2001 IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software
November 4-6, 2001
Tucson, Arizona; USA



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The IEEE International Symposium on Performance Analysis of Systems and Software provides a forum for sharing advanced and well-established academic and industrial R&D work focused on performance analysis in the design of systems and software. Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished work for possible presentation at this conference. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. In addition to regular research papers, we encourage the submission of tutorial or survey papers from established R&D groups. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee prior to a decision about acceptance. The following topics of interest  are provided as an aid to understanding the scope of ISPASS, as planned for the year 2001. 

Performance Analysis and Workload Characterization define the main theme of this conference.  Two example focus areas of interest this year are: web-enabled systems & software and real-time systems & software. In addition, systems and software related to general and other special-purpose data processing remain of interest and relevance to this symposium. All papers must be submitted directly to using the online electronic submission form. Please consult the paper preparation and page limit guidelines well in advance of the submission process.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 4, 2001 June 4, 2001 (plus automatic 1-week extension)
FINAL VERSION: September  28, 2001

The submission deadline has passed.

Topics include, but are not limited to: 

Performance Analysis and Workload Characterization
   -  Analytical models for performance prediction
   -  Simulation-based modeling techniques
   -  Speed-accuracy trade-offs in modeling hierarchies
   -  Use of parallel processing to speed up simulation
    -  Power/energy aware modeling and evaluation
    -  Model validation and testing; defect coverage issues
    -  Performance analysis of processors and systems
        - special interest in newer processor/system paradigms 
        - particular emphasis on memory hierarchy and networks
    -  Performance and scalability analysis of multiprocessor systems
    -  Measurement and analysis of real systems; case studies
    -  Compiler and operating system issues in performance analysis
    -  Quantitative workload behavior characterization
    -  Analytical modeling of workload behavior
    -  Characterization of emerging applications:
        - Java, mobile/pervasive computing, web-serving
        - multimedia/DSP, cryptographic/security applications
        - data mining and specialized database search applications
        - medical, biological, genetic analysis, search & decision apps
        - etc.
    -  Characterization of multiprocessor applications
    -  Multithreaded workload characterization
    -  Energy content, characterization and tuning of workloads
    -  Trace collection, sampling and validation issues, methods
    -  Benchmarking and micro-benchmarking issues, methods

Special Focus Areas
     - Web-enabled Systems and Software:
        - Architectures for web-enabled multi-tier systems; evaluation
        - Web throughput measurement tools and techniques
        - Scalability of web-enabled systems: evaluation, testing
        - Reliability modeling, measurement, and prediction
        - Modeling and analysis of rapidly evolving systems

      - Real-Time Systems and Software:
         - Scheduling disciplines; performance evaluation methods
         - Language issues: e.g. real-time Java and garbage collection
         - Middleware, e.g. real-time CORBA, DCOM, Jini
         - Operating systems kernel issues 
         - Development methodologies and tools 

2001, prepared by Tilman Wolf