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, Extended to May 17th, 2020
  • Full paper submission: May 17th, 2020, Extended to May 24th, 2020 (Anywhere on Earth)
  • 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. Papers must follow the ACM format. Templates for the standard ACM format can be found at this link. Authors should use the “sigconf” proceedings template. 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.

Authors of rejected Sigmetrics 2020 papers are invited to submit a revised version of their paper, which would then be reviewed again as new by at least one of its Sigmetrics reviewers to aid consistency. The authors are allowed to include a response to the Sigmetrics reviews in a clearly-marked appendix that will not count against the page limit.

Papers can be submitted through easychair

All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind review process. The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each other. To ensure double-blind reviewing, authors names and affiliations should not appear in the paper and bibliographic references should be made in such a way as to preserve author anonymity.

When you declare your conflict of interest with the TPC members, consider as a conflict:

  • Colleagues of your same institutions (and this is automatically tracked by the submission system)
  • Advisor-advisee
  • Your co-authors in last three years

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, authors may opt-out in favor of submission to other special issues in journals related to Performance Evaluation and Operations Research.

Eligible papers are:

  • extensions of short-papers and
  • long papers that opt-out of publication in Performance Evaluation (PEVA).

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.

Special Issues will appear in:

ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance 

The editors will invite the authors of a few papers (short or long) to submit a full-length manuscript.
Prepare your manuscript using the same manuscript preparation guidelines as the ones for regular TOMPECS submissions.

Queueing Systems: Theory and Application (QUESTA)

All conference papers (short and long papers that opt-out of PEVA) may submit to the SI.
The conference version of the paper published in PER should be no more than 6 pages. Accepted full papers that opt-out of PEVA will have to be shortened by the authors if they wish to have their paper submitted to Queueing Systems.
Prepare your manuscript using the same manuscript preparation guidelines as the ones for regular QUESTA submissions

Stochastic Models

The conference version of the paper published in PER should be no more than 6 pages. Accepted full papers that opt out of PEVA will have to be shortened by the authors if they wish to have their paper submitted to Stochastic Models.
Prepare your manuscript using the same manuscript preparation guidelines as the ones for regular Stochastic Models submissions.

Stochastic Systems

The conference version of the paper published in PER should be no more than 6 pages. Accepted full papers that opt-out of PEVA will have to be shortened by the authors if they wish to have their paper submitted to Stochastic Systems.
Prepare your manuscript using the same manuscript preparation guidelines as the ones for regular Stochastic Systems submissions.