WOSP-C 2020


Workshop on Challenges in Performance Methods for Software Development WOSP-C 2020

Prior WOSP-Cs

WOSP-C 2020 is Moving On-Line - April 21, 2020

WOSP-C 2020 is moving on-line together with ICPE 2020 and its associated workshops because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The technical program has been modified accordingly.

Registration is FREE! Send an email to icpe2020-virtual[at]easychair.org with your name and email to register. Registration allows on-line attendance at ICPE 2020 and all the associated workshops. Instructions for access will be supplied once you have registered.

Our workshop will be streamed live from 09:00 to 11:00 Edmonton MDT (New York-2, Berlin-8). It will be followed immediately by HotCloudPerf https://hotcloudperf.spec.org/participate. The originally scheduled authors have been invited to give abbreviated presentations of their work followed by a discussion. Participants are encouraged to download the slides and papers via the links indicated in the SLACK channel. Each group of three presentations will be followed by a short panel discussion at the time indicated.

Schedule: (all times are in Edmonton MDT, New York-2, Berlin-8).

Edmonton MDT Title Authors or Speaker
09:00 Welcoming Remarks André B. Bondi (Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC and Stevens Institute of Technology)
09:05 Leveraging Machine Learning to Automate Performance Tuning (invited presentation) Tomer Morad (Concertio)
09:20 Automated Scalability Assessment in DevOps Environments (invited presentation) Alberto Avritzer (eSulab Solutions)
09:35 How to Apply Modeling to Compare Options and Select the Appropriate Cloud Platform (invited presentation) Boris Zibitsker (BEZNext); Alex Lupersolsky (BEZNext)
09:50 Discussion
10:05 Performance Analysis and Prediction of Model Transformation Vijayshree Vijayshree (Universität Stuttgart); Markus Frank (Universität Stuttgart); Steffen Becker (Universität Stuttgart)
10:20 Issues Arising in Using Kernel Traces to Make a Performance Model Murray Woodside (Carleton University); Shieryn Tjandra (Carleton University); Gabriel Seyoum (Carleton University)
10:35 Performance Anomaly and Change Point Detection for Large-Scale System Management (invited presentation) Igor Trubin (CapitalOne)
10:50 Discussion
11:00 Break before HotCloudPerf https://hotcloudperf.spec.org/participate


WOSP-C 2020: Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Large Scale Performance

Topic: Performance and System Measurement and Analytics

Original Technical Program


The WOSP-C series of workshops on challenges in software performance has taken place at every ICPE except ICPE 2019 since ICPE 2015. It provides a forum for the discussion of emerging or unaddressed challenges in software and performance, including challenges in developing software to be performant, concurrent programming issues, performance and architecture, performance measurement, cloud performance, and testing. Some of the topics have later become the subject of workshops and conference papers in their own right.


In recent years, tools have proliferated to measure and analyze the resource usage and application activity of large-scale systems hosted on vast numbers of physical or virtual machines. Drawing inferences about performance, identifying performance bottlenecks, reducing performance test data, generating performance requirements, and computing the parameters of performance models all require the assistance of analytics tools to make dealing with large numbers of data sources tractable. The goal of this workshop is to explore performance challenges and their relationship to software engineering in these emerging areas.

Objective and Proposed Topics

The objective of this workshop is to bring together tool builders, practitioners and researchers who address the problems described above. Among the questions we hope to address in the workshop are:

Contributions are welcomed in any of the following areas, as well as on related topics:

Invited Speakers

The workshop will feature the following invited speakers:


This workshop will include invited talks to stimulate ideas, contributed papers, and a discussion session on topics that would benefit from in-depth consideration. Parallel discussion sessions may be organized towards the end of the day depending on interests.


Submissions may take the form of two-page extended abstracts or six-page papers. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.

Technical Program Committee

Submissions and Dates

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers that are not being considered in another forum. Papers should be in ACM format. They should describe research results, experience, visions or new initiatives, and not exceed 6 pages in length. They should be submitted via Easychair at

EasyChair WOSPC2020

ACM templates may be found here. Presented papers will be published in the ICPE 2020 conference proceedings that will be published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library. Authors are required to adhere to the ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism as well as to the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions. Concurrent submission of the same work to ICPE2020 and to WOSP-C or any other ICPE2020 workshop is not permitted.

Important Dates