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ICPE 2021 : International Conference on Performance Engineering


Conference Series : International Conference on Performance Engineering
When Apr 19, 2021 - Apr 23, 2021
Where Rennes, France
Abstract Registration Due Oct 16, 2021
Submission Deadline Oct 23, 2021
Notification Due Dec 10, 2020
Final Version Due Feb 24, 2021

Call For Papers

Call for Contributions

ICPE 2021
12th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering


Rennes, France
April 17-23, 2021




Research abstracts: Oct 9, 2020 --) 16 Okt
Research papers: Oct 16, 2020 --) 23 Okt
Research paper notification: Dec 10, 2020

Artifact registration: Dec 14, 2020
Artifact submission: Dec 21, 2020
Artifact notification: Feb 08, 2021

Industrial/experience abstracts: Oct 9, 2020 --) 16 Okt
Industrial/experience papers: Oct 16, 2020 --) 23 Okt
Industrial/experience paper notification: Dec 11, 2020

Workshop proposals submission: Oct 16, 2020
Workshop proposals notification: Oct 27, 2020

Poster/demo submission: Jan 20, 2021
Poster/demo notification: Feb 4, 2021

Tutorial proposals submission: Jan 20, 2021
Tutorial proposals notification: Feb 4, 2021

Work-in-progress papers: Jan 20, 2021
Work-in-progress paper notification: Feb 4, 2021



The organizing committee is working hard to put together a great ICPE
conference, and to welcome you in Rennes. At this point, however, due
to the uncertainty around the COVID pandemic, we cannot guarantee this
is possible. We also recognize the challenges some of our community
members might face in travelling. Therefore, currently, the conference
model is "on-site with remote participation facilities" - meaning,
ICPE 2021's committee is looking forward to a live event, but will
provide the required infrastructure for online presence.



The International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE) is the
leading international forum for presenting and discussing novel ideas,
innovations, trends and experiences in the field of performance
engineering. Modern systems, such as big data and machine learning
environments, data centers and cloud infrastructures, social networks,
peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems, cyber-physical systems, the
Internet of Things or more traditional ones such as web-based or real-
time systems, rely increasingly on distributed and dynamic architectures
and pose a challenge to their end-to-end performance management.

ICPE brings together researchers and practitioners to report
state-of-the-art and in-progress research on performance engineering of
software and systems, including performance measurement, modeling,
benchmark design, and run-time performance management. The focus is both
on classical metrics such as response time, throughput, resource
utilization, and (energy) efficiency, as well as on the relationship of
such metrics to other system properties including but not limited to
scalability, elasticity, availability, reliability, cost, sustainability,
security and privacy. The systems of interest include any type of computing
or software system, such as (but not limited to) desktop systems, cloud
systems, web-based systems, embedded systems, distributed systems and
cyber-physical systems. The handling of performance issues at all stages
of software and system life cycles is also of interest.

This year, we particularly encourage researchers to submit their work on
the performance engineering of ‘modern’ application domains as well, such
as deep learning, blockchain, microservices, Big Data, DevOps and/or
Autonomous Systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Performance modeling of software:
* Languages and ontologies
* Methods and tools
* Relationship/integration/tradeoffs with other QoS attributes
* Analytical, simulation and statistical modeling methodologies
* Machine learning and neural networks
* Model validation and calibration techniques
* Automatic model extraction
* Performance modeling and analysis tools

Performance and software development processes/paradigms:
* Software performance testing
* Software performance (anti-)patterns
* Software/performance tool interoperability (models and data interchange formats)
* Performance-oriented design, implementation and configuration management
* Software Performance Engineering and Model-Driven Development
* Gathering, interpreting and exploiting software performance annotations and data
* System sizing and capacity planning techniques
* (Model-driven) Performance requirements engineering
* Relationship between performance and architecture
* Performance and agile methods
* Performance in Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA)
* Software and system scalability and its impact on performance

Performance measurement, monitoring and analysis:
* Application tracing and profiling
* Workload characterization techniques
* Experimental design
* Tools and techniques for performance testing, measurement, profiling and tuning,
* and analysis of the resulting data

* Performance metrics and benchmark suites
* Benchmarking methodologies
* Development of parameterizable, flexible benchmarks
* Benchmark workloads and scenarios
* Use of benchmarks in industry and academia

Run-time performance management and adaptation
* Machine learning and runtime performance decisions
* Context modeling and analysis
* Runtime model estimation
* Use of models at run-time
* Online performance prediction
* Autonomic resource management
* Utility-based optimization
* Capacity management

Power and performance, energy efficiency
* Power consumption models and management techniques
* Tradeoffs between performance and energy efficiency
* Performance-driven resource and power management

All other topics related to performance of software and systems.



Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not
being considered in another forum. A variety of contribution styles for
papers is solicited including: basic and applied research papers for
novel scientific insights, industrial and experience papers reporting on
applying performance engineering or benchmarks in practice, and
work-in-progress papers for ongoing innovative work. Different
acceptance criteria apply based on the expected content of the
individual contribution types.

Authors will be requested to self-classify their papers according to
the provided topic areas when submitting their papers.

Submissions to all tracks need to be uploaded to ICPE's submission
system and conform to the ACM submission format.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register at
the full rate, attend the conference and present the paper. Presented
papers will be published in the ICPE 2021 conference proceedings that
will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library.

Authors of accepted research papers are invited to submit an artifact to
the ACM/SPEC ICPE 2021 Artifact Track.

The highest quality papers, judged by multiple relevant factors, will be
recognized with an award. Authors of selected papers will be invited to
submit an extended version of their work to a journal.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the
proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may
be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The
official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings
related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings
are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over,
the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)



Jose Nelson Amaral, University of Alberta, Canada
Varsha Apte, IIT Bombay, India
Alberto Avritzer, eSulabSolutions, USA
Steffen Becker, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Simona Bernardi, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Andre Bondi, Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC, USA
Ivona Brandic, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Lubomir Bulej, Charles University, Czech Republic
Radu Calinescu, University of York, England
Valeria Cardellini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Tse-Hsun (Peter) Chen, Concordia University, Canada
Lucy Cherkasova, ARM Research, USA
Vittoria De Nitto Personè, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Antinisca Di Marco, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
Nikolas Roman Herbst, University of Würzburg, Germany
Alexandru Iosup, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Pooyan Jamshidi, University of South Carolina, USA
Evangelia Kalyvianaki, University of Cambridge, England
Samuel Kounev, University of Würzburg, Germany
Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research, Germany
Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary, Canada
Philipp Leitner, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
Catalina M. Llado, Universitat Illes Balears, Spain
Daniel Menasce, George Mason University, USA
Jose Merseguer, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Hanspeter Mössenböck, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
John Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland
Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Dusan Okanovic, Novatec, Germany
Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada
Francesco Quaglia, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Weiyi Shang, Concordia University, Canada
Rekha Singhal, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA
Mirco Tribastone, IMT Lucca, Italy
Catia Trubiani, GSSI L'Aquila, Italy
Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic
Alexandru Uta, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Katinka Wolter, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Murray Woodside, Carleton University, Canada



Marco Beccuti, Università degli studi di Torino, Italy
Ajay Joshi, ARM, India
Arthur Kang, Inspur, China
Carolin Heinrich, HPE, Germany
Christopher Floyd, Lenovo, USA
David Schmidt, Red Hat, USA
Dibyam Pradhan, ARM, India
John Beckett, Dell, USA
Klaus-Dieter Lange, HPE, USA
Lisa Roderick, VMware, USA
Mathew Colgrove, Nvidia, USA
Sanjay Sharma, Intel, USA
Norbert Schmitt, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Boris Zibitsker, BEZNext, USA
Vojtěch Horký, Charles University, Czech Republic
Weiyi Shang, Concordia University, Canada
Carsten Franke, ABB Hitachi Power Grids Research, Switzerland
Raphael Eidenbenz, ABB Hitachi Power Grids Research, Switzerland
Andreas Brunnert, RETiT, Germany
Suryanarayanan Natarajan, ATOS, India
Sunita Chandrasekaran, University of Delaware, USA



General Chairs
* Johann Bourcier, University of Rennes 1, France
* Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York University, Canada

Research Program Chairs
* Vittorio Cortellessa, University of L'Aquila, Italy
* Cor-Paul Bezemer, University of Alberta, Canada

Artifact Evaluation Chairs
* Tse-Hsun (Peter) Chen, Concordia University, Canada
* Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

Workshops Chairs
* Weiyi Shang, Concordia University, Canada
* Alessandro Pellegrini, Rome University, Italy

Tutorials Chairs
* Nikolas Herbst, University of Würzburg, Germany
* Rekha Singhal, Tata Consultancy Services, India

Posters and Demos Chair
* Heng Li, Ecloe Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
* Catalina Lladó Matas, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

Awards Chairs
* Philipp Leitner, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
* Marios Fokaefs, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Publicity Chairs
* Boyuan Chen, York University, Canada
* Huaming Wu, Tianjin University, China
* Simon Eismann, University of Würzburg, Germany
* Alma Riska, NetApps, USA
* Djamel Eddine Khelladi, CNRS-Univ Rennes, France

Industry Track Chair
* James Bucek, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
* Robert Birke, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland

Finance Chair
* Benoit Combemale, University of Rennes 1, France

Publications Chair
* Daniele Di Pompeo, University of L'Aquila, Italy
* Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Social-Media Chair
* Mathieu Acher, University of Rennes 1, France
* Arnaud Blouin, INSA Rennes, France

Local Arrangements Chair
* Elisabeth Lebret, Inria Rennes, France
* Nathalie Lacaux, Inria Rennes, France

Web Chair
* Antoine Cheron, Fabernovel, France
* Olivier Barais, University of Rennes 1, France

Student Volunteer Chair
* Noël Plouzeau, University of Rennes 1, France

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