Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
June 17 - 21, 2013

Call for Papers
Student Travel Grant
Full Program (incl. Workshops)
Paper Submission
Industrial Research Fair
Smart Interviewing Practices Panel
Sigmetrics Banquet
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 Call for Papers [pdf]

ACM SIGMETRICS 2013 solicits papers on the development and application of state-of-the-art, broadly applicable analytic, simulation and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques. Of particular interest is work that presents new performance evaluation methods or that creatively applies previously developed methods to make predictions about, or gain insights into key design trade-offs in, computer and networked systems.  The main conference will be held from June 18-20, 2013. There will be workshops and tutorials on June 17, 2013. There will also be workshops on June 21, 2013. Submission details can be found below. A rebuttal process will be piloted this year to provide authors with the opportunity to clarify misunderstandings perceived in the first round reviews.

The notion of performance is broadly construed – including considerations of speed and scalability as well as reliability, availability, sustainability and manageability of systems. We encourage both theoretical contributions and also submissions relating to real world empirical studies or focusing on implementation and experimental issues.

Quantitative design and evaluation studies of:
• Computer and communication networks, protocols and algorithms
• Wireless, mobile, ad-hoc and sensor networks
• Computer architectures, multi-core processors, memory systems and storage networks
• Operating systems, file systems and databases
• Virtualization and data centers
• Distributed and cloud computing
• Social networks, multimedia systems, service-oriented architectures and Web services
• Energy-efficient computing systems
• Real-time and fault-tolerant systems
• Mobile and personal computing systems
• Large-scale operational systems
• Software systems and enterprise applications
• Smart power grids
• Emerging technologies

Methodologies, formalisms, solution techniques and algorithms for:
• Performance, scalability, power and reliability analysis
• Sustainability analysis and power management
• Capacity planning, resource allocation, run time management and scheduling
• Anomaly detection
• Analytical modeling techniques and model validation
• System measurement, monitoring and forecasting
• Workload characterization and benchmarking
• Quality of service, total cost of ownership and pricing
• Experimental design, statistical analysis, simulation
• Performance-oriented applications of game theory, economics, machine learning, control theory, and signal processing

 Submission Guidelines


Papers should not exceed 12 pages double column including figures, tables, and references in standard ACM format. In addition, a 2-page appendix is permitted, where the appendix does not count towards the original 12 pages. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable pdf form. Templates for the standard ACM format can be found at this link. Both strict and alternate styles are acceptable for submission. No changes to margins, spacing, or font sizes are allowed from those specified by the style files. Papers violating the formatting guidelines will be returned without review.

All submissions will be reviewed using a double-blind review process. The identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each other. To ensure blind reviewing, authors names and affiliations should not appear in the paper; bibliographic references should be made in such a way as to preserve author anonymity. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published on ACM Performance Evaluation Review.

Warning: It is ACM policy not to allow double submissions, where the same paper is submitted to more than one conference/journal concurrently. Any double submissions detected will be immediately rejected from all conferences/journals involved.


ACM SIGMETRICS 2013 solicits tutorials on state-of-the art system design and measurement techniques. We encourage both theoretical and empirical tutorial contributions. Of particular interest this year are tutorials around real world architectures, design, algorithms and measurements that show a good mix of theory and applications. Tutorials are expected to be either 90mins or 3 hours in length, with appropriate breaks. Tutorials will take place on June 17th, 2013 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. If you are interested in giving a tutorial, you are encouraged to submit a proposal to by the deadline of 30 November 2012. We’ll only consider proposals after this deadline if there are unfilled tutorial slots.

 Important Dates

• Abstract Registration: November 7, 2012, 11:59pm EST (hard deadline)

• Paper Submission: November 14, 2012, 11:59pm EST (hard deadline)

• First-round reviews available: December 26, 2012

• Rebuttals to reviews: January 4, 2013, 11:59 PM EST (hard deadline)

• Notification of Decision: February 11, 2013

• Early Registration: May 10, 2013

• Conference: June 17 - 21, 2013