cyber-Physical Systems: Physical Environment Meets Communication Protocols", at the 16th International Conference on Real-Time and Network Systems (RTNS'08), 16-17 October 2008, Rennes, France.