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Call For Papers

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. ICPE is a joint meeting of the ACM Workshop on Software and Performance (WOSP) and the SPEC International Performance Evaluation Workshop (SIPEW). The conference brings together researchers and industry practitioners to share and present their experience, to discuss challenges, and to report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on performance engineering of software and systems.

After the conference there will be a call for a Special Issue on Automation in Software Performance Engineering of the Springer Automated Software Engineering Journal.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to:

Performance and software development processes

  • Techniques to elicit and incorporate performance, availability, power and other extra-functional requirements throughout the software and system lifecycle
  • Agile, performance-test-driven development
  • Performance engineering in commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems;  service-oriented architectures (SOA); web-based systems and services; smart systems; automated control systems; transport systems; embedded, real-time and mobile systems
  • Performance-requirement reengineering and design for software performance predictability
  • Software performance modeling, patterns and anti-patterns

Performance modeling and prediction

  • Languages, annotations, tools and methodologies to support model-based performance engineering
  • Analytical, simulation, statistical, AI-based and hybrid modeling/prediction methods
  • Automated model discovery and model building
  • Model validation and calibration techniques

Performance measurement and experimental analysis

  • Performance measurement, monitoring and workload characterization techniques
  • Test planning, tools for performance, load testing, measurement, profiling and tuning
  • Automated model extraction for functional or partially functional systems
  • Methodologies for performance testing and for functional testing
  • Reproduction and reproducibility of performance studies

Benchmarking, configuration, sizing, and capacity planning

  • Benchmark design and benchmarking methods, metrics and suites
  • Development of new, configurable and/or scalable benchmarks
  • Use of benchmarks in industry and academia
  • System configuration, sizing and capacity planning techniques

System management/optimization

  • Use of models for run-time configuration/management
  • Online performance prediction and model parameter estimation
  • Adaptive resource management

Performance in cloud, virtualized and multi-core systems

  • Modeling, monitoring, and testing of cloud computing platforms and applications
  • Performance/management of virtualized machines, storage and networks
  • Performance engineering of multi-core and parallel systems

Performance and power

  • Algorithms for combined power and performance management
  • Instrumentation, profiling, modeling and measurement of power consumption
  • Power/performance engineering in grid/cluster/cloud/mobile computing systems

Performance modeling and evaluation in other domains such as:

  • Web-based systems, e-business, web services, SOAs
  • Transaction-oriented and event-based systems
  • Embedded and autonomous systems
  • Real-time and multimedia systems
  • Peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless 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,industrial experience reports, and work-in-progress/vision papers. Different acceptance criteria apply for each category:

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 2014 conference proceedings that will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library. Authors are required to adhere to the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism as well as to the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions.