Monday, 2017-06-12

Call for Papers

There are new challenges to product performance due to changes in software and in the development process. Faster development means less time for performance planning. The need for scalability and adaptability increases the pressure while introducing new sources of delay in the use of middleware. Model-driven engineering, component engineering and software development tools offer opportunities, but their exploitation requires effort and carries risks.

This second edition of WOSP-C will explore the challenges and seek to identify the most promising lines of attack on them, through a combination of research and experience papers, vision papers describing new initiatives and ideas, and discussion sessions. Papers describing new projects and approaches 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.

This workshop repeats some aspects of WOSP98, the initial Workshop on Software and Performance, which successfully identified the issues of that time. The acronym WOSP-C reflects this. There will be sessions which combine papers on research/experience/vision papers with substantial discussion on issues raised by the papers or the attendees. At least a third of the time will be devoted to discussion on identifying the key problems and the most fruitful lines of future research.

The workshop proceedings will be published by ACM as part of the ICPE 2016 proceedings in the ACM digital library.

Discussion Topics

These topics are deliberately broad:

  • New ideas, most of all…
  • Model-driven engineering concepts for all kinds of applications, from embedded to SOA
  • The business case for performance methods
  • Performance methods for tighter integration of development and operation (DevOps)
  • 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 migrating to the cloud.

Submissions and Dates

6-page papers in ACM format, describing research results, experience, visions or new initiatives may be submitted via Easychair at

  • Submit by: Nov 20 Dec 6th (extended) submission site is closed
  • Notification to authors:  Dec 16th.
  • Camera-ready copy: Jan 18th (firm). The list of accepted papers is available.

Templates for the ACM format are available here.

Program Committee and Organizing Committee

Anne Koziolek (Chair), Davide Arcelli, Alberto Avritzer, Andre Bondi, Steffen Becker, Raffaela Mirandola, Murray Woodside.