Symposium on Software Performance 2015

(Joint Developer and Community Meeting)

November 4-6, 2015
Munich, Germany

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Performance is one of the most relevant quality attributes of any IT system. While good performance leads to high user satisfaction, weak response times lead to loss of users, perceived unavailability of the system, or unnecessarily high costs of network or compute resources. Therefore, various techniques to evaluate, control, and improve the performance of IT systems have been developed, ranging from online monitoring and benchmarking to modeling and prediction. Experience shows, that for system design or later optimization, such techniques need to be applied in smart combination.

Therefore, the “Symposium on Software Performance (SSP)” brings together researchers and practitioners interested in all facets of software performance, ranging from modeling and prediction to monitoring and runtime management. The symposium is organized by four already established research groups, namely Descartes, Kieker, Palladio, and PMG who will use this symposium also as a joint developer and community meeting. Descartes' focus are techniques and tools for engineering self-aware computing systems designed for maximum dependability and efficiency. Kieker is a well‐established tool and approach for monitoring software performance of complex, large, and distributed IT systems. Palladio is a likewise‐established tool and approach for modeling software architectures of IT systems and for simulating their performance. PMG's research and tool developments are concentrated on performance management work to guarantee performance of complex software systems.

In addition to the four organizing groups, SSP is also supported by the special interest group "Softwaretechnik" (software engineering) of "Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)" and by the special interest committee "Messung, Modellierung und Bewertung (MMB) von Rechensystemen" (measurement, modeling, and evaluation of computer systems) of GI and "Informationstechnische Gesellschaft ITG im VDE".

The symposium program will include contributions (in form of talks, tutorials, demos, and posters) from practitioners and researchers in the field of software performance, including but not limited to approaches employing Descartes/Kieker/Palladio.