About SIGMETRICS

SIGMETRICS is the ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) for the computer systems performance evaluation community.

SIGMETRICS promotes research in performance analysis techniques as well as the advanced and innovative use of known methods and tools. It sponsors conferences, such as its own annual conference (SIGMETRICS), publishes a newsletter (Performance Evaluation Review), and operates a mailing list linking researchers, students, and practitioners interested in performance evaluation.

Target areas of performance analysis include file and memory systems, database systems, computer networks, operating systems, architecture, distributed systems, fault tolerant systems, and real-time system. In addition, members are interested in developing new performance methodology including mathematical modeling, analysis, instrumentation techniques, model verification and validation, workload characterization, simulation, statistical analysis, stochastic modeling, experimental design, reliability analysis, optimization, and queuing theory.

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Conferences

  • SIGMETRICS is the flagship conference of the SIGMETRICS community.
  • Performance is the flagship conference of IFIP WG 7.3 and occurs jointly with SIGMETRICS once every three years.
  • IMC is at the intersection between SIGCOMM and SIGMETRICS, focusing on Internet measurement.
  • SenSys focuses on the design, implementation, and application of sensor networks.
  • Greenmetrics is a high-profile workshop that focuses on both designing sustainable ICT systems and using ICT to improve sustainability. Note: Greenmetrics will not take place in 2015 due to FCRC. The workshop will return in 2016.
  • MAMA is a high profile workshop that focuses on mathematical performance modeling tools.
  • ValueTools bridges the study of performance methodologies and the development of tools for performance evaluation.
  • ICPE (formerly WOSP) focuses on the intersection of software design and performance evaluation.

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Publications

  • Performance Evaluation Review (PER) is the SIGMETRICS quarterly review. PER is a refereed publication that features guest edited special issues from leading researchers in the field.
  • Other SIGMETRICS publications
    The ACM Digital library provides a convenient archive of all SIGMETRICS publications, including PER and conference proceedings.