ICPE 2017: ICPE 2017

April 22, 2017-April 26, 2017 in L'Aquila, Italy

Call for Papers

******** The abstract and submission deadlines for research ******** and industrial papers have been extended as follows:

******** Research Abstracts: Oct 7, 2016 ******** Research Papers: Oct 14, 2016

******** Industrial / Experience Abstracts: Oct 21, 2016 ******** Industrial / Experience Papers: Oct 28, 2016

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                                   ICPE 2017

8th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering

   Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS, SIGSOFT, and SPEC RG

                                L'Aquila, Italy
                             April 22-26, 2017

                      https://icpe2017.spec.org/

IMPORTANT DATES

Research Abstracts: Oct 7, 2016 Research Papers: Oct 14, 2016 Research Paper Notification: Nov 18, 2016

Industrial / Experience Abstracts: Oct 21, 2016 Industrial / Experience Papers: Oct 28, 2016 Industrial / Experience Paper Notification: Nov 18, 2016

Tutorial Proposals: Oct 31, 2016 Tutorial Proposals Notification: Nov 15, 2016

Workshop Proposals: Nov 05, 2016 Workshop Proposal Notification: Nov 19, 2016

Work-in-Progress/Vision Papers: Nov 25, 2016

Dates for posters and demos will be announced.


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 cost-effective performance engineering, where cost has a wide interpretation including measures such as effort and energy in addition to traditional performance measures.

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 micro-service 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, data analytics systems, and other data analysis 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 * Peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems

All other topics related to performance of software and systems.


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 are 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 but yet interesting 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://icpe2017.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 2017 conference proceedings that will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library. After the conference, there will be a call for a special issue of 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.)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (RESEARCH PAPERS)

Amy Apon, Clemson University Martin Arlitt, HP Labs and University of Calgary Alberto Avritzer, Performance Engineering Consultant Steffen Becker, University of Technology Chemnitz Robert Birke, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory Andre B. Bondi, Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC Niklas Carlsson, Linkoping University Lydia Y. Chen, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory Lucy Cherkasova, HP Labs Antinisca Di Marco, Università dell'Aquila Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology Evangelia Kalyvianaki, City University London Samuel Kounev, University of Wuerzburg Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary Patrick Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Catalina M. Lladó, Universitat Illes Balears Lei Lu, VMware Andrea Marin, University of Venice Daniel Menasce, George Mason University Daniel S. Menasché, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro José Merseguer, Universidad de Zaragoza Ningfang Mi, Northeastern University Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services Dorina Petriu, Carleton University Denys Poshyvanyk, College of William and Mary Ralf Reussner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Alma Riska, Network Appliances Jerry Rolia, HP Labs Rekha Singhal, Tata Consultancy Services Mirco Tribastone, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute Petr Tuma, Charles University Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam Enrico Vicario, University of Florence Katinka Wolter, Freie Universitaet zu Berlin Murray Woodside, Carleton University Feng Yan, University of Nevada-Reno Xiaoyun Zhu, Futurewei Technologies Inc


PROGRAM COMMITTEE (INDUSTRY PAPERS)

Jeremy Arnold, IBM Andy Bond, Red Hat Klaus-Dieter Lange, HPE Raghu Nambiar, Cisco Dmitry Potapov, Oracle Tilmann Rabl, Bankmark Da Qi Ren, Huawei R&D Cloyce Spradling, Oracle Mike Tricker, Microsoft


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chairs * Walter Binder, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland * Vittorio Cortellessa, Università dell'Aquila, Italy Research Program Chairs * Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany * Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA Industry Program Chairs * Meikel Poess, Oracle, USA Tutorials Chair * Valeria Cardellini, Università di Roma Torvergata, Italy Workshops Chairs * Hanspeter Mössenböck, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria * Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy Posters and Demos Chair * Lubomir Bulej, Charles University, Czech Republic Awards Chairs * Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic * Murray Woodside, Carleton University, Canada Local Organization Chair * Antinisca Di Marco, Università dell'Aquila, Italy Publicity Chairs * Andrea Rosà, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland * Diego Perez, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Finance Chair * André van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart Publication and Registration Chair * Davide Arcelli, Università dell'Aquila, Italy Web Site Chair * Cathy Sandifer, SPEC, USA