The History of SIGMETRICS

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The following facts, stories, and anecdotes have been compiled by Jennifer Harper at the University of Calgary, with assistance and encouragement from SIG Chair Carey Williamson. Most of the material is drawn from "the box" handed down from one SIG executive to another over the years, as well as the online versions of PER, which someone patiently digitally scanned and posted over a decade ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

To view stories about a particular era in the history of SIGMETRICS, just click on that row to expand its contents. Click again to collapse.

If you have other (printable!) stories that you would like to see here, please get in touch with your SIG Chair.

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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.