CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS ICPE 2016 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering A Joint Meeting of WOSP/SIPEW sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS and ACM SIGSOFT in Cooperation with SPEC Delft, the Netherlands March 12-18, 2016 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ IMPORTANT DATES Research and Industrial / Experience Abstracts Oct 7, 2015 Research and Industrial / Experience Papers Oct 7, 2015 Research and Industrial / Experience Paper Notification Nov 15, 2015 Workshop Proposals Oct 7, 2015 Workshop Notification Oct 15, 2015 Tutorial Proposals Oct 15, 2015 Tutorial Notification Nov 15, 2015 Posters and Demos Proposals Oct 15, 2015 Posters and Demos Notification Nov 23, 2015 Work-in-Progress/Vision Papers Nov 23, 2015 Doctoral Symposium Proposals Nov 23, 2015 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. 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 experiences, to discuss challenges, and to report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on performance engineering. This year's main theme is performance in the data center, in particular for hosting cloud applications and services. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * Performance in the data center, cloud, and Internet of Things * Performance methods in software development * Model-driven performance engineering * Performance modeling and prediction * Performance measurement and experimental analysis * Benchmarks (workloads, scenarios, and implementations) * Run-time performance and capacity management * Performance in cloud, virtualized, and multi-core systems * Performance-driven resource and power management * Performance of big data systems * Performance modeling and evaluation in other domains * Performance requirements specification * Performance testing and validation * Relationship between performance and architecture * All other topics related to performance ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. For detailed submission instructions, please visit: Submissions to all tracks need to be uploaded to ICPE's easychair installation at 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 2016 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ORGANIZING COMMITTEE General Chairs Alberto Avritzer, Siemens, USA Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Research Program Chairs Xiaoyun Zhu, Futurewei Technologies, USA Steffen Becker, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany Industry Program Chairs Jerry Rolia, HP(E) Labs, Canada Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services, India Tutorials Chair Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany Workshops Chairs Mihai Capota, Intel Labs, USA Ana Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Posters and Demos Chair Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria Doctoral Symposium Chair Dick Epema, TU Delft, the Netherlands Publicity Chairs Alexander Wert, NovaTec GmbH, Germany Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China Dorina Petriu, Carleton, Canada Vanish Talwar, HP Labs, USA Daniel Sadoc Menasche, University of Rio de Janeiro, South America Timothy Wood, George Washington University, USA Finance Chair Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Publication Chair Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy Web Site Chair Tim Hegeman, TU Delft, the Netherlands ------------------------------------------------------------------------ PROGRAM COMMITTEE (RESEARCH PAPERS) Davide Arcelli, Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy Walter Binder, University of Lugano, Switzerland Anja Bog, SAP Labs, Germany Andre Bondi, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc., USA Lubomír Bulej, Charles University, Czech Republic Prasad Calyam, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA Niklas Carlsson, Linkoping University, Sweden Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK Lucy Cherkasova, HPLabs, USA Vittorio Cortellessa, Universita' dell'Aquila, Italy Dror Feitelson, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Tony Field, Imperial College London Karthik Ganesan, Oracle Inc., USA Peter Harrison, Imperial College London, UK Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany Yu Hua, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China Gabriela Jacques-Silva, IBM Research, USA Lizy John, The University of Texas at Austin, USA Carlos Juiz, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain Evangelia Kalyvianaki, CIty University London, UK Samuel Kounev, University of Wuerzburg, Germany Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary, Canada Lei Lu, VMware, USA Andrea Marin, University of Venice, Italy Daniel Menasce, George Mason University, USA Daniel Sadoc Menasché, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil José Merseguer, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada Tilmann Rabl, University of Toronto, Canada Ralf Reussner, KIT, Germany Suzanne Rivoire, Sonoma State University, USA Florian Rosenberg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA Nigel Thomas, Newcastle University, UK Mirco Tribastone, University of Southampton, UK Petr Tuma, Charles University, Czech Republic Ana Lucia Varbanescu, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Marco Vieira, University of Coimbra, Portugal Katinka Wolter, Freie Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany Timothy Wood, The George Washington University, USA Murray Woodside, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada Ming Zhao, Florida International University, USA