WOSP-C 2020: Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Large Scale Performance
Topic: Performance and System Measurement and Analytics
April 21st, 2020
Co-located with ICPE2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
WOSP-C will not take place as originally planned.
Dear WOSP-C Participants:
We regret that the COVID-19 situation and consequent restrictions by the Government of Alberta make it impossible to hold the workshop and ICPE2020 as planned. Please visit http://icpe2020.spec.org for updates.
We will keep you posted about the possibility of rescheduling the conference and the workshop.
- 8:50 - Welcoming Remarks - André B. Bondi (Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC and Stevens Institute of Technology)
- 9:00 - Leveraging Machine Learning to Automate Performance Tuning (invited presentation) - Tomer Morad (Concertio)
- 9:30 - Automated Scalability Assessment in DevOps Environments (invited presentation) - Alberto Avritzer (eSulab Solutions)
- 10:00 - How to Apply Modeling to Compare Options and Select the Appropriate Cloud Platform (invited presentation) - Boris Zibitsker (BEZNext); Alex Lupersolsky (BEZNext)
- 10:30 - Break
- 11:00 - Performance Analysis and Prediction of Model Transformation - Vijayshree Vijayshree (Universität Stuttgart); Markus Frank (Universität Stuttgart); Steffen Becker (Universität Stuttgart)
- 11:30 - Issues Arising in Using Kernel Traces to Make a Performance Model - Murray Woodside (Carleton University); Shieryn Tjandra (Carleton University); Gabriel Seyoum (Carleton University)
- 12:00 - Performance Anomaly and Change Point Detection for Large-Scale System Management (invited presentation) - Igor Trubin (CapitalOne)
- 12:30 - Lunch
- A joint panel discussion with the HotCloudPerf workshop is planned for the afternoon at a time to be determined. Please visit the two workshop websites, https://wosp-c.github.io/wosp-c-20/ and https://hotcloudperf.spec.org/ , for updates.
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:
What are the principles underlying the analysis of large numbers of performance measures collected from disparate parts of the system?
How does one link these performance measures to the architectures of large-scale systems?
How does one reconcile performance measures obtained from a system in one virtual environment with competition from another environment in the cloud?
Can the baselining of measurements provide a foundation for intrusion detection?
Contributions are welcomed in any of the following areas, as well as on related topics:
- Non-intrusive measurement of resource usage and performance on a large scale
- Building workload models from analytics
- Workload measurement for load generation
- Performance-oriented diagnosis of concurrent programming, scheduling, and functional problems
- Modeling the performance of systems and components under development
- Automated generation of performance requirements and modeling parameters
- Inference about performance and concurrency in cloud-based, physically based, and distributed systems
- Performance analytics and intrusion detection
The workshop will feature the following invited speakers:
- Dr. Alberto Avritzer, esuLabs Solutions
- Topic: Automated Scalability Assessment in DevOps Environments Invited
- Dr. Tomer Morad, Concertio, New York, USA
- Topic: Leveraging Machine Learning to Automate Performance Tuning
- Dr. Igor Trubin, Capital One Bank, Virginia, USA
- Topic: Performance Anomaly and Change Point Detection for Large-Scale System Management
- Dr. Boris Zibitsker, BEZNext, Illinois, USA
- Topic: TBA
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
- Chair: André B. Bondi – Software Performance and Scalability Consulting LLC and Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA
- Davide Arcelli, DISIM - Universitá dell’Aquila, Italy
- Alberto Avritzer – eSulabSolutions, New Jersey, USA
- Steffen Becker, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Tony Field- Imperial College, UK
- Cati Llado, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
- C. Murray Woodside, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
- Boris Zibitsker, BEZNext, Chicago, USA.
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
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.
- Submission deadline:
January 12th, 2020 January 21st, 2020 (Extended)
- Notifications to authors: February 2nd, 2020
- Camera-ready copy (hard deadline): February 24th, 2020