International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of
Computer Systems

Part of Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) 2011

San Jose, California
JUNE 7-11, 2011

MAMA 2011

The Thirteenth Workshop on MAthematical Performance Modeling and Analysis
Held in conjunction with SIGMETRICS 2011
Part of Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) 2011
June 8th, 2011 - San Jose, California, USA

The complexity of computer systems, networks and applications, as well as the advancements in computer technology, continue to grow at a rapid pace. Mathematical analysis, modeling and optimization are playing an important role in research studies to investigate fundamental issues and tradeoffs at the core of performance problems in the design and implementation of complex computer systems, networks and applications.

The Thirteenth Workshop on MAthematical performance Modeling and Analysis (MAMA 2011) seeks to bring together researchers working on the mathematical, methodological and theoretical aspects of performance analysis, modeling and optimization. It is intended to provide a forum at SIGMETRICS conferences for talks on early research in the more mathematical areas of computer performance analysis. These talks tend to be based on very recent research results (including work in progress) or on new research results that will be otherwise submitted only to a journal (or recently have been submitted to a journal). Thus, part of the goal is to complement and supplement the SIGMETRICS Conference program with such talks without removing any theoretical contributions from the main technical program.

This year's workshop will be held on June 8 (the day before the main SIGMETRICS technical program). In addition to the presentation of extended abstracts, the workshop will include time for informal technical discussions among the speakers and attendees.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Mark Squillante at mss((at))

Submission Guidelines

MAMA 2011 encourages the submission of abstracts describing early research on the general mathematical, methodological and theoretical aspects of performance analysis, modeling and optimization. Authors are asked to submit 2-3 page abstracts, using the standard ACM format, before the deadline (listed below). Submissions violating these formatting guidelines will be returned without review. Abstracts should be submitted electronically, as an e-mail attachment, to mss((at)) Postscript or PDF is preferred, although other arrangements can be made by contacting Mark Squillante (email above).

Submissions will be reviewed by the MAMA program committee, from which a number of abstracts will be selected for inclusion in the workshop program. A version of the accepted abstracts will be provided at the workshop. Revised versions of these abstracts will be published in a special issue of Performance Evaluation Review (PER), with a due date after the workshop making it possible for authors to incorporate the results of, or simply mention, any relevant discussions at the workshop. Authors of accepted abstracts grant ACM permission to publish them in print and digital formats. Note that there are no copyright issues with PER, and thus authors retain the copyright of their work with complete freedom to submit their work elsewhere.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: May 2, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2011
  • Final abstracts for Workshop: May 22, 2011
  • Workshop: June 8, 2011
  • Final extended abstracts for PER: August 31, 2011


  • Technical Program Committee:
    Yuliy Baryshnikov, Bell Laboratories
    Sem Borst, Bell Laboratories, Eindhoven University of Technology
    C.S. Chang, National Tsing Hua University
    Ed Coffman, Columbia University
    Jim Dai, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Edmundo de Souza e Silva, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Ton Dieker, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Nick Duffield, AT&T Labs Research
    Derek Eager, University of Saskatchewan
    David Gamarnik, MIT
    Ayalvadi Ganesh, University of Bristol
    Leana Golubchik, University of Southern California
    Pete Harrison, Imperial College
    Alain Jean-Marie, University of Montpellier, INRIA
    Frank Kelly, University of Cambridge
    Guy Latouche, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
    Zhen Liu, Nokia Research Center
    Yingdong Lu, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
    John Lui, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Michel Mandjes, CWI, University of Amsterdam
    Peter Momcilovic, University of Michigan
    Dick Muntz, University of California at Los Angeles
    Philippe Nain, INRIA
    David Nicol, University of Illinois
    Sindo Nunez Queija,University of Amsterdam, CWI
    Alexandre Proutiere, Microsoft Research
    Ana Radovanovic, Google Research
    Kavita Ramanan, Brown University
    Philippe Robert, INRIA
    Devavrat Shah, MIT
    Mayank Sharma, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
    Evgenia Smirni, College of William and Mary
    Mark Squillante, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
    R. Srikant, University of Illinois
    Don Towsley, University of Massachusetts
    Cathy Xia, Ohio State University
    David Yao, Columbia University
    Assaf Zeevi, Columbia University
    Bert Zwart, CWI