Link to the pdf version of the call for paper.

Call for Papers

The joint ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance conference 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 15-17, 2016. There will be tutorials and workshops on June 14 and June 18, 2016. Submission details will be published shortly on this Web site. All accepted regular papers will include oral (short or long time slot, single track) presentations. A limited number of submitted papers will be accepted for a poster session.

The notion of performance is broadly construed, including considerations of speed and scalability as well as reliability, availability, and manageability of systems. We particularly encourage submissions including real world empirical studies and focusing on implementation and experimental issues. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Quantitative design and evaluation studies of:

Methodologies, formalisms, solution techniques and algorithms for:


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.

Submission website:


Abstract submission: Nov 23, 2015
Paper submission: Nov 30, 2015 hard deadline
Paper notification: Feb 20, 2016
Conference: June 14-18 2016