SEATTLE, WA, USA - JUNE 15-19, 2009

HotMetrics 2009

Second Workshop on Hot Topics in Measurement & Modeling of Computer Systems
Held in conjunction with SIGMETRICS 2009
June 19, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Link to Workshop Program: [html]

HotMetrics 2009 aims to bring together researchers in the SIGMETRICS and related communities to discuss emerging challenges in performance evaluation, including the impact of incorporating reliability, resilience, manageability, and security. The goal is to identify “big” and “hard” problems, and to help develop innovative approaches for solving them. HotMetrics is expected to serve both as a forum for presenting new ideas and for fostering research collaborations between researchers.

We seek submissions of position papers that introduce hard research problems, propose new directions of research, advocate non-traditional approaches to old or new ideas, or generate debate and discussion on a variety of broad issues that are of interest and pertinence to SIGMETRICS. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance-related issues in the design and development of emerging computer systems and networks.
  • Trade-offs and dependencies between performance and other metrics such as cost, energy consumption, reliability, availability, consistency, and security.
  • Methodologies and frameworks for performance modeling, analysis, optimization and experimentation.
  • Practical issues arising in system management and performance engineering.

Submission Guidelines

Papers must not exceed 5 double-column pages (including figures, tables, and bibliography) in the standard ACM format. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable PDF form, via the EDAS system.

To ensure productive discussions, attendance to the workshop will be limited. In addition to authors of selected papers and the reviewers, we will invite a small number of leading researchers to participate in the debates. After the workshop, the revised papers, reviews, and additional commentaries summarizing the discussions will be published in SIGMETRICS's Performance Evaluation Review to provide wide distribution to the community.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: April 1, 2009 @ 9:00PM PDT (Extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 12, 2009 (Extended)
  • Workshop: June 19, 2009


  • Workshop Co-Chairs:
    Leana Golubchik, USC
    Arif Merchant, HP Labs
  • Program Committee:
    Sem Borst, Eindhoven Univ. of Tech, The Netherlands and Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
    Moises Goldszmidt, Microsoft Research, USA
    Albert Greenberg, Microsoft Research, USA
    Joseph Hellerstein, Google, USA
    Kimberly Keeton, HP Labs, USA
    Zhen Liu, Nokia Research Center, Beijing, China
    John C.S. Lui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK
    Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University, USA
    Vishal Misra, Columbia University, USA
    Debasis Mitra, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
    David Nicol, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary, USA
    Mark Squillante, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
    Don Towsley, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
    Adam Wierman, Caltech, USA
    Walter Willinger, AT&T Labs, USA
    Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota, USA