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 one-day workshop 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. About a third of the time will be devoted to discussion on identifying the key problems and the most fruitful lines of future research.

Workshop proceedings will be published by ACM as part of the ICPE 2015 proceedings.


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
  • 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

Submissions and Dates

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

  • Submit by: Nov 25 (extended)
  • Notification to authors:  Dec 1
  • Camera-ready copy: Dec 10 (firm)

Templates for the ACM format are available here.

Program Committee and Organizing Committee

Murray Woodside (Chair) - Carleton University, Canada
Davide Arcelli - University of L'Aquila, Italy
Alberto Avritzer - Siemens Corp., Corporate Technology, US
Steffen Becker - University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany
Andre Bondi - Siemens Corp., Corporate Technology, US
Giuliano Casale - Imperial College London, UK
Anne Koziolek - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Diwakar Krishnamurthy - University of Calgary, Canada
Raffaela Mirandola - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dorina Petriu - Carleton University, Canada
Connie Smith - Performance Engineering Services, US

Contact: Murray Woodside cmw(at)sce.carleton(dot)ca