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Workshops @ ACM/SPEC ICPE 2017 - Call for Papers

                                       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/

We are pleased to announce that 8 workshops will be held in conjunction wit=
h ICPE 2017.=20
Please find below the call for papers and the relevant information for each=
 workshop.



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                 ACCEPTED WORKSHOPS
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The following workshops will be held in conjunction with ICPE 2017 (alphabe=
tically listed):

- ACPROSS: 1st International Workshop on Autonomous Control for Performance=
 and Reliability Trade-offs in Internet of Services
- ENERGY-SIM: 3rd International Workshop on Energy-aware Simulation
- LTB: 6th International Workshop on Load Testing and Benchmarking of Softw=
are Systems
- MoLS: 1st International Workshop on Monitoring in Large-Scale Software Sy=
stems
- PABS: 3rd International Workshop on Performance Analysis of Big Data Syst=
ems
- QUDOS: 3rd International Workshop on Quality-aware DevOps
- WEPPE: 1st Workshop on Education and Practice of Performance Engineering
- WOSP-C: 3rd Workshop on Challenges in Performance Methods for Software De=
velopment



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                                ACPROSS=20
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1st International Workshop on Autonomous Control for Performance and=20
       Reliability Trade-offs in Internet of Services (ACPROSS'17)

                                 April 22, 2017

                 http://www.ce.uniroma2.it/acpross2017/

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: January 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance:  February 10, 2017
Camera-ready submission:  February 17, 2017
Workshop date: April 22, 2017

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CALL FOR PAPER

The paradigm shift from an information-oriented Internet into an Internet o=
f Services (IoS) has opened up virtually unbounded possibilities for creati=
ng and deploying new services.  In this reshaped ICT landscape, critical so=
ftware systems, which include IoT, cloud services, softwarized networks, et=
c., essentially consist of large-scale service chains, combining and integr=
ating the functionalities of (possibly huge) numbers of other services offe=
red by third parties.
In this context, one of the most challenging problems is the provision of s=
ervice chains which offer an adequate level of performance, reliability and=
 quality perceived by the end users, based on a large offering of multiple =
functionally equivalent services that not only differ in terms of performan=
ce and reliability characteristics, but might also exhibit a churn rate and=
 time varying behavior. Motivated by this, the aim of this workshop is to c=
reate a follow-up of European network of experts, from both academia and in=
dustry, aiming at the development of autonomous control methods and algorit=
hms for discussing a high quality, well-performing and reliable IoS. Some k=
eywords of the workshop include: autonomous control, performance, Quality o=
f Experience, Quality of Service, reliability, elasticity, softwarized netw=
orks and pricing.

The workshop is supposed to share new findings, exchange ideas, discuss res=
earch challenges and report latest research efforts that cover a variety of=
 topics including, but not limited to:
- Autonomous control in Internet of Things, distributed clouds, multi-cloud=
s and softwarized networks
- Cross-layer Quality of Experience (QoE) and Quality of Service (QoS) mana=
gement
- Methods and models for resilient Internet of Services=20
- Modeling and performance tools for the Internet of Services
- QoS and QoE modeling and monitoring for the Internet of Services=20
- User-centric, context-aware QoE monitoring and network management for the=
 Internet of Services
- QoE in the context of time-aware applications, computers and communicatio=
n systems of the Internet of Services
- QoS-, elasticity-, energy- and price-aware resource selection for the Int=
ernet of Services
- Scheduling, resource management, admission control for the Internet of Se=
rvices
- Autonomous control, modeling, resilience, resource management, and admiss=
ion control for software performance and reliability trade-offs

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We call for original and unpublished papers describing research results, ex=
perience, visions or new initiatives. Submitted manuscripts should not exce=
ed 6 pages double column, including figures, tables, references and appendi=
ces, and should be in the standard ACM format for conference proceedings (s=
ee formatting templates for details: http://www.acm.org/publications/procee=
dings-template). =20

Papers should be submitted as PDF files via Easychair at https://easychair.=
org/conferences/?conf=3Dacpross2017.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the worksh=
op and present the paper. Presented papers will be included in the ICPE 201=
7 proceedings companion volume that will be published by ACM and included i=
n the ACM Digital Library.=20

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PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Program Co-Chairs:
- Valeria Cardellini,  University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy=20
- Francesco Lo Presti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
- Peter Pocta, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic=20

Program Committee:
- Hans van den Berg, University of Twente, Netherlands
- Emiliano Casalicchio, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden=20
- Valerio Di Valerio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- Tihana Galinac Grbac, University of Rijeka, Croatia
- Yoram Haddad, Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel
- Tobias Hossfeld, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
- Stefano Iannucci, Mississippi State University=20
- Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
- Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary
- Steven Latre, University of Antwerp, Belgium
- Pasi Lassila, Aalto University, Finland
- Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland=20
- Hugh Melvin, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
- Barbara Pernici, Politecnico of Milan, Italy
- Raimund Schatz, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
- Martin Varela, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland=20
- Andrej Zgank, University of Maribor, Slovenia
- Thomas Zinner, University of Wurzburg, Germany

Publicity and Web Chair:
- Matteo Nardelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy



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                               ENERGY-SIM
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3rd International Workshop on Energy-aware Simulation (ENERGY-SIM=E2=80=991=
7)

                                 April 23, 2017

                      http://energy-sim.org/2017/

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IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline: January 3, 2017
Paper submission deadline: January 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance:  February 8, 2017
Camera-ready submission:  February 17, 2017
Workshop date: April 23, 2017

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SCOPE

The energy impact of IT infrastructures is a significant resource issue for=
 many organisations. The Natural Resources Defence Council estimates that U=
S data centers alone consumed 91 billion kilowatt-hours of electrical energ=
y in 2013 =E2=80=93 enough to power the households of New York twice-over =
=E2=80=93 and this is estimated to grow to 139 billion kilowatt-hours by 20=
20. However, this is an underestimation as this figure fails to take into a=
ccount other countries and all other computer usage. There are calls for re=
ducing computer energy consumption to bring it in line with the amount of w=
ork being performed =E2=80=93 so-called energy proportional computing. In o=
rder to achieve this we need to understand both where the energy is being c=
onsumed within a system and how modifications to such systems will affect t=
he functionality (such as QoS) and the energy consumption. Monitoring and c=
hanging a live system is often not a practical solution. There are cost imp=
lications in doing so, and it normally requires significant time in order t=
o fully ascertain the long-term trends. There is also the risk that any cha=
nges could lead to detrimental impacts, either in terms of the functionalit=
y of the system or in the energy consumed. This can lead to a situation whe=
re it is considered too risky to perform anything other than the most minor=
 tweaks to a system. The use of modelling and simulation provides an altern=
ative approach to evaluating where energy is being consumed, and assessing =
the impact of changes to the system. It also offers the potential for much =
faster turn-around and feedback, along with the ability to evaluate the imp=
act of many different options simultaneously.

ENERGY-SIM 2017 seeks original work that is focused on addressing new resea=
rch and development challenges, developing new techniques, and providing ca=
se studies, related to energy-aware simulation and modelling.

Specific topics of interest to ENERGY-SIM 2017 include, but are not limited=
 to, the following:

- Simulation/Modelling for energy reduction
  - Estimation of energy consumption
  - Evaluation of techniques to reduce consumption
- Simulation/Modelling for smart-grids
  - Simulation/Modelling of micro- and macro-level energy generation and su=
pply
  - Simulation/Modelling of smart-grid deployments
- Simulation/Modelling of energy in computer systems
  - Data centre simulation/modelling
  - Individual component simulation/modelling
  - Multi-scale system simulation/modelling
- Simulation/Modelling for energy in the Internet of Things
  - Simulation/Modelling of Internet of Things systems including battery op=
erated systems
  - Simulation/Modelling of energy scavenging approaches
- Performance and validation of energy-aware simulations and modelling
  - Benchmarking and analytical results
  - Empirical studies
- Theoretical foundations of energy-aware simulation/modelling
  - Theoretical models for energy-aware simulation/modelling
- Energy-aware simulation/modelling packages and tools
  - Energy-aware simulation/modelling packages under development from the c=
ommunity

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SUBMISSION GUIDANCE

Papers will be accepted in one of two formats:
- Short work in progress/position papers, up to 4 pages in length
- Full papers, up to 6 pages in length

Papers describing significant research contributions of theoretical and/or =
practical nature are being solicited for submission. Authors are invited to=
 submit original, high-quality papers presenting new research related to en=
ergy-aware simulations.

The papers that are accepted and presented at the workshop will be publishe=
d by ACM and disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. It is intended t=
hat the best papers will be put forward for a Journal special edition post =
workshop.

Submission will be made via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?c=
onf=3Denergysim17=20

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PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Program Chair:=20
- Matthew Forshaw, Newcastle University, UK

Program Committee:
- Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, UK
- Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Ibad Kureshi, Durham University, UK
- Mehrgan Mostowfi, University of Northern Colorado, USA
- Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
- Nigel Thomas, Newcastle University, UK
- Ananta Tiwari, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA

General Chair:=20
-  Stephen McGough, Durham University, UK



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                                      LTB
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6th International Workshop on Load Testing and Benchmarking
                       of Software Systems (LTB'17)    =20

                                 April 23, 2017

                       http://ltb2017.eecs.yorku.ca/

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IMPORTANT DATES

Technical paper submission deadline: January 10, 2017
Technical paper notification of acceptance:  February 1, 2017
Presentation submission deadline: March 20, 2017
Presentation notification of acceptance:  March 24, 2017
Camera-ready submission:  February 19, 2017
Workshop date: April 23, 2017

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Software systems (e.g., smartphone apps, desktop applications, e-commerce=
=20
systems, IoT infrastructures, big data systems, and enterprise systems, etc=
..)=20
have strict requirements on software performance. Failure to meet these=20
requirements will cause customer dissatisfaction and negative news coverage=
.. In
addition to conventional functional testing, the performance of these syste=
ms=20
must be verified through load testing or benchmarking to ensure quality=20
service. Load testing examines the behavior of a system by simulating hundr=
eds=20
or thousands of users performing tasks at the same time. Benchmarking evalu=
ates
a system's performance and allows to optimize system configurations or comp=
are=20
the system with similar systems in the domain.

Load testing and benchmarking software systems are difficult tasks, which=
=20
requires a great understanding of the system under test and customer behavi=
or.=20
Practitioners face many challenges such as tooling (choosing and implementi=
ng=20
the testing tools), environments (software and hardware setup) and time=20
(limited time to design, test, and analyze). This oneday workshop brings=20
together software testing researchers, practitioners and tool developers to=
=20
discuss the challenges and opportunities of conducting research on load tes=
ting
and benchmarking software systems.

We solicit the following two tracks of submissions: technical papers (maxim=
um 4
pages) and presentation track for industry or experience talks (maximum 700=
=20
words extended abstract). Technical papers should follow the standard ACM S=
IG=20
proceedings format and need to be submitted electronically via EasyChair at=
=20
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3Dlt2017.=20
Extended abstracts need to be submitted as =E2=80=9Cabstract only=E2=80=9D =
submissions via=20
EasyChair. Accepted technical papers will be published in the ICPE 2017=20
Proceedings. Materials from the presentation track will not be published in=
 the
ICPE 2017 proceedings, but will be made available on the workshop website.=
=20
Submitted papers can be research papers, position papers, case studies or=
=20
experience reports addressing issues including but not limited to the=20
following:

- Efficient and cost-effective test executions
- Rapid and scalable analysis of the measurement results
- Case studies and experience reports on load testing and benchmarking
- Load testing and benchmarking on emerging systems (e.g., adaptive/autonom=
ic=20
  systems, big data batch and stream processing systems, and cloud services=
)
- Load testing and benchmarking in the context of agile software developmen=
t=20
  process
- Using performance models to support load testing and benchmarking
- Building and maintaining load testing and benchmarking as a service
- Efficient test data management for load testing and benchmarking

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PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Program Committee:=20
- Bram Adams, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada=20
- Cor-Paul Bezemer, Queen's University, Canada
- Andreas Brunner, RETIT GmbH, Germany
- Christoph Csallner, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
- Holger, Eicrhelberger, University of Hildesheim, Germany
- Greg Franks, Carleton University, Canada
- Vahid Garousi, Hacettepe University, Turkey
- Shadi Ghaith, IBM, Ireland
- Wilhelm Hasselbring, Kiel University, Germany
- Robert Heinrich, Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany
- Andr=C3=A9 van Horn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Robert Horror, EMC Isilon, USA
- Pooyan Jamshidi, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
- Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary, Germany
- Alexander Podelko, Oracle, USA
- Weiyi Shang, Concordia University, Canada
- Gerson Suny=C3=A9, University of Nantes, France

Organizers: =20
- Johannes Kro=C3=9F, fortiss GmbH, Germany
- Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York University, Canada

Steering Committee:=20
- Ahmed E. Hassan, Queen=E2=80=99s University, Canada
- Marin Litoiu, York University, Canada
- Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York University, Canada



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                                     MoLS
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1st International Workshop on Monitoring in Large-Scale Software Systems=20
                                    (MoLS'17)

                                 April 23, 2017

                     http://mevss.jku.at/mols2017

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: January 9, 2017
Notification of acceptance:  January 31, 2017
Camera-ready submission:  February 8, 2017
Workshop date: April 23, 2017

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MOTIVATION AND GOALS

Large-scale, heterogeneous software systems such as cyber-physical systems,=
 cloud-based systems, or service-based systems are ubiquitous in many domai=
ns. Often, such systems are systems of systems working together to fulfill =
common goals resulting from domain or customer requirements. Such systems' =
full behavior emerges only at runtime, when the involved systems interact w=
ith each other, with hardware, third-party systems, or legacy systems. Thus=
, engineers are interested in monitoring the overall system at runtime =C3=
=B1 for instance, to verify components' correct timing or measure performan=
ce and resource consumption. Monitoring can happen continuously at runtime,=
 to give instant feedback on behavior violations, or post hoc, on the basis=
 of recorded event traces and data logs.

The complexity and heterogeneity of large-scale software systems, however, =
complicates runtime monitoring. Properties must be checked across the bound=
aries of multiple constituent systems and heterogeneous, domain-specific te=
chnologies must be instrumented. Also, different types of properties must b=
e checked at runtime, including global invariants and exceptions, range che=
cks of variables, temporal constraints on events, or architectural rules co=
nstraining component interactions. Finally, systems exist in many different=
 versions and variants owing to the continuous, independent evolution of th=
eir constituent systems. Adaption and reconfiguration of monitoring solutio=
ns thus becomes essential.

This workshop aims to explore and explicate the current status and ongoing =
work on monitoring in large-scale software systems and the transfer of know=
ledge between different disciplines and domains. A particular goal of the w=
orkshop is thus to bring together different communities working on monitori=
ng approaches such as (application) performance and resource monitoring, re=
quirements monitoring, and runtime verification. The workshop also aims at =
bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss practical proble=
ms vs. potential solutions.

Future directions for research will be outlined based on challenges discuss=
ed and the needs expressed by the participants. The workshop thus has the f=
ollowing objectives: (i) Discuss how monitoring can be supported in large-s=
cale software systems (state of the art). (ii) Discuss open challenges in r=
esearch and practice.

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TOPICS OF INTEREST

We particularly encourage research papers based on industrial experience an=
d empirical studies, as well as papers, which identify and structure open c=
hallenges and research questions. We are interested in all topics related t=
o monitoring in large-scale soft-ware systems (systems of systems, cloud-ba=
sed systems, service-oriented systems, big-data systems, business processes=
, cyber-physical systems, automation production/automotive systems, etc.).

This includes, but is not limited to:
- Requirements monitoring in large-scale systems
- Runtime verification of large-scale systems
- Complex event processing in large-scale systems
- Performance monitoring in large-scale systems
- Monitoring along the continuum, from the data source to fog- and cloud-ba=
sed solutions
- Supporting monitoring in large-scale systems with...
  - Requirements as runtime entities
  - Models at runtime
  - Runtime constraint checking
  - Visualization techniques
  - Human-computer interaction for operators
- Monitoring as a means to support evo-lution and/or maintenance in large-s=
cale systems
- Monitoring in the context of DevOps/ continuous deployment/integration
- Tools and frameworks for monitoring large-scale systems

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are seeking for research papers and experience reports (4-8 pages) as we=
ll as position and vision papers (4 pages max) in ACM Proceedings Style (ht=
tp://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template).=20

Submissions will be selected based on the relevance to the workshop topics =
and the suitability to trigger discussions.=20

Papers should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair: https://www.easychai=
r.org/conferences/?conf=3Dmols2017

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PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Program Committee:=20
- Luciano Baresi, Polimi, Milano, Italy
- Thomas Bures, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
- Jane Cleland-Huang, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
- Mads Dam, KTH/CSC, Stockholm, Sweden
- Alexey Fishkin, Siemens CT, Munich, Germany
- Paul Gr=C3=BCnbacher, JKU Linz, Austria
- Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Christian Inzinger, University of Z=C3=BCrich, Switzerland
- Andrea Janes, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
- Falko K=C3=B6tter, Fraunhofer IAO, Stuttgart, Germany
- Patrick M=C3=A4der, TU Ilmenau, Germany
- Olivier Perrin, Nancy 2 University, France
- Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany
- Jocelyn Simmonds, University of Chile, Chile
- Oleg Sokolsky, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Uwe Zdun, University of Vienna, Austria
.... and the workshop organizers

Organizers: =20
- Rick Rabiser (JKU Linz, Austria)
- Michael Vierhauser (JKU Linz, Austria)
- Sam Guinea (Polimi, Italy)
- Wilhelm Hasselbring (CAU Kiel, Germany)



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                                      PABS
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   3rd International Workshop on Performance Analysis of=20
                   Big data Systems (PABS'17)

                                 April 22, 2017

                  http://ripsac.web2labs.net/pabs

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: January 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance:  February 10, 2017
Camera-ready submission:  February 19, 2017
Workshop date: April 22, 2017

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SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP

The workshop on performance analysis of big data systems (PABS) aims at pro=
viding a platform for scientific researchers, academicians and practitioner=
s to discuss techniques, models, benchmarks, tools, case studies and experi=
ences while dealing with performance issues in traditional and big data sys=
tems. The primary objective is to discuss performance bottlenecks and impro=
vements during big data analysis using different paradigms, architectures a=
nd big data technologies. We propose to use this platform as an opportunity=
 to discuss systems, architectures, tools, and optimization algorithms that=
 are parallel in nature and hence make use of advancements to improve the s=
ystem performance. This workshop shall focus on the performance challenges =
imposed by big data systems and on the different state-of-the-art solutions=
 proposed to overcome these challenges. The accepted papers shall be publis=
hed in ACM proceedings and digital library.

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TOPICS

All novel performance analysis or prediction techniques, benchmarks, archit=
ectures, models and tools for data-intensive computing system for optimizin=
g application performance on cutting-edge high performance solutions are of=
 interest to the workshop. Examples of topics include but not limited to:

-   Performance analysis and optimization of Big data systems and technolog=
ies.
-   Big data analytics using machine learning
-   In-memory analysis of big data
-   Performance Assured migration of traditional systems to Big data platfo=
rms
-   Deployment of Big Data technology/application on High performance compu=
ting architectures.
-   Case studies/ Benchmarks to optimize/evaluate performance of Big data a=
pplications/systems and Big data workload characterizations.
-   Tools or models to identify performance bottlenecks and /or predict per=
formance metrics in Big data
-   Performance analysis while querying, visualization and processing of la=
rge network datasets on clusters of multicore, many core processors, and ac=
celerators.
-   Performance issues in heterogeneous computing for Big data architecture=
s.
-   Analysis of Big data applications in science, engineering, finance, bus=
iness, healthcare and telecommunication etc.
-   Data structure and algorithms for performance optimizations in Big data=
 systems.
-   Data intensive computing
-   Tools for big data analytics and management

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions describing original, unpublished recent results related to the =
workshop theme, upto 6 pages in standard ACM format can be submitted throug=
h the easychair conference system, following this link: https://easychair.o=
rg/conferences/?conf=3Dpabs17.=20
More information on ACM format is available on ICPE 2017 web page. Accepted=
 technical papers will be published in the ICPE 2016 Proceedings. In case o=
f any difficulty please contact rekha.singhal@tcs.com or d.chahal@tcs.com. =
The submissions must be in pdf format.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Program Co-Chairs:
-   Rekha Singhal, TCS Research, India rekha.singhal@tcs.com
-   Dheeraj Chahal, TCS Research, India d.chahal@tcs.com

Program committee:
-   Amy Apon, Clemson University, USA
-   Dhableshwar Panda, Ohio State University , USA
-   Gautam Shroff, TCS Innovation Lab, India
-   Kishor Trivedi, Duke University, USA
-   Rajesh Mansharamani, Consultant, India
-  Jeff Ullman, Stanford University and Gradiance, USA
-   Saumil Merchant, Shell, India
-   Sebastien Goasguen, Citrix, Switzerland
-   Steven J Stuart, Clemson University, USA
-   Vikram Narayana, George Washington University, USA
-   Tilmann Rabl, DIMA, Toronto, Canada



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                                  QUDOS
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 3rd International Workshop on Quality-Aware DevOps (QUDOS=E2=80=9917)

                                 April 27, 2017

                       http://qudos2017.fortiss.org/

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: January 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance:  February 10, 2017
Camera-ready submission:  February 18, 2017
Workshop date: April 27, 2017

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SCOPE AND TOPICS

DevOps has emerged in recent years as a set of principles and practices=20
for smoothing out the gap between development and operations, thus=20
enabling faster release cycles for complex IT services. Common tools and=20
methods used in DevOps include infrastructure as code, continuous=20
deployment, automated testing, continuous integration, and new=20
architectural styles such as microservices.

As of today, software engineering research has mainly explored these=20
problems from a functional perspective, trying to increase the benefits=20
and generality of these methods for the end users. However, this has left=
=20
behind the definition of methods and tools for DevOps to assess, predict,=
=20
and verify quality dimensions.

The QUDOS workshop focuses on the problem of how to best define and=20
integrate quality assurance methods and tools in DevOps. Quality covers=20
a broadly-defined set of dimensions including functional correctness,=20
performance, reliability, safety, survivability, and cost of ownership,=20
among others. To answer this question, the QUDOS workshop wants to bring=20
together experts from  academia and industry working in areas such as=20
quality assurance, testing, performance engineering, agile software=20
engineering, and model-based development. The goal is to identify and=20
disseminate novel quality-aware approaches to DevOps.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 - Foundations of quality assurance in DevOps:
   Methodologies; integration with lifecycle management; automated
   tool chains; architecture patterns; etc.
 - Architectural issues in DevOps:
   Scalability and capacity planning; scale-out architectures;
   cloud-native application design; microservice-based architectures
 - Quality assurance in the development phase:
   Software models and requirements in early software development
   phases; functional and non-functional testing; languages,
   annotations and profiles for quality assurance; quality analysis,
   verification and prediction; optimization-based architecture design;
   etc.
 - Quality assurance during operation:
   Application performance monitoring; model-driven performance
   measurement and benchmarking; feedback-based quality assurance;
   capacity planning and forecasting; architectural improvements;
   performance anti-pattern detection; traceability and versioning;
   trace and log analysis; software regression and testing; performance
   monitoring and analytics; etc.
 - Continuous deployment and live experimentation:
   CI and CD in DevOps; canary releases and partial rollouts; A/B
   testing; performance and scalability testing via shadow launches
 - Applications of DevOps:
   Case Studies in cloud computing, Big Data, and IoT; standardization
   and interoperability; novel application domains, etc.
 - All other topics related to quality in DevOps and agile service
   delivery models

For more details, please visit: http://qudos2017.fortiss.org/

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not=20
being considered in another forum.  We solicit full papers (max
6 pages) and short tool papers (max 2 pages). All submissions must=20
conform to the ACM conference format. Each full paper submission will=20
be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3Dqudos2017

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the=20
workshop and present the paper. Presented papers will be published by=20
ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library.

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PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Program Co-Chairs:
- Elisabetta Di Nitto, Politecnico di Milano, Italy =20
- Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Program Committee:=20
- Varsha Apte, IIT Bombay, India
- Alberto Avritzer, Sonatype Inc., USA
- Cor-Paul Bezemer, Queen=E2=80=99s University, Canada =20
- Andreas Brunnert, RETIT, Germany =20
- Lubom=C3=ADr Bulej, Charles University Prague, CZ =20
- David Carrera, Universitat Polit=C3=A8cnica de Catalunya, Spain =20
- Juergen Cito, University of Zurich, Switzerland =20
- Pooyan Jamshidi, Imperial College London, UK =20
- Christophe Joubert, Prodevelop, Spain =20
- Cristian Klein, Umea University, Sweden =20
- Klaus-Dieter Lange, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA =20
- Marin Litoiu, York University, Toronto, Ontario =20
- Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, York University, Canada =20
- Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services, India =20
- Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland =20
- Diego Perez-Palacin, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain =20
- Dana Petcu, IEAT, Romania =20
- Dorina Petriu, Carleton University, Canada =20
- Meikel Poess, Oracle Corporation, USA =20
- Craig Sheridan, Flexiant, UK =20
- Arnor Solberg, SINTEF, Norway =20
- Josef Spillner, ZHAW Winterthur, Switzerland =20
- Damian Andrew Tamburri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy =20
- Asser Tantawi, IBM Research, USA =20
- Catia Trubiani, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy =20
- Ingo Weber, NICTA, Australia =20
- Erik Wilde, CA API Academy, USA

Workshop Chairs (Steering Committee):
- Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy =20
- Giuliano Casale, Imperial College London, UK =20
- Andre van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany =20
- Felix Willnecker, fortiss GmbH, Germany

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ORGANIZATION AND SUPPORT

QUDOS 2017 is organized and technically sponsored by the Research Group
(RG) and the RG DevOps Performance Working Group of the Standard
Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC RG, http://research.spec.org),
and by the consortium of the EU project DICE (http://dice-h2020.eu).

QUDOS 2017 is supported by the IFIP Working Group on Service Oriented
Systems (http://ifip-wg-sos.deib.polimi.it/), by the Associazione
Italiana per l'informatica e il Calcolo Automatico
(AICA, http://www.aicanet.it/), and by the DFG Priority Programme 1593
(SPP 1593) "Design For Future - Managed Software Evolution"
(http://www.dfg-spp1593.de/), funded by the German Research Foundation
(DFG).


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                                  WEPPE
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1st Workshop on Education and Practice of Performance Engineering=20
                                   (WEPPE=E2=80=9917)

                                 April 23, 2017

                https://weppe.sonatype.com/index.html

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IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission deadline: January 3, 2017
Submission deadline: January 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance:  February 10, 2017
Camera-ready submission:  February 19, 2017
Workshop date: April 23, 2017

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SCOPE AND TOPICS

The goal of the Workshop on Education and Practice of Performance Engineeri=
ng is to bring together University researchers and Industry Performance Eng=
ineers to share education and practice experiences. We are interested in cr=
eating opportunities to share experiences between researchers that are acti=
vely teaching performance engineering and  of  Performance Engineers that a=
re applying Performance Engineering techniques in industry.

Topics of interest to the include, but are not limited to:
- Education and or Practice of Performance in the data center, cloud, and I=
nternet of Things
- Education and or Practice of Performance methods in software development
- Education and or Practice of Model-driven performance engineering
- Education and or Practice of Performance modeling and prediction
- Education and or Practice of Performance measurement and experimental ana=
lysis
- Education and or Practice of Benchmarks (workloads, scenarios, and implem=
entations)
- Education and or Practice of Run-time performance and capacity management
- Education and or Practice of Performance in cloud, virtualized, and multi=
-core systems
- Education and or Practice of Performance-driven resource and power manage=
ment
- Education and or Practice of Performance of big data systems
- Education and or Practice of Performance modeling and evaluation in other=
 domains
- Education and or Practice of Performance requirements specification
- Education and or Practice of Performance testing and validation
- Education and or Practice of Relationship between performance engineering=
 and architecture
- Education and or Practice of All other topics related to performance engi=
neering

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

A variety of contribution styles for papers are solicited including: two-pa=
ge abstracts, presentation, basic and applied research papers for novel sci=
entific insights, industrial and experience papers reporting on education a=
nd or practice of the application of performance engineering or benchmarks =
in practice, and work-in-progress/vision papers for ongoing but yet interes=
ting work. Different acceptance criteria apply based on the expected conten=
t 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  need to be uploaded to ICPE=E2=80=99s easychair installation a=
t https://easychair.org/confereces/?conf=3Dweppe-2017

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register at works=
hop at the full rate, attend the workshop 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 conf=
erence there will be a call for a special issue of a journal.

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PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chairs:
- Alberto Avritzer, Sonatype, USA=20
- Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Program Committee (preliminary)
- Alberto Avritzer, Sonatype
- Andre Bondi, Software Performance and Scalability Consulting
- Vittorio Cortellessa, L=E2=80=99Aquila University
- Vincenzo Grassi, Tor Vergata University
- Andre Van Hoorn, Univ Stuttgart
- Alex Iosup, Delft University
- Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico Milano
- Manoj Nambiar, Tata Consultancy Services
- Dorina Petriu, Carleton Univ.
- Kishor Trivedi, Duke Univ.
- Catia Trubiani, GSSI L=E2=80=99Aquila
- Murray Woodside, Carleton Univ.

Website Chair:
- Thad Watson, Sonatype



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                                 WOSP-C
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3rd Workshop on Challenges in Performance Methods for Software Development=
=20
                                  (WOSP-C'17)

                                 April 22, 2017

                  https://wosp-c.spec.org/

    Contact: Andr=C3=A9 B. Bondi <andrebbondi@gmail.com>

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IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline: January 3, 2017
Paper submission deadline: January 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance:  February 3, 2017
Camera-ready submission (hard-deadline):  February 17, 2017
Workshop date: April 22, 2017

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CALL FOR PAPERS

New challenges to assuring software performance arise as new software devel=
opment methods emerge. In addition to using middleware and database platfor=
ms, new applications may be implemented using environments such as Software=
 as a Service (SaaS) and Service-Oriented Architectures. The performance ch=
aracteristics of these services will inevitably influence the performance a=
nd scalability of the applications that use them. The use of DevOps means t=
hat new components will be introduced to existing systems while they are ru=
nning. The new components must allow the performance existing components to=
 continue to be met.
=20
In this third edition of WOSP-C, we will explore the performance implicatio=
ns of this evolution in architecture and development and their impact on th=
e inclusion and development of performance. We seek to do this by including=
 research and experience papers, vision papers describing new initiatives a=
nd ideas, and discussion sessions. Papers describing new projects and appro=
aches are particularly welcome. As implied by the title, the workshop focus=
 is on methods usable anywhere across the life cycle, from requirements to =
design, testing and evolution of the product. The discussions will attempt =
to map the future of the field. They may occur in breakout sessions related=
 to topics chosen by the participants. The discussions will be moderated an=
d summaries posted on line for future reference. This is in keeping with th=
e spirit of the first Workshop on Software and Performance, WOSP98, which s=
uccessfully identified the issues that were current at the time. The acrony=
m WOSP-C reflects this. There will be sessions which combine papers on rese=
arch/experience/vision with substantial discussion on issues raised by the =
papers or the attendees. At least a third of the time will be devoted to di=
scussion on identifying the key problems and the most fruitful lines of fut=
ure research.
=20
The workshop proceedings will be published by ACM as part of the ICPE 2017 =
proceedings in the ACM digital library.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS

These topics are deliberately broad. Some of them arose in the discussions =
at WOSP-C 2016:
- New ideas, most of all=E2=80=A6
- Model-driven engineering concepts for all kinds of applications, from emb=
edded to SOA and SaaS.
- The business case for performance methods, both in startups and in larger=
 organizations.
- Easing the effort of applying performance methods
- Adding performance issues to software development tools
- Performance issues in architecture and component engineering
- Challenges posed by rapid development methods
- Maximizing the value (for design improvement) of performance measurements=
 and tests
- Methods for deriving and exploiting performance models of applications
- Performance challenges and solutions for cloud-based systems and for migr=
ating to the cloud.
- The relationship between performance testing, performance models, and per=
formance requirements, including, but not limited to, how they relate to De=
vOps.
- Performance methods for tighter integration of development and operation =
(DevOps)
- Collection of representative performance and workload data in distributed=
 and cloud environments
- Performance engineering for dynamic architectures
- Performance issues with microservice architectures

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FEATURED SPEAKER

Dr. Alberto Avritzer, Sonatype Inc., USA: Performance Assessment of High-Av=
ailability Systems Using Markov Chains.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not bei=
ng considered in another forum. Papers should be in ACM format, describing =
research results, experience, visions or new initiatives, not exceeding 6 p=
ages in length, may be submitted via Easychair at  https://easychair.org/co=
nferences/?conf=3Dwospc17.
=20
Presented papers will be published in the ICPE 2017 conference proceedings =
that will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library. Auth=
ors are required to adhere to the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism (=
http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism) as well as to the ACM =
Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions (http://www.acm.or=
g/publications/policies/sim_submissions).
Templates for the ACM format are available at http://www.acm.org/publicatio=
ns/proceedings-template.

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PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Program Chair:=20
- Andr=C3=A9 B. Bondi, Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC,=
 USA

Web Co-Chairs:
- Cathy Sandifer SPEC, USA=20
- Ivan Letteri, University of L=E2=80=99Aquila
=20
Program Committee:=20
- Davide Arcelli, University of L=E2=80=99Aquila
- Alberto Avritzer, Sonatype Inc., USA
- Steffen Becker, University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany
- Andr=C3=A9 van Hoorn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Raffaela Mirandola, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
- Diego Perez, University of Zaragosa, Spain
- Connie U. Smith, Software Performance Engineering, USA
- Murray Woodside, Carleton University, Canada
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