• ACM/SPEC ICPE 2018: Call for Contributions

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


    Berlin, Germany
    April 9-13, 2018

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



    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/).



    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
    * 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

    * 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
    * 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.



    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.)



    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


    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



    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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