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ICPE 2018 : 9th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering

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Link: https://icpe2018.spec.org/
 
When Apr 9, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018
Where Berlin, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Oct 16, 2017
Submission Deadline Oct 18, 2017
Notification Due Dec 8, 2017
Categories    performance engineering   software engineering   systems engineering
 

Call For Papers

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Call for Contributions
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ICPE 2018
9th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering

Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS, SIGSOFT, and SPEC RG

Berlin, Germany
April 9-13, 2018

Web: https://icpe2018.spec.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICPEconf/

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IMPORTANT DATES

Research and industrial/experience abstracts: Oct 16, 2017
Research and industrial/experience papers: Oct 18, 2017
Research and industrial/experience paper notification: Dec 8, 2017

Artifact registration: Dec 15, 2017
Artifact submission: Dec 22, 2017
Artifact notification: Feb 7, 2018

Work-in-progress/vision papers: Jan 10, 2018
Work-in-progress/vision paper notification: Feb 8, 2018

Poster/demo submission: Jan 3, 2018
Poster/demo notification: Jan 26, 2018

Dates for tutorials, workshop proposals, and doctoral symposium will be
announced (see also https://icpe2018.spec.org/important-dates/).

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SCOPE AND TOPICS

The goal of the International Conference on Performance Engineering
(ICPE) is to integrate theory and practice in the field of performance
engineering by providing a forum for sharing ideas and experiences
between industry and academia. Nowadays, complex systems of all types,
like Web-based systems, data centers and cloud infrastructures, social
networks, peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems, cyber-physical
systems, the Internet of Things, real-time and embedded systems, have
increasingly distributed and dynamic system architectures that provide
high flexibility, however, also increase the complexity of managing
end-to-end application performance.

ICPE brings together researchers and industry practitioners to share and
present their experiences, discuss challenges, and 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, and security.

This year's main theme is “continuous performance assurance in agile
delivery”.

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
* Model validation and calibration techniques
* Automatic model extraction
* Performance modeling and analysis tools

Performance and software development processes/paradigms
* Software performance patterns and 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
* Collaboration of development and operation (DevOps) for performance
* Performance and agile methods
* Performance in Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA)
* Performance of microservice architectures and containers

Performance measurement, monitoring and analysis
* Performance measurement and monitoring techniques
* Analysis of measured application performance data
* Application tracing and profiling
* Workload characterization techniques
* Experimental design
* Tools for performance testing, measurement, profiling and tuning

Benchmarking
* 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
* 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

Performance modeling and evaluation in different environments and
application domains
* Web-based systems, e-business, Web services
* Big data systems, deep-learning systems, and other data analytics
systems
* Internet of Things
* Social networks
* Cyber-physical systems
* Industrial Internet (Industry 4.0)
* Virtualization and cloud computing
* Autonomous/adaptive systems
* Transaction-oriented systems
* Communication networks
* Parallel and distributed systems
* Embedded systems
* Multi-core systems
* Cluster and grid computing environments
* High performance computing
* Event-based systems
* Real-time and multimedia systems
* Low-latency systems
* Peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems

All other topics related to performance of software and systems.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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/vision 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
topic and contribution style when submitting their papers.

Submissions to all tracks need to be uploaded to ICPE's submission
system and conform to the ACM submission format. For detailed submission
instructions, please visit: https://icpe2018.spec.org/submissions.html.

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 2018 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 2018 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.)

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE (RESEARCH PAPERS)

J. Nelson Amaral, University of Alberta, Canada
Varsha Apte, IIT Bombay, India
Alberto Avritzer, independent, USA
Steffen Becker, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Umesh Bellur, IIT Bombay, India
Cor-Paul Bezemer, Queen’s University, Canada
Andre B. Bondi, Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC, USA
Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK
Lucy Cherkasova, HyTrust, USA
Vittorio Cortellessa, Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy
Vittoria de Nitto Personè, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Tadashi Dohi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
Evangelia Kalyvianaki, City University London, UK
Samuel Kounev, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Patrick Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
Catalina M. Lladó, Universitat Illes Balears, Spain
Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Paulo R. M. Maciel, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Martina Maggio, Lund University, Sweden
Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy
Daniel Menasce, George Mason University, USA
José Merseguer, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University, USA
Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Juan F. Perez, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada
Alma Riska, Network Appliances, USA
Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA
Nigel Thomas, Newcastle University, UK
Mirco Tribastone, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Italy
Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic
Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Enrico Vicario, University of Florence, Italy
Murray Woodside, Carleton University, Canada
Huaming Wu, Tianjin University, China
Feng Yan, University of Nevada-Reno, USA
Xiaoyun Zhu, Futurewei Technologies Inc., USA


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (INDUSTRY/EXPERIENCE PAPERS)

Klaus-Dieter Lange, HP Enterprise, USA
Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA
Tilmann Rabl, TU Berlin, Germany
Matthias Scholze, QMethods, USA
Rekha Singhal, TCS, India
Cloyce Spradling, Oracle, USA
Alexander Wert, NovaTec, Germany
Boris Zibitsker, BEZNext, USA

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chairs
* Will Knottenbelt, Imperial College, UK
* Katinka Wolter, FU Berlin, Germany

Research Program Chairs
* André van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
* Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services, India

Industry Program Chair
* Heiko Koziolek, ABB, Germany

Artifact Evaluation Chairs
* Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
* Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic

Tutorials Chairs
* Alma Dimnaku (Riska), Network Appliances, USA
* Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy

Workshops Chairs
* Eva Kalyvianaki, City University London, UK
* Yao-Min Chen, Oracle, USA

Posters and Demos Chair
* Marco Paolieri, University of Southern California, USA

Awards Chairs
* Lydia Chen, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
* John Murphy, UC Dublin, Ireland

Publicity Chairs
* Juan F. Perez, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia
* Huaming Wu, Tianjin University, China

Finance Chair
* Matt Forshaw, Newcastle University, UK

Publication Chair
* Vladimir Stankovic, City University London, UK

Web Site Chair
* Thomas F. Düllmann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

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