Developer and User Meeting

FZI Forschungzentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe, Germany

17 - 18 November 2011


23 November 2011: Proceedings have been published as a technical report of the faculty of informatics at KIT.

22 November 2011: Slides are available for download.

18 November 2011: Photos of 2011 Palladio Days are available in a gallery.

2 November 2011: Raffaela Mirandola of Politecnico Milano will present this year's keynote: A journey across three decades of software performance engineering approaches

31 October 2011: Scheduled programme is published

Important Dates

Paper submission 4 October 2011
Author notification 28 October 2011
Camera-ready version 11 November 2011


The prediction of software quality (e.g. performance, reliability and maintainability) based on software architectures is useful in many software development scenarios, such as support for design decisions, resource dimensioning or scalability analysis.

The open source tool Palladio can be seen as an “software architecture simulator”. Palladio includes a metamodel for specifying software architectures (Palladio Component Model, PCM), a simulator (SimuCom), and a set of analytical solvers to gather simulation data on different software quality attributes. By its flexible design, extensive documentation, and high number of industrial case studies, Palladio is a mature platform to be utilised by other developers and scientists to explore further possibilities of modelling and simulating architectures. There are several dimensions of building on Palladio: extending Palladio for specific application domains, such as embedded systems, adding analyses for additional quality metrics (such as maintainability) or using Palladio for non-software architectures (e.g., production plants or logistics).

Therefore, the Palladio Days 2011 have the goal to bring together practitioners using Palladio and researchers who intend to work on Palladio as well as those who drive the Palladio project.

The focus topic of this year’s Palladio Days is Performance Prediction of Software on Virtualised Resources.

We seek submissions presenting plans or results on:

Experience with Palladio:
  • case studies
  • industrial applications
  • etc.
Novel modelling concepts on Palladio
  • modelling embedded systems
  • modelling parallelism
  • etc.
  • OS/system virtualisation
  • storage virtualisation
  • etc.
  • trade-offs between simulation and analysis
  • runtime variability of performance models
  • etc.