Joint International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems

Sponsored by ACM SIGMETRICS and IFIP WG 7.3 on Information Processing System Modeling

Madison , Wisconsin
Tutorials: June 22-23, 1998
Conference: June 24-26, 1998


An international forum for state-of-the-art work on performance issues in computer systems: theory, practice and case studies.

Topics include but are not restricted to:

  • Performance-oriented design and evaluation studies of: communication networks, computer architecture, database systems, operating systems, distributed systems, multimedia systems, file and I/O systems, memory systems, fault-tolerant systems, real-time systems, high speed networks, interconnection networks, network management systems, service management systems.
  • Techniques and algorithms for: performance optimization, stochastic modeling, model verification and validation, experimental design, workload characterization, petri nets, system measurement and monitoring, reliability analysis and measurement, simulation and statistical analysis.
  • The proceedings of Sigmetrics/Performance '98 will be published as a special issue of ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review.

    Information on Sigmetrics/Performance '98 will be maintained at


    We will accept submissions for

    Original Papers:

    Papers, in English, should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, including figures and tables. All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind process; the identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each other. In order to ensure blind reviewing, authors' names and affiliations should not appear in the paper; in addition, authors should refer to their own work in such a way that they are not readily recognized.

    The default process for submitting papers (in Postscript) will be through the Internet (see instructions on the conference web page: Permission to submit through other means (and instructions for doing so) must be obtained from a program chair by sending email to

    Hot Topic Sessions:

    A hot topic session features a group of speakers presenting and discussing recent results in a specific area. Send proposals for hot topic sessions to a program chair, identifying the name and affiliation of an organizer for the session, the session title, the names and affiliations of three to five speakers, the titles of their presentations, and a 100 word abstract of each talk. Abstracts of the Hot Topic talks will be included in the conference proceedings.


    As in previous years, a series of tutorials will be held immediately preceding the symposium. Send proposals of 1-2 pages for 90 minute and 3 hours tutorials to the tutorials chair. Please include proposed title, brief description of material, intended audience, assumed background of attendees, and the name(s), affiliation(s) and brief biography of speaker(s). The submission should indicate the level of the tutorial (introductory, intermediate, or advanced) and whether the material covered is applied or theoretical.


  • Submission:
    Papers: Oct 27, 1997 (see note below)
    Tutorial Proposals: Sept 15, 1997
  • Notification of acceptance: Feb 1, 1998
  • Camera-ready copy due: Mar 15, 1998

  • NOTE: The paper submission deadline has been extended to Nov 3, 1997. There will be no further extension.


    General Chair: Mary K. Vernon, University of Wisconsin,

    Program Co-Chairs:
    Garth Gibson, Carnegie Mellon University,
    Guy Latouche, Universite Libre de Bruxelles,

    Tutorials Chair: Daniel Menasce, George Mason University,

    Proceedings Chair: David Finkel, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,

    Last updated Oct 27, 1997 by Sanjeev Setia