As part of the “Real-Time Operating Systems, LU” course, the Embedded Automotive Systems Group awards the annual SmartOS Award for the best OS kernel and/or the best software implemented therewith. The kernel category honors the realization, enhancement or extension of SmartOS. The Applications category honors particularly interesting software based on the operating system. Prerequisite for participation is the successful completion of the course itself as well as the use of the own kernel implementation as a basis. As a reward for the extra effort, each winning group will receive a certificate and a bottle of sparkling wine. Further details will be announced at the beginning of the course.