Venue of SIGMETRICS 2020


Boston, Massachusetts, USA
June 8-12, 2020

Welcome to the ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 Website!

SIGMETRICS 2020 Awards

SIGMETRICS Achievement Award: Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University)

In recognition of his influential contributions to the foundations of network control and optimization with applications in computer and communication networks

SIGMETRICS Rising Star Research Award: Kuang Xu (Stanford University)

In recognition of fundamental research on information and resource allocation in large-scale stochastic systems

SIGMETRICS Test of Time Award: Tauhid Zaman (Yale University) and Devavrat Shah (MIT)

Detecting Sources of Computer Viruses in Networks: Theory and Experiment published in ACM SIGMETRICS 2010

Best Paper Award

Rateless Codes for Near-Perfect Load Balancing in Distributed Matrix-Vector Multiplication by Ankur Mallick (CMU), Malhar Chaudhari (Oracle Corporation), Utsav Sheth (Automation Anywhere), Ganesh Palanikumar (Apple Inc.), Gauri Joshi (CMU)

Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award

Optimal Data Placement for Heterogeneous Cache, Memory, and Storage Systems by Lei Zhang (Emory University), Reza Karimi (Emory University), Irfan Ahmad (Magnition), Ymir Vigfusson (Emory University)

Call For Participation

ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 will be held online Tuesday, June 9 - Friday, June 12, 2020. Please fill out the Google form to access the online conference. Registration is free!
After filling out the Google form, you will receive links to Zoom live opening session, YouTube talk videos, and Slack discussion channels.
To actively participate in the online conference, please register for Slack to access discussion channels.

SIGMETRICS is the flagship conference of the ACM Special Interest Group for the computer systems performance evaluation community.

Although we will not able to enjoy the conventional conference experience this year due to COVID-19, we are looking forward to a new and exciting online conference format, where participation is easier than ever!

The SIGMETRICS Achievement Award lecture from Leandros Tassiulas and the Rising Star Award lecture from Kuang Xu will be delivered live online, and videos of accepted papers will be available for viewing on YouTube! Join our Slack channels to discuss papers and socialize!

Live Opening Session: Tuesday, June 9, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM US Eastern Time

  1. Introduction to Online Conference and Acknowledgments: Edmund Yeh (General Chair)
  2. Introduction to Technical Program and Acknowledgments: Athina Markopoulou and Y.C. Tay (TPC Co-Chairs)
  3. Best Video Award Presentation: Zhenhua Liu
  4. Preview of 2021 conference: Andrew Yao and Longbo Huang (General Co-Chairs)
  5. Sigmetrics Achievement Award Lecture: Load balancing with and without adversaries by Leandros Tassiulas
  6. Rising Star Award Lecture: Information-centric thinking in stochastic modeling and decision-making by Kuang Xu

You can access the abstracts for the accepted papers from the ACM digital library or the SIGMETRICS website.

Please check the program page for Technical Program information.

Please also follow our updates on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are sorry to announce with this message the cancellation of the ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 conference, which was scheduled to take place in Boston, USA, on June 8-12, 2020. Note that, the conference will instead be held online as per the above announcement. SIGMETRICS is the flagship conference of the ACM special interest group for the computer systems performance evaluation community.

We chose to cancel the event to ensure the safety and well-being of the conference participants and to adhere to current government guidelines which restrict social gatherings. As there is little certainty regarding when the current situation will be over, we made the decision not to postpone the event to another date.

The following contingency plan has been put in place to support SIGMETRICS 2020 authors and attendees, in light of the cancellation:

  • Attendees can use the following letter to support reimbursement requests within their organizations or with travel operators.
  • All accepted full papers at SIGMETRICS 2020 will appear as usual in ACM POMACS. Extended abstracts for these papers will also be published as usual in ACM PER. The conference will not charge fees for either publication.
  • The organizers will soon be in touch with the authors with guidelines to prepare video presentations for their papers. We expect to make these available in the public domain in early June 2020 to increase the paper visibility.
  • As we recognize the importance of presenting research at high-quality, focused, in-person gatherings, authors of accepted full papers are additionally given the possibility of presenting their SIGMETRICS work at a later point in time, choosing between these two options:
    1. Leveraging our long-established partnership with IFIP WG 7.3, IFIP Performance 2020 will host presentations from both Performance and SIGMETRICS regular tracks. SIGMETRICS 2020 authors will thus have the option to register for this event and give a presentation of their SIGMETRICS work in November 2020 in Milan, Italy.
    2. A similar option will be available to present at ACM SIGMETRICS 2021, which is planned to take place in Beijing, China, in June 2021. Therefore, the 2021 conference will include presentations for SIGMETRICS papers accepted at both the 2020 and 2021 deadlines.
    The above opportunities are entirely optional. Registration instructions and fees will be published directly on the Performance 2020 and SIGMETRICS 2021 websites once the venues open registration. A paper may be presented by a single author and only at one of the two conferences.
  • A brief live web session will be held in early June 2020 at the time of the previously scheduled conference, which will summarize the paper acceptance process, introduce the videos, discuss the forthcoming presentations at Performance 2020 and SIGMETRICS 2021, and acknowledge the contributions of the Organization Committee and the Technical Program Committee.
  • The SIGMETRICS Achievement Award, Rising Star Award, and Test of Time Award will be announced during the live web session, but will be presented to the recipients at SIGMETRICS 2021.
  • Some of the planned 2020 workshops may self-organize and go forward in a virtual format. More information will be posted on this website. Tutorials and panels will not take place.
  • No registration fee reimbursements for SIGMETRICS 2020 will be available since the conference never opened registration.

We appreciate your patience and we hope that these contingency measures will compensate in part for the inconvenience caused by the cancellation, which was unavoidable due to the worsening of the pandemic.

We are very grateful for the outstanding efforts that the SIGMETRICS 2020 team and committees have undertaken to prepare for the event. We would also like to thank the authors for contributing their high-quality papers across the three deadlines. We look forward with excitement to their presentations at Performance 2020 and SIGMETRICS 2021.

Thank you again for your understanding and support. Stay safe.

ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 Organizing Committee
ACM SIGMETRICS Executive Committee

News and Announcements

  • June 9, 2020: PDF abstracts for accepted papers now available on the ACM digital library or the SIGMETRICS website.
  • June 5, 2020: Links to YouTube videos for papers posted on the program page.
  • June 3, 2020: Online conference registration information posted. See the Call for Participation at the top of this page or the registration page.
  • May 27, 2020: Technical program is now available at the program page.
  • April 15, 2020: Workshops information now available on the workshops page.
  • April 9, 2020: IMPORTANT. The ACM SIGMETRICS 2020 conference has been cancelled. Please see the notice at the top of this page.
  • March 13, 2020: IMPORTANT. At this time, SIGMETRICS 2020 preparations are continuing on schedule. We continue to monitor the progress of the outbreak and expect to make a determination on contingency measures before registration opens in April. We would advise authors and attendees to wait for further updates before booking their trips.
  • March 3, 2020: Accepted papers for the summer and fall deadlines now available at the new accepted papers page.
  • February 24, 2020: Call for tutorials posted on the tutorials page.
  • February 18, 2020: Student grants page updated with information about student travel grants.
  • January 2, 2020: The hotcrp for the last (winter) deadline is now open and accepting submissions. Instructions are posted here. The abstract registration deadline is Jan. 27th 5pm EDT. The paper submission deadline is Feb. 3rd 5pm EDT.
  • December 16, 2019: Notifications for the 2nd deadline are sent to the authors.
  • November 25, 2019: Method of reservations added to local information page, in the Accomodations section.
  • October 4, 2019: The Fall Site is now open for submissions. Instructions are posted here. The abstract registration deadline is October 14th 5pm EDT. The paper registration deadline is October 21st 5pm EDT.
  • September 30, 2019: Notifications for the Summer Deadline are now sent. Authors of papers that are accepted (with shepherding) should communicate with their shepherds. The final versions are due no later than October 30, 2019.
  • July 8, 2019: Summer site is now open for submissions. Instructions posted here.
  • June 24, 2019: First summer deadline is coming up! Registration August 1st, submission August 8th.
  • June 24, 2019: Call for papers posted.
  • June 24, 2019: The website of SIGMETRICS 2020 is online.