38th International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurements and Evaluation 2020

The 38th International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurements and Evaluation will be held in Milan, Italy from 2nd November to 6th November 2020. 

The IFIP WG 7.3 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. The Performance conference has a long-standing tradition and has followed an 18-month cycle for many years. Recently, the interval has been changed to one year. 

Tutorial certificates

Tutorial certificates will be sent to PhD student participants by November 13, 2020.

Tutorial participation free for PhD Students

Tutorial participation is free for PhD students, link to the Webex room are available here. A certificate of attendance will be provided to participants.

Meet the Star event

PhD students attending the Performance 2020 conference (even without presenting a paper) have the opportunity to meet each other and get feedback on their work meeting our keynote speakers, Prof. Amy Ward and Dr. Naresh Patel, and Prof. Mor Harchol-Batler and Prof. Don Towsley. . More information are available here.

Online participation

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the IFIP WG 7.3 Performance 2020 conference will be held online. During the virtual conference sessions, authors’ videos will be played by the session chair and a live Q&A will follow.  The conference will be supported by Webex for remote connection and by Slack for questions.

Presentation videos will be available to the registered attendees and authors from the Performance 2020 Youtube Channel since October 15.


COVID-19 Update

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are sorry to announce that the IFIP WG 7.3 Performance 2020 conference, which was scheduled to take place in Milan  on November 2-6, 2020 will be held online

We chose a virtual conference format to ensure the safety and well-being of the conference participants and to adhere to the current Italian government guidelines which restrict social gatherings. 

The following contingency plan has been put in place to support Performance 2020 authors and attendees:

  • All accepted papers at Performance 2020 will be published as planned and all publication options for the special issues are confirmed.
  • The organizers will soon be in touch with the authors with guidelines to prepare video presentations for their papers. We expect to make the videos available in the public domain in late October 2020 to increase the paper visibility.
  • Registration instructions and fees have been published on the Performance 2020 websites.  The registration provides also access to the tutorials (scheduled on Monday November 2), and workshops (scheduled on Friday November 6).
  • Authors of SIGMETRICS 2020 papers that intend to present their paper at Performance 2020 have to register as authors.
  • An opening live web session will be held on November 3 to summarize the paper acceptance process, introduce the videos and acknowledge the contributions of the Organization Committee and the Technical Program Committee. Moreover, live Q&A sessions with authors will also be organized and scheduled on November 3-5.
  • The Student Paper Award, and the Best Paper Award will be announced during the November 3 web session.

We hope that these contingency measures will compensate in part for the inconvenience caused by the decision to hold the conference as a virtual event.  This was unavoidable due to the uncertainty situation related to the all over the world governments regulations and travelling conditions due to the pandemic.

We are very grateful for the outstanding efforts that the Performance 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. We look forward to their presentations and live sessions next November.

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

IFIP WG 7.3 Performance 2020 Organizing Committee

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
  • Authors’ registration: September 11th, 2020
  • Attendees’ early registration: October 7th, 2020
  • Attendees’ late registration: October 21st, 2020

The conference is organized by Politecnico di Milano in cooperation with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano.