ICPE 2021: International Conference on Performance Engineering 2021

April 19, 2021 in Rennes, France

Call for Papers

                      Call for Contributions

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

        Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS, SIGSOFT, and SPEC RG

                        Rennes, France
                       April 17-23, 2021

                 Web: https://icpe2021.spec.org/
             Twitter: https://twitter.com/ICPEconf/


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 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

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 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

The PC committees for some tracks are not fully formed yet so the ICPE website will keep involving to reflect such info.


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