[hpc-announce] Call for Papers - 20th WPerformance

Samuel Xavier de Souza samuel at dca.ufrn.br
Thu Jan 28 06:58:43 CST 2021

 Call for Papers
20th WPerformance - http://www.sbc.org.br/csbc2021/eventos/wperformance

The Workshop on Computer and Communication Systems Performance, known as
WPerformance (Workshop em Desempenho de Sistemas Computacionais e de
Comunicação, in Portuguese), is a forum for discussion and dissemination of
methods, models, techniques and tools for evaluating the performance of
computer and communication systems. WPerformance proposes to receive papers
in Portuguese or English related to performance problems in the most
diverse areas of hardware, software and computing applications (for
example, computer architecture, computer networks, distributed and parallel
systems, cyber-physical systems, databases and operating systems).

Nineteen consecutive editions of WPerformance have already been held by the
community, from 2002 to 2020, all in conjunction with the annual Brazilian
Computer Society Conference (CSBC). In 2021, in its 20th edition,
WPerformance will be held in the city of Florianópolis, capital of the
state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

As computing systems become increasingly larger and more complex, it is
necessary to evaluate their performance using empirical approaches and / or
mathematical models. The current diversity of computer and communication
systems involves several parameters that have direct and indirect impacts
on their performance. The study of these systems via measurement,
emulation, simulation and modeling allows not only their best
understanding, but also their optimization.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest to WPerformance 2021 include, but are not limited to:

1. Performance evaluation of systems in the following areas:

Computer Architecture
Operating Systems
Distributed and Parallel Systems
Embedded Systems
Cloud or Fog Computing
Tradeoff between energy consumption and performance
Internet of Things and Cyber-physical systems
Mobile Computing
Software Engineering
Computer Networks
Cognitive Radio Networks
Multimedia Systems
Real-time Systems
Mobile and Wireless Communication
Social Networks
Smart Grids
Smart Cities
Internet of the Future

2. Development of techniques, algorithms, methods, tools and models in the
following topics:

Performance evaluation of systems
Performance evaluation of algorithms
Queue models
Stochastic models
Verification and validation of performance models
Hybrid models
Systems monitoring and measurement
Workload characterization
Simulation and emulation
Measurement and modeling of energy consumption
Scalability of computing and communication systems

Submission Instructions

The workshop accepts submissions of full papers and short papers, not
exceeding 12 and 6 pages, respectively, written in Portuguese or English.
The submissions must follow the Code of Conduct for publications of
Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). Submissions should follow the template of
the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). The templates for submission are
available in

The paper submission will be, exclusively, through the JEMS system in “CSBC
2021 - WPerformance” (https://jems.sbc.org.br/home.cgi?c=3735).

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the event, which
will be made available online at SBC OpenLib, SBC's content portal, in the
Proceedings of the Workshop em Desempenho de Sistemas Computacionais e de
Comunicação (ISSN 2595-6167). All papers will be indexed with DOI.

The registration of at least one author of the paper is mandatory to insert
the paper in the proceedings. Authors with more than one accepted paper, in
any event, may pay a single registration fee, plus an “extra publication
fee” per additional paper.

The WPerformance reserves the right to not include in the proceedings those
papers that, during the workshop, are not presented by one of their authors
or by a designated presenter. Presentation can be in Portuguese or English.

The event will select the 3 best papers according to the evaluations made
by the reviewers. The best papers will receive certificates issued by the
coordination of the event.

Important Dates
Full and Short Paper Submission: March 12, 2021
Notification: April 30, 2021
Authors Registration: May 14, 2021
Final Version: May 14, 2021

Program Chairs
Henrique Cota de Freitas (PUC Minas) - cota at pucminas.br
Samuel Xavier de Souza (UFRN) - samuel at dca.ufrn.br

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