Call for papers

The IFIP Performance conference aims to bring together researchers interested in understanding and improving the performance of computing and communication systems by means of state-of-the-art quantitative models and solution techniques. 

Research papers on the design of algorithms, mathematical analysis and modeling, simulation and measurement techniques for computer systems or communication networks are solicited. 

Topics of interest include the following

Performance-oriented methodologies including:

  • Stochastic modelling, statistical analysis and simulation
  • Capacity planning, resource allocation, routing, scheduling and Quality of Service
  • Energy-efficient computing and networking
  • Computer architectures and operating systems
  • Network architectures, protocols and congestion control
  • Storage systems and datacenters

Evaluation techniques, and algorithms for:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Blockchains and crypto-currency
  • Cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, fog computing
  • Data centers, content delivery, cloud computing and virtualization
  • Internet and web services
  • Network economics and markets
  • Security systems
  • Social networks, multimedia systems and smart grid
  • Wireless, ad-hoc and cellular networks

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: May 10th, 2020
  • Full paper submission: May 17th, 2020
  • Notification to authors: July 19th, 2020

Paper Submission

Performance 2020 accepts submissions in two categories: 

  • Regular papers: 12 pages
  • Short papers: 6 pages 

Regular  papers should not exceed 12 pages double-column and single-spaced including figures, tables and references in standard ACM format. Short  papers are limited to 6 pages.  In addition (both for regular and short paper submissions), a 2-page appendix is permitted, which is not included in the page-count. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable pdf form. Templates for the standard ACM format can be found at Both the strict and alternate styles are acceptable for submission. No changes to margins, spacing or font sizes are allowed from those specified by the style files. Papers violating the formatting guidelines will be returned without review.

Papers can be submitted through easychair

Warning: It is ACM policy not to allow double submissions, where the same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be rejected immediately from all conferences/journals involved. 

Accepted short papers (limited to 6 pages ) and abstracts of accepted regular papers will be published in a special issue of the ACM Performance Evaluation Review (PER). The style file can be found here.

Special Issues

Regular papers will be published in a special issue of the Elsevier journal Performance Evaluation (PEVA). Appropriate Latex templates and instructions can be found here

Alternatively (to be confirmed), authors may opt-out in favor of submission to other special issues in one of:

  • ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (TOMPECS)
  • Queueing Systems: Theory and Applications (QUESTA)
  • Stochastic Systems

Authors need to make sure that their work falls within the scope of the respective journal. All papers will be reviewed according to the standards of the journal.