Developer and User Meeting

Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Zukunftsmeile 1, Paderborn, Germany

8 - 9 November 2012



Proceedings have been published as a technical report of the faculty of informatics at KIT.

Important Dates

Paper submission 18 October 2013
Author notification 07 November 2013
Camera-ready version 18 November 2013


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 2012 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 or who would like to learn about Palladio and its latest improvements.

Specific topics of this year's Palladio Days is performance prediction of software in dynamic (on-the-fly) contexts. In general, we seek reports on applications and extensions of Palladio in academic or scientific contexts.

Submissions are thought for (but are not limited to) plans or results on:

Experience with Palladio:
  • case studies
  • industrial applications
  • etc.
Novel modelling concepts on Palladio
  • modelling embedded systems
  • modelling parallelism
  • etc.
Dynamic Environments
  • virtualisation
  • dynamic infrastructures
  • etc.
  • trade-offs between simulation and analysis
  • runtime variability of performance models
  • etc.