Friday, 2021-08-13




Call for Papers


Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM). The best conference paper will receive a BEST PAPER AWARD.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

Performance modeling of software

  • Languages and ontologies
  • Methods and tools
  • Model-driven performance requirements engineering
  • Relationship/integration/tradeoffs with other QoS attributes

Performance and development processes

  • Software performance patterns and anti-patterns
  • Software/performance tool interoperability
    (models and data interchange formats)
  • Performance-oriented design, implementation
    and configuration management
  • Software Performance Engineering and Model-Driven Development
  • Gathering, interpreting and exploiting
    software performance annotations and data
  • System sizing and capacity planning techniques

Performance modeling methodologies

  • Analytical, simulation and statistical modeling methodologies
  • Model validation and calibration techniques
  • Automatic model extraction
  • Performance modeling and analysis tools

Performance measurement, monitoring and analysis

  • Performance measurement and monitoring techniques
  • Analysis of measured application performance data
  • Application tracing and profiling
  • Workload characterization techniques
  • Experimental design
  • Tools for performance testing, measurement, profiling and tuning


  • Performance metrics and benchmark suites
  • Benchmarking methodologies
  • Development of parameterizable, flexible benchmarks
  • Use of benchmarks in industry and academia

Run-time performance management

  • Use of models at run-time
  • Online performance prediction
  • Autonomic resource management
  • Utility-based optimization

Power and performance, energy efficiency

  • Power consumption models and management techniques
  • Tradeoffs between performance and energy efficiency

Performance modeling and evaluation in different environments and application domains, including, but not limited to

  • Service-oriented architectures (SOA)
  • Web-based systems, e-business, Web services
  • Transaction-oriented systems
  • Virtualization and cloud computing
  • Communication networks
  • Parallel and distributed systems
  • Embedded and autonomous systems
  • Cluster and grid computing environments
  • High performance computing
  • Event-based systems
  • Real-time and multimedia systems
  • Peer-to-peer, mobile and wireless systems