WOSP-C 2020


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

Prior WOSP-Cs

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.

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