Houses of Parliaments
London, United Kingdom - JUNE 11-15, 2012

Call for Papers

The 12th joint ACM SIGMETRICS / Performance 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 presents new performance evaluation methods or that creatively applies previously developed methods to make predictions about, or gain insights into key design trade-offs in, computer and networked systems. The main conference will last three days, 12-14 June 2012, and have two keynote speakers, to be announced shortly. A day of tutorials will precede and a day of workshops will follow the main conference. The notion of performance is broadly construed - including considerations of speed and scalability as well as reliability, availability, sustainability and manageability of systems. We encourage both theoretical contributions and also submissions relating to real world empirical studies or focusing on implementation and experimental issues.

Quantitative design and evaluation studies of

  • Computer and communication networks, protocols and algorithms
  • Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc, and sensor networks
  • Computer architectures, multi-core processors, memory systems and storage networks
  • Operating systems, file systems and databases
  • Virtualization and data centers
  • Distributed and cloud computing
  • Social networks, multimedia systems, service-oriented architectures, and Web services
  • Energy-efficient computing systems
  • Real-time and fault-tolerant systems
  • Mobile and personal computing systems
  • Security systems and network attacks
  • Large-scale operational systems
  • Software systems and enterprise applications
  • Emerging technologies

Methodologies, formalisms, solution techniques and algorithms for

  • Performance, scalability, power, and reliability analysis
  • Sustainability analysis and power management
  • Capacity planning, resource allocation, run time management and scheduling
  • Anomaly detection
  • Analytical modeling techniques and model validation
  • System measurement, monitoring and forecasting
  • Workload characterization and benchmarking
  • Quality of service, total cost of ownership and pricing
  • Experimental design, statistical analysis, simulation



Papers should not exceed 12 double column pages, 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. All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind review process. Additional submission details will be published shortly on the conference Web site. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published on ACM Performance Evaluation Review.


Workshop proposals are solicited for the day following the main conference, June 15, 2012. Send 1-2 page proposals to the General Chair. Please include the proposed title, brief description of topics, intended audience, and membership of the workshop organizing committee.


Tutorial submissions will be considered for presentation the day immediately preceding the main conference, June 11, 2012. Send proposals of no more than 1-2 pages for 90-minute or 3-hour 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 and phone) and brief biography of the speaker(s).

Important Dates

  • Abstract Registration: November 4, 2011 11:59pm GMT (now closed)
  • Paper Submission: November 11, 2011 11:59pm GMT (now closed)
  • Notification of Decision: February 9, 2012