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SIGMETRICS 2008 CALL FOR PAPERS [ doc] [ pdf ]

The ACM SIGMETRICS conference solicits papers on the development and application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. Of particular interest is work that furthers the state-of-the-art in performance evaluation methods, or those that creatively apply previously developed methods to understand or to gain important insights into key design trade-offs in computer or network systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance-oriented design and evaluation studies of: computer networks, Internet servers, computer architectures, database systems, operating systems, distributed systems, multimedia systems, file and storage systems, memory systems, language and runtime systems, real-time systems, sensor networks, mobile devices and wireless networks, security, and fault-tolerant systems.
  • Performance methodology techniques and algorithms for: analytic modeling, system measurement and monitoring, model verification and validation, workload characterization, simulation, statistical analysis, stochastic modeling, experimental design, reliability analysis, performance optimization and hybrid models.
  • In addition to its traditional focus, we particularly encourage submissions focusing on implementation and experimental issues.

Submission Guidelines

Papers: Papers should not exceed 12 pages double column including figures and tables in standard ACM format. In addition, a 2-page appendix is permitted, where the appendix does not count towards the original 12 pages. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable pdf form; Templates for the standard ACM format can be found at this link. No changes to margins, spacing, or font sizes are allowed from those specified by the style file. Papers violating the formatting guidelines will be returned without review.

Detailed submission instructions can be found here.

All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind review process. The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each other. To ensure blind reviewing, authors names and affiliations should not appear in the paper; bibliographic references should be made in such a way as to preserve author anonymity. A limited number of submitted papers will be accepted for a poster session. Papers of particular merit will be forwarded to a journal for fast-tracking.

Workshops:  One or more workshops will immediately precede the main conference. Send 1-2 page proposals to the general chair. Include the proposed title, brief description of topics, intended audience, and membership of workshop organizing committee. Proposals must be submitted electronically in printable pdf, or plain text.

This year a new HotMetrics workshop is planned as a forum for presenting bold visionary papers, position papers and recent results in the field.

Tutorials: A series of tutorials will immediately precede the main conference. Send proposals of no more than 1-2 pages for 90 minute or 3 hours tutorials to the tutorial chair. Include the proposed title, brief description of material, intended audience, assumed background of attendees, and the name, affiliation, contact information (email & phone) and brief biography of speaker(s). Proposals must be submitted electronically in printable pdf, or plain text.

Important Dates:

November 9, 2007, 11:59PM EST Abstract registration
November 16, 2007, 11:59PM EST  Submission of papers
November 23, 2007  Submission of  workshop proposals
February 5, 2008 Notification of acceptance


General Chair Zhen LiuIBM Research  zhenl at us dot ibm dot com
Program Chairs  Vishal Misra, Columbia University  misra at  cs columbia edu
  Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts  shenoy at cs dot umass dot edu

HOTMETRICS 2008 CALL FOR PAPERS [ doc] [ pdf ]

Explosive advances in computing, storage and networking technologies have posed many new challenging problems. On the one hand we have extremely tiny yet powerful embedded systems, on the other hand we have “planet-scale” large, distributed systems; all these systems comprise increasingly heterogeneous computing, storage and communicating components that are intricately inter-connected. As arguably the broadest ACM SIG, SIGMETRICS has always been concerned with “performance” issues of computer/communication systems. With the extreme scale and enormous complexity of today's computer/communication systems, performance is no longer a mere consequence of optimizing processing speed, storage capacity or network bandwidth, but hinges also on a gamut of other challenging issues such as reliability, resilience, manageability and security, to name just a few.

 The First Workshop on Hot Topics in METRICS (HotMetrics) will bring together researchers in the (traditional) SIGMETRICS community as well as other related communities to debate emerging research challenges and directions in tackling  many challenging issues of concern to SIGMETRICS. The goal of the workshop is to promote community-wide discussion and efforts in identifying “big” and “hard” problems, advancing novel ideas and new theories, and developing innovative approaches and practical techniques. We hope that HotMetrics will serve not only as a forum to present new research ideas and innovative approaches that will influence and impact the long term research agenda in the community, but also as a core team to foster research collaborations and engage the community in collectively advancing the theoretical frontiers and solving high-impact, challenging real-world problems.

 We seek submissions of position papers that introduce hard research problems, propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old or new ideas, or generate controversy and discussion on a variety of broad issues that are of interest and pertinence to SIGMETRICS. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Performance related issues in the design and development of emerging computer systems and networks.
  • Tradeoff and dependency between performance and other metrics such as cost, energy consumption, reliability, availability, security.
  • Methodologies and frameworks for performance modeling, analysis, optimization and experimentation.
  • Issues arising from practice such system management and performance engineering.

 Submission Guidelines

 Papers: Papers can be about 5 pages double column including figures and tables in standard ACM format. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable pdf form; for detailed submission instructions, refer to the above URL.

As an experiment, the selected papers and their reviews will be published on-line before the workshop. Both the authors and reviewers will be invited to participate in the workshop to ensure lively debate and thoughtful discussions. After the workshop, the revised papers and reviews -- together with additional commentaries summarizing the discussion -- will be published in the September 2008 issue of SIGMETRICS's Performance Evaluation Review to provide wide distribution to the community.  

To ensure productive discussions, attendance to the workshop will be limited. In addition to authors of selected papers and reviewers, we will invite a small number of leading researchers to participate in the debates.  

Important Dates:

March 24th, 2008 Paper submission
April 7th, 2008  Notification of acceptance
June 6th, 2008 Workshop


Zhen LiuIBM Research,  zhenl at us dot ibm dot com
Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota, zhzhan at mail dot cs dot umn dot edu
Program Committee  
  Sem Borst, Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent Technologies
John Douceur, Microsoft Research
Leana Golubchik,
University of Southern California
Albert Greenberg, Microsoft Research
 Roch Guerin,
University of Pennsylvania
Zhen Liu, IBM Research
 John Lui, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Laurent Massoulie,
Microsoft Research
Arif Merchant, HP Labs
Vishal Misra,
Columbia University
Prashant Shenoy,
University of Massachusetts
Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary
Mark Squillante, IBM Research
Don Towsley, University of Massachusetts
Cathy Xia, IBM Research
Carey Williamson, University of Calgary
Xiaodong Zhang, Ohio State University
Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota



Last updated:05/05/2008